Thursday, December 27, 2012

DICK JENSEN/Dick Jensen: Digitally remastered edition of this 1973 album available February 5th, 2013!








DICK JENSEN is arguable the greatest music entertainer to hail from the Pacific paradise islands of Hawaii. Immersing himself on native Hawaiian sounds and the Pop, Soul, Country and Rock music he heard on radio, it wasn't long before this Blue-Eyed Soul vocalist began to catch attention across the music world. After spending the '60's and early '70's wowing crowds from Las Vegas to Mexico City and his native Hawaii, where he supported The Rolling Stones on their 1966 US tour (his exuberant dance moves were likened to James Brown and Jackie Wilson), and releasing a number of well received records on various labels  Jensen found himself signed to the legendary Philadelphia International Records in 1972. The following year, backed by the insatiable PIR house band MFSB, Jensen released this debut with the label to an initially muted response.  It is now considered a long lost classic.

With liner notes by Discussions Magazine's Stephen SPAZ Schnee!


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