GENE RAINS

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Gene Rains is a vibraphonist and leader of the Gene Rains Group, a jazz quartet from Hawaii that played a musical style known as Exotica. Rains' short career spanned the early to the mid-1960s and consisted of 4 LP recordings released on Decca Records and the Vocalion label. These LPs were released during the golden era of Hawaiian and Exotica music and the Tiki culture in the United States. The Gene Rains Group repertoire featured popular Hawaiian and Polynesian Island melodies as well as popular American tunes of the era.

Gene Rains was "discovered" by the enormously popular Hawaiian crooner of the era, Alfred Apaka. At the time, Apaka was the talent director for the Hawaiian Village Hotel in Waikiki, Hawaii. Apaka recruited the Gene Rains Group to perform in the Shell Bar at the Hawaiian Village, which was THE hot spot for the Island's top performers, including Martin Denny and
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GENE RAINS Lotus Land album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lotus Land
Exotica 1960
GENE RAINS Far Across The Sea album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Far Across The Sea
Exotica 1961
GENE RAINS Rains In The Tropics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rains In The Tropics
Exotica 1962

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GENE RAINS The Call Of The Tropics album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Call Of The Tropics
Exotica 1962
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Far Away Lands The Exotic Music of Gene Rains
Exotica 2014

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