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Local Boys

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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
In 1984, Nã Leo Pilimehana hit it big in Hawaii with a win in a local talent competition and an original song: "Local Boys." Stemming from the popularity of "Local Boys," they continued on to record their first album fresh from high school, with similar songs. This is contemporary Hawaiian music or contemporary in 1984, at the very least, with very little of the traditional slack key or hula chanting approaches. What it does incorporate is a vocal harmony style common to much on the islands, but into newly styled songs. The vocals are very much locked into the time, but constantly done in a rather relaxing way, with the instruments generally minimal and serving only as ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
In 1984, Nã Leo Pilimehana hit it big in Hawaii with a win in a local talent competition and an original song: "Local Boys." Stemming from the popularity of "Local Boys," they continued on to record their first album fresh from high school, with similar songs. This is contemporary Hawaiian music or contemporary in 1984, at the very least, with very little of the traditional slack key or hula chanting approaches. What it does incorporate is a vocal harmony style common to much on the islands, but into newly styled songs. The vocals are very much locked into the time, but constantly done in a rather relaxing way, with the instruments generally minimal and serving only as accompaniment. The album, in short, is relatively dated, but worth a listen as a basic adult contemporary piece. Long out of print, the 2004 reissue adds two more pieces of nostalgia: an early recording of a Stray Cats cover taken in a stunning jazzy manor that's both different from and perhaps even better than their usual vocal style by the trio prior to Local Boys, and a then-recent cover of Stevie Wonder from the same year as their breakout. [A Japanese version adds a bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/2004
  • Label: Na Leo Pilimehana
  • UPC: 761268301628
  • Catalog Number: 3016

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Stray Cat Strut (2:52)
  2. 2 Local Boys (2:29)
  3. 3 Chalangalang Blues (3:26)
  4. 4 Waikiki (2:47)
  5. 5 Sweet Baby (3:40)
  6. 6 Beauty Hula (2:22)
  7. 7 Rum and Coca Cola (2:54)
  8. 8 Longer (3:22)
  9. 9 Get Hep to Swing (2:30)
  10. 10 Koula (2:53)
  11. 11 Sweet Someone (1:43)
  12. 12 Kumu Kalidadidi (1:44)
  13. 13 I Just Called to Say I Love You (5:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Na Leo Pilimehana Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Dan Fogelberg Composer
Brian Setzer Composer
Paul Baron Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Morey Amsterdam Composer
Na Leo Pilimehana Composer, Producer, Liner Notes
Jeri Sullivan Composer
Nalani Choy Composer
Tony Hugar Engineer
Andy Cummings Composer
Dean Ono Engineer
Kevin Engineer
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