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The Best Songs of Bellwood (3 CDs)

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The Best Songs of Bellwood (3 CDs)

Ref: FSD7083


Price: 29.99

Bellwood was a pioneering folk label from King Records, who released many of the main artists of this movement in the early 1970s such as Eiichi Ohtaki, Happy End, Morio Agata, Haruomi Hosono, Akiko Yano, Hachimitsu Pie, Wataru Takada and others. This 3 CD compilation, celebrating the label's 45 years anniversary, features these artists and others with some of their best known songs.

CD 1

1. Happy End / Haru Yo Koi 2. Happy End / Hi Kara Ha Kuchi 3. Happy End / Hanaichimonme 4. Happy End / Kaze Wo Atsume Te 5. Happy End / Juunigatsu No Ame No Hi 6. Eiiichi OhtakI / Sora Tobu Kujira 7. Eiichi Ohtaki / Koi No Kisha Poppo 8. Eiichi Ohtaki / Yubikiri 9. Eiichi Ohtaki / Midare Kami 10. Happy End / Aiaigasa 11. Happy End / Sayonara Toori 3 Banchi 12. Happy End / Sayonara America Sayonara Nippon 13. Haruomi Hosno / Koi wa Momoiro 14. Hachimitsu Pie / Hey No Ue De 15. Hachimitsu Pie / Yoru Ha Shizuka Toori Shizuka

CD 2

1. Wataru Takada / Shirami no Tabi 2. Wataru Takada / Seigatsu no Gara 3. Wataru Takada / Tosei Heiwa-bushi 4. Wataru Takada / Koufu No Inori 5. Wataru Takada / Watashi no Aozara 6.Morio Agata / Daidougei Jin 7. Morio Agata / Oosou Machi 8. Kyozo Nishioka / Circus Ni Ha Pierrot Ga 9. Kyozo Nishioka / Haruichiban 10. Masato Tomobe / Ippon Michi 11. Gomanohae / Tomeko Chan Tara 12. Ryo Kagawa / Konbanha O Tsuki San 13. Ryo Kagawa / Kakashi No Blues 14. Misato Minami / Shanghai Kaeri 15. Wataru Takada / Jitensha Ni Notte([Folk Guitar]ver.)

CD3

1. Hitoshi Kumuro / Ame Ga Sora Kara Fure Ba 2. Hitoshi Komuro / Age Masu 3. Hitoshi Komuro / Hiei Oroshi 4. Rokumensen '09 / Shuppatsu No Uta 5. Rokumonsen / Howanpoueru No Machi 6. Rokumonsen / Omokagebashi Kara 7. Kazuhiko Yamahira / Housou Kinshi Uta 8. Ryo Kagawa / Kyoukun 1 9. Kyozo Nishioka / Pukapuka 10. The Dylan II / Konna Tsukiyo Ni Ha 11. The Dylan II / Tsuihou No Uta 12. Goro Nakagawa / Me & Bobby Mcgee 13. Takao ito / Ashita Ha Kitto 14. Morio Agata / Akairo Elegie 15. Morio Agata / Boku Ha Tenshi Ji Ya Nai Yo 16. Akiko Yano / Owari No Kisetsu -tokubetsu Shuuroku- 17. Akiko Yano & Haruomi Hosono / Rock a Bye Bye My Baby -tokubetsu Shuuroku-

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Nippon no Hito (SHM-CD)

HIS

Nippon no Hito (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD7070


Price: 21.99

Originally released in 1991. HIS (Hosono, Imawano, Sakamoto) were a trio featuring Haruomi Hosono, Kiyoshiro Imawano and Fuyumi Sakamoto. This album came out at the height of the 'world music' boom in Japan and was a kind of take by three famous musicians, (Hosono is best known as a member of YMO and Imawano with RC Succession) on what is Japanese music in the context of the wider world. There's a lot of humour involved with their 'ondo' version of Purple Haze and on other tracks, mostly perfromed acoustically. They got together to perform again in 2006 and orginally emerged from a different version of the trio without Hosono, called SMI. Comes with two bonus tracks, Oh My Love by Fuyumi Sakamoto and Hosono's Shiawase Happy. Watch the video of Purple Haze Ondo.

1. HIS Theme 2. Purple Haze (Ondo) 3. Yozora No Chikai 4. Aitakute Aitakute 5. Wataridori 6. 500 Miles 7. Koibito Wa Inai 8. Oyasumi Mousugu Aeru 9. Ski Ski (Suki Nano) 10. Ritmo De Chunga 11. Young Bee 12. Therapy 13. And I Love Her 14. Nippon No Hito 15. Oh. My Love -radio Kara Ai No Uta- 16. Shiawase Happy

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Gleaming Crayon

KAZUKI TOMOKAWA

Gleaming Crayon

Ref: FSD7067


Price: 21.99

Thirty Third album from the poet, singer, artist, bicycle race commentator, essayist, actor, drinker, gambler also known as the 'screaming philosopher'. Japanese vagabond poet. Born in 1950, Tomokawa was inspired by Bob Dylan and others and in the early 1970s was part of the folk boom in Japan, setting his poems to music. He has gone on to have a varied career as an actor, artist among other things. He was the subject of a film by French filmaker Vincent Moon which won several awards. This album features musicians from the groups Pascals on drums, percussion, cello, accordion, piano, alto saxophone adding a different dimension.

1. Gleaming Crayon 2. Tobu Tame no Sora 3. Yuraku 4. Shinda Otoko Ni 5. Yume no Ban'nin 6. Daen no Hitsugi Arakaruto 7. Kakumei no Asa 8. Tsutsuji 9. Tokoku no Kiki 10. Omowaku no Dorei 11. San Oni no Nodobue

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Town Girl Blue

MARIKO HAMADA

Town Girl Blue

Ref: FSD7062


Price: 24.99

Pianist and singer produced by Makoto Kubota. Mix of original songs with some covers, with some sung in English. There's a great atmosphere on this album, at times nostalgic and others uplifting. Great vocals, mix of influences and styles. Mariko was a relative late comer to the music scene, releasing her first album aged 34 in 1998 which became a kind of cult hit, and was re-released three years later. Since then she has worked with Otomo Yoshihide and others on various projects. This is her sixth original album. Listen to all tracks on the album trailer.

1. Kanate E 2. You Don't Know Me 3. Myojo 4. Chat Noir 5. Since I Fell for You 6. Shijima 7. Nanimonai Love Song 8. Yakumo 9. Ai de Koroshitai 10. Mate 11. Haru no Arashi no Yoru no Tejinaji

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Hojikingson-san no Iu Koto ni Wa

OSAMU OKUNO

Hojikingson-san no Iu Koto ni Wa

Ref: FSD6998


Price: 19.99

First album for thirteen years from the veteran singer/songwriter, Okuno was one of the original folk artists from the 1960s and 70s cafe scene, who started playing as a teenager after seeing Pete Seeger in concert in Kyoto. Aside from playing solo he also played with groups including Super Human Crew and Honey Pie. This is a much anticipated album, from a much loved musician. Okuna (guitar, harmnica) is joined by Hiroshi Funato (double bass), Meme (steel pan) and Shonen Yoshida (cello)

1. Hojikingson-san 2. Sayonara Happiness 3. Kutsu-migaki no Sora - Shoeshine Boy Shinjuku '69 4. Watashini wa 5. Kyonen no Natsu 6. Daburin kara 7. Afureru Mono 8. Wareware 9. Furari Furafura 10. Omoidasu anogoro wa 11. Harmonica ni Awasete.

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Futura Ancient Harmony

HARMONICA CREAMS

Futura Ancient Harmony

Ref: FSD6963


Price: 19.99

Japan has long held a love affair with Celtic music and this trio have become probably Japan's biggest Celtic export. Leader and harmonica player Yoshito Kiyono is based in Paris and calls their music 'Celtic Blues'. He is joined by Aiko Obuchi on fiddle and Koji Nagao on guitar. Harmonica Creams won first prize at the 2012 Ortiguerira Festival of Celtic World, the first time for a band from outside the Celtic region. This is their fourth album and features several guests including Brian Finnegan of Flook on tin whistle, Calum Stewart on Uilleann pipes, and accordion player Xabi Aburruzaga from Spain where the album was recorded.

1. Axis Mundi 2. Saint Sebastien 3. Ten days ten months 4. Garage de Rome 5. Kaprekar # 6174 6. Asturias Wind 7. Dance of Quadra 8. Arriba 9. Time Thief 10. My Song 11. Freesia

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Meta

METAFIVE (Yukihiro Takahashi x Keigo Oyamada x Yoshinori Sunahara x Tomohiko Gondo x Leo Imai)

Meta

Ref: FSD6912


Price: 19.99

Metafive are a bit of a supergroup in Japan who have occasionally played live at festivals. Finally, the group release their first studio album. Each member is a well known musician from various scenes in the music world (electronic, techno, Shibuya, dub, rock), bringing with them a unique perspective, their talents combined with great effect.

1. Don’t Move 2. Luv U Tokio 3. Maisie’s Avenue 4. Albore 5. Gravetrippin’ 6. Anodyne 7. Disaster Baby 8. Radio(META Version) 9.W.G.S.F. 10. Split Spirit(META Version) 11. Whiteout 12. Threads

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Going Home

YUJI HAMAGUCHI

Going Home

Ref: FSD6867


Price: 20.99

Third album from the bluesman 'discovered' by Makoto Kubota. Features Haruomi Hosono on bass and drummer Daichi Ito. Mix of covers and original tunes. Watch the amazing video.

1. Happy Birthday. Mr. Cameraman 2. Welcome Pickin' - Caravan 3. Spring Power 4. Wakinotani 5. Lucky Train - Freight Train - My Grandfather's Clock 6. Amazing Grace Slide 7. Hangover Shuffle 8. The Entertainer 9. Thank You. Mississippi John Hurt 10. Shibinawa Blues 11. Tokyo Summit 12. Short Time Minor 13. Great Dream From Heaven 14. Gymnopedie No.1 15. Mississippi Blues 16. Arigato. Tokie Robinson 17. Shiawase

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Going Home (Vinyl LP)

YUJI HAMAGUCHI

Going Home (Vinyl LP)

Ref: FSL6868


Price: 32.99

On Vinyl. Third album from the bluesman 'discovered' by Makoto Kubota. Features Haruomi Hosono on bass and drummer Daichi Ito. Mix of covers and original tunes. Watch the amazing video.

1. Happy Birthday. Mr. Cameraman 2. Welcome Pickin' - Caravan 3. Spring Power 4. Wakinotani 5. Lucky Train - Freight Train - My Grandfather's Clock 6. Amazing Grace Slide 7. Hangover Shuffle 8. The Entertainer 9. Thank You. Mississippi John Hurt 10. Shibinawa Blues 11. Tokyo Summit 12. Short Time Minor 13. Great Dream From Heaven 14. Gymnopedie No.1 15. Mississippi Blues 16. Arigato. Tokie Robinson 17. Shiawase

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From KatsuUra

YUJI HAMAGUCHI

From KatsuUra

Ref: FSD6793


Price: 21.99

From the deep south of Japan (well, Wakayama prefecture actually) this is the first 'major' album by 60 year old Japanese blues sensation Yuji Hamaguchi. Mostly his own tunes, but includes Erik Satie, Tennessee Waltz, Rally Round the Flag. All beautfully played. The Japanese Seasick Steve, sort of. Produced and mixed by Makoto Kubota. Click watch for a video of Big City Farewell.

1. Dr. O's Rag 2. Ethnic Wind 3. Geronimo 4. Gnossiennes No. 1 5. Big City Farewell 6. Autumn Petals - Amazing Grace 7. Bamboo Blues 8. Hexagon Blues 9. Manha de Carnaval 10. Triste Fragrancia 11. Tennessee Waltz 12. Blues from KatsuUra 13. Picnic 14. Rally 'Round the Flag

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Made in Wakinotani - Chikurin Power no Yume

YUJI HAMAGUCHI

Made in Wakinotani - Chikurin Power no Yume

Ref: FSD6794


Price: 19.99

First album from 1997 plus 3 tracks from an EP called 'Our Hearts' remastered by Makoto Kubota. Blues, country, folk, ragtime from self taught guitarist who came to prominence in 2014.

1. Long Lost Dream 2. Myoho Sunset 3. Ethnic Wind 4. Half Moon Serenade 5. Triste Fragrancia 6. Friday Wine Step 7. Full Moon Awaiting Spring 8. Cutie Shorty 9. Arareya And Moon 10. Sunday Morning Pickin' 11. Bamboo Flower Bonus Tracks 12. Hometown 13. Twilight Moon 14. Seacoast


Coffee Blues - Wataru Takada wo Utau

REN TAKADA

Coffee Blues - Wataru Takada wo Utau

Ref: FSD6780


Price: 23.99

It's 10 years since the death of Wataru Takada, folk singer, actor and poet. He was the son of the poet and activist Yutaka Takada. On this album, Wataru's son Ren Takada plays his father's songs. Ren Takada, aside to being a solo musician and composer, plays with YMO, Haruomi Hosono and Yukihiro Takahashi's group Pupa, Tei Towa and Quruli.

1. Jitensha ni Notte 2. Coffee Blues 3. Onajimi no Mijikai Tefami 4. Zeni ga Nakerya 5. Keizu 6. Watashi no Aozora 7. Himawari 8. Fishing on Sunday 9. Ame no Hi 10. Borbone Street Blues 11. Honto wa Minna 12. Brother Ikken 13. Seikatsu no Gara 14. Kutsu ga Issoku Attanara


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Ikiteru Song - All Time Best

WATARU TAKADA

Ikiteru Song - All Time Best

Ref: FSD6785


Price: 23.99

Best of album from his debut in 1969 onwards. 19 tracks, including two live recordings. Click Listen to watch one of the live songs on this album.



Eiichi Ohtaki (Bellwood LP Collection)

EIICHI OHTAKI

Eiichi Ohtaki (Bellwood LP Collection)

Ref: FSL6595


Price: 25.99

First album (1972) from the musician and composer who was also a member of Happy End. Tuneful folk/rock with a haunting beauty, with excerpts of some old tunes from the 1940s and beforehand, adding a twist.

Side 1.

1. Omoi 2. Sore wa Boku Janai Yo 3. Yubikiri 4. Binbou 5. Samidare 6. Uraraka

Side 2

7. Atsusa no Sei 8. Asaebou 9. Suisaiga no Machi 10. Midaregami 11. Koi no Kisha Poppo 12. Ikasuze! Kono Koi



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Early Eiichi Ohtaki (Bellwood LP Collection)

EIICHI OHTAKI

Early Eiichi Ohtaki (Bellwood LP Collection)

Ref: FSL6596


Price: 25.99

Includes singles and live recordings.

Side 1.

1. Sore wa Boku Ja Nai Yo 2. Koi no Kisha Poppo 3. Sora Tobu Kujira 4. Samidare 5. Omoi

Side 2.

6. Yubikiri 7. Binbou 8. Uraraka 9. Atsusa no Sei 10. Asanebou 11. Suisaiga no Machi 12. Midaregami 13. Ikasuze! Kono Koi 14. Inakamichi 15. Soto wa ii Tenki Da Yo 16. Sora Tobu Urarakasaida 17. Coconut Holiday



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Happy End (Bellwood LP Collection)

HAPPY END

Happy End (Bellwood LP Collection)

Ref: FSL6597


Price: 25.99

Third album from 1973, from the pioneering folk band featuring Haruomi Hosono, Takashi Matsumoto, Eiichi Ohtaki and Shigeru Suzuki.

Side 1.

1. Fuuraibou 2. Hisame Zuki no Sketch 3. Ashita Atari wa Kitto Haru 4. Mufuu Joutai

Side 2.

5. Sayonara Doori San Banchi 6. Aiaigasa 7. Inakamichi 8. Soto wa ii Tenki 9. Sayonara America Sayonara Nippon



City / Happy End Best Album (Bellwood LP Collection)

HAPPY END

City / Happy End Best Album (Bellwood LP Collection)

Ref: FSL6598


Price: 25.99

From 1973, best album of the group's output from 1970-72.

Side 1.

1. Haikarahakuchi 2. Kaze wo Atsumete 3. Dakishimetai 4. Juunigatsu no Ame no Hi 5. Hisame Zuki no Sketch 6. Fuuraibou

Side 2.

7. Hanaichimonme 8. Natsu Nandesu 9. Tobenai Sora 10. Haru yo Koi 11. Sayonara Doori San Banchi 12. Kakurenbo



Live!! Happy End (Bellwood LP Collection)

HAPPY END

Live!! Happy End (Bellwood LP Collection)

Ref: FSL6599


Price: 25.99

Recorded 1973, released 1974, after the band had disbanded.

Side 1.

1. Haikarahakuchi 2. Natsu Nandesu 3. Hisame Zuki no Sketch 4. Dakishimetai 5. Sora Tobu Uraraka Cider / Eiichi Ohtaki & Coconut Bank

Side 2.

6. Coconut Holiday / Eiichi Ohtaki & Coconut Bank 7. Mahci Yuki Mura Yuki / Kyozo Nishioka 8. Kyozo Nishioka / Haruichiban 9. Juunigatsu no Ame no Hi 10. Kakurenbo 11. Haru yo Koi



Singles - Happy End (Bellwood LP Collection)

HAPPY END

Singles - Happy End (Bellwood LP Collection)

Ref: FSL6600


Price: 25.99

Originally released in 1974, tracks from the group's three albums and solo material.

Side 1.

1. Koi no Kisha Poppo 2. Sore wa Boku Ja Nai Yo 3. Sora Tobu Kujira 4. Samidare 5. Koi wa Momoiro 6. Fuku wa Uchi Oni wa Soto

Side 2.

7. Juunigatsu no Ame no Hi 8. Hikarahakuchi 9. Hanaichimonme 10. Natsu Nandesu 11. Mufuu Joutai 12. Sayonara America Sayonara Nippon



Otome no Roman (Bellwood LP Collection)

MORIO AGATA

Otome no Roman (Bellwood LP Collection)

Ref: FSL6601


Price: 25.99

From 1972, includes Agata's big hit Sekishoku Elegy and other early 70s folk tunes. Sensitive vocals, minimalist sound, and rather beautiful.

Side 1.

1. Sekishoku Elegy (single version) 2. Otomo no Roman 3. Haru no Shirabe 4. Bararuri Gakuen 5. Amagasa 6. Onna no Yujo

Side 2.

7. Daido Geinin 8. Kyokubadangoya (Sonyukyoku: Utsukushiki Tennen) 9. Denki Bran 10. Aki no Shirabe 11. Sekishoku Elegy 12. Kimi no Heart wa Queen dayo 13. Fuyu no Sanatorium 14. Seien Yakyoku



Hosono House (Bellwood LP Collection)

HARUOMI HOSONO

Hosono House (Bellwood LP Collection)

Ref: FSL6602


Price: 49.99

Haruomi Hosono's first solo album after leaving Happy End. Recorded at his home studio and originally released from the Belwood label in 1973. The 11 tracks have been digitally remastered by Hosono and YMO's engineer Mitsuo Koike. Considered, rightly so, as a masterpiece of Japanese rock history.

Side 1.

1. Rockaby My Baby 2. Boku wa Chotto 3. Choo-Choo Gatagoto 4. Owari no Kisetsu 5. Fuyu Goe

Side 2.

6. Party 7. Fuku wa Uchi Oni wa Soto 8. Juusho Futei Mushoku Tei Shuunyuu 9. Koi wa Momoiro 10. Bara to Yajuu 11. Aiaigasa

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Sentimental Dori (Bellwood LP Collection)

HACHIMITSU PIE

Sentimental Dori (Bellwood LP Collection)

Ref: FSL6603


Price: 25.99

Released 1973. Hachimitsu Pie are known as the precursors of Moonriders, yet their only album is considered a classic. They started life as the backing band for Morio Agata, metamorphising into Hachimitsu Pie before evolving into The Moonriders.

Side 1.

1. Hey no Ue De 2. Dote no Mukou ni 3. Boku no Shiawase 4. Kusuri ya San

Side 2.

5. Tsuri Ito 6. Hitchhike 7. Tsukiyo no Drive 8. Sentimental Doori 9. Yoru wa Shizuka Doori Shizuka 10. Kimi to Ryokou Kaban 11. Yoidore Dance Music



Go Aisatsu (Bellwood LP Collection)

WATARU TAKADA

Go Aisatsu (Bellwood LP Collection)

Ref: FSL6604


Price: 24.99

Originally released in 1971. First record from leading folk singer, with influences from Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, and humourous ironic style delivery, in the footsteps of Azenbo Soeda, a Showa era political singer. Happy End members (Haruomi Hosono, Eiichi Otaki, Shigeru Suzuki and Takashi Mastsumoto) appear on four tracks.

Side 1.

1. Go Aisatsu 2. Fired 3. Nenrin. Haguruma 4. Maguro ni Iwashi 5. Kekkon 6. Ice Cream 7. Jitensha ni Notte

Side 2.

8. Blues 9. Little Old Letter 10. Coffee Blues 11. Neage 12. Yuuyake 13. Zeni ga Nakerya 14. Nichiyoubi 15. Shirami no Tabi 16. Seikatsu no Gara 17. Folk Guitar Kyokousou



Musiques de Films (2 CDs)

TETSUROH KASHIBUCHI

Musiques de Films (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD6333


Price: 32.99

70 soundtrack compositions by Tetsuroh Kashibuchi, drummer with the legendary group Moonriders, to films and TV dramas. All tracks were chosen by Kashibuchi to showcase his 25 year career as a soundtrack composer.

CD1.

1. Midoriko No Concerto 2. Machikado No Mademoiselle 3. Requiem 4. Printemps-haru No Otome Tachi 5. Yume Miru Kisetsu 6. Angel Kiss 7. Futari No Symphony 8. Ai No Shouzou 9. Mou Hitotsu No Ashita-un Demain De Plus 10. Bouken Yarou No Ballade-youki Na Gang 11. Die Fraulein 12. Eiyuu Tachi No Kyuuen 13. Nettou Stadium 14. Beyond Dreams 15. Christmas Eve Jokyoku 16. Champagne No Furu Yoru-office No Koibito Tachi 17. Kimi Ha Boku Wo Suki Ni Naru! 18. Shouta No March 19. Haha To Ko No Kizuna 20. Takuya No Dai Dassou 21. Kanransha No Aru.basho 22. Day Care Land-nayamu Otoko 23. Maboroshi No Heishi Tachi 24. Izumi Ha Wakatte Kurenai 25. Uruwashi No Monet 26. Genda Keiji Toujou-yuuenchi De Dokkiri! 27. Mashina Ha Hitori Bocchi 28. Kouya No Kettou 29. Sekai No Doko Ni Demo Iru.futari 30. Savanna No Hibi-saraba Africa No Hi

CD2

1. Tsuri Baka Nisshi No Theme 2. Michiko San To Su San Ga Yattekita 3. Ainame Zuri Ni Chousen! 4. Hama Chan Ga Shachou Ni!? 5. Kamaishi Ondo 6. Iza.echizen Wakasa Nihonkai! 7. Ayako No Theme 8. Su San To Ayako No Wakare 9. Asayake No Tokyo Wan-tsuri Baka Nisshi.funade No Theme 10. Kazumi No Theme 11. Hama Chan To Su San.keiryuu Zuri He 12. Arashi No Ichiya 13. Atami Youjou No Elizabeth Gou 14. Tsuiseki! 15. Baba To Akane No Koi Monogatari 16. Tsuri Baka Dai Bouken! 17. Ending Theme 18. Hikari Ga Ippai 19. Kinjirareta Ai 20. Yakusoku-yomi No Kuni Kara No Tegami- 21. Uzumaki 22. Bicycle 23. The Search 24. Geshi 25. Kaisou 26. Kuon No Inori 27. Scandalo 28. In Love 29. Trust In Love 30. Life 31. Niji Wo Otte 32. Blue Moon 33. Kakuu No Sora 34. Aru To Nakama Tachi 35. Nakanaide 36. Cyclops Tai 37. Bernard Wiseman 38. Unnmei No Ya 39. Sora Ni Chiru 40. Uchuu Seiki Zero Zero Hachi Zero



Ensemble

REN TAKADA

Ensemble

Ref: FSD6335


Price: 26.99

Pedal steel guitarist and stringed instrument player Ren Takada (son of folk singer Wataru Takada) has been a support member of YMO, is a member of Yukihiro Takahashi's group Pupa, plays with Haruomi Hosono's World Shyness and releases solo albums too. This is his sixth album and features many of the musicians he has collaborated over the years including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius) Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Kishida (Quruli), Yukihiro Takahashi, Gondo Tomohiro, Tomoyo Harada, Hiroshi Takano and many others.

1. Kojin Teki Riyuu 2. Esoragoto 3. Shichi Gatsu 4. Aji 5. Furugutsu Ten 6. Machibouke 7. Nobara 8. Sabaku No Deisui 9. Glass 10. Sheebeg And Sheemore 11. Netsu No Naka 12. Hifukidake 13. All Night



1959

SOGGY CHEERIOS

1959

Ref: FSD6331


Price: 24.99

Group formed by Soichiro Suzuki (World Standard) and Masahiro Naoeda (Carnation) who were both born in 1959. Guest musicians are Haruomi Hosono, Keiichi Suzuki, Wataru Iga, Mahito Fujiwara, Yoriko Matsumoto and Tetsuya Yamamoto. High quality rock/folk from two veterans of the Japanese music scene with help from other luminaries.

1. Rock 'n' Roll Ga Sora Kara Futtekita Hi 2. Ashita Mo 3. Kaze yo Fuke Umi yo Nake 4. Shiranai Machi 5. Hyakuyattsu no Mado 6. Kimi ga Inai 7. Jukyu Ji Go Ju Kyu Fun 8. Zutto Zutto 9. Boku wa Inoshishi 10. Donten Yuuyami Ferry 11. Tonkatsu no Uta



Hotel Lilas (SHM-CD) (Cardboard Sleeve)

TETSUROH KASHIBUCHI

Hotel Lilas (SHM-CD) (Cardboard Sleeve)

Ref: FSD6319


Price: 22.99

First solo album from ex-Moonriders member originally released in 1983. Features Akiko Yano and guest musicians including Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono and Taeko Onuki.



Kanojo no Toki (SHM-CD) (Cardboard Sleeve)

TETSUROH KASHIBUCHI

Kanojo no Toki (SHM-CD) (Cardboard Sleeve)

Ref: FSD6320


Price: 22.99

Second solo album originally released 1985. Features duets with Akiko Yano, Taeko Onuki and Seri Ishikawa. Arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto.



Imakoso - Now's The Time to Change

PAK POE

Imakoso - Now's The Time to Change

Ref: FSD6298


Price: 25.99

Pak Poe is a Korean/Japanese singer/songwriter who has been singing and writing songs for decades, mostly living in Japan. He was once a member of the brilliant and underated Tokyo Bibimbap Club. Combining guitar, powerful vocals and Korean traditional instruments, he's never been afraid to tackle controversial issues in a country thats' musicians usually steer way clear of. This new album is up to his usual high standard. Mix of acoustic studio recordings and live rock band style. Listen to sound samples. Guest musicians are Maiko Isobe (violin), Junji Hirose (sax), Haa Yong Su (chango, kengari, nanrari)

1. Ima koso Nagare o Kaeru Toki 2. Yambaru no Kaze 3. SOS 4. Hana Sakashoura Yume Sakashoura 5. Mangekyo 6.Naniyue ni Hito wa 7. Piga Onda - Tegu no Asa 8. Redemption Song 9. Hibakusha



Get Together - Live in Tokyo

AKIKO YANO x HIROMI

Get Together - Live in Tokyo

Ref: FSD5987


Price: 27.99

Standard edition of above CD, of these two superb artists captured live in September 2011.

1. Children in the Summer 2. Anta Gata Afro 3. Cape Cod Chips 4. Lean on Me 5. Manabe Yo 6. Tsuki to Taiyou 7. Ringo Matsuri 8. Ramen Tabetai


Get Together - Live in Tokyo CD + DVD (SHM-CD Limited Edition)

AKIKO YANO x HIROMI

Get Together - Live in Tokyo CD + DVD (SHM-CD Limited Edition)

Ref: FSD5986


Price: 32.99

Live CD of the 'Get Together' concert of Akiko Yano and Hiromi Uehara in Tokyo on September 9th 2011. Limted edition comes as SHM-CD with live DVD of performance from the concert of the song Ramen Tabetai and with slipcase and booklet. Hiromi Uehara is a talented jazz pianist who has played at jazz festivals around the world such as Newport, Moers and toured with the Stanley Clarke Band.

1. Children in the Summer 2. Anta Gata Afro 3. Cape Cod Chips 4. Lean on Me 5. Manabe Yo 6. Tsuki to Taiyou 7. Ringo Matsuri 8. Ramen Tabetai

DVD - Ramen Tabetai


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Nagatsuki Kannatsuki (SHM-CD)

AKIKO YANO

Nagatsuki Kannatsuki (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5920


Price: 26.99

Live album of Akiko's first concert from 1976, mostly just piano and vocals.

1. Anta Ga Tadokosa 2. Awate Tokoya 3. Imomushi Gorogoro 4, Machibouke 5. Ame Furi 6. Aiaigasa 7. Kintarou 8. Ano Machi Kono Machi 9. Fuuta 10. Kimigayo 11. Tasshadena 12. Kinukaidou 13. Tsugaru Tour 14. Giants O Kouru Uta



Taeko Onuki Works 1983-2010 - CM/TV Music Collection

TAEKO ONUKI

Taeko Onuki Works 1983-2010 - CM/TV Music Collection

Ref: FSD5904


Price: 26.99

Taeko Onuki came to prominence in the early 70s as a singer/songwriter and member of the group Sugar Babe. She is a long time collaborator of Ryuichi Sakamoto, whose label Commmons release this album.



Daremo ga Erika wo Aishiteru

MORIO AGATA

Daremo ga Erika wo Aishiteru

Ref: FSD5907


Price: 27.99

Tango album from the always inventive veteran folk/world musician Morio Agata. Both original and covers with his own unique twist on tango.



Musicomix

MASAYUKI QUSUMI

Musicomix

Ref: FSD5765


Price: 26.99

Second album of humerous songs played by manga artist and musician Masayuki Qusumi. Ukulele, guitar, pianica, percussion, and other instruments, combine in a kind of light retro-pop, folk blues sound full of Japanese flavours and tastes.

1. Bokudake no Sen 2. Ai ga Tamago 3. We Love You, OK OK - Satoimo ga Oosugiru 4. Shobelcar Blues 5. Eguchi no Uta 6. Oka no Ue no Baka 7. Mukashi wa Yokatta 8. Chu Majin 9. Prince 10. All Day Soccer 12. Weekend Harvest



Zeigo

TSUNEKICHI SUZUKI

Zeigo

Ref: FSD5643


Price: 25.99

Tsunekichi Suzuki joined the group Cement Mixers as singer/guitarist in the 1980s who went on to record for a major label in 1990, and the following year joined Tsurereko Shachu as singer/accordion player. This is his first solo album originally released in 2006. His song 'Omoide' was used as the opening song of the TV drama 'Shinya Shokudo' which brought him to the attention of a wider public. On this album, Tsunekichi Suzuki (vocals, guitar, accordion) sings melancholic folk/blues accompanied by two musicians Kanji Nakao (clarinet, saxophone) and Takero Sekijima (tuba, recorder). Originally released on the wonderful Off-Note label.

1. Ekibyo no Kami 2. Aioo Yakyoku 3. Kunugi 4. Akahige 5. Summer Time 6. Worry Blues 7. Me ga Sameta 8. Ishi 9. Yabu 10. Mino Kun 11. Tabaco Nome Nome 12. Chichi no Waltz 13. Omoide 14. Ochawan



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Boukyou

TSUNEKICHI SUZUKI

Boukyou

Ref: FSD5644


Price: 25.99

Second solo album from Tsunekichi Suzuki on which he sings, plays guitar and accordion, all produced by the talented Yoshiki Sakurai of Lonesome Strings,Srada and many other bands. Superb cast of support musicians;Yoshiki Sakurai (acoustic & electric guitar, banjo, mandolin), Takero Sekijima (tuba, trumpet, recorder, bass recorder), Kanji Nakao (sax, clarinet, trombone, drums), Genichi Tamura (pedal steel, steel pan), Yoshiyuki Kawaguchi (harmonica, boran), Takayoshi Matsunaga (bass), Kunihiro Izumi (sax).

1. Umi no Mieru Saka 2. Wisky Blues 3. Ahiru 4. Dirty Old Town 5. Tori chan no Yume 6. Yoake no Monooto 7. Sabishii Toki niwa 8. Daikanjo 9. Namari no Heitai 10. Mizu no Naka no Onna"


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Crown Years - Best & Live (Blu-spec CD) (2 CDs)

MOONRIDERS

Crown Years - Best & Live (Blu-spec CD) (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5616


Price: 34.99

Best of album selected by the band members from their Crown Tokuma Music label years, to mark their 35 year anniversary. Includes rare live recordings.

CD1

1. Kurenai no Tsubasa 2. Sparkling Gentlemen 3. Mascat Coconut Banana Melon 4. Sakyu 5. Jealousy (single version) 6. Beep Beep Be All Right 7. Swimmer 8. Studio Musician 9. Jab Up Family 10. Itoko Doshi 11. Video Boy 12. Modern Lovers 13. Kanojo ni tsuite Shitteiru Nisan no Kotogara 14. Muboubi Toshi 15. Mizuno Naka no Knife 16. Yokubo 17. Elephant 18. Video Boy (single version) 19. Chika Suido (Kanal Dub) 20. Virginity (single version)

CD2

1. Video Boy 2. Groopy ni Kio Tsukero 3. Virginity 4. Back Seat 5. Onibi 6. Modern Lovers 7. Beep Beep Be All Right 8. Istanbul Mambo 9. Braddy Mary 10. Khabarovsk o Tazunete


Happy End City-Cover Book

VARIOUS

Happy End City-Cover Book

Ref: FSD5615


Price: 24.99

Album to celebrate 40 years since the debut of the highly influential band Happy End. City- Happy End Best Album was released in 1973, and this is a cover version of that album by artists who are fans of the group.

Happy End featured Haruomi Hosono, Takashi Matsumoto, Eiichi Ohtaki and Shigeru Suzuki and were one of the first groups to sing original rock music entirely in Japanese. They have even been called 'The Japanese Beatles' for the influence they had on subsequent music made in Japan.

1. Shigeru Izumiya - Haikara Hakuchi 2. Akiko Wada - Kaze Wo Atsumete 3. Louis Phillipe Quintet feat. Maki Nomiya (Pizzicato Five) & Dave Gregory (ex-XTC) - Dakishimetai 4. Otogibanashi - Juuni Gatsu No Ame No Hi 5. Hisamezuki No Sketch 6. Jim O'Rourke + Kahimi Karie - Fuuraibou 7. - Hanaichimonme 8. Onsoku Line - Natsu Nandesu 9. Tobenai Sora 10. Carnation - Haru Yo Koi 11. Junk Fujiyama - Sayonara Doori San Banchi 12. Hugtones - Kakurenbo & Kasekisaida.


Happy End ni Sasagu + (Blu-spec CD) (2 CDs)

VARIOUS

Happy End ni Sasagu + (Blu-spec CD) (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5629


Price: 34.99

Tribute album to the group Happy End, originally released in 1993, that at the time commemorated 20 years after they finished.

1. Chaka / Ashita Tenki ni Nare 2. Seishiro Kusunose / Natsu Nandesu 3. The Shin Shin Brothers / Furaibou 4. Reijo Ku / Hana Ichi Monme 5. Akira Tsukamoto (Heaven) / Kaze o Atsumete 6. Tomoko Tane / Shin Shin Shin 7. Scanch / Kakurenbo - Haikara Hakuchi 8. Marina Watanabe / Sorairo no Cleyon 9. Garden / Junigatsu no Ame no Hi 10. Zubizubans (Kyon, Jun Shimoyama, Akira Shimoyama, Whacho, Mishio Ogawa) / Sayonara America, Sayonara Nippon


Anata to Utaou

YAMORI (RYOKO MORIYAMA / AKIKO YANO)

Anata to Utaou

Ref: FSD5475


Price: 26.99

Two female veterans of the Japanese 'folk' scene get together to form a new duo. Ryoko Moriyama has been called the Japanese Joan Baez, and has been singing in her own style, having some major hits and a few minor ones too, for about forty years. Akiko Yano probably needs less introduction, singing folk, pop and other styles and collaborating with Little Feat, YMO, Pat Metheny, Chieftains and many more.

1. Kaze no Blanco 2. Aitsu wa ore o Shitteiru 3. Seishu no Hikari to Kage 4. Nageki no Fuchi ni Arutoki mo 5. Tadaima no Uta 6. Beautiful Dreamer 7. Tabi no Yado 8. Renai Sengen 9. Shinda Otoko no Nokoshita monowa 10. Onsen ni Ikou 11. Going Home 12. Watashitachi no Ashita 13. Anata to Utaou


Hikari wo Egaku Hito

YUICHI OHATA

Hikari wo Egaku Hito

Ref: FSD5421


Price: 26.99

Fifth album by talented folk/blues singer/songwriter/guitarist. Recorded in New York produced by Jesse Harris and Richard Julian. Strong songs, smoky vocals.

1. The Flag 2. If It`s Now 3. Leave Me Alone 4. Now And Then 5. Bubbles 6. Glimmering Light 7. River 8. Gotta Gotta 9. Kirin 10. Banjo 11. White Noise 12. Man Drawing The Light



Song Book 1 - Eichi Otaki Collection Vol. 1 (1980-1998)

VARIOUS

Song Book 1 - Eichi Otaki Collection Vol. 1 (1980-1998)

Ref: FSD5418


Price: 20.99

Eichi Otaki is a veteran Japanese musician who was a member of the seminal band Happy End, together with Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki and Takashi Matsumoto. He was also producer of the legendary group Sugar Babe. As a solo artist, he has released albums regarded as classics, and has been a succesful songwriter for other artists. This album is a collection of those original songs sung by a variety of different artists including a few sung by Otaki himself.

1. A Men De Koi Wo Shite - Niagara Triangle 2 2. Lemon Shower - Kaoru Sudo 3. Anatadake I Love You - Kaoru Sudo 4. Koi No Half Moon - Hiromi Ota 5. Saraba Siberia Tetsudou - Hiromi Ota 6. Aishuu No Coney Island - Momoe Yamaguchi 7. Kazega Fuitara Koimouke - Rie Nakahara 8. Ikasuze! Kono Koi - Toshiyuki Nishida 9. Lonely Teen Age Idol - Toshiyuki Nishida 10. Ookiino Ga Suki - Shannels with Epo 11. Hoshizora No Circus - Ruts and Star 12. Rock`n` Roll Taikutsu Otoko - Eichi Otaki 13. Rock`n`roll Good-bye - Seiko Matsuda 14. Pop Star - Miwako Ichikawa 15. Ureshii Yokan - Marina Watanabe 16. Ichigobatake De Tsukamaete - Seiko Matsuda 17. Kaze Tachinu - Seiko Matsuda 18. T-shirt Ni Kuchibeni - Ruts and Star 19. Yume De Aetara Ruts and Stars 20. Fjord No Shoujo - Eiji Otaki 21. Shiawase Na Ketsumatsu - Eiji Otaki


Cover Book 1 - Eichi Otaki Covers Vol. 1 (1982-2004)

VARIOUS

Cover Book 1 - Eichi Otaki Covers Vol. 1 (1982-2004)

Ref: FSD5419


Price: 20.99

Covers of Otaki songs by various artists, including some quite rare tracks.

1. Niagara CM Box - Rising Chart Band 2. Kaze Tachinu - Hiromi Ota 3. Canary Islands - Manami Momose 4. Koi Ha Merenge - Hiroko Mita 5. Yume De Aetara - Circus 6. Anata Dake I Love You - Mayu Kitaki 7. Yubikiri - Pizzicato Five 8. Velvet Motel - Wilmar 9. Summer Night In Riviera - Bossa Nova Cassanova 10. Akira No Saraba Siberia Tetudou - Akira Kobayashi 11. Fun X 4 - Hitoshi Ueki 12. Osaka Strat - Ulfuls 13. The Dokusho - Kohei Dojima Gakudan 14. T-shirt Ni Kuchibeni - Gospellers 15. Koisuru Caren - Chemistry 16. Bachelor Girl - Junichi Inagaki 17. Tantei Monogatari - Hiroshi Inoue


Omnibus 1 - Eichi Otaki First Album Cover (1980-2010)

VARIOUS

Omnibus 1 - Eichi Otaki First Album Cover (1980-2010)

Ref: FSD5420


Price: 25.99

Cover of Eichi Otaki's first album by various artists, newly recorded.

1. Omoi - Shione Yukawa 2. Sore wa Boku Janaiyo- Wataru Takada plus Osore 3. Yubikiri - Smooth Ace 4. Bimbo - Keichi Sogabe 5. Samidare - Tokyo's Coolest Combo 6. Uraraka - Haruko Kuwana 7. Atsusa no Sei - HMO Tokano Naka no Hito 8. Asanebo - Mayumi Kojima 9. Sui Saiga no Machi - Chip Shop Boys and Mikku Kakoi 10. Midare Gami - Seito Uchino 11. Koi no Kisha Popo Dai Nibbun - Hideki Kaji 12. Ikasuze Kono Koi - Toshiyuki Nishida


Horo 2010 (Blue-spec CD)

CHU KOSAKA

Horo 2010 (Blue-spec CD)

Ref: FSD5281


Price: 25.99

Originally released in 1975, Horo, was Chu Kosaka's breakthrough album. This is a new edition with some new vocals using the original master tapes. Backing musicians include Haruomi Hosono, Masataka Matsutoya. Shigeru Suzuki, Tatsuo Hayashi, Tatsuro Yamashita, Minako Yoshida and Akiko Yano. A classic of Japanese music, kind of folk and soul mixture.

1.Horo2010ver. 2. Kikansha 3. Bon Voyage Hatoba 4. Hisamezuki No Sketch 5. Yugata Love 6. Shirakechimauze 7. Ryusei Toshi 8.Tsurube Ito 9. Furaibo



Ieji - My Sweet Home

THE LAST SHOW

Ieji - My Sweet Home

Ref: FSD5253


Price: 26.99

First album for 34 years from the backing band of the legendary Shigeru Izumiya, folk singer and co-founder of For Life Records. Features guitarist Hirofumi Tokutake - aka Dr.K and guests including female singer Rina of Indigo Blue.

1. Strike Out 2. Danran 3. KC`s Blues 4.Tomo Ni Genki 5. Hitori Aruki 6. It-sore 7. Mashi Na Kurashi 8. Home 9. Wakeyouze 10. My Sweet Home 11. Fukukitaru 12. Sanzu River 13. Baby Won`t You Please Come Home



Sweet Children O' Mine

YUKAWA SHIONE

Sweet Children O' Mine

Ref: FSD5249


Price: 20.99

On the face it, you wouldn't expect this album to work, but in fact, it's quite brilliant. Pure voiced, angelic, female vocalist and actress, who has sung with Kuricoder Quartet and was in the film 'Linda, Linda, Linda' covers songs by Oasis, Radiohead, Pretenders and others, and manages to make them her own. Recorded in London. and contrary to the name of the Radiohead song she covers, quite a surprise. Gentle, folky style, feel good music.

1. Don't Look Back in Anger (OASIS) 2. To Be With You (Mr.BIG) 3. No Surprises (Radiohead) 4. Sweet Chid O'Mine (Guns n'Roses) 5. Don't Worry,Be Happy (Bobby Mcferrin) 6. I Want You Back (The Jackson Five) 7. Don't Get Me Wrong (The Pretenders) 8. Angel (AEROSMITH)



Uta Kata

MARIKO HAMADA

Uta Kata

Ref: FSD5250


Price: 24.99

Mariko is a pianist and singer who has released a string of solo albums and collaborated with Otomo Yoshihide among others. High quality songs, piano and vocals. 13 tracks.



Om-Rice (carboard sleeve)

KENJI ENDO

Om-Rice (carboard sleeve)

Ref: FSD5227


Price: 22.99

Digitally remastered re-release with cardboard sleeve of classic album by folk singer/songwriter Kenji Endo aka Enken. Enken was one of the original artists on the URC record label that pioneered Japanese folk and rock in the late 60s and 70s. His stablemates included Happy End and Kan Mikami. Om-Rice was originally released in 1983, was produced by Haruomi Hosono and features Miharu Koshi. The music has been described as 'dream ambient techno'.

1. Om-Rice 2. Podkayne no Shiroi Hana (instrumental) 3. Samui Asa 4. Romeo and Juliet 5. Komorebi no Gogo (instrumental) 6. Podkayne no Shioi Hana



Golden Best - Garo Anthology 1971-1977 (2 Blue-spec CDs)

GARO

Golden Best - Garo Anthology 1971-1977 (2 Blue-spec CDs)

Ref: FSD5002


Price: 28.99

Back in the 1970s, Garo were the Japanese Crosby, Stills and Nash, although they were actually Horiuchi, Hidaka and Ohno. They were hugely popular in the mid 70s until they broke up in 1975 after a short but successful career. This 2 CD set includes all their most popular songs. 36 tracks.



Folk Best 30 Vol. 1 (2 CDs)

VARIOUS

Folk Best 30 Vol. 1 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4157


Price: 26.99

The term 'folk' is quite seperate to 'minyo' - the Japanese term for local folk songs. Instead this was the term given to new songs influenced by US 60s folk groups, such as Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary and the Brothers Four, then a bit later Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger. The first stars of the folk movement were The Folk Crusaders.

Disc 1 : 1. The Folk Crusaders / Kaette kita Yopparai 2. The Folk Crusaders / Kanashikute Yarikirenai 3. The Folk Crusaders / Seinen wa Koya o Mezaeu 4. The Zootlebee / Mizumushi no Uta 5. Kazuhiko Kato & Osamu Kitayama / Ano Subarashii Ai o Moichido 6. Norihiko Hashida & Climax / Hanayome 7. Norihiko Hashida & Climax / Kaze 8. Itsutsu no Akai Fusen / Toi Skaini 9. Hiroshi Kamayatsu / Waga Yoki Tomoyo 10. Jacks / Karappo no Sekai 11. Jacks / Tokei o Tomete 12. Maki Asagawa / Yoru ga Aketara 13. The Rigannies / Umi wa Koishiteru 14. Jiro's / Senso o Shiranai Kodomotachi 15. Jiro Sugit / Otoko Doshi

Disc 2 : 1. Alice / Hashitteoideyo Koibito yo 2. Alice / Shushifu 3. Tulip / Maho no Kiiroi Kutsu 4. Tulip / Kokoro no Tabi 5. Tulip / Saboten no Hana 6. Toi et Moi / Aruhi Totsuzen 7. Toi et Moi / Sora yo 8. Toi et Moi / Daremo inai Umi 9. Moco Beaver Olive / Wasuretainoni 10. Moco Beaver Olive / Umi no Soko de Utau Uta 11. Rei Marimura & Time Sellers / Kyo mo Yumemiru 12. Four Saints / Chiisana Nikki 13. Lily / Watashi wa Naiteimasu 14. Happyend / Hanaichimonme 15. Happyend / Kaze o Atsumete



Folk Best 30 Vol. 2 (2 CDs)

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Folk Best 30 Vol. 2 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4155


Price: 26.99

Ever since the initial folk movement of the mid 1960s, the guitar became the instrument of choice for self expression. The folk boom lay the foundations of 'new music' and to some extent, the rock music movement of the 1970s.

Disc 1 : 1. The Folk Crusaders / Senso wa Shiranai 2. The Folk Crusaders / Hana no Kaori ni 3. The Folk Crusaders / Kigen Nisennen 4. Toi et Moi / Niji to Yuki no Ballad 5. Jiro's / Anatadake ni 6. Jiro Sugita / Anak (Musuko) 7. Modern Folk Fellows / Asayake no Nakani 8. Modern Folk Fellows / Sayonara wa Iwanaide 9. Norihiko Hashida & Schberts / Nihon no Tabi 10. Norihiko Hashida & Schberts / Sasuraibito no Komoriuta 11. Norihiko Hashida & Climax / Futaridake no Tabi 12. The Rigannies / Ochiba no Kisetsu 13. The Rigannies / Hana wa Dokoe Itta 14. Emanons / 500 miles 15. Noise Hamming / Puff

Disc 2 : 1. Tulip / Gin no Yubiwa 2. Tulip / Niji to Sneaker no Koro 3. Tulip / Boku ga Tsukutta Ai no Uta (Itoshi no Emily) 4. Alice / Toku de Kiteki o Kikinagara 5. Alice / Johnny no Komoriuta 6. The Rock Candies / Dokoka ni Shiawase ga 7. The Rock Candies / Ima wa ubete o 8. Shureeks / Saraba 9. Lily / Kokoro ga Itai 10. Akemi Hirokawa / 5 x 7 = 35 (Sorekara Soreheto) 11. Four Saints / Kibo 12. Castle and Gates / Ohanashi 13. Little Maggy / Yoake no Machi o Hashiro 14. The Floggies / Sokoni Yama ga atta 15. Jacks / Toi Uimi e Tabini deta Watashi no Koibito



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Rhapsody

RC SUCCESSION

Rhapsody

Ref: FSD3008


Price: 24.99

RC Succession were influenced initially by groups such as Happy End and the rock of Sadistic Mika Band. They started off as an acoustic folk group before modeling themselves on the Rolling Stones. For over 25 years they have been one of the most durable and popular rock bands, fronted by singer Kiyoshiro Imawano. Rhapsody is their classic live album released in 1980. It was made when the guitarist Reiichi Nakaido joined the group and they had recreated themselves as an energetic live act.



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A Long Vacation

EIICHI OHTAKI

A Long Vacation

Ref: FSD3009


Price: 24.99

Eiichi Ohtaki is a singer, musician and producer who has been involved in a number of seminal projects. Together with Takashi Mastsumoto, Haruomi Hosono and Shigeru Suzuki Shigeru he was a member of Happy End. He also produced the Sugar Babe album featured elsewhere on this list. This release commemorates the 20th anniversary of the original release from 1981 album of 'A Long Vacation' with a bonus track 'Sing a Long Vacation'. Long considered one of Japan's greatest rock albums packed with catchy melodies.



Omnibus 1 - Eichi Otaki First Album Cover (1980-2010)

VARIOUS

Omnibus 1 - Eichi Otaki First Album Cover (1980-2010)

Ref: FSD5420


Price: 25.99

Cover of Eichi Otaki's first album by various artists, newly recorded.

1. Omoi - Shione Yukawa 2. Sore wa Boku Janaiyo- Wataru Takada plus Osore 3. Yubikiri - Smooth Ace 4. Bimbo - Keichi Sogabe 5. Samidare - Tokyo's Coolest Combo 6. Uraraka - Haruko Kuwana 7. Atsusa no Sei - HMO Tokano Naka no Hito 8. Asanebo - Mayumi Kojima 9. Sui Saiga no Machi - Chip Shop Boys and Mikku Kakoi 10. Midare Gami - Seito Uchino 11. Koi no Kisha Popo Dai Nibbun - Hideki Kaji 12. Ikasuze Kono Koi - Toshiyuki Nishida


Horo 2010 (Blue-spec CD)

CHU KOSAKA

Horo 2010 (Blue-spec CD)

Ref: FSD5281


Price: 25.99

Originally released in 1975, Horo, was Chu Kosaka's breakthrough album. This is a new edition with some new vocals using the original master tapes. Backing musicians include Haruomi Hosono, Masataka Matsutoya. Shigeru Suzuki, Tatsuo Hayashi, Tatsuro Yamashita, Minako Yoshida and Akiko Yano. A classic of Japanese music, kind of folk and soul mixture.

1.Horo2010ver. 2. Kikansha 3. Bon Voyage Hatoba 4. Hisamezuki No Sketch 5. Yugata Love 6. Shirakechimauze 7. Ryusei Toshi 8.Tsurube Ito 9. Furaibo



Uta Kata

MARIKO HAMADA

Uta Kata

Ref: FSD5250


Price: 24.99

Mariko is a pianist and singer who has released a string of solo albums and collaborated with Otomo Yoshihide among others. High quality songs, piano and vocals. 13 tracks.



Strange Tomatoes

HUMMING KITCHEN

Strange Tomatoes

Ref: FSD4676


Price: 25.99

New release on Haruomi Hosono's Daisyworld. Humming Kitchen are a duo who appeared on the Hosono tribute album and the recent soundtrack, Goo Goo Date Neko de Aru. Mainly influenced by American roots music and 'Good Time' music of the late 60s and early 70s. Guest drummer is Tateo Hayashi of Tin Pan Alley.

1. Taxi Driver 2. Kaze no Atlas 3. Omlette Moon 4. Sakuraame 5. Bonjour Express 6. Kitchen Boycot 7. Ice Cream Baby 8. Daisy's Cafe 9. Olgor no Uta 10. Boy 11. Namiko Fudo 12. Aoi Canvas 13. Panorama no Oka


Strange Tomatoes

HUMMING KITCHEN

Strange Tomatoes

Ref: FSD4676


Price: 25.99

New release on Haruomi Hosono's Daisyworld. Humming Kitchen are a duo who appeared on the Hosono tribute album and the recent soundtrack, Goo Goo Date Neko de Aru. Mainly influenced by American roots music and 'Good Time' music of the late 60s and early 70s. Guest drummer is Tateo Hayashi of Tin Pan Alley.

1. Taxi Driver 2. Kaze no Atlas 3. Omlette Moon 4. Sakuraame 5. Bonjour Express 6. Kitchen Boycot 7. Ice Cream Baby 8. Daisy's Cafe 9. Olgor no Uta 10. Boy 11. Namiko Fudo 12. Aoi Canvas 13. Panorama no Oka


Happy End (paper jacket edition)

HAPPY END

Happy End (paper jacket edition)

Ref: FSD4162


Price: 19.99

First album from 1970 from the folk rock band featuring Haruomi Hosono (bass and vocals), Takashi Matsumoto (drums) Eichi Ohtaki (guitar, vocals) and Shigeru Suzuki (guitar, vocals). The group were heavily influenced by US West coast folk rock bands, especially Buffalo Springfield, and Happy End were one of the first groups to successfully put Japanese lyrics to Western folk / rock music. 12 tracks.



Live on Stage (paper jacket edition)

HAPPY END

Live on Stage (paper jacket edition)

Ref: FSD4163


Price: 19.99

Early live album now released in a limited edition paper jacket edition. 11 tracks



Singles

HAPPY END

Singles

Ref: FSD4164


Price: 19.99

Originally released in 1974, tracks from the group's three albums plus some solo material. The combination of Hosono's compositions and Matsumoto's profound lyrics describing everyday life had a long lasting influence on Japanese rock music.



Live

HAPPY END

Live

Ref: FSD4165


Price: 19.99

Another live album, this one with 11 tracks featuring some of their best known songs such as Natsu Nandesu, Coconut Holiday and Jun-ni Gatsu no Ame no Hi. Originally released in 1974.



City

HAPPY END

City

Ref: FSD4166


Price: 19.99

Best of album from 1973. 12 tracks including Kaze Wo Atsumete (used on the soundtrack to Lost in Translation). Happy End became one of Japan's most influential groups, their legacy being heard on groups from Cornelius to Pizzicato Five.



Happy End

HAPPY END

Happy End

Ref: FSD4167


Price: 19.99

Third and final studio album originally released in 1973. Nine tracks.



Taruphology

MORIO AGATA

Taruphology

Ref: FSD3748


Price: 25.99

Produced by Makoto Kubota. Morio Agata has been making records since the early 70s. He became known as one of the 'gentle generation' of singer/songwriters, influenced by American folk but with more than a nod to post and pre-war Japanese pop. Since the 1980s he became influenced by world music and has been a long time collaborator of Makoto Kubota and in the early 90s formed the excellent group Raizo. Kubota, in case you don't know, is one of Japan's most innovative and brilliant producers, whose most recent project, Blue Asia has gained international acclaim. This album celebrates 35 years since Agata's first record, is a mix of old and new material, some inspired by the author Taruho Inagaki. Tracks include a version of Tokyo Bushi, with Japanese lyrics set to Marching Through Georgia, that has become a standard folk tune in Japan, complete with a Northeastern Brazilian rhythm session and guest vocals from Haruomi Hosono, an Arabic/dub version of Submarine, a Gypsy meets Bellydance mix on the song Sexi Sexi, and other world influences. Strong songs, great production, highly recommended. 12 tracks plus one bonus mix of Tokyo Bushi.



Guineo Verde

MORIO AGATA

Guineo Verde

Ref: FSD3992


Price: 25.99

Album from 2004 by Morio Agato, this one of Caribbean / Latin influenced music. Guests includes Takuji Aoyagi (Little Creatures) as producer and guitarist and an array of guests from the Domincan Republic. Mostly laid-back lilting melodies, beautifully performed and produced. 10 tracks.



Sato Keiko Sensei Wa Zankoku Na Hito Desukedo

MORIO AGATA

Sato Keiko Sensei Wa Zankoku Na Hito Desukedo

Ref: FSD1842


Price: 26.99

Agata has been attracting a lot of attention recently for his unique style of singing tango and chanson, with production by the ever brilliant Makoto Kubota.



Makkurayami no Niramekko

HUMBERT HUMBERT

Makkurayami no Niramekko

Ref: FSD4586


Price: 26.99

Humbert Humbert is the male/female duo of Ryosei Sato and Yuho Sato. Their music, mostly original compositions, is largely influenced by American and Irish folk. This is their latest album.



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Akai Mi

HASHIKEN

Akai Mi

Ref: FSD2150


Price: 26.99

It's been three years since Hashiken released his last album. On his latest, this talented singer and songwriter injects latin and bossa nova influences into his folk pop songs. Includes his version of a song for the Okinawan roots idol Chitose Hajime.



3%

ISAMU SHIMOJI

3%

Ref: FSD3879


Price: 24.99

Isamu Shimoji is a folk style singer / songwriter from Miyako island in Okinawa. Strong voice, good songs accompanied by guitar. 13 tracks. 1. 3% 2. Hokori 3. Matsu no Ki Monogatari 4. Shinnen no Michi - Nishi e 5. Asuyaki Midun 6. Yapai Yapai 7. Ore wa Utatteiru 8. Shinpin Joto Densetsu 9. Seito-ya 10. Inutsu 11. The Nisha Takuitsu 12. Yadubasu 13. Mr.Kama no Kuro



Watashi O Danzai Seyo

NOBUYASU OKABAYASHI

Watashi O Danzai Seyo

Ref: FSD3000


Price: 25.99

From 1969. Nobuyasu Okabayashi comes from the same stable as Happy End (Harumi Hosono, Eiichi Otaki, Shigeru Suzuki Takashi Matsumoto) and like them played a Japanese version of American folk (in Dylan, Little Feat vain) and is highly respected as a pioneering artist. Happy End were his backing group when, like Dylan, he later controversially went electric.



Kaze Machi Roman

HAPPY END

Kaze Machi Roman

Ref: FSD1199


Price: 22.99

1971. Happy End are noted for being one of the first Japanese groups to perform original songs sang entirely in Japanese while influenced by western rock and folk. They are considered pioneers and their members included bassist/vocalist Haruomi Hosono (later of Yellow Magic Orchestra), guitarist/vocalist Eiichi Otaki, guitarist/ vocalist Shigeru Suzuki and drummer Takashi Matsumoto. The band lasted only four years from 1969 recorded three albums but have certainly left their legacy.Kaze Machi Roman is considered the best of those albums and includes the song Kaze Wo Atsumete, used in the soundtrack to the film Lost in Translation.



Japanese Girl

AKIKO YANO

Japanese Girl

Ref: FSD3003


Price: 25.99

From 1976 Japanese Girl was Akiko Yano's first album, produced by her first husband Makoto Yano.It was a big hit at the time but has stood the test of time as well. The LP came with an American side recorded with Lowell George and Little Feat in the US and a Japanese side, recorded in Japan featuring Haruomi Hosono. All songs were written by Akiko Yano. Akiko Yano has since gone onto a successful career playing her own unique music (sometimes compared to Kate Bush) somewhere in the jazz idiom and collaborating with many musicians from Japan and around the world, especially her home in New York.



Songs

SUGAR BABE

Songs

Ref: FSD3004


Price: 24.99

Released in 1975. This is the only album ever recorded by Sugar Babe, but it has long been considered a classic. It features Tatsuro Yamashita (vocals, guitar, keyboards later to have a successful solo career) Taeko Onuki (vocals) co- produced by Eiichi Otaki of Happy End. The album features some great tunes, influenced by American pop and 60s soul. It helped to spawn the Japanese pop scene in the 70s with its funky tunes such as "Down Town". The band broke up in 1976, although Yamashita and Onuki have gone on to successful solo careers.



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