Even though Diana's young adulthood tenure with Tiki is of particular interest to those of us into the vintage aspect of all things Tiki, her life was so much more.
There are a precious few of those original Tiki pioneers still with us.
I was recently looking up information about Korla Pandit and found that he had passed in 1998 (not long ago).
Also an iconic keyboardist idol of mine, Walter Wanderly, who worked with Astrud Gilberto and Brazil '66 and created many of the iconic organ sounds synonymous with the 1960's Brazilian sound, passed in relative obscurity in San Francisco.
Also, the iconic Ultra Lounge composer & arranger, Juan Carlos Esquivel also passed in relative obscurity and virtually penniless.
Dionysus Records is proud to present this limited edition clear purple vinyl LP edtion of Alika Lyman's tribute album to his Great Uncle Arthur Lyman.
This edition of the album features extended liner notes by Exotica authority and author Jeff Chenault and comes on a very special purple clear vinyl.Ony 500 copies will be produced in this gorgeous color which matches the hues of the lei on the cover art.In addition, the LP jacket sports a faithful recreation of the original Hi Fi Records' foil "High Fidelty" sticker and the LP center label also brings back the "vibe" of the original Arthur Lyman LP's of the 1960's.Every purchase of the LP comes with a secret code to download high resolution MP3's for taking the music with you on your i Pod or smart phone.Episode 76 of the Quiet Village show is yet another one dedicated to the passing of one of our Tiki ancestors.Miss Diana Lai, was the very first hostess for Disneyland's Enchanted Tiki Room.