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Great Tropical Lounge Music

My Dad bought the original album many decades ago. Have always enjoyed the music on this album. Best tracks are "Yellow Bird" (a #4 Billboard Hot 100 hit), "Havah Nagilah", "Adventures in Paradise" and "Bamboo Tamboo". If you like vibraphone music with exotic bird calls in the background, then this is the album to get!


Born: February 2, 1932 in Kauai, HI

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

As the vibraphonist for Martin Denny's group, Lyman was instrumental in crafting the sound of exotica. Lyman didn't stay with Denny for long, however, leaving the ensemble in 1957 to start a solo career that was nearly as successful as Denny's. To no one's surprise, Lyman's albums sounded very much like Denny's, with even more of a somnambulant feel. Much of the public wanted to relax, though, and they sent his debut, "Taboo," to number six in the album charts in 1958. In addition to playing vibes...
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