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Arthur Lyman - Taboo album

Arthur Lyman - Taboo album
  • Performer Arthur Lyman
  • Title Taboo
  • Date of release 1958
  • Country US
  • Style Space-Age, Latin Jazz, Novelty
  • Other formats TTA DMF ADX VOX ASF AAC AC3
  • Genre Jazz / Pop / Folk music
  • Size MP3 1207 mb
  • Size FLAC 1652 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 974

Lyman's debut album, recorded shortly after he left Martin Denny's group, was almost as popular as the concurrent releases by his former mentor, reaching the Top Ten. Purists may hang me for this, but I honestly don't detect much difference between Lyman's late '50s releases and Denny's. Meaning, if you like one, you'll most likely want the other, and if you're not all that excited about exotica to begin with, one Denny compilation should be all you need.

Title on cover spine: "Arthur Lyman's Taboo". Artist's name on labels: "The Arthur Lyman Group". Note on back cover: "Use standard RIAA bass boost and treble roll off". Included in the astounding array of percussions heard are congas, bongos, tymbali, cocktail drums, boobams, cowbell, asses' jaw, conch shell (heard at the opening and close of "Kalua") and guido, as well as the more ordinary percussions, such as tambourine, snare drums, wood block, cymbals, chinese gong and sleigh bells.

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This album has an average beat per minute of 122 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 83/141 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Album starts at 122BPM, ends at 83BPM (-39), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Arthur Lyman.

Watch the video for Taboo from Arthur Lyman's Taboo for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. His biggest easy listening hit was "Yellow Bird" which topped the charts in 1961, while his 1958 debut album Taboo sold 2 million copies. Born on 1932 in Kauai, Hawaii, Lyman originally was the vibes player with 4 mallets in Martin Denny's 1950's exotica combo that played Honolulu's Halekulani Hotel. Born on 1932 in Kauai, Hawaii, Lyman originally was the vibes player with 4 mallets in Martin Denny's 1950's exotica combo that played Honolulu's Halekulani Hotel

Album The Exotic Sounds of Arthur Lyman.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Taboo
Written-By – Baxter*
A2 Kalua
Written-By – Darby*
A3 Ringo Oiwake
Written-By – Ozawa*, Yoneyama*
A4 Sea Breeze
Written-By – Busch*
A5 Misirlou
Written-By – Roubanis*
A6 China Clipper
Written-By – Conrad*
B1 Sim Sim
Written-By – Baxter*
B2 Katsumi Love Theme
Written-By – Waxman*
B3 Caravan
Written-By – Ellington*
B4 Akaka Falls
Written-By – Parker*
B5 Dahil Sayo
Written-By – Traditional
B6 Hilo March
Written By – Pele


  • Arranged By – Paul Conrad
  • Arranged By, Idiophone [Marimba], Percussion, Producer, Vibraphone, Voice [Bird Calls] – Arthur Lyman
  • Bass, Ukulele, Guitar, Flute, Clarinet, Percussion, Voice [Bird Calls] – John Kramer
  • Guitar, Idiophone [Celesta], Percussion, Piano – Alan Soares
  • Percussion, Xylophone – Harold Chang
  • Photography By [Cover] – Werner Stoy
  • Producer [Assistant] – Lewis Amiel


Taboo is marked as written by Baxter instead of the actual writer, Margarita Lecuona.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
R 806 Arthur Lyman Taboo - The Exotic Sounds Of Arthur Lyman ‎(LP, Album, Mono) HiFi Records R 806 US 1958
RHK - 2006 Arthur Lyman Taboo ‎(LP, Album, RE) Aries RHK - 2006 Mexico Unknown
R 806 Arthur Lyman Taboo ‎(LP, Album, M/Print) HiFi Records R 806 US 1958
SR 806 Arthur Lyman Taboo ‎(LP, Album) Sparton SR 806 Canada 1958
VA 160142 Arthur Lyman Taboo ‎(LP, Album, Mono, Mic) Vocalion VA 160142 UK Unknown