Colin B wrote:colonel snow wrote:Now is the hour (Maori farewell song *)
The song is written by Maewa Kaihan – Clement Scott – Dorothy Stewart.
The song is often mentioned in magazines – books as instrumental track recorded on 27 july 1965 for the movie Paradise Hawaiian style. There are no documents about this recording and the song is probably rejected in the pre-selection...
Gene Vincent did a version:
Yes, a great recording. Eddie Cochran is on background vocals doing the bass voice. Great guitar work by Johnny Meeks too.
I got the "Sounds Like Gene Vincent" many years ago, and shortly after that a friend of mine came to see me. He also dug rock and roll, he was in a band where he sang and played guitar. He was very good at it. He didn't know the record and I knew he would like this song. I told him, "listen to this". We listened to the track which played loudly from the speakers, without saying a word. When the last note finished, he just said, "Wonderful". I will never forget it. You should have listened to him singing and playing Sam Cooke's "I'll Come Running Back To You". It was... well, wonderful.