KENICHI ENOMOTO with TORIRO MIKI
Enoken Meets Toriroh (2 CDs)
Enoken (1904-1970) is known as the comedy king of showa, very popular in Japan before and after the second world war, appearing in films, operettas, theater, radio and TV. This 2 CD set is a collaboration with the great composer Toriroh Miki. Disc 1 features music performed by Enoken from his film career, written by Toriroh. Disc 2 is of Enoken's legendary radio programmes including comedy and drama. Listening to this, gives a real taste of 1940s and 50s Japan.
Best Collection of Enoken
Great 2 CDcollection that includes Enoken's last recordings and rare tracks.
Best Collection of Enoken - Complete
Tracks not included on other compilations, including some rare tracks.
SAKON MIYAGAWA SHOW
That's Rokyoku Show (2 CDs)
Sakon Miyagawa Show were a humorous rokyoku trio from Osaka, featuring Sako Miyagawa, Kazuo Matsushima and Teruo Akatsuki. This is their complete album, the 4 tracks from their two albums recorded in the 1970s on CD1 and 13 kayokyoku (pop) tracks by Matsushima and Akatsuki and an unreleased live recording by Sakon Miyagawa Show.
1. Tochuuken Un-uemon 2. Hana no Kodokan 3. Denchu Matsu no Rouka 4. Bushi no Nasake
1. Mabuta no Haha 2. Ah Oyaji San 3. Kokoro no Sakazuki 4. Baka na Aitsu 5. Ninkyo no Hanamichi 6. Jinsei Meototabi 7. Ninkyo-do 8. Shigarami Jingi 9. Arima Bojo 10. Omoide no Yado 11. Nakimushi Yowamushi Haha Koishi 12. Tabisugata Kobe-kou 13. Tokushima no Onna 14. Shintaro San
Nanjarahowers were a 1940s comic band from Osaka, led by a lady called Miss Taeko, with three other musicians. Not much more is known about the group, except they made some wonderful music. This is an album of all their recorded output, 10 tracks, originally released as 78s released by Taihei Records during the Second World War, and two songs released after the war when the group performed under the name of Miss Taeko and Her Group.
1. Warau Rhythm 2. Nan de Show 3. Bikkuri Show 4. Yaten Fuukei 5.Ikaga de Show 6. Omoshiroi de Show 7. Akireta de Show 8. Nanjara Chushingura 9. Nanjara Jikyokugaku 10. Nanjara Jidaigeki 11. Warai no No Stop 12. Banjo OK
Utae Zoushi - Uta no Tabi (Journey of Songs)
Fantastic old recording of Shoji Utae, eldest sister of legendary manzai (comedy) sister trio Kashimashi Musume. Utae sings her version of minyo with jazz and latin style sounds. Rare recordings, 26 tracks with two manzai performances by her teachers Eiji Togami and Kimie Azuma.
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