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Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dream

by Wayne Takamine

"Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams" has influences of Jazz and Hip-Hop incorporated in Contemporary Hawaiian Music. It features original songs by solo male artist & vocalist Wayne Takamine like "Cruzin," "Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams" and surf rock t
Genre: Easy Listening: Love Songs
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams
4:00 $0.99
2. Sunset Slack
4:05 $0.99
3. Cruzin'
4:25 $0.99
4. Quiet Nights With You
3:46 $0.99
5. This Moment Tonight
3:31 $0.99
6. Through Eyes of a Child
4:32 $0.99
7. Without Words
3:55 $0.99
8. Word That Hurt
4:08 $0.99
9. One and My Everything (acoustic mix)
3:54 $0.99
10. Romanza
2:38 $0.99
11. Tubular Scene
3:48 $0.99
12. One and My Everything
3:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
"My Hawaiian nights have always been filled with music, and the thought of someday writing my own songs was a special part of all my summer dreams. This collection is the fulfillment of those lifelong dreams...or at least the beginning of what I hope will be a long journey into special memories and cherished moments. Each song is a reflection of our special life here in Hawaii, translated into the contemporary musical styles that I, and many of you, grew up with. As you listen, I hope you, too, will be taken back to a more gentle time, filled with love and laughter cooled by soft trade winds and blessed by island rain. A time of magical Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams."

About "Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams"

"Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams" is the first of Wayne's three CD recordings. It was recorded at Flyin' Hawaiian Productions and co-produced by Lester Gantan. It features 7 original songs, 3 original instrumental and the "Romanza" a popular classical guitar selection.

It features keyboard arrangements by Lester Gantan, Wayne on acoustic guitar and Lead Vocals along with some of the top recording artist in Hawaii. Rachel Gonzales, Tiffany Catalflano and Ben Vegas provides the Vocal Harmonies, Latin Percussion by Rolando Sanchez and Mike Muldoon, Tenor Sax by Tim Tsukiyama, Soprano Sax by Joe Getsi and Bass by Donavan Egloria, Blaise Sison and David Inamine.


"Sunset Slack," have been used as theme songs for "Hawaii Okinawa Today" weekly community program. It is also used on "Hawaii Skin Diver" on OC-16.

"Quiet Nights With You," has been used for a Candian TV Cook show theme song and also used as background for a variety of TV shows.

"Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams" has received good airplay by different stations in Hawaii including: Hawaiian KINE 105.1, FM 100.3, KORL FM 99.5, CD101.9, KRTR, KHPR, KPOA, KUAI, KWXX, KZOO and KBIG. The CD was featured as Tower Record's Artist of the Week on FM 100.3.

Songs from the Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams CD that also have been played includes: "Cruzin," "Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams," "Sunset Slack" and "Quiet Nights With You."

"Sunset Slack" and "Quiet Nights With You" have been featured as "Theme" music for different TV programs in Hawaii and also in Canada and Japan.



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By Wayne Harada, Honolulu Advertiser Entertainment Writer

Wayne Takamine's "Hawaiian Nights & Summer Dreams" (Starsong Productions SSP 1027 CD) is as auspicious debut for the Island singer-composer who could be to the '90s what Audy Kimura was to the 80s. Takamine wrote the dozen tunes - music and lyrics ­ and he's songscape reflects a sincere appreciation of touching moments in life, weather blessed by rain or cooled by wind or warmed by the sun. His vocal style, like Kimura's, is soft and sensuous. His influences range from Kenny Loggins to James Taylor, David Gates and Michael Frank, so there's a core of gentleness to his romantic approach:

* The title song (Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams) is rich with lyrics that speak of the joys of an Island experience.
* Similarly, "This Moment Tonight" speaks of a precious instance in life when love matters most. Rachel Gonzales is featured on a duet.
* "Cruzin' " is a picturesque adventure: a stroll to the country, a hang-loose mood of spontaneity with a slight jawaiian flavor.
* "Through Eyes of a Child" is laced with hopes and dreams and projects a sunny disposition and a positive outlook.
* "Words That Hurt" offers a bit of pain via a bittersweet lyric.
* For variety, Takamine gets down to the Latin genre with a kachi kachi caper, "One and My Everything." With Rolando Sanchez providing the right measure of percussion.
* And there's a jazz journey on "Without Words," with Tim Tsukiyama on tenor sax.

Nice, indeed! Takamine has been playing local clubs from Ship's Tavern to Acqua, from Stuart Anderson's to Monterey Bay Canners. His style is conducive to apres-dinner gatherings.

Lovingly recorded, with an all-star support crew including Mike Muldoon, David Inamine, Lester Gantan, Blaise Sison, Donavan Egloria, Roland Davis, Joe Getsi and Tiffany Catalflano, "Hawaiian Nights & Summer Dreams" should be the disc that puts him on the map.