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THE HI-MARKS - THE BEST OF (2CD)

The Hi-Marks comprised three brothers – Hayward, George, Ellington ‘Butch’ Ruka, and their nephew John Ruka. The leader and most experienced of the group was Butch Ruka. Making his name as a solo performer, he toured with Allison Durbin, Johnny Devlin, Nash Chase and many other top artists of that era. His love for entertaining inspired him to unite with his brothers and nephew to form a quartet. After many hours of practicing harmony; concentrating mainly on reviving songs by The Platters, Mills Brothers and their own traditional Maori music, the new Hi-Marks emerged.
Cammy Hill introduced the group to Gary Daverne and Glyn Tucker of Mandrill Studios in 1979 and over the following 18 months they produced two albums, earning them Gold and Platinum awards.
 
This collection represents the best tracks from those recording sessions, digitally re-mastered from the original master-tapes by Glyn Tucker, who had recorded the original sessions back in 1979/80.
 
Track Listing:
 
Disc 1:
1. Personality
2. Cab Driver
3. The Great Pretender
4. Hoki Mai/Pa Mai
5. My Girl
6. Only You
7. Amazing Grace
8. Twilight Time
9. Be My Guest
10. You Send Me
11. Mona Lisa
12. Vaya Con Dios
13. Karu Karu
14. My Prayer
15. Sh-Boom
16. I Believe
17. Magic Touch
 
Disc 2:
1. Till
2. Love Me With All Of Your Heart
3. Pokarekare Ana
4. Mockingbird
5. Angel Smile
6. Young Love
7. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear
8. Born Free
9. Quando Quando
10. Kia Ora
11. Little Sister
12. Everything's Fine
13. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
14. Maybe I'm Dreaming
15. King Of The Road
16. Viva Las Vegas
Cammy Hill introduced the group to Gary Daverne and Glyn Tucker of Mandrill Studios in 1979 and over the following 18 months they produced two albums, earning them Gold and Platinum awards.
 
This collection represents the best tracks from those recording sessions, digitally re-mastered from the original master-tapes by Glyn Tucker, who had recorded the original sessions back in 1979/80.
 
Track Listing:
 
Disc 1:
1. Personality
2. Cab Driver
3. The Great Pretender
4. Hoki Mai/Pa Mai
5. My Girl
6. Only You
7. Amazing Grace
8. Twilight Time
9. Be My Guest
10. You Send Me
11. Mona Lisa
12. Vaya Con Dios
13. Karu Karu
14. My Prayer
15. Sh-Boom
16. I Believe
17. Magic Touch
 
Disc 2:
1. Till
2. Love Me With All Of Your Heart
3. Pokarekare Ana
4. Mockingbird
5. Angel Smile
6. Young Love
7. Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear
8. Born Free
9. Quando Quando
10. Kia Ora
11. Little Sister
12. Everything's Fine
13. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
14. Maybe I'm Dreaming
15. King Of The Road
16. Viva Las Vegas
Region Wellington