While not The Sunday Manoa's third album, it was the third under this lineup and the title Sunday Manoa 3 signified the musical unity in the group. Along with Guava Jam and Cracked Seed, Sunday Manoa 3 made the group an entity not to be messed with, and one could not enter a household without hearing such songs as "Iuka O Kokee" (composed by folk artist Buffy Sainte-Marie), "Ka Lama A'e One", "Pupuhinuhinu/Kahuli Aku" and "Eleu Mikimiki. For this effort the group introduced the dobro, electric fiddle, and banjo to their sound, which broadened their following in and out of Hawaii. The alba was also known for "A Hawaiian Lullaby," complete with a string section making this one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded, Hawaiian or otherwise.
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AllMusic Review by John Book