The Alika Lyman Group release their debut CD at The Dragon Upstairs this Friday. Their single, “Summer Me”, beckons to be played once, twice, or twenty times with its sound of lazy sunshine baking the brim of your hat.
Like a turntable’s tonearm guiding the needle to the record, Lance Jyo has helped Toshi Nakada find the groove he was looking for.
Hawaii-based musician Lance Jyo was instrumental in helping Toshi Nakada reissue Hawaiian AOR albums on his Japanese record label, Cool Sound.
Today is a special day, my girlfriend’s birthday! This post is in honor of her and her Japanese roots. It’s also a post about a Kalapana album that not many […]
Since my interview with Toshi, whose label Cool Sound reissued an album by Aura, I’ve been meaning to post my own videos of Aura’s music… but why wait if someone […]
Recent plans to go back to the islands for a short vacation have fallen through, so I’m left digging for Hawaiian records some 2500 miles away from Honolulu. Can’t say […]
Aside from say, Mackey Feary’s Black & White CD, there haven’t been too many reissues of Hawaiian LPs in the U.S. (at least the kine I’m looking for). But do […]
When you live in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, you wake up everyday and it’s beautiful outside. When you live in the Pacific Northwest, summer stops by for two […]
I started ALOHA GOT SOUL out of a passion for this music. Every album I blog about is not in my record collection, and I don’t have a library of […]