Here’s another supremely soulful mix from our friends at Aloha Got Soul.
In this one, AGS curator Roger Bong puts together a smooth playlist of tracks from vintage records that he purchased from Harry’s Music Store in Hawaii that just happened to be in the middle of a clearance sale but I’ll let Roger tell you more about it all below.
In January 2012, Harry’s humble music shop held a massive clearance sale. Vinyl LPs and 45s were practically free. Over the course of one weekend, I spent a total of $10 and scored nearly 100 records: soul, funk, disco, pop, jazz, fusion. I walked away enlightened by my experience, and I want you to hear what I found. 1x10x100 is a glimpse of the scores of soul music available in Hawaii music stores during the late 1970s and 1980s—and today. The mixtape gives record collectors who are digging in Hawaii a 60-minute slice of what they might find. 1x10x100 is a showcase not of Hawaiian music, but funky, groove-laden cuts from mainland groups that no doubt influenced a string of artists here in Honolulu (and thus generating local music like this).
#diggerswillknow a handful of these tracks and artists, like Billy Paul, Leon Ware or Dexter Wansel’s overly sampled tunes but I’d put money on a scant few ever being exposed to Ju-Par Universal Orchestra, Nolen & Crossley or Nerio DeGracia.
1. Brainstorm - You Put A Charge In My Life
2. Billy Paul - Let The Dollar Circulate
3. Leon Ware - French Waltz
4. Ju-Par Universal Orchestra - Mocha Velvet
5. Rodney Franklin - The Spring Suite
6. Nerio DeGracia - Half Steppin’
7. Leroy Hutson - I Think I’m Falling In Love
8. Jackie Moore - Take A Stand
9. Silver, Platinum, and Gold - SPG Theme
10. Chocolate Milk - Hurry Down Sunset
11. Billy Paul - War of the Gods
12. The Woods Empire - Love Makes The World Go Round
13. The McCrarys - Night Room
14. Valerie Simpson - Silly, Wasn’t I
15. Nolen & Crossley - Salsa Boogie
16. Dexter Wansel - Time Is The Teacher
17. Billy Paul - Let’s Make A Baby
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