Ocean Breeze

Detail - Hatō zu 3 by Uehara Konen, 1900.
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Two hours of cool songs for the ocean side.

29 different acts in this show, here is some information about some of them:

Dennis Wilson:

Everyone's favorite Beach Boy, and only surfer in the group, Dennis Wilson was originally only added to the group at the insistence of the Wilsons' mother. Since having been thrust into the musical world, he went from the young not-always-that-good drummer to a the Beach Boy with the best solo record, although Dennis reportedly did not listen to music besides his own. He released just one completed solo album, Pacific Ocean Blue, in 1977. He began taking on more musical responsibilities for the band as brother Brian became more removed from the group, he also starred alongside James Taylor and Warren Oates in Two-Lane Blacktop and became roommates with Charles Manson. The recordings feature a different Dennis than what Beach Boy fans may have been used to, as his hard drinking had given his vocals a rougher sound, not to mention his changed appearance on the album cover.

It's A Beautiful Day:

Although It's A Beautiful Day originated in San Francisco in 1967, their manager booked them gigs in Seattle deeming them not ready to perform in their home town. During the group's residence in Seattle, they lived in their an attic of an old building owned by their manager.  The experience inspired the vocalist Linda LaFlamme and violinist and vocalist David LaFlamme to write their biggest hit 'White Bird'. David said of the writing: "Where the 'white bird' thing came from ... We were like caged birds in that attic. We had no money, no transportation, the weather was miserable. We were just barely getting by on a very small food allowance provided to us. It was quite an experience, but it was very creative in a way." 'White Bird' went on to be #118 on the Billboard charts. Eventually It's A Beautiful Day did gigs unbeknownst to their manager and developed some success. They almost were invited to play at Woodstock, but lost a coin toss that would decided which band got that spot to Santana.

Countries represented: USA, England, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago, New Zealand, Italy.

  • 6:00pm s'Pacifica by Johnny Spencer And The Kona Koasters on s'Pacifica (Imperial), 1959
  • 6:02pm To A Sea Horse by Moondog on Moondog (4 Men With Beards), 1956
  • 6:04pm River Song by Dennis Wilson on Pacific Ocean Blue (Caribou Records), 1977
  • 6:08pm Hello, Music People Of The World (Intro) by Willie Wright on Telling The Truth (Numero Group), 1977
  • 6:08pm Nantucket Island by Willie Wright on Telling The Truth (Numero Group), 1977
  • 6:11pm Minha Teimosia, Wuma Arma Pra Te Conquistar by Jorge Ben on A Tabua De Esmeralda (Philips), 1974
  • 6:14pm Wahimi U'I (Beautiful Lady Hula) by The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band on The Gabby Pahinui Hawaiian Band (Panini Records), 1975
  • 6:18pm Eden's Island by Eden Ahbez on Eden's Island (The Music Of An Enchanted Isle) (Del-Fi Records), 1960
  • 6:20pm Easter Isle by Nelson Riddle on Sea Of Dreams (Capitol Records), 1958
  • 6:22pm Midnight Sun by The Brothers Castro on Latin & Hip (Capitol Records), 1962
  • 6:25pm The Sea Is My Soul (I Remember W by Astrud Gilberto on I Haven't Got Anything Better To Do (Verve Records), 1969
  • 6:28pm Morning Song by The Tree People on The Tree People (Tiliqua Records), 1979
  • 6:32pm Sand And Foam by Donovan on Mellow Yellow (EMI), 1967
  • 6:35pm The Hula Hula Boys by Warren Zevon on The Envoy (Asylum Records), 1982
  • 6:38pm Salty, Salty Is The Sea by Linda Lawson on Salty, Salty Is The Sea / More Than Ever (Verve Records), 1957
  • 6:41pm Kona Tide by Johnny Spencer And The Kona Koasters on s'Pacifica (Imperial), 1959
  • 6:43pm Banana Boy by Eden Ahbez on Eden's Island (The Music Of An Enchanted Isle) (Del-Fi Records), 1960
  • 6:46pm Promessa Ao Gantois by Os Tincoãs on O Africanto Dos Tincoãs (RCA Camden), 1975
  • 6:49pm Seabirds by Joan Baez on Gulf Winds (A&M Records), 1976
  • 6:53pm Hawaiian Sunrise by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on CSNY 1974 (CSNY Recordings), 2014
  • 6:56pm Lighthouse by Ed's Redeeming Qualities on It's All Good News (Flying Fish), 1991
  • 6:59pm White Bird by It's A Beautiful Day on It's A Beautiful Day (Columbia), 1969
  • 7:05pm Hana Maui by Lyle Ritz And His Jazz Ukulele on 50th State Jazz (Verve Records), 1959
  • 7:09pm The Trader by The Beach Boys on Holland (Caribou Records, Epic Associated), 1973
  • 7:14pm Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea by Frankie Avalon on Great Action Film Themes / Great Horror Film Themes (GSF Records), 1961
  • 7:16pm Hotel Room Song by Labi Siffre on Crying Laughing Loving Lying (EMI Records), 1972
  • 7:19pm The Tinker And The Crab by Donovan on A Gift From A Flower To A Garden (Collectors' Choice Music), 1967
  • 7:22pm Lonely Sea by The Beach Boys on Surfin' USA (Capitol Records), 1963
  • 7:24pm Mutineer by Warren Zevon on Mutineer (Giant Records), 1995
  • 7:28pm Clair De Lune by Clarence Curvan His Orchestra on Clarance Curvan His Drums And His Orchestra (Cook)
  • 7:31pm Dreams By The Sea by John Martyn on Solid Air (Island Records), 1973
  • 7:34pm Pacific Ocean Blues by Dennis Wilson on Pacific Ocean Blue (Caribou Records), 1977
  • 7:37pm Ocean Girl by The Stills-Young Band on Long May You Run (Reprise Records), 1976
  • 7:40pm Mermaid, Part B by Flight Of The Conchords on Folk The World Tour (Flight Of The Conchords), 2002
  • 7:43pm Tug Of Love by Dennis Wilson on Pacific Ocean Blue (Caribou Records), 2008
  • 7:46pm Submarino by Franco Tamponi on Ittiologia (Intervallo), 1973
  • 7:49pm Feel Flows by The Beach Boys on Surf's Up (Capitol Records, Brother Records), 1971
  • 7:54pm Tropical Flutes by Adams, Browne on Themes & Jingles Volume 2 (Parry Music Ltd), 1983
  • 7:55pm Cool, Cool Water by The Beach Boys on Sunflower (Capitol Records, Brother Records), 1970
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