Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Kalapana I 
A quick break to introduce a few lovely records from the seventies of Hawai'i but as far from the notorious Don Ho as possible, of course. Here, as befits the tropical climate, we have sunny breezy soulful and fresh sounding songs that will endlessly bring you warmth as we explore these utterly unknown hits from the past...
First up a band that made quite a few records back in the day, and I believe, are still touring today. However they are really out of sight and unknown and we would like to correct that fundamental injustice.
Some information on discogs.
As one who has had the great good fortune of having been all through the small archipelago I enjoy the references throughout all these LPs of places that are well-known there, like track A5's Kona Daze.
This is a small city on the west coast (or leeward side as they call it there) of the Big Island (which is called Hawai'i itself), known for its coffee and the manta rays that congregate there at night to munch on small sea creatures.
A sweet track called Naturally: