Album Review: J Boog – Backyard Boogie

September 28, 2011

It’s easy to get confused about J Boog, it seems. Firstly it’s easy to confuse his name with the rapper, also from California, called JBoog. Secondly, it’s easy to get confused as to his background: often described as Hawaiian he is in fact of Samoan descent and simply resides in Hawaii. But there is nothing confusing about J Boog‘s music: it’s immediate straight-from-the-heart stuff; soft R&B tinged roots and lovers vibes.

Following June’s excellent self titled teaser EP, his second album – again on Hawaiian label Wash House Music and bearing some big singles as well as two tracks from the EP – is here. Don Corleon Major rhythm smash Let’s Do It Again makes an unsurprising return while duet, with fellow Polynesian Fiji, Every Little Thing shows up as a bonus track.

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