High priest of the Tiki cult passes away
RIP MARTIN DENNY
The man who brought the name "exotica" to this genre died March 2nd, Hawaii Kai, Hawaii. The King of the Tiki Hut, Denny not only brought exotica its biggest hit of all time with his #2 single of Les Baxter's "Quiet Village,", he gave two other key figures in exotica--Arthur Lyman and Julius Wechter--their starts, and influenced several generations of lounge performers.
all hail lounge!!