Aloha Got Soul: Soul, AOR & Disco In Hawai'i 1979-85Various

Strut
  • 1. Tender Leaf – Countryside Beauty
  • 2. Aura – Yesterday's Love,
  • 3. Aina – Your Light
  • 4. Lemuria – Get That Happy Feeling (Instrumental)
  • 5. Roy & Roe – Just Don't Come Back
  • 6. Hawaii – Lady Of My Heart
  • 7. Hal Bradbury – Call Me
  • 8. Mike Lundy – Love One Another
  • 9. Nova – I Feel Like Getting Down
  • 10. Nohelani Cypriano – O'Kailua
  • 11. Brother Noland – Kawaihae
  • 12. Marvin Franklin With Kimo And The Guys – Kona Winds
  • 13. Greenwood – Sparkle
  • 14. Chucky Boy Chock & Mike Kaawa with Brown Co. – Papa'A Tita
  • 15. Steve & Teresa – Kaho'Olawe Song
  • 16. Rockwell Fukino – Coast To Coast.

The ever-reliable Strut records team up with Aloha Got Soul's Roger Bong to shine a whole new light on the lesser explored disco, funk and jazz music of Hawaii! Pretty much most of these tunes you won't have heard of. Mike Lundy, featured here, has of course been championed by Gilles Peterson, and Nohlelani Cypriano was played by Floating Points and Four Tet in their infamous farewell Plastic People set. That said, the gorgeous blue-eyed soul of Tender Leaf, and Aura's funky soul number shouldn't be overlooked! 

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