Aloha Got Soul’s Roger Bong has been bringing us rare and hard to get funk and soul from the Hawaiian islands since the inception of the label. Resurrecting funky artists like Mike Lundy and Lemuria for a whole new audience of diggers, he has got the third hard to obtain act, Aura on the label’s latest release. This release was one of the most sought after of the time. Made up of eight siblings from the Mendoza family, this band got the most success out of the three. While Lundy was mostly overlooked and Lemuria were a studio band, Aura would go on to be a staple in Hawaiian nightlife well into the ’80’s. This funky classic, repressed for the first time on vinyl since the initial release of the record, (as well as available on digital) is at a limited run on 1000 pieces. Bandcamp includes bonus track “Can’t Waste No Time”, as well as liner notes and an interview with several band members by Roger Bong. If you have not checked out this spectacular label and Hawaiian funk and soul heat, here’s your chance to revisit this timeless classic and add some eclectic pieces to your shelves.
Pre-order the record here.