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.
The companion release to the quiet-moments compilation TENDER, Wishbone Ash collection TOUGH represents the more hard-rocking side of this stalwart British band. Wishbone Ash made their name in the 1970s with their dueling guitars and epic tunes, but TOUGH features a number of latter-day selections from the long-lived band, proving that as the decades went on, they managed to retain that hard-rock bite that had always endeared them to their legions of fans.