Another DJ Muro Gem: Legacy's "Sun Goddess"

Hawaiian Breaks Track

Updated Sept. 6, 2011 While my focus for Aloha Got Soul as a Hawaiian music blog is 1970s and 1980s Hawaiian funk, soul, and jazz music, I'm wide open to anything outside that (very narrow) spectrum. And I'm always excited to make a new discovery about the DJ Muro Hawaiian Breaks mix. That's why the following came as such a welcome surprise. That oh-so-mysterious cover of Ramsey Lewis' "Sun Goddess" has finally been unveiled. And with with less than 50 views on YouTube, the news has yet to sweep DJ Muro's Hawaiian-loving fanbase.

The band's name is Legacy.

And their album, Sun Goddess, was released in 1994 (Quiet Storm Records). Yup, 1994! This is probably why I haven't been able to find this track for so long, I've been looking in the record bins! Legacy is: Conrad Estillore - Vocals & Guitar Shawn Anguay - Lead Vocals & Guitar Jason Respicio - Vocals, Bass & Ukulele Supporting musicians on "Sun Goddess" are: Rory Flores - Drums Matthias Barnett - Congas Mike Grande - Keyboards Yuichiro Nagai - Alto Sax On vocals are: Sandy Tsukiyama Alisa Randolph Yuichiro Nagai Conrad Estillore Jason Respicio Robi Kahakalau Other musicians on the album: Bryan Kessler - Acoustic Steel String Guitar D. Ramos - Bass Rob Onekea - Keyboards Walter Carvalho - Guitar Bobby Moderow, Jr. - Guitar Arranged by Rob Onekea and C. Estillore Recorded at Far West Studios & Audio Resource Honolulu by Rob Onekea and Charlie Lukela CD cover was designed by Oahu artist Cindy Conklin. From what I've found online, Legacy featured Hawaiian musicians like Brian Kessler, Sistah Robi Kahakalau, Alicia Randolph, and others. Multimedia group Way Out West (which I assume created the album artwork) described their music as "a nice blend of Kalapana mixed with Cecilio and Kapono". So here it is, Hawaiian jazz group Legacy with their cover of "Sun Goddess" by Ramsey Lewis. A million mahalos to Bobby for the tip!

More DJ Muro Hawaiian Breaks posts:

The original Hawaiian Breaks tracklist DJ & the Spice of Life – “Tell Me Once More” The Story Behind the “Sparkle”: Robin Kimura on Greenwood’s 45

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