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Boogie Disco Worldwide Sounds

Phase 7 “Playtime” (1980)

This is one of those records that makes you dance and makes you laugh.  Recorded in 1980 at Honolulu’s Broad Recording Studio (where local heavy hitters Lemuria, Mike Lundy, and Aura tracked their albums) and live at a hotel gig on the island of Kauai, Playtime captures the band’s winning combination of …

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Forgotten Treasures
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Forgotten Treasure: Mike Lundy “The Rhythm Of Life”

The Rhythm Of Life is Mike Lundy’s only LP, recorded in 1979 in Honolulu, Hawaii. Inspired by bands like Tower Of Power and Earth, Wind & Fire, The Rhythm Of Life claims its identity in the funk-and-soul universe with inventive arrangements, clever rhythms, and a timeless quality that transcends the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Soul & Funk

Forgotten Treasure: Mike Lundy “The Rhythm of Life” (1980)

Special Collaboration from: Roger Bong (Aloha Got Soul) If there has yet to be the perfect addition to MIMS’ Forgotten Treasures archive, let this be it. When I first approached Hawaiian funk-and-soul maven Mike Lundy about reissuing the music from his solo 1980 LP The Rhythm Of Life, one of …

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