Roy & Roe's Ed Roy engineered a hundred albums for Hawaiian musicians. His skills are top-notch—the moment Ed got behind the mixing board at Honolulu's Audio Media studios, the owner offered Ed a job on the spot.
Pauline Wilson is arguably Hawaii's best vocalist. Pauline fronted jazz-fusion-R&B band Seawind—arguably Hawaii's best group ever. In hopes of contributing to the recorded history of Seawind's journey, here is my interview with vocalist Pauline Wilson.
I had the opportunity to interview Al Pascua of Hawaii's jazz-fusion band Music Magic. We go back to the beginnings of his career—when he got his start in local military clubs in Hawaii at the age of 15.
To give you a better understanding of Oliver Seguin and Cedric Bardawil's involvement in Soul Time In Hawaii, here's a compiled 'conversation' that could've taken place in real life, if only we were all together in the same place at the same time.
"Tom Moffatt came downstairs and heard some of our music and really liked it—so he said, "Hey, let me put it out" and he put it out." Bassist Dave Rorick recalls how one of Hawaii's biggest record producers and radio personalities published his debut album Roy & Roe with fellow musician Ed Roy.
London DJs and vinyl collectors Mark Goodvibes Taylor and Zafsmusic share their enthusiasm for Hawaiian soul music with their Americana - Rock Your Soul compilations, helping contemporary Hawaiian sounds reach all corners of the globe.
"Reflection is only a moment of quite meditation and thanks for all that has been given." Gary Washburn of the 1970s Big Island jazz-funk ensemble Justin Thyme discusses his influences and ideas that continue to drive his music.
Steve Maii, the composer of the classic "Catching A Wave", shares the inspiration and history behind the song, which was recently released on a compilation called Magik Sunrise by UK duo Psychemagik.
"It's like my own little mission, trying to spread the love vibration in my music. I always try to bring people to a higher consciousness in my shows." – Loyal Garner
Mike Lundy's The Rhythm Of Life is as serious of a 'holy grail' as they come. It's funky as hell, rare, and every song is channeled from the furthest reaches possible within one man's soul. Mike Lundy goes deep, is what I'm trying to say.