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Eddie Lund (October 12, 1909 – December 4, 1973) was a pianist and bandleader.

Eddie Lund
Also known asEddy Lund
BornOctober 12, 1909
Died1973
GenresPolynesian folk music
Occupation(s)Musician
Years active1930s–?
LabelsABC-Paramount, Decca Records, Tahiti Records, Viking

He grew up in Vancouver, Washington, USA, and later moved to Oregon where he worked as a pianist. He later moved to Tahiti in either 1936 or 1938 where he stayed permanently and published and released many records.[1] He was the leader of a popular band, Eddie Lund and His Tahitians which released records on the ABC-Paramount[2] and Tahiti labels. He picked up the Tahitian language quickly and secured a residence at Quinns night club in Papeete.

Much of Tahiti's music has been written by him.[3] Lund has been referred to as the Irving Berlin of Island music[4] and the father of modern Tahitian folk music. He died in 1973.[5]

DiscographyEdit

  • Rendezvous in Tahiti, (1954)
  • Lure of Tahiti, (1959)
  • Meet Me in Tahiti, (1961)
  • Eddy Lund Tahiti, (1961)
  • Eddy Lund Tahiti Dances, (1961)
  • Make Mine Tahitian, (1962)
  • Maori Lullabye (1962)
  • Echoes from a Distant Lagoon (1962)
  • Eddy Lund Bar Lea VE 39 (1962)
  • Tahitian Paradise (1963) ABC-Paramount
  • Eddy Lund Tahiti Mon Amour Viking V-80 (1965)
  • A Night in Tahiti VE 74 (1964)
  • Meet Me in Tahiti! VP 21 (?)
  • Let's Dance Tahitian VP60 (?)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Eddie Lund – A Short Biography
  2. ^ [1] Billboard March 23, 1963
  3. ^ Tahitian Music
  4. ^ "Michael H. Goldsen and the Hawaiian Music he Published". Archived from the original on June 11, 2011. Retrieved May 2, 2010.
  5. ^ Eddie Lund – A Short Biography

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