"Without The One You Love" by the Fabulous Krush Four Tops, meet the Eight Tops. In 1981, Hawaii's Fabulous Krush released their version of the Motown hit "Without The One You Love". It's a top-tapping pop song that makes me smile and sway with every spin. The Fabulous Krush was Hawaii's favorite band in the [...]
It's a huge claim to make: Hawaii's favorite band. But back in the 1980s, nobody could touch the Fabulous Krush. They were charismatic, dynamic and superbly talented. The Krush brought audiences together for good, clean fun with every performance.
I'm in love with the album "Blame it on the Night" by Robert Byrne, an Alabama songwriter whose music I can listen to over and over throughout the day. His music guides the listener through a strong emotional sway with every story he creates. Each song is powerful yet gentle, persuasive yet passive, immediately memorable to [...]
"Babe I Want You" by Hal Bradbury If you've been longing for a heavy tune from Hal Bradbury—his previous efforts featured on Aloha Got Soul have been smooth, laid-back, and jazzy—this is it. Sexy, groovy, dancefloor-ready: "Babe I Want You" is ripe for the arsenal of the modern-day, crate-digging DJ, whose turntables crave that obscure rare [...]
"You Send Me" by Hal Bradbury This song is almost too good to be true, just like that feeling you get when you know you're with the love of your life. Hal Bradbury thrills us with "You Send Me", a smooth, modern soul jam that's not-so-heavy on the synth or drums or guitar riff—which is [...]
"Call Me" by Hal Bradbury One of my favorites from This Is Love by Hal Bradbury, singer for Hawaiian group The Krush, is the song "Call Me". Hal's brewed a soothing blend of Hawaiian modern soul, pop and funk with this cut, which is actually the B-Side to the rare "This Is Love" 7" single on [...]
I took a day off to hunt for records with a few members of the Fitted team to go digging in Hawaii at Bailey's Antiques and Aloha Shirts. Oh, and I spill more details about the upcoming Fitted x Aloha Got Soul project.
"You Win, I Lose" by Hal Bradbury Hal Bradbury's This Is Love, what I consider to be one of the Holy Grails of Hawaiian LPs, fell into my hands via a very generous person (thank you S.M.). DJ Muro selected one of the best songs on the album, "You Win, I Lose", for his Hawaiian Breaks [...]
Covered by the Fabulous Krush but eternalized by its original composer on the AOR album of the same name, "Blame It On The Night" is one of the most laid-back tunes ever. But it wasn't written by a Hawaiian musician, yet it's worth mentioning on this Hawaiian music blog! The late Robert Byrne, a resident [...]
"Blame it on the Night" by Fabulous Krush Hal Bradbury was the lead singer for The Krush, an essential band in the contemporary Hawaiian music scene. He still lives on Oahu and sings this song for his grandchildren!