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I'll See You in Hawaii
by The Kilima Hawaiians
A third and last post for the tiki bar play list of @savagetea. All the way from Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The Kilima Hawaiians were a Dutch band founded in 1934 by guitarist Bill Buysman. They played Hawaiian inspired music, characterized by the steel guitar. Hawaiian sounds were immensely popular in the thirties and forties in the Netherlands. There were numerous orchestras and bands playing Hawaiian music but The Kilima Hawaiians, in their matching tropical outfits, were the best known.

They had hits with lyrics in Dutch, German and some sort of phonetic English. "I'll See You in Hawaii" is from 1954. It's obvious that Bill and his wife Mary Buysman did not learn the pronunciation of the English language from watching English and American TV shows, like next generations in the Netherlands did and do.

In 1968, Hawaiian music had a revival in the Netherlands and the radio show The Kilima Hawaiian Show was a popular weekly radio show until 1982. The Kilima Hawaiians stopped playing live in the late 70s, after almost 50 years. Bill died in 1991, his wife Mary in 2002. Their son John is a pretty famous Dutch comedian and TV star: https://youtu.be/GgM89Z1IoOA
1954 - CBS - Netherlands
Posted: 16th August 2019
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