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Arthur Lyman: 1932-2002
Vibraphone player known as the "King of Lounge Music"

Arthur Lyman was born on the island of Kauai on February 2, 1932 when Hawaii was still only a territory of the United States. He graduated from McKinley High School on Oahu in 1951 and went to work as a desk clerk at the Halekulani Hotel. He met Martin Denny there in 1954 when he was 21 years old and was offered a spot in Martin Denny's band. Arthur Lyman left Martin Denny's band in 1957 to form his own group. Arthur Lyman died of throat cancer on February 24, 2002.

Facts About the Life of Arthur Lyman
  • Born: February 2, 1932
  • Graduated from Oahu's McKinley High School in 1951
  • Began playing with Martin Denny Band in 1954
  • Formed his own band in 1957
  • Died: February 24, 2002

    Articles About Arthur Lyman
  • Exotic Sounds of Arthur Lyman on 9 CDs
  • Wikipedia Introduction to Arthur Lyman
  • Profile of Arthur Lyman
  • Arthur Lyman: 1932-2002
  • Arthur Lyman Audio Clip on YouTube
  • Arthur Lyman, King of the Jungle Vibraphone

    Recordings of Arthur Lyman

    ALBUM: Bwana A / Bahai
    LABEL: Collector's Choice
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: 1958 and 1959
    CD RELEASE: April 2008
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    ALBUM: Cottonfields / Blowin' in the Wind
    LABEL: Collector's Choice
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: April 2008
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    ALBUM: Ilikai / At the Port of Los Angeles
    LABEL: Collector's Choice
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: April 2008
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    ALBUM: Isle of Enchantment / Polynesia
    LABEL: Collector's Choice
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: April 2008
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    ALBUM: Latitude 20 / Aphrodisia
    LABEL: Collector's Choice
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: April 2008
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    ALBUM: Lyman 66 / Shadow of Your Smile
    LABEL: Collector's Choice
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: April 2008
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    ALBUM: Many Moods / Love for Sale
    LABEL: Collector's Choice
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: April 2008
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    ALBUM: On Broadway / Colorful Percussions
    LABEL: Collector's Choice
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: April 2008
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    ALBUM: Winner's Circle / Today's Greatest Hits
    LABEL: Collector's Choice
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: April 2008
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    ALBUM: Taboo: The Exotic Sounds of Arthur Lyman
    LABEL: Collector's Choice
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: April 2008
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    ALBUM: Taboo 2: New Exotic Sounds of Arthur Lyman
    LABEL: Rykodisc
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: arch, 1998
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    ALBUM: Pearly Shells
    LABEL: GNP Crescendo
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: 1989 (maybe)
    CD RELEASE: March 1993
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    ALBUM: Legend of Pele: Sounds of Arthur Lyman
    LABEL: Rykodisc
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: 1959
    CD RELEASE: June 1998
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    ALBUM: The Singles Collection
    LABEL: Acrobat
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: January or February of 2007
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    ALBUM: Yellow Bird
    LABEL: Rykodisc
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: 1961
    CD RELEASE: June 1998
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    ALBUM: Cast Your Fate To The Wind
    LABEL: King Japan
    ORIGINAL RELEASE: Unknown
    CD RELEASE: July or August of 2006
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    See also:
  • About Martin Denny
  • More Photos of Hawaiian Music Artists
  • Hawaiian Music Artists A to Z



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