Liz Damons Orient Express: Woota Feelin Good


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Liz Damons Orient Express: Woota Feelin Good
Artist: Liz Damons Orient Express
Title: Woota Feelin Good

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An unexpected slice of funk from Liz Damons Orient Express a successful pop music troupe from 1970s Hawaii. Culled from an obscure corner of the groups catalog of classy cover songs Woota Feelin Good is a welcomed departure into original funk- and-groove territory penned by bassist Dennis Osurman and drummer Randy Isaki. Visitors to Hawaii in the early 1970s fell in love with Liz Damons Orient Express for its enchanting renditions and captivating stage presence - and of course an attractive lead singer. Liz and her backing band dubbed Orient Express for its all-Asian lineup of musicians gained an ever-growing fanbase in the early 1970s as the house band at one of Waikikis most popular venues: the Garden Bar at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The group signed to Makaha Records to release its first single 1900 Yesterday and soon released its eponymous debut in 1970 an LP of tasteful arrangements of the days pop tunes including The Beatles and Burt Bacharach. Liz Damons Orient Express released a handful of albums and singles during its career mostly on Lizs own imprints Delilah and Doncey. Their busy tour schedule found them traveling the mainland US and internationally. Eventually the band relocated to Las Vegas in the mid-1970s to better accommodate the demands of being an in-demand touring band. When Aloha Got Soul approached Liz Damon in 2018 about this hard-to-find 45 on Doncey Records the singer had practically forgotten the song altogether. Woota it seems was the result of a one-off recording session that went down at Hollywoods Annex Studios during a US tour in the late 1970s. Even Randy Isaki the bands drummer and lead arranger brushed the song off as less- than-memorable. Isaki did however recall that radio and nightclub disc jockeys in Chicago were hip to the record even if Woota was a few stomps slower than 120BPM. In 2020 Woota is poised to find its way onto playlists of off-the-beaten-path grooves and into crates of almost-forgotten funk.

1.1 Woota Feelin Good
1.2 Crazy Mixed Up Girl

H 0.10
W 7.35
L 7.35

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