Several times a year my mother would go visit Nellie, one of her friends that lived out of town. Although it was 1960, and I was only twelve at the time, I still remember these trips quite well. I loved to go with because each time we visited, Nellie would put on her stereo an album by Martin Denny called Quiet Village. This was to keep my sister and I entertained while Nellie visited with mom. Due to Hawaii becoming a state recently, Hawaiian music was ever so present. Although the album Quiet Village was marketed as Hawaiian music, it was certainly unique. My sister and I would stand there looking down at the record player and watching it spin as the music played. I have no idea why the album was named Quiet Village, because thoughout the album, the music had bird calls, frogs croaking, and other tropical sounds in the background. To listen to the title song, click the blue player button with the white sideways triangle. To stop the music from playing, click the square button to the right of the Play button. (For those with a dialup connection, the music will likely start and stop several times. Let the music play through completely once, then click the play button again. This time the music will play all the way through without the starts and stops.)|
From the same album, see if you can recognize the tune below. It is a well-known song from a classic Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical.
The album, even though first released nearly fifty years ago, was reissued in 1997 and is still available for purchase on CD. It can be purchased from Amazon.com