Hawaiian Soul holy grail reissued! Mike Lundy's lone 1980 album, The Rhythm Of Life' is one of those albums that should have been much larger than it was and as the story usually too often goes, it just didn't. The modern soul recording seems oddly out of place coming from Hawaii, but Lundy was clearly onto something when writing the album in 1979. Sounding somewhere between Midwest funk private presses and Henry Stone's Miami soul, the album is breezy and honest throughout. Rhythm Of Life marks the blog turned record label Aloha Got Soul's introduction in the LP market. While the rest of the world is now seeking out these and other soulful tunes from Hawaii, we give thanks to natives Aloha Got Soul for reissuing this masterpiece. If you have any sort of heart this is not only heard but felt. Recommended.
- music label: Aloha Got Soul 2015