One store, ten dollars, one hundred records.
No, you won’t find any Hawaiian music on this release, because 1x10x100 sings to a different tune—it’s an ode to Harry’s Music Store and the soulful vinyl records that populated the shop’s record bins.
In January 2012, Harry’s humble music shop held a massive clearance sale. Vinyl LPs and 45s were practically free.
Over the course of one weekend, I spent a total of $10 and scored nearly 100 records: soul, funk, disco, pop, jazz, fusion. I walked away enlightened by my experience, and I want you to hear what I found.
1x10x100 is a glimpse of the scores of soul music available in Hawaii music stores during the late 1970s and 1980s—and today. The mixtape gives record collectors who are digging in Hawaii a 60-minute slice of what they might find.
1x10x100 is a showcase not of Hawaiian music, but funky, groove-laden cuts from mainland groups that no doubt influenced a string of artists here in Honolulu (and thus generating local music like this).
Plus, 1x10x100 is another excuse for me to share great music with you.