• Mel Calvin & The Kokonuts

    Mel Calvin & The Kokonuts (Kaimuki, Honolulu, HI)

    Personnel :

    Mel Cabang "Mel Calvin" (Lead)

    Discography :

    1962 - I Love You / My Mummy (Bertram International 215)

    Biography :

    Comedian, singer, actor, Mel Cabang, aka the Legend in Hawaii and Uncle Mel is also known in 1962 as Mel Calvin.  Mel was born on the big island of Hawaii and graduated high school in 1960, later receiving a bachelor’s degree in music and a minor in psychology.

                                                                                                    Bob Bertram

    He wanted to teach music but ended up being a musician in his own first band under the name of Mel Calvin & the KoKonuts with some Kaimuki boys. They cut one single for Bertram. Bertram owned several labels, including Lariat, whose artists included Joe Maphis, Polynesian (which released hula records aimed at the tourist trade) and Bertram International, which recorded rock & roll.

    Songs :

    I Love You                                          My Mummy


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