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And Float Away

by The Alonzo Spirit Band

Pop, island, upbeat and soul soothing songs, beautiful harmonies, all filled with the spiritual vibe of the island of Hawaii -- 11 originals plus A Beautiful Morning and My Sweet Lord recorded on the Big Island by an All-Star band of singers and musicians
Genre: Pop: Sunshine Pop
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1. Aloha Au I Ke Ola
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2. A Beautiful Morning
2:57 $0.99
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3. The River Rolls Back
3:17 $0.99
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4. My Sweet Lord
4:34 $0.99
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5. Lead Me Home
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6. Walkin' in the Light
3:09 $0.99
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7. It's the Way
3:06 $0.99
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8. Ride On Soul Rider
3:10 $0.99
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9. Cosmic Cadillac
3:12 $0.99
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10. Moonlight On the Snow
3:56 $0.99
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11. A Place for You (Meditation)
3:53 $0.99
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12. Angels Song
2:32 $0.99
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13. And Float Away
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“…An All-Star Band of Hawaii’s many talented musicians and artists…award winners, great talent…there are some really deep lyrics and all of it feels inspired.” - North Hawaii News

The Alonzo Spirit Band’s aim is simple -- to share the upbeat, joyful, soulful vibe on the Big Island of Hawaii through pure, happy pop songs mixed with the sounds of the island -- all to impart a positive, spiritual vibration. “The idea,” says songwriter and producer, Alan “Alonzo” Rosen, “is to put something positive out there into the world.”

You can’t be unhappy in Hawaii, and it stands to reason you can’t be unhappy listening to the Alonzo Spirit Band.

This All-Star studio group of musicians and singers -- including Grammy Award and Hoku (Hawaiian Music Award) winners was recruited by Rosen, former television writer/producer (Elvis Meets Nixon), to record the songs that began to come to him initially through mostly meditation and dreams.

Among the amazing All-Stars recruited by “Alonzo” to bring forth the Alonzo Spirit Band are:

Damon Williams -- a star in Hawaii for two decades since a teenager, his most recent CD, the trio The Brown Boys just concluded a two-month run at #1 in the islands; Sonny Lim, two-time Hawaiian Music Lifetime Achievement Award winner, played on Grammy Award winning album (Slack Key Guitar Volume Two); his sister Lorna Lim, also a Hawaiian Music Lifetime Achievement Award winner; all three members of the instrumental group Kohala -- including Grammy Award winning producer (Slack Key Guitar Volume Two) and Alonzo Spirit Band engineer Charles Brotman and vocalist Rupert Tripp, Jr.; guitarist Pat Eskildsen, from the Grammy nominated group, Kahulanui; and the Bump City Horn section, who also played on the Grammy nominated Kahulanui CD. The harmonies and beautiful blend of sisters Ginger Bertelmann and Melissa Samura round out the sound.

There are no negative songs or dark songs here, no ‘My baby left me and broke my heart and I wanna die.’ No angry lyrics, and no cynicism, either. The songs are upbeat, happy, evocative of the islands and soul soothing.

There’s the buoyant pop “Aloha Au I Ke Ola” (translation: I love my life); the blues/rock shuffle “Walkin’ in the Light”; the fun fifties’ rock ‘n’ roll pastiche of “Cosmic Cadillac”; plus The Rascals’ joyful “A Beautiful Morning” and George Harrison’s #1 great song, “My Sweet Lord” both re-imagined and given the island sound. Also sweet ballads with meditative lyrics such as “Moonlight on the Snow,” “Lead Me Home,” “It’s the Way” and “Angels Song.” The CD caps off with the title song, a gentle and melodic jazz/pop duet featuring Damon Williams and sultry singer Iris Downey.

Wherever you are in the world, The Alonzo Spirit Band is ready to transport you to the peaceful and spiritual vibe of the Big Island of Hawaii through music that will make you smile and warm your soul. As the title song promises, “just close your eyes And Float Away…”


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