“Whenever lovers of Sacred music think of Hawaiian-style melodies and electric steel guitars, they think of Sol Hoopii. Since that renknowned Hawaiian music-maker has been called to Heaven, his mantle seems to have fallen upon Bud Tutmarc, Seattle, Washington…and accomplished musician…a fervent Christian layman…Bud was a long-time friend of Sol Hoopii, and learned many of the great master’s techniques. He is at his best in this album, providing Hawaiian-style music that is both artistically beautiful and spiritually inspiring.” – Phil Kerr, back cover
“In 1942, Bud met the famous Hawaiian artist Sol Hoopii. They became close friends and appeared together often in public performances. Bud was present at the bedside at the time of Sol’s death where Sol willed his own personal instrument to Bud.” -back cover
Currently slowing my roll to these mellow “Hawaiian” electric relaxations from Bud Tutmarc & guitar. Perfect reverbs for this blue monday or a Sunday morning coming down. Sacred Hawaiian Melodies is one of a handful of rewarding Portland thrift scores made just last week. 320 vinyl rip by yours truly. Enjoy.
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