Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Aloha got soul, bro
From Strut Records, out this week: "For many, Hawaii is the ultimate idyllic getaway destination and, during the peak of the disco era from the late '70s, the live scene on the islands was thriving, with a host of incredibly tight bands honing their craft in dozens of different clubs and venues.
Far from the stereotypical ukulele and steel guitar sounds most often associated with the islands, the music forged a breezy mix of funk, soul, AOR and rock, with an infectious easy-going spirit.
Roger Bong's Aloha Got Soul collection showcases the cream of these under-heard artists. Out this week on CD, 2xLP (w. CD included), and digital formats, Aloha Got Soul will transplant you to a place where the funk flows freely, and shirts and shoes are optional."
Stream a 30 min. preview mix from Roger Bong below.