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Augie Colon Fan Site

The legendary percussionist Augie Colon is most well known for performing exotic animal sounds on the recordings of Martin Denny in the 1950's and his own recordings in the 1960's.

Facts About Augie Colon
  • Percussionist and the voice of jungle sounds
  • Born in 1928
  • In 1955 he played at Don the Beachcomber's in Honolulu with a combo that include Augie Colon on Precussion and birdcalls, Arthur Lyman on the vibraphone, John Kramer on string bass, and Martin Denny on Piano. Don the Beachcombers ws later renamed Duke Kahanamoku's)
  • Was the voice of the exotic jungle sounds of Martin Denny's 1956 recording "Quiet Village",
  • He was married to his second wife Phytllis Uilani Kaahanui for 30 years. They moved to Molokai in 1971 (I think)
  • Sons: August B. Lopaka Colon, Kaika Colon, and Kohn Kekoa Colon
  • Daughters: Delores Verbanic, Yolanda Colon, Estrellita Ann Burley, Juanita Colon and Phyllis Colon
  • Grandaughter (daughter of Lopaka) is named Imani
  • Hnai daughters: Tiffany Cureton and Kelsey Richardson
  • Died at age 74 in Honolulu Friday, June 4, 2004 at Queen's Medical Center from complications of diabetes

    Articles About Augie Colon
  • 2009 Jun 21: From Father to Son (includes Augie and Lopaka Colon)
  • 2004 Jun 06: John Berger Honolulu Advertiser Article
  • 2004 Jun 07: Karen Blakeman Honolulu Advertiser Article

    YouTube Audio and Video Clips
  • AUDIO: "Okolehau" from Augie Colon's "Sophisticated Savage"
  • VIDEO: Hawaii Calls Performance of "Quiet Village"
  • AUDIO: Martin Denny's Quiet Village

    Albums
  • Chant of the Jungle
  • Sophisticated Savage

    See also:
  • Lopaka Colon



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