Music Time – Local Music Of The 70’s

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:  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.

159 Responses to “Music Time – Local Music Of The 70’s”

  1. Paula says:

    I’m trying to find a song that was played in the 70s, it was played on a Honolulu radio station during either change of djs or intermission. This song is only instrumental no words. If you know this song please email me. Thank you

  2. Mark Shelby says:

    Jerry Santos – Ku’u Lei Awapuhi

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

  3. Mark Shelby says:

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

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

  4. Mark Shelby says:

    Palani Vaughan – Ipo Lei Manu

  5. Mark Shelby says:

    Cool Change ” My Love ” Cool Change

  6. Mark Shelby says:

    Peter Moon Band ” Ballad Of Keawaiki ”

  7. Mark Shelby says:

    Sweet Memory / E Pili Mai

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

  8. Mark Shelby says:


    This is like a worship service every time he sings!

  9. Mark Shelby says:

    Gabby Pahinui & Peter Moon – Waialae

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

  10. Mark Shelby says:

    Peter Moon Band ” Flying ” Harbor Lights

  11. Mark Shelby says:

    Simplisity – You Look Wonderful Tonight

    Rememba dees Braddahs?

  12. Mark Shelby says:

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

  13. Mark Shelby says:

    “Never, Never, Never” by Kaleo O Kalani

  14. Mark Shelby says:

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

  15. cmo says:

    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.

  16. khs68 says:

    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

  17. khs68 says:

    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

  18. M says:

    Guud morning MLCers!
    Ash Wed!

  19. Mark Shelby says:

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

    Na Leo Pilimehana – I Miss You My Hawaii

    A great song we all live by!

  20. Mark Shelby says:

    Danny Couch I love Hawaii

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

  21. Mark Shelby says:

    These Islands by Danny Couch

  22. Mark Shelby says:

    Danny Couch – You Are the Best of My Life

    So many good times to remember!

  23. Mark Shelby says:

    Society of Seven — Welcome To My World

  24. Mark Shelby says:

    Some fun history!

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

    Did you ever go to da show? I did.

  25. Mark Shelby says:

    Rod Danny’s – ” Lei Pikake ”

  26. Mark Shelby says:

    Do you remember this?

    Rod Dannys – ” Ku’u Kapena Kele ”

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

  27. Mark Shelby says:

    Kapena – ” Crazy !!! ”


  28. Mark Shelby says:

    Kapena – “Don’t say good bye ”

    I Love Tahiti!

  29. Mark Shelby says:


    Hilo Rain Kapena Hot Hawaiian Nights

  30. Mark Shelby says:

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


  31. Mark Shelby says:

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

  32. Mark Shelby says:

    Country Comfort – Waimanalo Blues

    Oh Ya Braddahs!

  33. Mark Shelby says:

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

    Country Comfort – Make It With You

  34. Mark Shelby says:

    OH Ya Braddahs!

    Country Comfort – Hello Waimanalo

    I just Love Waimanalo!

  35. Mark Shelby says:

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

    I just found one of my ALL Time Favorites!

    Country Comfort Sunlite Moonlite

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

  36. Mark Shelby says:

    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

    Remember those fun days? Had to race home to watch Hawaii~50… VHS Recorder! Or Beta Max!

  37. Mark Shelby says:

    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?”

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

  38. Mark Shelby says:

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

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

  39. Mark Shelby says:

    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)

  40. Mark Shelby says:

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

    Kalapana- What Do I Do (Live)

  41. Mark Shelby says:

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

    Kalapana / Mackey Feary & Nite Life ♪ Everything Is Love

  42. Mark Shelby says:

    Mackey Feary Band “Powerslide” (Full Version)

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

  43. Mark Shelby says:

    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

  44. Mark Shelby says:

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

  45. Mark'75 says:

    Mackey Feary Band – Still There With You

  46. Mark'75 says:

    Mackey Feary Band – Island Smile

  47. Mark Shelby says:

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

    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!

  48. Mark Shelby says:


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

  49. Mark Shelby says:

    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!

  50. Mark'75 says:

    Remember SeaFlite commercials with this song playing in the background?
    Olomana – Seabird

  51. Mark'75 says:

    @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?

  52. Mark'75 says:

    @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!

  53. Mark Shelby says:

    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.

  54. Mark'75 says:

    Rod Young – Puka Shells
    no link 🙁

  55. Hawaiian by heart says:


    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?

  56. Hawaiian by heart says:

    @Mark Shelby

    Itz ok to disagree just don’t be disagreeble. We pono brah. 🙂


    Howzit sistah, guud to see ya.

  57. KAN says:

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

    “Cheryl Moana Marie,” John Rowles

    (I think he sounds like Engelbert Humperdinck.)

  58. KAN says:

    “The Snows of Mauna Kea,” Jay Larrin

  59. KAN says:

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

    “Nightbird,” Kalapana

  60. Rodney says:

    @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

  61. KAN says:

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

  62. KAN says:

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

  63. KAN says:

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

    “Dawn of Our Love”

  64. KAN says:

    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

  65. A.T. says:

    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.

  66. KAN says:

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

  67. KAN says:

    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.

  68. Rodney says:

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

  69. Rodney says:

    My Little Japanese Boy – Linda Green and the Tempos

  70. Rodney says:

    Me Japanese Boy – Liz Damon and the Orient Express

  71. Rodney says:

    Forever More + Here Is Happiness – Tokyo Happi Coats

  72. DIO says:

    Kaliponi Slack Key – Keola & Kapono Beamer

  73. Mark Shelby says:

    Kealiʻi Reichel – “Lei Haliʻa” Video

    I prefer natural Hawai’ian sounds…..

  74. Mark Shelby says:

    Keali’i Reichel and Mahi – Lei Awapuhi

    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!

  75. Mark Shelby says:

    These Awesome Girls!

    2012 Maui Fair Kealii Reichel Hula

  76. Mark Shelby says:

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

    Somehow I remember this!

  77. Mark Shelby says:

    Willie K – Over The Rainbow – Love Makes A Family

    Da Bess Braddah…..Eva!

  78. Mark Shelby says:

    My Moloka’i Woman

    Let’s get back to our roots!


  79. Mark Shelby says:

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

  80. keoni says:

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

  81. Mark Shelby says:

    Ola’a Beauty

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

    I was there.

  82. Mark Shelby says:

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

    Ola’a Beauty

  83. Mark Shelby says:

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

    Remember this?

    I do!

  84. Mark Shelby says:

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

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

  85. Mark Shelby says:

    Dennis Pavao – Ka Manu

    All of his songs are true Hawiiana!

  86. Mark Shelby says:

    Remember dees good girlz?

    Kaleo O Kalani ” Other side of the Sun ”

  87. Mark Shelby says:


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

  88. Mark Shelby says:

    OFFICIAL Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – White Sandy Beach Video

    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!

  89. Mark Shelby says:

    OFFICIAL Somewhere over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole

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

  90. Mark Shelby says:

    These Islands – Danny Couch lyrics

    What wonderful memories we have!

  91. Mark Shelby says:

    The Krush – My Hawaii

    Oh Ya Baby!

  92. Mark Shelby says:

    Take A Walk InThe Country ~ MAKAHA SONS

  93. Mark Shelby says:


  94. Mark Shelby says:

    Makaha Sons Of Ni`ihau with Skippy and Israel

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

    Do you remember these shows?

    Early Dayz of Makaha Sons!

  95. Mark Shelby says:

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

    OFFICIAL Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – White Sandy Beach Video

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

  96. Mark Shelby says:

    Might be 1970’s song.

    “Ku`u Home O Kahalau`u”

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

    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!

  97. DIO says:

    Sons of Hawai`i: He Punahele No `Oe

  98. Donnel says:

    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.

  99. DIO says:

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

  100. Mark Shelby says:

    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!

  101. Hawai'ian by heart says:

    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! 🙂

  102. Mark Shelby says:

    What happened to da link?

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

    Must be my fault!

  103. Mark Shelby says:

    Another good version Mark…..

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

    Keep going braddah!

  104. Mark'75 says:

    Veering slightly off topic…an emotional rendition of “I’ll Remember You.”

  105. Mark Shelby says:

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

    Sweet Someone – Don Ho and Sam Kapu

    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!

  106. Mark'75 says:

    I remember this song playing a lot on the jukebox at Sekiya’s.
    Sam Kapu – Chotto Matte Kudasai
    “da Kapahulu common mango”

  107. Mark Shelby says:

    That’s awesome Mark!

    I remember Billy K!

    Mini Tanks!

  108. Mark'75 says:

    Billy Kaui – It Doesn’t Matter Anyhow

  109. Mark Shelby says:

    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!

  110. Mark'75 says:

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

  111. Mark'75 says:

    Kalapana – Many Classic Moments

  112. Mark Shelby says:

    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!

  113. Mark'75 says:

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

  114. Mark'75 says:

    Country Living – Country Living Hawaii

  115. Mark'75 says:

    Another from Homegrown II
    Touchstone – My Heart Will Take Me There

  116. Mark'75 says:

    Another cut from Homegrown II
    Becky Mello – Kona Country Song

  117. Mark'75 says:

    Homegrown II album
    Chip Hatelid & Shave Ice – Fujimura Store
    Talk about pidgin! And the changes that were happening…

  118. Mark'75 says:

    This song takes me back to bodysurfing Bellows, Sherwoods, and Makapuu.
    Bart Bascone – Makapuu

  119. Mark Shelby says:

    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!

  120. Mark Shelby says:

    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! ; )


  121. Rodney says:

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

  122. Rodney says:

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

  123. Mark Shelby says:

    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.

  124. A.T. says:

    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.

  125. A.T. says:

    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.

  126. Lowtone123 says:

    Just outside the 70’s (from 1980) was this song from a band called Footloose “Leaving For Maui”
    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.

  127. Jibo's Brother says:

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

  128. Donnel says:

    Thank you.

  129. DIO says:

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

  130. Donnel says:

    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!

  131. Jibo's Brother says:

    Bishop, Baldwin, Rewald, Dillingham and Wong?

  132. Rodney says:

    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?

  133. Rodney says:

    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

  134. Masako says:

    Audy kimura’s Lover’s and Friends.

  135. Rodney says:

    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

  136. Masako says:

    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.

  137. Masako says:

    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.

  138. M says:

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

  139. Masako says:

    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.

  140. Hawai'ian by Heart says:

    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.

    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.

  141. Hawai'ian by Heart says:

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

    Olomana- Ku’u Home O Kahalu’u

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

    Hawaii ’78 – IZ

  142. ankleBYTERS says:

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

  143. ankleBYTERS says:

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

  144. ankleBYTERS says:

    Kalapana II – full album

    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

  145. ankleBYTERS says:

    Kalapana – full album

    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

  146. ankleBYTERS says:

    Society of Seven – 99.8

  147. ankleBYTERS says:

    Society of Seven – Welcome To My World

  148. ankleBYTERS says:

    Summer Symphony – Society of Seven

  149. ankleBYTERS says:

    Liz Damon’s Orient Express – 1900 Yesterday

  150. M says:

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

  151. KAN says:

    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

  152. KAN says:

    Yay! Song category!

    “Naturally,” Kalapana

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

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