Buddy Merrill visited Hawaii with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra in 1955 . While in Hawaii he became 'in tune' with the Hawaiian style of playing the steel guitar. In this album Buddy features some of the great standard songs, 'Trade Winds' written by Clif Friend and Charlie Tobias, and 'Under A Coconut Tree' which he co-wrote with Curtis Ramsey and George Thow. The album also introduces new Hawaiian songs,'Blue Paradise' and 'On Rainbow Island' which Buddy co-wrote with Marian McGuire, and 'Winds Of The Sea' co-written with Scott Seely who also wrote, 'Tahitian Sunset' arranged by Buddy Merrill.
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