Martin Denny - Hawaiian a Go Go- original Japanese test pressing LP, pressed on red vinyl
Offered for sale is an original Japanese red vinyl white label test pressing of Martin Denny’s 1966 LP Hawaiian a Go Go
Martin Denny, while not well known today, was practically a household word in the late 1950s, having created a genre of music known as “exotica.” Light jazz, featuring piano and vibraphone, was paired with sounds of nature, such as frogs and birds. It was weird, but it worked, and Denny sold a lot of records during those two decades. Many of his albums featured model/actress Sandy Warner on the cover, and many of his albums are collectible today for the covers alone.
Hawaiian a Go Go was released in 1966, though in most of the world, the album was titled Hawaii Goes a Go Go, and the album had a different cover. The cover on the Japanese pressing (which we prefer) is unique to that country’s issue.
The copy offered for sale is an original test pressing, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl and probably sent out as an advance promotional copy. The cover and disc are both M-; the record appears to have had very little, if any, play. The original envelope inner sleeve is included. Obi is missing. This album was originally issued without an insert.
A beautiful copy of a fun record with a great cover.
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