The success of Hawaiian music evolved from the postwar era when became very fashionable and reached over 600 bands with that music style. Incorporating instruments like guitar, ukulele and the steel guitar' (or acoustic guitars, such as lap steel). The Big Ben Hawaiian Band, from British roots, joined this fashion offering disks on which the most successful songs of those years were interpreted with Hawaiian style instrumentation.
LP album released in 1957 arranged and conducted by Norrie Paramor English (1914-1979) conducting the 'Big Ben Banjo Band', which offers a repertoire of 12 medleys of songs from the era, each composed of three passages of various melodies, which appear in 36 courts adapted recording of those songs. The band consists of instruments such as banjo, mandolin, trumpet, trombone, accordion and percussion, and knows how to offer a varied and singular sonorous spectacle with rhythms of swing, blues and waltz among others.
Album released, produced, arranged and conducted by Norrie Paramor (1914-1979) leading 'Big Ben Banjo Band', and offering a repertoire of 10 medleys of hits of 'The Beatles', each being drawn up in three passages of his themes, so appear in recording 30 songs adapted cuts. The band consists of instruments such as banjo, mandolin, trumpet, trombone, accordion and percussion, and knows how to offer a varied and unique sonic spectacle. Definitely the Beatles music was new and different, but also adaptation offered by this curious and original ensemble is equally different and amazing.
Matthew Robert "Matt" Fink, better known by the stage name Doctor Fink, is an American keyboardist, record producer, and songwriter. He is best known as a member of The Revolution, the backing band for pop musician Prince. Fink won a Grammy Award in 1985 for the album Purple Rain. The recording has sold over 18 million copies since its release…
First released in 1967, O Bidú is Jorge Ben's fifth full-length album. It is in many ways a typical album for Ben in the '60s, full of sweet, sincere, and mainly upbeat songs, with the music mixing samba with elements of bossa nova, swing, pop, and soul. Compared to many other works by Ben, the string and horn sections are used very sparsely. The tone of the album is set right from the start with the catchy opening track "Amor de Carnaval," one of the best songs Ben has ever written. "Frases," with its soft groove and neat lyrics, and "Toda Colorida" are two other highlights on this highly enjoyable album, whose only real flaw is its brief playing time (only just over 31 minutes).