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Zeta posted on Tue, Jan 6, 2009 11:53 PM

Aloha Amigos!
I'm writing this from "La Gran Tenochtitlan" A.K.A. Mexico City. I'm doing archaeological Tiki research "in situ" and pretend to uncover the Mexican Tiki mysteries. I plan to organize the information that is already posted in Tiki Central about Mexico here as an index and add my discoveries. Please help!
This picture below is from "ACAPULCO" Crescent books N.Y. 1978

The footnote: Discotheque.
It could be the Aku Tiki (which I doubt) the Bali Hai, the Kon-Tiki in Zihuatanejo http://www.tikicentral.com/viewtopic.php?topic=29876&forum=16&1 or a "new" Tiki discotheque we don't know about.
:-?I need to know!
Mahalo!
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[ Edited by: Zeta 2009-02-03 23:21 ]

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Zeta posted on Wed, Jan 7, 2009 12:21 AM

Here, I also plan to post Exotica and Hawaiian records printed in Mexico.

No date.

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Zeta posted on Wed, Jan 14, 2009 9:04 PM

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Zeta posted on Thu, Jan 15, 2009 6:13 PM

Hecho en Mexico

The exotic sounds of... Arthur Lyman

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I found plenty of Martin Denny / Arthur Lyman, Hawaiian in Mexico.

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Zeta posted on Fri, Jan 16, 2009 10:19 AM

Hola Virani, I am sure you did. Can you post your discoveries here please? Last Sunday I was in la Lagunilla, ( Mexico City main flea market) looking for old postcards and a woman in one of the stands asked me what kind of stuff I was looking for, so I told her, and she replied to me that a french guy used to go there looking for the same things but that he left Mexico recently... I think he could been your brother. Am I right? Urban archaeologists of all lands unite!

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Zeta posted on Wed, Jan 21, 2009 7:57 AM

The exotic sounds of... Arthur Lyman

3 LP
Hecho en Mexico

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Zeta posted on Mon, Jan 26, 2009 11:51 AM

Tropical Bewitch

Sounds like a mix between Danzon (Cuban dance music) and Exotica, with birds, waterfalls, weird screams etc... Witchdoctor's music

Cool! That cover would be good for a full page spread, don't you think so, Zeta!? Love the picture of the stereo on the back as modern contrast, too, it reminds me of the liner notes of a Thurston Knudson LP:

"The distant peaks of the Himalayas brought within vision of your living room !"

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Zeta posted on Tue, Feb 3, 2009 11:28 PM

Yeah, the cool thing about the embrujo tropical record is that the art and the music are the Mexican original reinterpretation of exotica... exotica reloaded.

Taboo Vol.2 Made in Mexico

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Zeta posted on Wed, Feb 4, 2009 7:15 AM


Leis of jazz, Hecho en Mexico

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Zeta posted on Mon, Feb 9, 2009 9:48 PM

The Hawaiians

Sunset in Hawaii

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The Hawaiians "Hawaii Tattoo" (I love those Go Go on the cover !!)

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Los Kilima Hawaiians "HAWAI"

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Arthur Lyman "Canto de Guerra Hawaiano" :

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The great Franck Chacksfield "Hawai"

(I should do a french Exotica version, there's cool covers too) :

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Zeta posted on Wed, Feb 18, 2009 10:39 AM

Merci for sharing Virani! Nice records!

Taboo Made in Mexico

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Zeta posted on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 9:34 AM

Johnny Pineapple and his Islanders

Not Exotica, so what?

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Zeta posted on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 8:07 AM


Favorite instrumentals of the islands
Webley Edwards
Hecho en Mexico

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Zeta posted on Tue, Feb 24, 2009 9:46 PM

Thanx to AquaZombie for the picture. http://www.thrillville.net/archives/may_june.html

Hecho en Mexico
Intriga en Hawaii
Gotta have it!

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Zeta posted on Mon, Mar 9, 2009 7:18 PM


They were not really Polynesian but Mexican. They sounded bueno!

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Zeta posted on Mon, Mar 9, 2009 7:22 PM

4 fases en 35 Milimetros

Alma de Hawaii
Hecho en Mexico

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Zeta posted on Tue, Mar 17, 2009 3:11 PM

Conjunto Acapulco tropical

Made in Mexico

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Zeta posted on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 12:02 AM

Not from Mexico but...

From Venezuela, like Mister Naufrago.
Here's a good question:
What's the connection between This record and the extinct Hawaii Kai in New York ?
:o :-?

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Zeta posted on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 11:57 AM

Probably the best record cover ever made.

On 2003-03-01 16:50, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Look at this amazing record album I picked up at a garage-sale this morning. It's by a Mexican band called "Grupo Guerrero" and shows the band members on the steps of a very cool tiki bar.

The record was "Hecho en Mexico" and the back of the record states that the band hails from Acapulco. It is also signed by all the members and has the inscription; "To our Susy with a Lot of Love. From Acapulco".

I'm assuming this is probably an Acapulco tiki bar in the photo. Could it be the enigmatic AKU TIKI, whose coaster is on page 121 of the BOT?

The music is a kind of disco/salsa from the 70s, heavy on the synthesizer.

Sabu

[ Edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy on 2003-09-17 12:15 ]

On 2009-03-19 00:02, Zeta wrote:
What's the connection between This record and the extinct Hawaii Kai in New York ?

Wow! Will we ever know? That definitely is the N.Y. Hawaii Kai's Logo. Maybe the owner had relatives in Venezuela and pursued the dream of ALL Polynesian restaurant owners: To franchise out and build a chain like Vic and Don did!

And will we ever find out what the connection between Polynesian pop and the Small Faces and Procul Harum was? :)

[ Edited by: bigbrotiki 2009-03-19 16:28 ]

On 2009-03-19 00:02, Zeta wrote:
Not from Mexico but...

From Venezuela, like Mister Naufrago.
Here's a good question:
What's the connection between This record and the extinct Hawaii Kai in New York ?
:o :-?

No mucho misterio, I´m afraid.
Venezuela isn´t really a good place for tiki.
You know, it is a tropical paradise in itself.
Hawaii Kai is classic of Caracas night life
Even Hugo Chavez was one of their patrons for a time.
But was a tiki bar only for a couple of years in the early 60´s, then a groovy discotheque and popular radio program during mid 60´s (whence the Small Faces connection) and a live Salsa venue during the last three decades.
Believe or not decor remained almost intact during all this time.
Closed as Hawaii Kai five or six years ago (today it´s called Nostalgia)but everybody still refers to it like Hawaii Kai.

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Zeta posted on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 3:03 PM

Aloha amigos! This thread is not only about exotica records made in Mexico but about anything exotic Mexican tropical in general so, here I show you this beautiful glass hand made swizzle sticks...

Send me a message if you want to buy some... 1 dollar each. I would like to support this (or any) popular craft.

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Zeta posted on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 3:04 PM

Glass monkey

not brass monkey...

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Zeta posted on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 3:06 PM

Parrot

If you buy more than 10 you get a discount.

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Zeta posted on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 3:07 PM

Toucan

There's at least a 50 different designs... not all of them are tropical.

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Zeta posted on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 3:09 PM

Cacatua (I am not sure of the name of this bird in English...)

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Zeta posted on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 3:10 PM

Flamingo

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Zeta posted on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 3:12 PM


There's a shark, an octopus, a whale etc... Who knows, maybe I will ask them to make a Tiki design...

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Zeta posted on Wed, Apr 1, 2009 3:20 PM

Can you be sexist, racist and ageist at the same time?

YES WE CAN!
Vintage swizzle sticks... Ahh, the great before when you could get away with this...
Made in Mexico... Agita-Dora is a untranslatable pun... Dora is a female name, Agitadora is shaker... Oh well, learn Spanish.

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Zeta posted on Tue, Apr 28, 2009 4:20 PM

Hotel Aloha en Acapulco


Vintage postcard

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Zeta posted on Wed, Dec 2, 2009 4:14 AM

Yellow bird
Arthur Lyman

Hecho en Mexico

Recently noticed this tiki design on a wonderful old vacant building on Luis Moya in Mexico City.
I also saw the top tiki-head section posted on the doorways of the nearby derelict Orfeon theater.
Perhaps Zeta knows who is posting these?

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Zeta posted on Wed, Dec 23, 2009 12:12 AM

Bien Eddy!
He is a street artist called NASH. I don't think he post those anymore... I met him personally about 5 years ago... I don't think he is "active" anymore... I traded stickers with him, the 3 Tikis, he also gave me a poster like the one on your picture... maybe I can post some picture later. Aloha amigos!

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Zeta posted on Wed, Dec 23, 2009 10:56 AM


Some Mexican "street art" stickers.
Where is Nash?

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On 2009-04-01 15:20, Zeta wrote:
Can you be sexist, racist and ageist at the same time?

YES WE CAN!
Vintage swizzle sticks... Ahh, the great before when you could get away with this...
Made in Mexico... Agita-Dora is a untranslatable pun... Dora is a female name, Agitadora is shaker... Oh well, learn Spanish.

Here in the US, these were called "Zulu-Lulu".

http://www.mrbalihai.com/goof/Barphemera/Zulu-Lulu.html

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Zeta posted on Sat, Jan 2, 2010 3:28 PM

Gracias WooHooWahine and Mr.BaliHai for your contributions.

Cotton fields by Arthur Lyman
Made in Mexico... does anyone know if the records sold in the U.S. where made or printed in Mexico? I don't know if this records where made for the Mexican market or if they where just manufactured in Mexico to sell in the U.S.

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Zeta posted on Sat, Jan 2, 2010 5:18 PM

I'm feeling generous tonight!
Feliz Navidad y prospero ano nuevo!

Les desean Arthur y Zeta.

Desde Mexico

PD

On 2009-04-01 15:09, Zeta wrote:
Cacatua (I am not sure of the name of this bird in English...)

Cockatoo or Cockatiel.

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Zeta posted on Mon, Jan 4, 2010 8:29 AM

Hey Pikeys Dog! Gracias!
I'm not sure if I got the names of the birds right. We need an ornithologist!
How exotic is England lately?
What's the meaning of your nickname?
Aloha amigo.

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Zeta posted on Mon, Jan 4, 2010 8:35 AM

Burrito Borracho en la Playa de la Roqueta

Vintage postcard
Beer-drinking burros are a feature of Roqueta Beach in Acapulco, Gro., Mexico.
Photo by Mark Turok

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Zeta posted on Tue, Jan 5, 2010 8:26 AM

The legend of Pele

Made in Mexico

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