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Ticklin' the Strings

by Sweet Hollywaiians

Amazing Japanese hot string band playing 1920's, 30's, 40's style hawaiian, swing, calypso, blues, italian music and originals,featuring vintage instruments.3 songs with Robert Armstrong and Tony Marcus(from Robert Crumb and HIs Cheap Suit Serenaders)
Genre: World: Hawaiian
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ticklin' the Strings
3:27 album only
2. My Girl From the South Sea Isles
3:30 album only
3. Cold Mornin' Shout
3:00 album only
4. Singin' In the Bathtub
2:55 album only
5. Slow Burning
3:26 album only
6. Doin' Things
2:58 album only
7. La Rosita
4:49 album only
8. Many Happy Returns of the Day
3:50 album only
9. Louisville Special
2:50 album only
10. Oh!Caroline
2:58 album only
11. Ten Tiny Toes(One Baby Nose)
3:27 album only
12. Nostalgia
3:52 album only
13. Chasin' Rainbows
3:19 album only
14. Wasting My Love On You
5:00 album only
15. I Want A Little Girl
5:08 album only
16. Ellis March
3:33 album only
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
"Sweet Hollywaiians" are amazing Japanese hot string band and play '20s,'30s hawaiian,swing,ragtime,blues,italian and calypso music.... Hollywood style!!
They respect the string virtuosos like Sol Hoopii,Roy Smeck,Eddie Lang,Carl Kress,Giovanni Vicari and play many many instruments......Guitar,Hawaiian Steel Guitar,Ukulele,Mandolin,Mandola,Banjo and Bass.
When you listen to their sound,you will be really very impressed by their level of musicianship, clever arrangements and feel for playing the '20s,'30s music.

"The Sweet Hollywaiians have probably the best feel for this 20's music of any string band working today. They manage the rare feat of sounding relaxed even when their playing is hot, are top notch musicians with tasteful arrangements and a full, rich, warm sound.Plus, they have a nice gamut of tunes, from King Nawahi to Giovanni Vicari to Bobby Leecan. See them live, if you can, for an unforgettable experience. If you can't, buy their Cds!"
~ Terry Zwigoff,Film Director,San Francisco

#Tomotaka Matsui
Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Guitar,Tenor Banjo, Tiple,Vocal

#Nobumasa Takada
Ukulele, Tenor Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin, Vocal

#Takashi Nakayama
Guitar, Mandolin, Vocal

#Kouichi Tsutsumishita
Bass, Vocal

#Tutti on Track 7,10
Cocktail Drum

#Tiny Mookie on Track 9

#Robert Armstrong (from Cheap Suit Serenaders) on Track 13,14,15
Hawaiian Steel Guitar, Guitar, Musical Saw, Vocal

#Tony Marcus (from Cheap Suit Serenaders) on Track 13,14,15
Guitar, Violin, Vocal

National Tricone Style 1 Square Neck, National Tricone Style 1.5 Square Neck
Oliver Ditson Ukulele Style O by Martin, Michael Dunn Harp Ukulele, Sumi Ukulele 5M
Gibson TB-4 Tenor Banjo, Vega Fairbanks Style M Tubaphone Tenor Banjo
Gibson MB-4 Trap Door Mandolin Banjo, Martin Mandolin Style C, Weymann Mandolute NO 20
Gibson Mandola A
Martin Tiple T-28
Gibson Guitar L-3, Sumi Guitar L-5, Sumi Guitar Super 400
Oriente Uplight Bass



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CD Baby Editor Peter

Fun and well done!
This group consistently puts out quality music that reminds you of a simpler time. With a stunning combination of Hawaiian music, old-timey gyspy jazz and calypso, all played on vintage instruments, this Japanese band isthe perfect storm of nostalgia, style, and most importantly – great music. Praised by acclaimed filmmaker Terry Zwigoff, this latest album features guest appearances from Robert Armstrong and Tony Marcus (from Robert Crumb and HIs Cheap Suit Serenaders).