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Whenever I go ashore it's exactly like this. Entertaining but so time consuming.


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Willy, I've been to loads of islands, never really saw anything that looked that great except at some of the resorts. Unfortunately, most of the stuff we hear and see is generated out of Hollywood, which is not remotely close to being the real thing. But it sure made Hollywood a lot of money.

As a retired singer/musician/entertainer, I like many in this field, have to perform a wide variety of music for my clientele, often for a specific party theme. When the folks that hire me tell me that they are having a Luau I usually end up playing a lot of old songs by Don Ho, who worked right up until the day he died at 96. Don lived and worked in Hawaii much of his life, but ironically, the vast majority of the songs he performed were written in the US. Usually, at the Luaus, after a half dozen songs like Tiny Bubbles, they will request some Jimmy Buffett and Zach Brown songs, which I would much rather perform. I also usually threw in song Harry Belefonte songs, which were always about the Caribbean islands.

The Pirates Of The Caribbean music from the music is neat, but it really does not reflect the music native to the islanders, which is mostly slow to intermediate drumming with a few whistles. Yes, they did have some dancing ladies back then, but nothing like the ones portrayed in the above video. But, keep those dreams alive my friend - dreams are what keeps us going.

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I thought the incorporation of Melanesian choir music into the film the Thin Red Line was pretty cool: https://soundcloud.com/tahalangi/the...ine-melanesian

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Willy, I've been to loads of islands, never really saw anything that looked that great except at some of the resorts. Unfortunately, most of the stuff we hear and see is generated out of Hollywood, which is not remotely close to being the real thing. ... it really does not reflect the music native to the islanders, which is mostly slow to intermediate drumming with a few whistles. Yes, they did have some dancing ladies back then, but nothing like the ones portrayed in the above video. But, keep those dreams alive my friend - dreams are what keeps us going.
This sounds like when I sailed to Betterton and found out there was no ice cream, only much worse.

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Ah, Betterton. I remember those scenes very well, Willy. I was there as a kid and the way we traveled there was aboard the Bay Bell, which was operated by the Old Bay Line. It seemed like it took all day to get there, but I was really just over an hour trip for the boat. Back then the water was clear enough for us kids to see bottom while standing in chin deep water, we always found soft shelled crabs hiding in the nearby grass beds, and picked up shells on the beach, most of which were clam and oyster shells. Amazingly, the summers seemed endless then, the winters were always quite short, and the girls, of course, were prettier.



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Try the Super Mamas https://youtu.be/GQ8kgNRldbg?t=6m2s

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Who cares how time consuming it is, that would be awesome!

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Well your no Marlen Brando, if you were, you might get such a reception. (especially the young Marlen!)
I was when I was young, motorcycle jacket and all when I was a kid. But that was a very long time ago.

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I was when I was young, motorcycle jacket and all when I was a kid. But that was a very long time ago.

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