Last summer, I had the pleasure to hang out with Roger Bong of Aloha Got Soul while I was in Honolulu, Hawaii. Besides becoming a good friend he also is a connoisseur of Hawaiian soul records. He goes above and beyond in keeping the culture and scene alive and well. Take a look as he introduces us to the vinyl culture in Hawaii and five of his favorite Hawaiian soul records.
"Every so often, we gather at BrotherSpanky's place with one purpose in mind: to absorb LP records. Along with a small group of friends, we fellowship over the history preserved in dusty grooves and liner notes. Usually these sessions become conversations about recording and musicianship that flow into the wee hours. As habit became tradition in our collective, the music shared during Vinyl Fridays began to influence our sound.
We invite you to join us for a journey through wax, as we explore records from our personal collections that inspire us and have influenced our forthcoming work. Keep digging,"
- Columbia Nights
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George Duke - From Me To You
Jaco Pastorius - Kuru/Speak Like a Child
Dexter Wansel - The Sweetest Pain
Norman Connors - Captain Connors
George Duke - Rashid
Yusef Lateef - Eastern Market
Cortex - L'Enfant Samba
Bob James - I Want To Thank You (Very Much)
Patrice Rushen - What's the Story
Les McCann - Sometimes I Cry
Herbie Hancock - Trust Me
Jon Lucien - Gaku
Sly & The Family Stone - Africa Talks To You "The Asphalt Jungle"
Shuggie Otis - Not Available
Miles Davis - Call It Anything
Band of Gypsies - Who Knows
Weather Report - Manolete
Weather Report - Boogie Woogie Waltz
The Controllers - Hello!
Ed Green - My Love For You And The Ugly
Ronnie Laws - All For You
Darwin Jones - On A Lovely Night Like This
Steve Arrington - Beddie-Biey
Stevie Wonder - Race Babbling
I-Level - Give Me
Columbia Nights - All In
"For this first installment of Sound Traveler which is sure to be a long running series for Record Breakin’ Music, I decided to focus specifically on tunes that were given to me directly by artists and independent labels during my travels across the globe. Of course each selection comes directly from a vinyl source, after all Record Breakin’ is a label that understands the importance of pressing physical media so we wouldn’t do it any other way? In addition to those aforementioned I also decided to throw in a few cuts from some of my favorite albums that I have collected throughout the years. Genres include everything from Hip Hop to Jazz with a few Electronic touches and Radio Spots in between. And since everything was done with vinyl, it was also done in real time, no edits or corrections to flaws which give it an even more sense of authenticity.
Hopefully you will enjoy this mix as much as I enjoyed making it and it’s an honor to be featured in this brand new series known as Sound Traveler."
- DJ Skeme Richards
DJ Optimus - And Only Practice
Prince Po - Pound For Pound
Soundci - Ultimate
Crunch 22 - Dimitri
DJ Optimus - Optimace
Extra Medium - Born Again
Rene Roane - Champagne
Cloudshine - Frozen
Lady - Good Lovin
The Get up - Get Lucky
Will Sessions - Jump Back
Billy Brooks - Rockin' Julius
Jack McDuff - Let My People Go
The Liberators - Rags To Riches
DJ Nu-Mark - Don't Play Around
Spinnerty - Noels Dream (J Boogie Remix)
No real fancy description for this mix.
I was in the studio and decided to play some 45s.
The recorder was on and this is the result.
I present Straight No Chaser Volume 1 - (ALL 45 vinyl)
- Rise - A Message to the Architects Pt 1 [Futuristica Music]
- Buddy Sativa - Mystic Voyage [Favorite Records]
- Rich Medina - Mindgames (Sneaky Pete Edit) [Ropeadope]
- Roy Ayers - Hummin' (Simon S Rework) [Vibes]
- Kellee Patterson - I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More, Baby [Jazzman]
- Marc Mac Visioneers - Funky Fanfare [Omniverse / BBE]
- New York Trouble - Light Stakeout Pt. 1 [KPM]
- Tall Black Guy - Love to the World [TBGP]
- Coffy is the Color - April in Paris [Downtempo]
- Azaxx - Bahia [Mobil Home Music]
- Freddie Joachim - Talk [Mellow Orange]
- Minnie Riperton - Minnie's Lament [Epic]
- Sarah Vaughn - Mystery of Man (Rapson Re-work) [RAPS]
- Bobbi Humphrey - Chicago, Damn [Blue Note]