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Making waves: Steve & Teresa's "Catching A Wave" now available on 7-inch vinyl and digital

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Making waves: Steve & Teresa's "Catching A Wave" now available on 7-inch vinyl and digital

Steve and Teresa captivated Hawaii in the 1980s with their debut album, Catching A Wave, which showcased the duo's effortless style that blended jazz, Hawaiian, and hapa haole music. Now for the first time, the timeless title track "Catching A Wave" will be available on 7-inch vinyl. Over the years we've befriended Steve Ma‘i‘i and Teresa Bright, who have graciously given Aloha Got Soul the opportunity to reissue their debut album for the world to hear once again. After all, it's been out of print since 1983! (Except for a few Japan-only reissues on CD, which now sell for $100...

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Shoutout to the graduates: Paying tribute with funky Hawaii High School Band records

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Shoutout to the graduates: Paying tribute with funky Hawaii High School Band records

What a time to be alive, right graduates? It's 2020, the coronavirus pandemic has cancelled practically every in-person graduation ceremony. And, well, we're incredibly envious of you! Envious? Yep. Mainly because Barack Obama spoke at everyone's commencement the other day. Virtually, of course, but regardless — how cool is that? But also, and more importantly: being young today means you are only just beginning to make your mark on the world. So, congratulations on this opportunity to leave a positive impact! Here's a niche way to say congrats: vinyl records To show our appreciation in the best way we know...

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Live at the Atherton x 3: Joelene, Dae Han, Maryanne Ito

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Live at the Atherton x 3: Joelene, Dae Han, Maryanne Ito

We've found ourselves creating music in the Atherton Performing Arts Studio on three different occasions. At least, it'll be three come Monday, May 18th when 27-year-old singer Joelene shares an intimate solo performance of her original music and influential covers. Joelene joins Aloha Got Soul Who is Joelene? She's the newest member of the Aloha Got Soul label family. You might've heard her on FRNT BZNZZ's "Was It Love" single, released earlier this year. It was my first time, that's for sure! And when FRNT BZNZZ played me that tune, I was blow away by her vocal prowess. That's saying...

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Absolutely Mackey: a mix to honor Mackey Feary (and the Facebook Group dedicated to the singer)

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Absolutely Mackey: a mix to honor Mackey Feary (and the Facebook Group dedicated to the singer)

The power of user-generated community and content is amazing. Inspiring. Profound, even. In 2011, not long after starting this blog, I decided to "embark" on the beginnings of what would be an all-encompassing project to document Mackey Feary's entire discography, "including special appearances, producer credits, foreign releases and unreleased recordings." So in June of that year, I created this page, and started to compile subsequent pages that recorded album covers, interviews, and related blog posts. The farthest I got with the project — well, it wasn't very far: I managed to create this discography (which I'll re-post below), as well...

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May Day is Waive Day is Lei Day

May Day is Waive Day is Lei Day

Not sure if the title of this post made much sense, but there's two major happenings that take place this Friday, May 1st. For starters — Bandcamp is waiving its revenue share on all purchases, AGAIN. Friday, May 1st only. From midnight to midnight, PST. So if you've missed a few tracks or have been meaning to grab everything we've released out since 2015, Friday is your day. We're not kidding! Name your price, on all our digital releases. 24 hours only. This Friday. To thank our fans and showcase more fresh sounds from Hawaii, we're dropping some fresh tracks...

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