Music Time – Local Music Of The 70’s

Mar 3, 2014

I think we all agree that the 70’s was one of the best times for music.  Not just for pop and top 40, but for the local scene too.  And we were fortunate to be growing up right in the midst of all this talent.  Little did we know that these tunes would be forever ingrained in our memory – stirring up the emotions that we were feeling at the time – even to this day.

 

Isn’t music wonderful how it can transport us back in time?

 

And who doesn’t want to be taken back to the 70’s.  It was such a “righteous” time!

 

Does this Kui Lee song take you back to prom night?  It does for me.  I can almost smell the 7-strand pikake lei that the girls were wearing and the maile lei on us guys.

 

This is a song from a little known band named George StreetGail Mack is the singer and I think her voice is comparable to Karen Carpenter.  She’s that good.  Fortunately, Gail Mack and Gordon Kim are still performing today.  Check out their website at: http://gailandgordon.com/  I had the privilege of talking story with Gail one night and I asked her about the story behind this song.  Interestingly enough, it was after the song was written that all the events in the song happened.

 

This one’s for you Dancetta Feary.  So many hits from Kalapana.  But this is the first song from the first album.  A classic.

 

Here’s another one that I love, love, love.  Summer and New Year’s Eve – 1976

 

Country Comfort – Title cut: Sunlight, Moonlight.  I had to have this album.  If not for the mellow sounds of Country Comfort, but for the album cover of them cruising at the taxi stand just down the street from where I grew up.  I still remember the black jitney cabs parked behind the building.  And you know what?  The songs from this classic album far outweighs my fondness for the album cover.

 

I saw these 2 guys playing at a party at someone’s house.  They were awesome.  When they came out with an album, I just had to have it.  Toma/Natto made a name for themselves in the 70’s.  And every so often, you can still catch Toma/Natto playing together today.  Dave Toma and Richard Natto.

 

And a duo that was popular (to say the least) back in the 70’s whose music still lives on today: Cecilio & Kapono.  Everyone – and I mean everyone – had their first album.  When I hear this song, it always takes me back to the time we were coming home after spending a day – a Sunday – surfing on the north shore.  The cassette was playing as we rode along the Windward coast, in the afternoon shadows of the Koolaus, heading back to our friends house where we’d hang out, maybe bar-b-que something, and watch the day – the whole weekend – come to a close.

 

Sometimes a song can be inspirational.  Like when you come to a crossroad and don’t know what to do.  Of course you want choose the right road.  But unless you Follow Your Road, you may never know.  Pauline Wilson and Seawind


I was fortunate to have this photo-op with Pauline Wilson.
Me and Pauline Wilson

 

And this medley from the Mackey Feary Band album (1978) – still messes with my emotions today.  I’ll just leave it at that…

 

So what local bands, duo, solo artists from the 70’s did you listen to?  There are so many more that I did not mention.  And what songs of theirs are your favorites?  What memory does that song bring to mind today?  Don’t worry if you list something that someone else has already listed – each of us have a different reason for liking a song.

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158 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. KAN
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:13 am #

    Yay! Song category!

    “Naturally,” Kalapana

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycAfHsLPips

    (I’m going to have to come back – plenty to do to at work.)

  2. KAN
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:16 am #

    One more before I actually do some work:

    I didn’t listen to them in the 70’s – I only became a fan of theirs after I met Charlie Recaido, Summer’s prime songwriter – but this was apparently their biggest hit:

    “Forest,” Summer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEuCMZGsDTk

  3. M
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:34 am #

    Guud morning MLCers!
    Happy girls Day to all the ladies out there!

  4. ankleBYTERS
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    Liz Damon’s Orient Express – 1900 Yesterday

    http://youtu.be/VW42_dYgMU0

  5. ankleBYTERS
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:39 am #

    Summer Symphony – Society of Seven

    http://youtu.be/JEvQYGeXelg

  6. ankleBYTERS
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    Society of Seven – Welcome To My World

    http://youtu.be/8lu6HQiGRBM

  7. ankleBYTERS
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:42 am #

    Society of Seven – 99.8

    http://youtu.be/hQmNA6GIJeU

  8. ankleBYTERS
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:46 am #

  9. ankleBYTERS
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:48 am #

    Kalapana – full album

    http://youtu.be/DhWNNt-Klmg

    1. Going Going Gone
    2. The Hurt
    3. Nightbird
    4. What Do I Do
    5. To Be True
    6. When The Morning Comes
    7. Naturally
    8. All I Want
    9. Kona Daze
    10. You Make It Hard
    11. Everything Is Love

  10. ankleBYTERS
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:49 am #

    Kalapana II – full album

    http://youtu.be/jc-UM5QInqI

    1. Love ‘Em
    2. Freedom
    3. (For You) I’d Chase a Rainbow
    4. Way That I Want It to Be
    5. Dorothy Louise
    6. Play It Sing It
    7. Moon and Stars
    8. Black Sand
    9. Lost Again
    10. Wandering Stranger
    11. Juliette
    12. Nathen’s Lament

  11. ankleBYTERS
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    I listen to the above three albums/songlist all the time….lots of great memories from the ’70s for me….

  12. ankleBYTERS
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:56 am #

    I’m still looking for SOS’s entire 1st album on U2B…no luck so far…

  13. Hawai'ian by Heart
    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    One of my all time favorites because its like my theme song today.

    Olomana- Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI0hkdyU1tY

    Another all time favorite not because im native but because i can feel this bruddahs mana.

    Hawaii ’78 – IZ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrbaN42tDFE

  14. Hawai'ian by Heart
    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:49 am #

    Anything Cecilio & Kapono. Mostly because alot of there music speaks about 70s in Oahu.

    I also love Keola and Kapono Beamer – Honolulu City Lights
    Reminds me of home.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98e7A1XdkxM

    Sorry to take all the popular songs, it wasn’t til i was older that i learned to appreciate 70s music, even though i heard it on radio i was still very young.

  15. Masako
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:21 am #

    Good morning!

    Kalapana with Mackey Feary. Naturally was my ninth grade banquet theme song. I love all of their music. I still have a VHS of on of their Hawaii concerts, I just can’t bring myself to throw it away. I was fortunate to have seen Mackey perform a few times. Malani performed at my friends Church once so I bought a cassette and got it autographed. They were such a talented group, I still like them but its not the same without Mackey.

    I liked Seawind, they were signing autographs at Sears once when I happened by so I bought an album and got it signed. I hope its still at my parents house somewhere.

    I liked the Krush, got to see them a couple of times and I associate them with the Alii’s and Danny Couch.

    Nohelani Cypriano , Loyal Gardner and Melveen Leed, they were the Diva’s or someting like that. I liked all their music too. Especially Loyal’s Blind Man in the Bleachers.

  16. M
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Kalapana and C&K are my favorites.
    Long time ago I met Malani on a flight from Kauai to Honolulu.

  17. Masako
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    Oh yeah the Beamer’s….Honolulu City lights and Mr Sun Cho Lee. Only Good Times takes me back to the days when life was simplier.

  18. Masako
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:43 am #

    Braddah IZ. He came down to our elementary school and performed.

    The Cazemero brothers have a lot of great songs. Pua Hone is my favorite.

    Braddah Nolan too. Coconut girl.

  19. Rodney
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    One of my most cherished albums. It was in my hunt to find a digital copy of this album that lead me to meet Rob@96744 (Rest in peace, Bobby). And from Rob, did so many doors open up for me. Thank you Bobby

    Copper Nickel – Come Run With Me
    *this song was used in a National Toyota commercial back in the 70’s

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F6ZA0sCFX0

  20. Masako
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    Audy kimura’s Lover’s and Friends.

  21. Rodney
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:47 am #

    Another Copper Nickel song that was played many, many times at socials. When I listen to this song, I can almost smell the Zen perfume.

    Copper Nickel – Walk Close To Me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpVZQ6WLq4I

  22. Rodney
    March 3rd, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Donnel
    March 3rd, 2014 at 12:59 am

    Please excuse me for going off topic. I’m looking for the artists and title of a song. It was the product of our time, about the mid to late seventy. About somebody embezeling money, and I think it had the phrase “how he tipped in 10′s and 20′s. And it had something to do with Alexander, Balwind and Wong or Fong. The person was quickly found guilty in Hawaii courts and sent to jail. It’s been lingering in the back of my mind for a while. I doubt, if I can find it at Jellys, even if you folks figure it out. But I gotta try…..thank you.

    @Donnel – I hope you don’t mind, but I copied your post from the previous blog entry to this one as it falls right on topic. Sorta. LOL

    I’m not sure what song you’re talking about. Almost sounds like a Frank DeLima parody.

    Anyone can help Donnel out?

  23. Jibo's Brother
    March 3rd, 2014 at 12:28 pm #

    Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham and Wong?

  24. Donnel
    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:24 pm #

    Thank You Jibo. I think they were the victims of the crime. And was it Rewald that went to jail? And do you think that’s the title of the song. Ill try google-ing that. Thank you!

  25. DIO
    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    It is a Frank Delima parody, and Jibo’s Brother got it right.

  26. Donnel
    March 3rd, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    Thank you.

  27. Jibo's Brother
    March 3rd, 2014 at 2:10 pm #

    Donnel,
    i think its called the Ballad of Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham and Wong, by Frank on the “Da Year of Da Moke” album.

  28. Lowtone123
    March 3rd, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Just outside the 70’s (from 1980) was this song from a band called Footloose “Leaving For Maui”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfszbwgskp8&feature=kp
    Played so much on local radio that I thought it was a local band. Many years later, I found out that they’re from Canada.

  29. A.T.
    March 3rd, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Loved the music of the 70’s, 80’s both local, pop and stuff that I liked listening to the “backyard jam stuff.”
    Of course there was C & K, Kalapana, Summer (from Leilehua), Country Comfort but there were also groups like:
    1) Jon and Randy (Days of My Youth, Bottles and Cans)
    2) Toma Natto (All My Love For You, Lia)
    3) Tony Tam Sing (You and I, Triangle Park, Lady of the Golden Sun )
    4) Island Band (Home In The Islands, El Dorado)
    5) George Street
    6) Country Living (Country Living)
    7) Nalu
    8) Chucky Boy Chock Oahu Brand (Country, Walking in the Jungle)
    9) Lemuria (Hunk of Heaven, All I Got To Give)
    10) Olomana (Too much to mention)
    11) Jeff Rasmusen (Without You, Crazy Love)
    12) Brothers Ioane (original Hawaii 77, that somehow changed to Hawaii 78 by the Makaha Sons and IZ)
    I probably forgot a bunch but if I remember I’ll update it.
    Leilehua High School was one of the first high schools Kalapana played at. This was before their album was released. There play list included a beatles tribute set, One Day Batdorf and Rodney, Las Vegas Turnaround Hall and Oates, couple of other covers and about 5 originals. It was just four of them without a drummer and Mackey and Malani traded off on playing bass. It was awsome and something to remember.

  30. A.T.
    March 3rd, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    Lowtone 123,

    There was another Canadian band called “Brownsmith” that played at Horatio’s for a limited time about the same time Audi Kimura played there. They have that mellow acoustic sound that I like to listen to. Some of the local record stores carried their album since they played in Hawaii. They had three songs I really enjoyed, Forever, Lightning Lady, and Sunrise to Sunset.

  31. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Rodney….the Cecilio & Kapono green shirt album you showed above, I have that in my family room next to my stereo as I type! Those guys were one of my all time favorites. They always totally nailed it! And I love your story driving home/friends house from the North Shore. We always had awesome music playing on our surf adventure too! I can’t think of any Cecilio & Kapono songs that I never liked.

  32. Rodney
    March 3rd, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    @Mark Shelby – I guess these are the stories we’ll be telling our grandchildren. LOL

  33. Rodney
    March 3rd, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    @A.T. – Jon and Randy. I have that album when they went by the name of J&R Inc. Great album.

  34. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

    Rodney…..I can still remember listening to the Beach Boys on KPOI in the 1960’s while my friends Dad drove us to Waikiki to go surfing in his 1960’s Green Valiant!…..hehe
    Now that’s some good old Hawaiian history right there Braddah!

    Everyone was Blasting the Beach Boys! Back then….everyone had there windows down, no air conditioning. And everybody turned their car radio up so you could hear what you were listening to on the radio. That’s how you made sure you were Kewl!……LOL And you wanted people to notice you….well, girls really! ; )

    Remember?

  35. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    In reference to my above post. Do you have any idea how hard it is to put a 9’6″ Duke Kahanamoku surfboard up on da roof rack of your friends Dad’s 1960’s Green Valiant, when you are only 11 years old? But we had da Beach Boys Blasting! First thing we did when we got back to the car was turn on KPOI! Ya Braddahs! Those were the dayz!

  36. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    This song takes me back to bodysurfing Bellows, Sherwoods, and Makapuu.
    Bart Bascone – Makapuu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nkgeg5SME8

  37. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    Homegrown II album
    Chip Hatelid & Shave Ice – Fujimura Store
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDLUHLs0NaI
    Talk about pidgin! And the changes that were happening…

  38. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    Another cut from Homegrown II
    Becky Mello – Kona Country Song
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9WYCoYsKkY

  39. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 7:33 pm #

    Another from Homegrown II
    Touchstone – My Heart Will Take Me There
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox4VF0lZd9E

  40. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    Country Living – Country Living Hawaii
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h9jQOraCwA

  41. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    Becky Mello – You’re My Very Best Friend
    no link… :(

  42. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

  43. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Mark’75….we were probably bodysurfing Makapuu together and didn’t even know it Braddah!

    I was the Haole guy that always did da spins on the drop! Remember when spinning became popular at Makapuu?

    I was the brown haired very tan Haole guy with the blue and orange Duck Feet Fins!

    Remember how fun it would be when you could find one free fin, wen somebody wen go lose ‘em?
    Good songs!

    ….carry on!

  44. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

    Kalapana – Many Classic Moments
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9wbN3E8vxE

  45. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:38 pm #

    @Mark Shelby: Makapuu was the most fun. Too many blue bubbles floating around at Bellows :!: :lol:

  46. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    Mark’75…yup those stings were Horrible! Long tentacles that would wrap around your back! Plus when you walked on da beach too! Youch!

    And then we sometimes had the massive seaweed days at Makapuu! Yikes! Remembers those?

    My favorite times at Makapuu was very early on Saturday mornings before sunrise with my good friends! <~daz it right deah!

    We would be the Only ones deah!

    The best of times!

  47. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    Billy Kaui – It Doesn’t Matter Anyhow
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnwmZnSEQBo

  48. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:02 pm #

    That’s awesome Mark!

    I remember Billy K!

    Mini Tanks!

  49. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:06 pm #

    I remember this song playing a lot on the jukebox at Sekiya’s.
    Sam Kapu – Chotto Matte Kudasai
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GizG0NrR9o
    “da Kapahulu common mango”

  50. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Remember this? I do…..This is Rare air!

    Sweet Someone – Don Ho and Sam Kapu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdwLInEvTXo

    I am sorry it seems dark. This is the bess one I could find. I know right where this is! It waz my playground at Waikiki!

  51. Mark'75
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:17 pm #

    Veering slightly off topic…an emotional rendition of “I’ll Remember You.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbdK0Aop1kM

  52. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:26 pm #

    Another good version Mark…..

    Hawaiian musicians Makaha Sons perform “I’ll Remember You” by Kui Lee

    Keep going braddah!

  53. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    What happened to da link?

    Hawaiian musicians Makaha Sons perform “I’ll Remember You” by Kui Lee

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_sWNaYA-ac

    Must be my fault!

  54. Hawai'ian by heart
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:37 pm #

    I know something from the 70s i want to forget. It wasn’t that they were bad persa but dang talk about overplayed and no matter where you went in Honolulu you couldn’t escape it every where, everyone was playing them. Even to this day if you want to make me scream play da dang Bee Gees AUWE! :-)

  55. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    Hawai’ian by heart…..Yes the Bee Gees kind of Screamed when they sang. But I always enjoyed them. I drove long haul 18 Wheelers right out of college ALL Across America, Canada and Australia.. In the 1970’s. And that’s was what was played on da radio. I have good memories of the Bee Gees. I think they did fine work. It must have been da Disco Dayz Braddah. One thing we can disagree on. But I still Luv Ya!

  56. DIO
    March 3rd, 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    Don Ho (from an episode of I Dream of Jeannie), singing Kui Lee’s Day’s of My Youth.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyRAVbeLFnI

  57. DIO
    March 3rd, 2014 at 10:17 pm #

  58. Donnel
    March 3rd, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

    Lowtones123 Check out Lance Jyo & Galen Takushi, At Secound Glance. They sing a very nice version of Leaving Tomorrow for Maui. The song Hawaiian Nights is one of my favorites too. Thank you.

  59. DIO
    March 3rd, 2014 at 10:25 pm #

    Sons of Hawai`i: He Punahele No `Oe

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X64QBu9I_Jo

  60. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    Might be 1970’s song.

    “Ku`u Home O Kahalau`u”

    Keola Beamer, “Ku`u Home O Kahalau`u”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7NRf7LRLc4

    This new rendition might be the Best I ever saw!

    The views are totally Awesome! I rode horses here! I have walked past that large rock and Streams!

  61. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 11:13 pm #

    Don’t kea what yeaa dis was…….you just have to hear it! My Favorite!

    OFFICIAL Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – White Sandy Beach Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoRpWEE-E0Q

    Just watch out for the little clear blue bulbs! On dat Bellows Beach Braddah!

  62. Mark Shelby
    March 3rd, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    Makaha Sons Of Ni`ihau with Skippy and Israel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdKDGRNwHks

    Look up the early Braddah IZ…….he was Brilliant!

    Do you remember these shows?

    Early Dayz of Makaha Sons!

  63. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    THE MAKAHA SONS OF NI’IHAU – HAWAII 78′

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeujkMld_WI

  64. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:01 am #

    Take A Walk InThe Country ~ MAKAHA SONS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGazQwDq43o

  65. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:03 am #

    The Krush – My Hawaii

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bER5qd6lwpM

    Oh Ya Baby!

  66. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:05 am #

    These Islands – Danny Couch lyrics

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOLo9-gSxnI

    What wonderful memories we have!

  67. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:13 am #

    OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I

    I think it’s close to 1970’s…….still trying. We lost one good braddah right hea!

  68. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:18 am #

    OFFICIAL Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – White Sandy Beach Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_643283&feature=iv&src_vid=V1bFr2SWP1I&v=yoRpWEE-E0Q

    I know I posted this before in other threads. But I want to share it with you again. I want you to hear it and know it. Enjoy!

  69. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:25 am #

    Beautiful!

    OFFICIAL Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – “What A Wonderful World” Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0xoMhCT-7A

  70. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 2:01 am #

    Remember dees good girlz?

    Kaleo O Kalani ” Other side of the Sun ”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP4BMAYsWm8

  71. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 2:14 am #

    Dennis Pavao – Ka Manu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r_R3KNN-Uw

    All of his songs are true Hawiiana!

  72. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 2:20 am #

    Ka Ipo Lei Manu featuring Amy Hanaiali`i and Dennis Kamakahi

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKd6DqyAIM4

    Don’t know the exact date……but you will love this! If you Love Hawai’i! I think it’s close.

  73. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 2:28 am #

    Howard Ai with Natalie Ai Kamauu, Iolani Kamauu and Chad Ai

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JyGQUjNAFs

    Remember this?

    I do!

  74. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 2:40 am #

    I remember these guys! But what were their names? I have been to there concerts!

    Ola’a Beauty

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9B66218mH4

  75. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 2:54 am #

    Ola’a Beauty

    I believe this was at the HIC Concert Hall……..

    I was there.

  76. keoni
    March 4th, 2014 at 2:58 am #

    @Mark Shelby Howard and Olana Ai are two of my favorite vocalists. Mahalo!

  77. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 3:12 am #

    keoni……I was in that concert hall and watched them Live! I am so glad somebody remembers them! It was an Awesome night!

  78. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 3:30 am #

  79. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 3:36 am #

  80. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 3:41 am #

    My Moloka’i Woman

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDbB0AJ9s_U

    Let’s get back to our roots!

    …Enjoy!

  81. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 3:46 am #

    Willie K – Over The Rainbow – Love Makes A Family

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYMybweR5fA

    Da Bess Braddah…..Eva!

  82. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 4:00 am #

    Natalie Ai Kamauu “Kiowao/Ua Nai`o Nu`uanu”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-xt33l91Kk

    Somehow I remember this!

  83. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 4:04 am #

    These Awesome Girls!

    2012 Maui Fair Kealii Reichel Hula

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI8MVHojkxs

  84. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 4:17 am #

    Keali’i Reichel and Mahi – Lei Awapuhi

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-R9_l4U8ic

    One song from long time ago….From long time ago…dis qualifies!
    One of my most Favorite songs of All Time!

    I Love this close up!

  85. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 4:21 am #

    Kealiʻi Reichel – “Lei Haliʻa” Video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjLR1NmbF7Q

    I prefer natural Hawai’ian sounds…..

  86. DIO
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    Kaliponi Slack Key – Keola & Kapono Beamer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaO9aTW2_WM

  87. Rodney
    March 4th, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    Forever More + Here Is Happiness – Tokyo Happi Coats

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aob-zN-7wqk

  88. Rodney
    March 4th, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    Me Japanese Boy – Liz Damon and the Orient Express

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeMRhz4eMAs

  89. Rodney
    March 4th, 2014 at 10:42 am #

    My Little Japanese Boy – Linda Green and the Tempos

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUa9rKD-fMA

  90. Rodney
    March 4th, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    If That’s The Way That You Want It – Diamond Head
    *Greenwood does an awesome cover of this song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tISbmxOOzls

  91. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    One of my favorites that I think was from this period was a song called “Lahaina” by a group called Haleakala. This is different from the Loggins & Messina song about the centipede in Lahaina. The lead singer sounded like Nat King Cole. I have the lyric sheet somewhere in my mess of papers – can’t find a video or even lyrics online.

  92. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

    Like Masako, I love The Beamer Brothers’ “Only Good Times.” It is nostalgia-inducing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvEDmPq4vTQ

  93. A.T.
    March 4th, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    There was another group named Moondance that played at the Proud Peacock on the north shore. The had a mellow acoustic vibe.

    I remember when I was up at U.H. I attended every Kanikapila Concert at Andrews Amphitheater from Gabby to Peter Moon Band. I also remember going to a lot a free concerts with Olomana, Jon and Randy, Tony Tam Sing, Makaha Sons of Niihau and other groups that I can’t remember their names. Whatever happened to Andrews is it still around.

    Rodney I remember when they were called J & R Inc. They played at Blue Goose in Pucks Alley. The floors were covered with peanut shells from the baskets of peanuts that were given as pupus. The Blue Goose shirt from Crazy shirts was very popular at one time.

    Listening to Toma/Natto at Kojacks on Young Street, Music Magic at Spindrifters in Kahala, Summer at the Top ada Shoppe (James Lee Stanley and England Dan and John Ford Coley played limited engagements there also), Mackey Feary Band at Magic Mushrooms, Island Band at Country Meeting in Wahiawa, Moondance at Proud Peacock, Kaeo at Chucks Pearlridge, Nalu at Monterey Bay Canners Pearlridge, Sam Solitario and group at Oasis and Gold Coin, Country Living at Stuart Andersons at Ward, Audi Kimura at Horatios and Hy’s Steakhouse, George Street Chucks Manoa (had to go Chirstmas time to listen to Gail Mack sing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas), Tony Tam Sing at Black Angus Steakhouse.

  94. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

    There were two albums that made want to become an `ukulele player. The first one, “The Cool Touch of Ohta-san,” was released in the ’60s, and so isn’t really applicable to this thread. But the second, “Song for Anna,” also by Ohta-san (and released in the ’70s), was amazing. Ohta-san is backed by a full orchestra and plays the lead instrument. As far as I know, that was a first. Lyle Ritz and Eddie Kamae had cut influential `ukulele albums backed by a band, but this one, well, this one was a cut above.

    “Song for Anna,” Ohta-san

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTsmCbyH6jY

  95. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    I love every song on “Song for Anna.” Here’s another:

    “Dawn of Our Love”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LYfRehyGNwk

  96. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

  97. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:04 pm #

  98. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    @A.T. – wow, I haven’t thought of Lemuria in *decades.*

  99. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    @Ankles – I too love Liz Damon – “1900 Yesterday” really takes me back.

  100. Rodney
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    @A.T. – Wow, you used get around town a lot. As for the George Street song, did you mean this one?

    Christmas Once More In Hawaii Nei

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr58ASaOgzE

  101. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Possibly Sweetie’s favorite song from this era, largely because of the great flute solo

    “Nightbird,” Kalapana

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFqVVUCfqtE

  102. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:14 pm #

    “The Snows of Mauna Kea,” Jay Larrin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eGEBoA88zU

  103. KAN
    March 4th, 2014 at 1:20 pm #

    This one just squeaks in under the ’70s wire:

    “Cheryl Moana Marie,” John Rowles

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCxWdVJTlpY

    (I think he sounds like Engelbert Humperdinck.)

  104. Hawaiian by heart
    March 4th, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    @Mark Shelby

    Itz ok to disagree just don’t be disagreeble. We pono brah. :-)

    @KAN

    Howzit sistah, guud to see ya.

  105. Hawaiian by heart
    March 4th, 2014 at 6:40 pm #

    @Rodney

    You have some interesting tastes uncle, I read in past topics you listen to asian music? Any 70s pop etc from asia dat is guud?

  106. Mark'75
    March 4th, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    Rod Young – Puka Shells
    no link :(

  107. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    I tried to look it up for you Mark. So far I have found this. But it’s not a lot of help. At least the lyrics are there and seems Rod Young posting here. And this looks like a fun site. Click “home” once there too.

    http://www.hawaiianmusichalloffame.com/forum/posts.php?catg=2&page=1&topic=1548

  108. Mark'75
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    @KAN: Thanks! “Song For Anna” brought back a memory. Junior year at Kaimuki, there was a talent show. Sally’s classmate blew everyone away with his rendition of this song. Everyone was in awe!

  109. Mark'75
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    @Mark Shelby: Thanks! It’s a hard song to find. But what a craze there was with everyone combing the beaches for puka shells, no?

  110. Mark'75
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    Remember SeaFlite commercials with this song playing in the background?
    Olomana – Seabird
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B96Ii-2oi1s

  111. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Mark’75….yup! I was one Puka shell hunter on the North Shore. My friends and I made shifts out of one inch square style chicken wire. We would go up to Sunset all day long and on our hands and knees we would sift for puka shells. The last once would just walk along the beach and look down. We were serious Braddah! I even sold them for a while. Then one day, no more puka shells. All picked over. I think then they started shipping them from the Philippines. And those were never the same like we had in the good old dayz!

  112. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

    Typo…

    The lazy ones would just walk along the beach and look down. We were serious Braddah!

  113. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    picking up puka shells in hawaii (shhh! it’s a secret)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaCvayTv8-I

    I know this is a newer song. The point of the video is to help us all remember our good old puka shell hunting dayz! Hey! They found my favorite spots!

  114. Mark'75
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    Mackey Feary Band – Island Smile
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6mO06e-6Sw
    melloooooowwww…..

  115. Mark'75
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    Mackey Feary Band – Still There With You
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaCEiUP-x-g

  116. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    I always liked Mackey. I am still not sure how he went so astray at the end. That was sad.

  117. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    I could never understand all of this in his last years. He had it made! I always went to their concerts at the Shell. I was there that night when he got bailed out of jail just in time for the concert. Everyone was worried.

    Mackey Feary

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackey_Feary

  118. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    Mackey Feary Band “Powerslide” (Full Version)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fnSXGZ0h-M

    This is when I thought Mackey and Carlos Santana could have been cousins…..hehe

  119. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    HO! How can you not love these awesome guys! They nail it every time!

    Kalapana / Mackey Feary & Nite Life ♪ Everything Is Love

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk9Jd0eG1B4

  120. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    Cant remember if I shared this before. I just love this! So Hana Hou!

    Kalapana- What Do I Do (Live)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPqLGjz-Zps

  121. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

    I don’t think I have seen this posted yet. Remember Illusions? Not one of my favorites of theirs. But interesting. Not many videos to find of them. They were almost a style at times that was a left over from Woodstock days. That’s what I thought anyway.

    “Not Yet” by Illusion (USA, 1974)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMBqSHHi1xs

  122. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    Rememba this beautiful voice? I could never get enough of her!

    Momi Riley … “Light” (Aloha Got Soul mix)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjDPnKUFfEU

  123. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 9:30 pm #

    OK……I know this is off topic. And this is current music. But this is so adorable I thought I just had to share for ALL of OUR MLC! It fits right in with us, guys and girls…..

    Ben & Maila “Are You Still Gonna Love Me?”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drHISq5KAtQ&feature=player_detailpage&list=PL99322E10B7EA36ED

    If da link no worky….I try again. This YouTube page stay funny. All kine multiple songs hea.

  124. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 9:59 pm #

    Hey! Does dis qualify fo local kine music?…..hehe
    OK…..maybe this was 1968. But I am having fun with it!

    Hawaii Five 0 Intro

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AepyGm9Me6w&list=PL99322E10B7EA36ED

    Remember those fun days? Had to race home to watch Hawaii~50…..no VHS Recorder! Or Beta Max!

  125. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

    OH WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    I just found one of my ALL Time Favorites!

    Country Comfort Sunlite Moonlite

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11VPwSulvGQ&list=PL8CB357B2CA4B96F7

    Not trying to over post….Just so fun to find all of these good old songs.

  126. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    OH Ya Braddahs!

    Country Comfort – Hello Waimanalo

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GelepUy2T9Y&list=PLCF58ED00B00266FD

    I just Love Waimanalo!

  127. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    OH My Gosh! I just found another one of my ALL Time Favorites!!!!!

    Country Comfort – Make It With You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wax-mG47ZFU&list=PLCF58ED00B00266FD

  128. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 10:47 pm #

    Country Comfort – Waimanalo Blues

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u0pM8W5KTo&list=PLCF58ED00B00266FD

    Oh Ya Braddahs!

  129. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    Oops….already posted. So Hana Hou!…..hehe Looking too hard tonight……hehe

  130. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    ….LOL! I can’t believe what I just found. I think I some how remember this. But that would be totally Embarrassing!……LOL

    1970s HAWAIIAN VACATION COMMERCIALS

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=T8w2-oRKwdo

  131. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 11:45 pm #

    Kapena!

    Hilo Rain Kapena Hot Hawaiian Nights

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eEQXe2XGFU

  132. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 11:50 pm #

    Kapena – “Don’t say good bye ”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6i-iNYBzBSM

    I Love Tahiti!

  133. Mark Shelby
    March 4th, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    Kapena – ” Crazy !!! ”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syBFX8SWdNE

    Wheeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  134. Mark Shelby
    March 5th, 2014 at 12:36 am #

    Do you remember this?

    Rod Dannys – ” Ku’u Kapena Kele ”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4i5odiYedA

    I remember the people dancing in the background. And the Large fake Fan.

  135. Mark Shelby
    March 5th, 2014 at 12:42 am #

    Rod Danny’s – ” Lei Pikake ”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqtTJe_5Xmg

  136. Mark Shelby
    March 5th, 2014 at 4:35 am #

    Some fun history!

    Society of Seven at the Outrigger Hotel on BBTS episode #217

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ol83HeCvULE

    Did you ever go to da show? I did.

  137. Mark Shelby
    March 5th, 2014 at 4:41 am #

    Society of Seven — Welcome To My World

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lu6HQiGRBM

  138. Mark Shelby
    March 5th, 2014 at 4:45 am #

    Danny Couch – You Are the Best of My Life

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubv-K0yyl4w

    So many good times to remember!

  139. Mark Shelby
    March 5th, 2014 at 4:50 am #

    These Islands by Danny Couch

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sfnm0nfp8KU

  140. Mark Shelby
    March 5th, 2014 at 5:32 am #

    Danny Couch I love Hawaii

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1md9GjNsf9I

    I actually remember this performance…..but the song goes way back!

  141. Mark Shelby
    March 5th, 2014 at 5:44 am #

    Can I go juz a little pass 1979……to 1984. These girlz were so awesome!

    Na Leo Pilimehana – I Miss You My Hawaii

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTwDO29O0j0

    A great song we all live by!

  142. M
    March 5th, 2014 at 6:23 am #

    Guud morning MLCers!
    Ash Wed!

  143. khs68
    March 5th, 2014 at 7:56 am #

    I remember hearing this song on the radio and at concerts during the 70’s. Beautiful song by Eddie Kamae.
    E Ku’u Morning Dew
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6C5b2VTiAE

  144. khs68
    March 5th, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    There was a private club house on Kapiolani Blvd across from Hausten St. turned into a club called “Da Funny Farm”. We would go over to my friend’s house, sit in the garage, smoke cigarettes and listen to The Spirits playing this song:
    Double Shot http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDEmmLDyHZc

  145. cmo
    March 5th, 2014 at 11:44 pm #

    One of my cousins from Honolulu sent me the first Kalapana album (we did not have record stores in my town on Big Island). Of course, C&K’s aloha shirt album was HUGE and Country Comfort…thanks all for the great, great local musical memories. I loved just about every single post here and have various stories and connections also.
    Some of my favorites not yet mentioned: “Love Will Forget” by Summer, “Home” by Olomana, “Juliette” Kalapana, “He Loves You” Seawind, “Mama” Country Comfort, “Look into Your Eyes” Country Comfort, “Pua Mana” Beamer Brothers, “Days of My Youth” Kui Lee and Don Ho, I also liked C&K covers of songs written by Hall and Oates, Boz Scaggs, Stevie Wonder.

  146. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 12:22 am #

    Great post CMO! I Totally agree Braddah! You nailed it!

  147. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 12:41 am #

    “Never, Never, Never” by Kaleo O Kalani

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_31PqYzMJ4&list=PLD219514A54DA1F0A

  148. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 12:45 am #

    Kaleo O Kalani “The best thing that ever happened to me”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJR44pxjVvk

  149. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 12:54 am #

    Simplisity – You Look Wonderful Tonight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6A5zTo3otc

    Rememba dees Braddahs?

  150. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 12:57 am #

    Peter Moon Band ” Flying ” Harbor Lights

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihdej2lRGg4

  151. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 1:09 am #

    Gabby Pahinui & Peter Moon – Waialae

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlFOtAfczXM

    Have you seen this before? Good advice. Gabby always smiling when playing. This is like a live street view concert. Wow! Good history!

  152. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 1:12 am #

    Hi’ilawe

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL4cHaFapGw

    This is like a worship service every time he sings!

  153. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 1:32 am #

    Sweet Memory / E Pili Mai

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl9MPSH7k_Q

    Rare……Gabby is actually speaking in English in this song…..Remember these concerts?

  154. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 1:47 am #

    Peter Moon Band ” Ballad Of Keawaiki ”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KbfSACZr68

  155. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 1:58 am #

    Cool Change ” My Love ” Cool Change

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYHlUR0HSK4

  156. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 2:04 am #

    Palani Vaughan – Ipo Lei Manu

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VN2e0V6zF8

  157. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 2:18 am #

    Good old time song! I have Loved for years!!

    Jerry Santos & Wally Suenaga – Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbLGSkBFrA8

  158. Mark Shelby
    March 6th, 2014 at 2:23 am #

    Jerry Santos – Ku’u Lei Awapuhi

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sMP6d3mqcw

    One good old song……so it qualifies. It doesn’t get better than this!