The Ernie Menehune Collection

Mug & Music (Limited Edition)

Limited Edition of 100

Ernie was known as Hawaii's Sun Tanned Irishman.  He was in fact Ernie Menehune from the island of Kauai, Hawai'i.  We was a crooner known throughout the Southwest from the 60's until his death in 2015 at age 95.  Ernie had regular residencies at Harrah's and Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Tucson, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Denver and New Mexico and appeared on TV variety shows.  During the 60' and early 70's he released 7 LPs and countless 45 singles.  Today Ernie is one of the lesser known Hawaiin crooners, but his contribution to America's mid-century Tiki craze is no less important.  So, for the first time, DigiTiki Productions has teamed up with Luna Recorded Archives (The holder of Ernie's music) to release this beautiful collection featuring a beautiful custom tiki mug by Eekum Bookum Tiki Mugs and gently cradles a custom bamboo flash containing the complete recordings of Ernie Menehune.

What's In The Collection?

The bamboo flash drive contains ALL of Ernie's recordings, remastered from the original master tapes--no LP sources were used.  Included is:
•  "Back To Aloha Land" complete album 1964
• "Hawaii's Sun Tanned Irishman" complete album 1965
• "Show Time, Live at the Spanish Trails" complete album, 1967
• "Round the Town" complete album ,1967
• "Waikiki Jackpot, Hawaiian Style" complete album 1968/69
• "My Way", complete album, 1974
• "My Hula Maid", complete album 1975
• Previously unreleased complete live show recording "Live at the Piccadilly" recorded January 22, 1972
• 9 bonus tracks, containing singles and outtakes not released on any of Ernie's LPs and including Ernie's last recording of "Tiny Bubbles" before his passing.
• 3 episodes of the Quiet Village Podcast featuring an interview with Ernie Menehune
• All cover artwork and original LP liner notes.

All audio tracks come in 3 different audio formats: Lossless FLAC, Apple's M4A and hi resolution MP3 which can be easily copied to your computer's music player program or your smart phone.  Some newer cars will also be able to access the drive directly.


Beautiful custom mug by master sculptor John Mulder of Eekum Bookum Tiki Mugs, featuring a faithful recreation of a tiki carved by Ernie Menehune, complete with the Kamehameha headdress and sporting the name "Menehune" on the back.  The mug holds the custom flash drive in his arms.  This is a collectable art piece you can drink out of, listen to and admire in your collection.

Who Is Ernie Menehune 

This is copy of the symposium presented in May, 2024 at Tiki Caliente, Palm Springs, presented by Mark Riddle (host of the Quiet Village Podcast) and Producer of the Erne Menehune Collection. This 59 minutes video details Ernie's life, career and music.

Purchase Your Collection

Limited Edition Ernie Menehune Collection Mug & Music.

$180 (US)
+ $16 Shipping (Domestic US)

BUT THERE'S ONE MORE THING:  Each mug comes with a custom pulp board bar coaster with the YOUR collection #, a photo of young Ernie on one side and the photo of older Ernie posing next his tiki that the mug was sculpted after.  Only 100 of these beauties will be made.  Each order will be given collection numbers in order of purchase (earlier orders will get lower numbers).  A confirmation with the collection # will be emailed after your purchase.  If you wish to request a specific number, please email us separately to request your desired number (if it is still available).  We will do our best to accommodate your request.  Please understand though, that we may not be able to give you the number you desire if it is already sold.
INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: Please contact us BEFORE ordering for shipping rates.

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This collection is released by DigiTiki Productions under special license with Luna Recorded Archives, Tucson, AZ.