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Blue Hula Stomp
     

Blue Hula Stomp

by Bob Brozman
 

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There's little doubt that Bob Brozman's a virtuoso on all plucked string instruments, but his specialty is the National Resophonic guitar, and he can make that do anything, as he shows on this collection, which, like much of his work, has a decidedly Hawaiian lilt. The bulk of the material on Blue Hula Stomp dates from the 1920s and '30s, rejigged in his own

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There's little doubt that Bob Brozman's a virtuoso on all plucked string instruments, but his specialty is the National Resophonic guitar, and he can make that do anything, as he shows on this collection, which, like much of his work, has a decidedly Hawaiian lilt. The bulk of the material on Blue Hula Stomp dates from the 1920s and '30s, rejigged in his own idiosyncratic style, whether it's the unusual, bluesy "Do You Call That a Buddy?" or the lightning fast hula, "Hano Hano Hanalei." He's not just someone who can play with remarkable speed and precision, as he does on "Chili Blues," but also with moving expression, as on the 1916 "hesitation" waltz, "Paauau Waltz," a tune that demands a lot of the player, but which Brozman pulls off with moving panache. Perhaps the most unusual, however, is "Ukulele Spaghetti," played on a National ukulele, the kind of piece to make every guitarist -- and uke player -- pick his or her jaw up off the floor in complete awe. And when he really takes off on the title track, it becomes explosive, as Brozman handles wooden and National Hawaiian guitars, rhythm and duet guitars, wooden ukulele, saxophones, and a vocal. A work of genuine joy and complete genius.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/1997
Label:
Ace Records Import
UPC:
0029667690522
catalogNumber:
6769052
Rank:
141520

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Performance Credits

Bob Brozman   Primary Artist,C-Melody Saxophone,Ukulele,Vocals,Mandocello,national steel guitar
Mr.   Background Vocals
Allan Dodge   Mandolin,Ukulele
Rita Lackey   Background Vocals
Tony Marcus   Rhythm Guitar
Terry Zwigoff   Cello

Technical Credits

Bob Brozman   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Contributor,Liner Notes
Teddy Wilson   Composer
Pete Carlson   Engineer
Robert Armstrong   Art Direction
Allan Dodge   Contributor
Mark Hunter   Liner Notes
Rita Lackey   Contributor
Tony Marcus   Contributor
Don Raye   Composer
Harry Warren   Composer
Terry Zwigoff   Contributor
Edgar Leslie   Composer
Rodney Rodgers   Composer
Alfred Alohikea   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Charles King   Composer
Haleakala   Composer

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