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Popcon Age Chronicle 1975-1977

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Popcon Age Chronicle 1975-1977

Ref: FSD5696


Price: 19.99

The Yamaha Popular Song Contest, aka 'Popcon' was an audition organised by Yamaha from 1969 until 1986. The period on this album, during the popcon age, was a golden time for singer songwriters.This is a compilation of hit songs, many of the singer / songwriter variety, between 1975 and 1977.

1. Kyoko Kosaka / Omoide Makura 2. Junko Yagami / Shiawase No Toki 3. Hiroko Taniyama / Ohayou Gozaimasu No Boushi Ya San 4. Belle /Denwa 5. Kyoko Nakazawa / Machiwabite 6. Pia / Orgel No Koiuta 7. Akira Inaba / Wakatte Kudasai 8. Shigeru Amano / Uta Ha Yo Ni Tsure 9. Yoko Shibata / Mister Lonesome 10. Sandii / Goodbye Morning 11. Akira Inaba / Wakare 12. N.S.P. / Akai Ito No Densetsu 13. Jiraiya / Taai Mo Nai Boku No Uta Dakedo 14. Yukio Sasaki / Kimi Ha Kaze 15. Miyuki Nakajima / Wakare Uta 16. Masanori Sera & Twist / Anta No Ballad



Popcon Age - Cover Songs

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Popcon Age - Cover Songs

Ref: FSD5697


Price: 19.99

Compilation album of covers by popcon age artists and songs written for other artists by popcon artists.

1. Chage & Yuko Ishikawa / Futari no Ai Land 2009 2. Amin / Shiroi Page no Naka ni 3. Lili Iwabuchi / Salvia no Hana 4. Junko Yagami / Watashi no Uta no Kokoro no Sekai 5. Yuko Ishikawa / Kawa no Hotori ni 6. Hiroshi Madoka / Ettou Tsubame 7. Sandii / The Lord's Love (Anata) 8. Christal King / Naomi no Yume 9. Junko Yagami / You'll Take The Best Of Me 10. Mahaya Takagi / Memories -Oomoide ga Oosugite 11. Sandii / Wings Of Love (Kizutsuita Tsubasa) 12. Toshihiro Ito / Refrain 13. N.S.P / Uta wa Yo ni Tsure 14. Junko Yamagi / Sayonara No Kotoba 15. Mio Honda with Yukiko Sasaki / Time Goes By (Ai no Yukue) 16. Tohoku Shinkansen / September Valentine


NHK Special - 20 Years History (3 CDs Deluxe Edition) (HQCD)

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NHK Special - 20 Years History (3 CDs Deluxe Edition) (HQCD)

Ref: FSD5612


Price: 46.99

Compilation album to celebrate 20 years of the NHK programme, 'NHK Special'. Comes with detailed booklet. Artists include Ryuichi Sakamoto, Isamu Tomita, Kitaro, Jo Hisaishi, Takashi Wada among many others.

CD1

1. Edison / NHK Special Sound Logo 2. Ryuichi Sugimoto / Hokkyokuken No Theme 3. Ryuichi Sugimoto / Harukanaru Hokkyokuken 4. Jo Hisaishi / The Inners -Harukanaru Jikan No Kanata He 5. Jo Hisaishi / Fantasy-kakumo Soudai Naru Shou Uchuu- 6. Isamu Tomita / Tarou No Kuni No Monogatari 7. Rei Mugi / Orsay Bijutsukan No Theme 8. Haru / Odyssey-jokyoku 9. Haru / Io 10. Shikibu / Voice Of Time(Koka) 11. Shikibu / Tapestry(Tsuzure Ori) 12. Rei Mugi / Prado Bijutsukan Theme 13. Rei Mugi / Theme (Juugatsu No Akumu) 14. Shikibu / Renka(Tenkou) 15. Shikibu / Children Song 16. Rei Mugi / Shiroi Daichi 17. Jo Hisaishi / Brain & Mind Michi No Hikyou Heno Izanai 18. Jo Hisaishi / Emotion Eien No Haru 19. Planet Of Life-michi He No Okurimono- 20. Michiru Oshima / Chikyuu Jokyoku 21. Main Theme 22. Yoko Kanno / Mugen 23. Takashi Kako / Paris wa Moete Iruka

CD2

1. S.E.N.S. / Palace Memories 2. S.E.N.S. / Magic Warriors 3. Rei Mugi / Theme (Nijuuisseiki He No Aria) 4. Isamu Tomita / Kaidou Wo Yuku 5. Wong Wing Tsan / Unmei To Kizuna 6. Wong Wing Tsan / Yuuki To Inori 7. Yukiyo Nakamura / Main Title 8. Yukiyo Nakamura / Hana 9. Taro Iwadai / Planet Of Ocean 10. Adiemas / Beyond the Century 11. Toshiyuki Honda / Turning Point 12. Jo Hisaishi / Gene 13. Jo Hisaishi / Choral For Gene 14. Kitaro / Haha Naru Taiga 15. Kitaro / Toki Wo Koete 16. Hideki Tojo / Hoshizora Ni Tsutsumarete 17. Hideki Tojo / Yasashii Kimochi

CD3

1. Kiyoshi Yoshida / Haruka Na Tabi 2. Kiyoshi Yoshida / D.N.A. 3. Isamu Tomita / Theme 4. Ryuichi Sakamoto / Henkaku No Seiki Opening 5. Ryuichi Sakamoto / Henkaku No Seiki Ending 6. Takefumi Haketa / Bunmei No Michi Opening Theme 7. Takefumi Haketa / Hokori 8. Michiru Oshima / Rokujuusan Oku Nin No Chizu Main Theme 9. Michiru Oshima / Kodomotachi He No Manazashi 10. Takashi Wada / NHK Special Sound Logo 2 11. Hiroki Doi / Chikyuu Daishinka 12. Hiroki Doi / Shinjijitsu 13. Infinix / Theme 14. Infinix / Butterfly Effect 15. Rei Mugi / Parallel World 16. Hiroki Doi / Techno Crisis Ending Theme 17. Hiroki Doi / Undercover Report 18. Naoki Sato / Choukoku No Rekishi 19. Naoki Sato / Seimei No Sadame 20. Takefumi Haketa / Ushinawareta Bunmei Inca.maya Main Theme 21. Takefumi Haketa / Taiyou He No Sanka 22. Ann Sally and Haruomi Hosono / Smile



Showa Natsumero as Chosen by Hato Bus Guide Vol. 1

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Showa Natsumero as Chosen by Hato Bus Guide Vol. 1

Ref: FSD5630


Price: 19.99

Hato Bus tours is a bit of an institution in Japan. Their tours are very popular with Japanese as well as foreigners, with many different themes and interests. One such tour is a drive around Tokyo to popular sites, with the tour guide singing 'natsumero' popular old songs, a combination of the words 'natsukashi' (melancholy) and 'mero' (melody). This is an album of the original versions of some of the songs as chosen by those guides, many to do with various places in Tokyo. Very popular CD apparently, naturally with Hato Bus's more elder clients.

1.Columbia Rose 1st / Tokyo No Bus Girl 2. Chieko Baisho / Shitamachi No Taiyou 3. Masaru Shio /Kudan No Haha 4. Frank Nagai / Yurakucho De Aimashou 5. Yujiro Ishihara / Ginza No Koi No Monogatari 6. Hachiro Izawa / Aa Ueno Eki 7.Aki Yashiro / Namidagoi 8. Masayoshi Tsuruoka & Tokyo Romantica / Buenas Noches Tokyo 9. Mina Aoe /Ikebukuro No Yoru 10. Hachiro Kasuga / Otomi San 11. Yujiro Ishihara /Tokyo Night Club 12. Purple Shadows / Wakarete Mo Suki Na Hito 13. Yasuko Naito /Roppongi Lullaby 14. Ayumi Ishida /Blue Light Yokohama 15. Hiroshi Itsuki / Yokohama Tasogare "



Showa Natsumero as Chosen by Hato Bus Guide Vol. 2

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Showa Natsumero as Chosen by Hato Bus Guide Vol. 2

Ref: FSD5631


Price: 19.99

Volume 2 of the popular series of classic Japanese pop tunes as selected by the Hato Bus company and tour guides.

1. Dick Mine / Jinsei No Namikimichi 2. Yujiro Ishihara / Futari No Sekai 3.Shinichi Mori / Minatomachi Blues 4. Tsuzuko Sugawara / Tsuki Ga Tottemo Aoi Kara 5. Masao Sen /Hoshikage No Waltz 6. Yujiro Ishihara / Yogiri Yo Konya Mo Arigatou 7. Shoji Taro / Nozaki Kouta 8. Yoshio Tabata / Juukyuu No Haru 9. Akiko Kikuchi / Hoshi No Nagare Ni 10. Yujiro Ishihara / Akai Handkerchief 11. Tsuruoka Masayoshi & Tokyo Romantica / Otaru No Hito Yo 12. Yoshiko Ohtsu /Koko Ni Sachi Ari 13. Aki Yashiro / Ame No Bojou 14. Georhe Ai / Akai Glass 15. Hiroshi Uchiyamada & Cool Five / Nagasaki Ha Kyou Mo Ame Datta


Showa Natsumero as Chosen by Hato Bus Guide Vol. 3

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Showa Natsumero as Chosen by Hato Bus Guide Vol. 3

Ref: FSD5632


Price: 19.99

Volume 3, the original versions of classic Natsumero hits as sung by Hato Bus tour guides.

1.Masao Sen / Kitaguni No Haru 2. Shinichi Mori / Erimo Misaki 3. Mina Aoe /Isezakicho Blues 4. Aki Yashiro / Funauta 5. Shigeo Kusunoki / Jinsei Gekijou 6. Yoshio Tabata / Shima Sodachi 7. Haruo Minami / Chanchiki Okesa 8. Yoshio Tabata / Kaeri Bune 9. Satomi Kotaro / Aa Jinsei Ni Namida Ari 10.Haruo Minami / Funakata San Yo 11. Yujiro Ishihara / Ore Ha Matteruze 12. Michiko Namiki /Ringo No Uta 13. Akiko Kikuchi / Ganpeki No Haha 14. Sayuri Ishikawa / Tsugaru Kaikyou.fuyu Geshiki 15. George Yamamoto / Michinoku Hitori Tabi


Showa Natsumero as Chosen by Hato Bus Guide Vol. 4

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Showa Natsumero as Chosen by Hato Bus Guide Vol. 4

Ref: FSD5633


Price: 19.99

Volume 4, more classic natsumero hits.

1.Rumiko Koyanagi / Seto No Hanayome 2. Yuzo Kayama / Kimi To Itsumademo 3. Yukio Hashi / Itsudemo Yume Wo 4. Akira Mita / Utsukushii Juudai 5.Teruhiko Saigo / Hoshi No Flamenco 6. Kazuo Funaki / Koukou San Nensei 7. Masayuki Yuhara / Ame No Ballad 8. Koji Taira / Bus Stop 9. Rumiko Koyanagi / Watashi No Joukamachi 10. Mitsuo Hamada / Kusabue Wo Fukou Yo 11.Ben Sasaki / Anata No Subete Wo 12. The Spiders / Ano Toki Kimi Ha Wakakatta 13. Purple Shadows / Chiisana Snack 14. Mizue Takada /Glass Zaka 15. Yujiro Ishihara / Arashi Wo Yobu Otoko



Showa Natsumero as Chosen by Hato Bus Guide Vol. 5

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Showa Natsumero as Chosen by Hato Bus Guide Vol. 5

Ref: FSD5634


Price: 19.99

Last in this fine series.

1. Tokiko Kato / Shiretoko Ryojou 2. Akira Fuse / Cyclamen No Kahori 3. Ryoko Moriyama / Kono Hiroi Nohara Ippai 4. Mike Maki / Bara Ga Saita 5. Dark Ducks / Yukiyama Sanka 6. Ryoko Moriyama / Mashiroki Fuji no Ne 7. Dark Ducks / Hana 8.Ryoko Moriyama / Itsuki No Komori Uta 9. Dark Ducks / Tomoshibi 10. Ryoko Moriyama / Satoukibi Batake 11. The Spiders / Itsumademo Dokomademo 12. Kiyoshi Hasegawa / Wakare No Samba 13. The Broadside Four / Hoshi Ni Inori Wo 14. The Spiders / Nantonaku Nantonaku 15. The Savage / Itsumademo Itsumademo


NHK Kohaku Utagassen - Tori wo Kazatta Showa no Meikyoku (2 CDs)

NHK Kohaku Utagassen - Tori wo Kazatta Showa no Meikyoku (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5595


Price: 32.99

Collection of songs that were sung at the end of the Kohaku music show broadcast each New Year's Eve, from 1951 to 1988. The singer who sings the finale, generally means he/she was the face of that year. Kohaku Uta Gassen is an institution in Japan, at one time the most watched programme on Japanese television in any given year, although popularity has declined in recent years. This CD is like a history of Japanese popular music. 35 songs.

Disc 1

1. Ichiro Fujiyama / Nagasaki no Kane (1951) 2. Ichiro Fujiyama, Keiko Arai / Olympic no Uta (1952) 3. Shizuko Kasagi / Home Run Boogie (1953) 4. Ichiro Fujiyama / Oka wa Hanazakari (1952) 5. Noriko Awaya / Adeu (1952) 6. Noboru Kirishima / Ishikari Elegy (1953) 7. Ichiro Fujiyama / Nicholai no Kane (1954) 8. Akiko Futaba / Bara no Rumba (1955) 9. Shizuko Kasagi / Hey Hey Boogie (1956) 10. Hibari Misora / Nagasaki no Chou Chou san (1957) 11. Hibari Misora / Shiroi Lunch de Juyon Knot (1958) 12. Hibari Misora / Gozonji Benten Kozou (1959) 13. Chiyoko Shimakura / Takoku no Ame (1960) 14. Chiyoko Shimakura / Erimo Misaki (1961) 15. Chiyoko Shimakura / Sayonara to Sayonara (1962) 16. Hibari Misora / Aishu Debune (1963) 17. Hibari Misora / Yawara (1964,1965) 18. Hibari Misora / Kanashii Sake (1966)

Sisc 2

1. Hibari Misora / Geido Ichidai (1967) 2. Hibari Misora / Inonri (1968) 3. Hibari Misora / Wakaretemo Arigatou (1969) 4. Hibari Misora / Jinsei Shogi (1970) 5. Hibari Misora / Konomichi o Iku (1971) 6. Hibari Misora / Aru Onna no Uta (1972) 7. Chiyoko Shimakura / Karatachi Nikki (1973) 8. Chiyoko Shimakura / Kanashimi no Yado (1974) 9. Harumi Miyako / Kita no Yado kara (1975) 10. Aki Yashiro / Onna Minatomachi (1976) 11. Aki Yashiro / Funauta (1977) 12. Aki Yashiro / Ame no Bojo (1978) 13. Harumi Miyako / Namida no Renrakusen (1979) 14. Takashi Hosokawa / Yagiri no Watashi (1980) 15. Harumi Miyako / Meotozaka (1981) 16. Sayuri Ishikawa / Amagigoe (1982) 17. Sachiko Kobayashi / Yukitsubaki (1983)


Christmas Songs and Pictures

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Christmas Songs and Pictures

Ref: FSD5591


Price: 29.99

Various Christmas songs sung by artists from two labels Commmons and 333Discs. All tracks are previously unreleased. Limited edition comes with 20 page art book.

1. Tomoyo Harada / Frosty the Snowman 2. Haruomi Hosono / Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 3. Yukihiro Takahashi / White Christmas 4. Shugo Tokumaru / Christmas Eve - We Wish You a Merry Christmas 5. Sean O'Hagan (The High Llamas) / Kabon's Christmas 6. Kotoringo / Sleigh Ride 7. Naomi and Goro / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 8. Takako Minekawa / Listen, The Snow is Falling 9. Goro Ito / Snow 10. Arthur Jeffes (The Penguin Caffe) / Finland 11. Ryuichi Sakamoto / Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence re-modeled by Goro Ito


Christmas Songs

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Christmas Songs

Ref: FSD5610


Price: 19.99

Christmas compilation from Commmons label and 333discs. Features Haruomi Hosono, Yukihiro Takahashi, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Arthur Jeffes (Penguin Cafe Orchestra) and other superb artists.

1. Tomoyo Harada / Frosty the Snowman 2. Haruomi Hosono / Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 3. Yukihiro Takahashi / White Christmas 4. Shugo Tokumaru / Christmas Eve - We Wish You a Merry Christmas 5. Sean O'Hagan (The High Llamas) / Kabon's Christmas 6. Kotoringo / Sleigh Ride 7. Naomi and Goro / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 8. Takako Minekawa / Listen, The Snow is Falling 9. Goro Ito / Snow 10. Arthur Jeffes(Penguin Cafe Orchestra) / Finland 11. Ryuichi Sakamoto / Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence re-modeled by Goro Ito


Very Best of 1960 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1960 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5491


Price: 27.99

First in a series that takes the best 30 chart topping hits from a particular year. A collaborative project of all the major record companies, including Sony, Pony Canyon, Columbia, Toshiba EMI and Crown. This one from 1960 has such hits as Masaaki Hirao / Miyo Chan, Sachiko Nishida / Akasia no Ame ga Yamutoki, The Peanuts / Kanashiki Jurokusai, Yukio Hashi / Itakogasa.



Very Best of 1961 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1961 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5492


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1961 such as Hiroshi Moriya / Arigataya Bushi, Kyu Sakamoto / Ue o Muite Arukou, Mari Wtanabe / Tokyo Dodompa Musume, Yujiro Ishihara / Ginza no Koi no Monogatari, Hitoshi Ueki / Suudara Bushi.



Very Best of 1962 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1962 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5493


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1962. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1963 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1963 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5494


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1963. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1964 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1964 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5495


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1964. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1965 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1965 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5496


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1965. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1966 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1966 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5497


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1966. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1967 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1967 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5498


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1967. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1968 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1968 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5499


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1968. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1969 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1969 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5500


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1969. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1970 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1970 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5501


Price: 27.99

30 hit songs from 1970.

Disc 1

1. Osamu Minagawa / Kuroneko no Tango 2. The Drifters / Dorif no Zundoko Bushi 3. Keiko Fuji / Keiko no Yume wa Yoru Hiraku 4. Hiroshi Uchiyamada & Cool Five 5. Saori Yuki / Tegami 6. Hide & Rosanna / Ai wa Kizutsukiyasuku 7. Yoichi Sugawara / Kyo de Owakare 8. Yuko Nagisa / Kyoto no Koi 9. Betty & Chris / Shiroi Iro wa Koibito no Iro 10. Hiroshi Uchiyamada & Cool Five / Ai no Tabiji o 11. Mari Henmi / Keiken 12. Kayoko Moriyama / Shiroi Cho no Samba 13. Ayumni Ishida / Anata nara Dosuru 14. Naomi Chiaki / Yottsu no Onegai 15. Hiroshi Uchiyamada & Cool Five

Disc 2

1. Keiko Fuji / Shinjuku no Onna 2. Naomi Chiaki / X Y=LOVE 3. Toi et Moi / Sora yo 4. Keiko Fuji / Onna no Blues 5. Chiyo Okumura / Kuyashii keredo Shiawase yo 6. Tomoe Hidari & Himawari Kitties / Rojin to Kodomo no Polka 7. Peter / Yoru to Asa no Aidani 8. Tokiko Kato / Hitorine no Komoriuta 9. Akira Nishikino / Mo Koinanoka 10. Jun Mayuzumi / Doyo no Yoru Nanika ga Okiru 11. Norihiko Hashida & Shuberts 12. Yuzo Kayama / Utsukushii Veenus 13. Four Leaves / Ashita ga Umareru 14. Ayumi Ishida / Kenka no Atode Kuchizuke o 15. The Doriftes / Dorif no Honto ni Honto ni Gokurosan


Very Best of 1971 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1971 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5502


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1971.

Disc 1

1. Rumiko Koyanagi / Watashi no Jokamachi 2. Tokiko Kato / Shiretoko Ryojo 3. Kiyohiko Ozaki / Mata Au Himade 4. Norihiko Hashida & Climax 5. Masaaki Sakai / Saraba Koibito 6. Saori Minami / Junana Sai 7. Yuko Nagisa / Kyoto Bojo 8. Fifi Ou Yang / Ame no Midosuji 9. Ayumi Ishida / Sabaku no yona Tokyo de 10. Yukiji Asaoka / Ame ga Yandara 11. Jun Inoue / Kino Kyo Ashita 12. Sachiko Nishida / Onna no Iji 13. Akira Nishikino / Sora ni Taiyo ga Arukagiri 14. Miki Hirayama / Manatsu no Dekigoto 15. Yuko Nagisa / Saihate Bojo

Disc 2

1. Kazuhiko Kato & Osamu Kitayama / Ano Subarashii Ai o Moichido 2. Saori Yuki / Ikigai 3. Mirei Kitahara / Zange no Neuchi mo nai 4. Jiro's / Senso o Shiranai Kodomotachi 5. Four Leaves / Natsu no Yuwaku 6. Norihiko Hashida & Climax / Futaridake no Tabi 7. Akai Tori / Tsubasa o Kudasai 8. Naomi Chiaki / Wakareta Atode 9. Saori Minami / Shiokaze no Melody 10. Toi et Moi / Daremo Inai Umi 11. Akira Nishikino / Atsui Namida 12. Goro Noguchi / Aoi Ringo 13. Mops / Gekko Kamen 14. Chiyo Okumura / Chutohanpa wa Yamete 15. Mari Amachi / Mizuiro no Koi


Very Best of 1972 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1972 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5503


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1972.

Disc 1

1. Shiro Miya / Onna no Michi 2. Rumiko Koyanagi / Seto no Hanayome 3. Billy Bang Bang / Sayonara o Surutameni 4. Takuro Yoshida / Tabi no Yado 5. Mari Amachi / Hitorija Naino 6. Naomi Chiaki / Kassai 7. Mari Amachi / Chiisana Koi 8. Aoi Sankaku Jogi / Taiyo ga Kureta Kisetsu 9. Takao Hirata & Selsters / Akuma ga Nikui 10. Shoji Ishibashi / Yoake no Teishajo 11. Tsunehiko Kamijo / Dareka ga Kaze no Nakade 12. Takuro Yoshida / Kekkon Shiyouyo 13. Kiyohiko Ozaki / Aisuru Hito wa Hitori 14. Motomaro / Salbia no Hana 15. Toi et Moi / Niji to Yuki no Ballad

CD 2. Details posted soon.



Very Best of 1973 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1973 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5504


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1973. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1974 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1974 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5505


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1974 including Masatoshi Nakamura / Fureai, Finger 5 / Koi no Dial 6700, Lily / Watashi wa Naiteimasu, Momoe Yamaguchi / Hitonatsu no Keiken, Tulip / Gin no Yubiwa, Kaientai / Haha e Sasageru Ballad.



Very Best of 1975 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1975 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5506


Price: 27.99

The 30 hit tunes from 1975 include Akira Fuse / Shikuramen no Kaori, Down Town Boogie Woogie Band / Minato no Yoko, Yokohama, Yokosuka, The Candies / Toshishita no Otokonoko, Tulip / Saboten no Hana, Hiromi Ota / Amadare.



Very Best of 1976 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1976 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5507


Price: 27.99

30 hit songs from 1976.

CD1.

1. Oyoge!taiyaki Kun 2. Kita No Yado Kara 3. Momen No Handkerchief 4. Oretachi No Tabi 5. Yokosuka Story 6. Wakatte Kudasai 7. Anohi Ni Kaeritai 8. Akai High Heel 9. Memai 10. Yamaguchi San Chino Tsutomu Kun 11. Ai Ni Hashitte 12. Kimiyo Dakarete Atsukunare 13. Ototoyo 14. Shinyoju 15. Abayo

CD2.

1. Haru Ichiban 2. Yureru Manazashi 3. Pearl Color Ni Yurete 4. Bon Gaeri 5. Anata Ga Itakara Boku Ga Ita 6. Hatachi No Meguriai 7. Uragirimono No Tabi 8. Patapata Mama 9. Heart No Ace Ga Detekonai 10. Yome Ni Konaika 11. Katamuita Michishirube 12. Koibito Shiken 13. Guzu 14. Kaerazaru Hibi 15. Kawachi No Ossan No Uta



Very Best of 1977 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1977 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5508


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1977. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1978 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1978 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5509


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1978. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1979 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1979 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5510


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1979. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1980 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1980 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5511


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1980. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1981 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1981 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5512


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1981. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1982 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1982 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5513


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1982. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1983 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1983 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5514


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1983. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1984 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1984 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5515


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1984. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1985 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1985 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5516


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1985. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1986 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1986 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5517


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1986. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1987 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1987 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5518


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1987. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1988 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1988 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5519


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1988. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1989 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1989 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5520


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1989. Track details posted soon.



Very Best of 1990 (2 CDs)

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Very Best of 1990 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5521


Price: 27.99

30 hits from 1990. Track details posted soon.



The GS Best Selection - Blue (2 CDs)

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The GS Best Selection - Blue (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5172


Price: 29.99

Excellent 2 CD compilation of 'GS' or Group Sounds hits from the 60s. Influenced by visiting groups such as the Ventures (65) and the Beatles (66), the music ranged from Japanese style pop (kayokyoku) to more bluesy rmusic that heard on US military bases. The GS era was relatively short but out of it came several important musical figures.

Disc 1

1. The Tigers / Sea Side 2. The Spiders / Bang Bang Bang 3. Jackie Yoshikawa & Blue Comets / Aoi Hitomi 4. The Savage / Itsumademo Itsumademo Itsumademo 5. The Jaggers / Kimi ni Aitai 6. The Jaggers / Sukisa Sukisa Sukisa 7. Village Singers / Amairo no Kami no Otome 8. Emerald no Densetsu 9. The Wild Ones / Aisuru Anita 10. The Golden Cups / Nagai Kami no Shojo 11. Mops / Asamade Matenai 12. The Dynamites / Tunnel Tengoku 13. Ox / Girl Friend 14. Purple Shadows / Chiisana Snack 15. Out Cast / Let's Go On The Beach 16. The Swing West / Koi no Gisabel 17. The Wonders / Kiri to Koi 18. The Happenings Four / Suteki na Boogaloo 19. The Lunchers / Sirius no Namida 20. The Edwards' / Niji no Sunahama

Disc 2

1.The Lions / Eno Naka no Koibito 2. The Love / Ikarus no Hoshi 3. The Scorpions / Hoshi no Tenshi 4. Lemon Roots / Omoide no Beer Garden 5. P.S. Venus / Aozora wa Nakanai 6. The Spiders / Yuhi ga Naiteiru 7. The Savahe / Kono Tenohira ni Ai o 8. Jackie Yoshikawa & Blue Comets 9. The Tigers / Hana no Kubikazari 10. Village Singers / Niji no Naka no Lemon 11. The Tempters / Kamisama Onegai ! 12. The Wild Ones / Bara no Koibito 13. The Carnabeats / Koi o Shiyouyo Jenny 14. The Jaggers / Dancing Lonely Night 15. Out Cast / Ichinichi dakeno Koi 16. The Wonders / Akai Hanabira 17. The Swing West / Ame no Balad 18. The Golden Cups / Aisuru Kimin 19. Mops / Goiken Muyo 20. Ox / Dancing Seventeen



The GS Best Selection - Red (2 CDs)

The GS Best Selection - Red (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5173


Price: 29.99

Another excellent CD of Group Sounds, modeled on foreign groups with English names and brandishing 'eleki' (electric guitars).

Disc 1

1. Jackie Yoshikawa & Blue Comets / Blue Chateau 2. The Tigers / Kimidake ni Ai o 3. The Spiders / Anotoki Kimi wa Wakakatta 4. The Wild Ones / Omoide no Nagisa 5.Village Singers / Barairo no Kumo 6. The Golden Cups / Itoshi no Gisabel 7. The Lunchers / Mafuyu no Kaerimichi 8. The Happenings Four / Anata ga Hoshii 9. The Savage / Yozora ni Yume o 10. The Jaguars / Madamosir Blues 11. The Carnabeats / Nakazu ni Itene 12. The Wonders / Boku no Maria 13. The Tempters / Okasan 14. The Swing West / Namida no Hitoshizuku 15. Ox / Swan no Namida 16. Zoo Nee Voo / Shiroi Sangosho 17. Mops / Gekko Kamen 18. Black Stones / Hey Mr. Bluebird 19. The Sherrys' / Omoide no Sherry 20. The Sunny Five / Taiyo no Judy

Disc 2

1. The Youngers / Koi o Oshiete 2. The Edwards' / Cry Cry Cry 3. The Lions / Suteki na Elsa 4. The White Kicks / Arrigator Boogaloo 5. The Galivers / Akage no Meary 6. Purple Shadows / Love Sighn 7. The Half Bleed / Fushigi na Yume 8. The Tigers / Boku no Marie 9. The Wild Ones / Aozora no Arukagiri 10. Jackie Yoshikawa & Blue Comets / Kitaguni no Futari 11. The Spiders / Shinju no Namida 12. Village Singers / Sukidakara 13. The Golden Cups / Giniro no Glass 14. The Lunchers / Oshiete okure 15. The Happenings Four / Kimi no Hitomi o Mitsumete 16. The Jaggers / Kisanadu no Densetsu 17. The Tempters / Junai 18. The Swing West / Soyokaze no Balad 19. Zoo Nee Voo / Hitori no Kanashimi 20. Mops / Tadoritsuitara Itsumo Amefutri



Showa Kayo Best 30 (2 CDs)

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Showa Kayo Best 30 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4160


Price: 26.99

In the early 60s, kayokyoku (popular songs) were often slow to medium ballads about romance in the big city or similar; so called 'mood kayo'. Such songs featured sax or steel guitar, and a bit later in the 60s a lot of echo was added to the vocals to up the atmosphere. The influence of 'group sounds' at the end of the 60s was the impetus for rock rhythms.

Disc 1 : 1. Keiko Fuji / Keiko no Yume wa Yoru Hiraku 2. Yuzo Kayama / Kimi to Itsumademo 3. The Peanuts / Koi no Vacance 4. Hiroshi Mizuhara / Kuroi Hanabira 5. Pinky & Killers / Koi no Kisetsu 6. Shinichiro Hakozaki / Atamino Yoru 7. Takuya Jo / Hone made Aishite 8. Jerry Fujio / Toku e Ikitai 9. Duke Aces / Onna Hitori 10. Chiyo Okumura / Koi no Dorei 11. Masako Izumi, Ken Yamauchi / Futari no Ginza 12. Jun Mayuzumi / Koi no Hallelujah 13. Jacky Yoshikawa / Blue Chateau 14. Tomotko Ogawa / Yube no Himitsu 15. Ken Kuroki / Kiri ni Musebu Yoru

Disc 2 : Sono Mari / Aitakute 2. Ayumi Ishida / Blue Light Yokohama 3. Kiyohiko Ozaki / Mata Au Himade 4. Rumiko Koyanagi / Seto no Hanayome 5. Peter / Yoru to Asa no Aidani 6. Akira Nishikino / Sorani Taiyo ga Arukagiri 7. Fubuki Koshiji / Ai no Sanka 8. Hachiro Izawa / Ah Uenoeki 9. Setsuo Ohashi & Honey Islanders / Shiawase wa Kokoni 10. Saori Yuki / Yoake no Scat 11. Yuko Nagisa / Kyoto no Koi 12. Golden Half / Kiiroi Sakurambo 13. Mirei Kitahara / Zange no Neuchimo nai 14. Ou Yang Fifi / Ame no Midosuji 15. Sakura & Ichiro / Showa Karesusuki



Showa Kayo Best 30 Vol. 2 (2 CDs)

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Showa Kayo Best 30 Vol. 2 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4161


Price: 26.99

The second volume continues in the same vain as Volume 1 with more kayo sounds from the 60s.

Disc 1 : Meiko Kaji / Uramibushi 2. Hirodhi Uchiyamada & Cool Five / Soshite Kobe 3. Hiroshi Mizuhara / Kimikoso waga Inochi 4. The Peanuts / Jonetsu no Hana 5. Tsuneo Fujishima / Tsuki no Hozenji Yokocho 6. Keiko Matsuyama / Owakare Koshu Denwa 7. Kazuo Shirane / Hatachi no Shishu 8. Fubuki Koshiji / One Rainy Night in Tokyo 9. Shinichiro Hakozaki / Houyo 10. Teruo Hata / Aitsu 11. Jun Mayuzumi / Tenshi no Yuwaku 12. Rumiko Koyanagi / Watashi no Jokamachi 13. Sakiko Ito / Kogarashi no Futari 14. Mari Henmi / Keiken 15. Mimi Hiyoshi / Otoko to Onna no Ohanashi

Disc 2 : 1. Mina Aoe / Isezakicho Blues 2. Keiko Fuji / Inochi Azukemasu 3. Yukari Ito / Koyubi no Omoide 4. Chiyo Okumura / Gomenne Jiro 5. Saori Yuki / Tegami 6. Ou Yang Fifi / Ame no Airport 7. Yuko Nagisa / Kyoto Bojo 8. Tomoko Ogawa / Hatsukoi no Hito 9. Naoki Matsudaira, Hiroshi Wada & Mahinastars / Onnappoi ne 10. Koji Taira / Bus Stop 11. Honey Nights / Furimukanaide 12. Akira Kurosawa & Los Primos / Love You Tokyo 13. Teresa Teng / Tsugunai 14. Shigeru Amachi / Showa Blue 15. Ayumi Ishida / Anatanara Dosuru



GS Best 30 (2 CDs)

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GS Best 30 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4159


Price: 28.99

Group Sounds 'GS' emerged in the 60s influenced by visiting groups notably the Ventures, Animals (both 1965) and the Beatles (1966). They played 'eleki' (electric guitar) and modeled themselves on their western heroes. The Monkees TV show on TV became a big hit, and a Japanese show called 'Beat Pops' was compulsive viewing. The GS era was short lived but numerous figures who came out of it, became important singers, producers and actors. This compilation features the main artists who recorded for the Toshiba EMI label.

Disc 1 : The Wild Ones / Omoide no Nagisa 2. The Wild Ones / Aozora no Aru Kagiri 3. The Wild Ones / Aisuru Anita 4. The Wild Ones / Bara no Koibito 5. The Wild Ones / Aoi Kajitsu 6. Mops / Asamade Matenai 7. Mops / Gekko Kamen 8. Mops / Goiken Muyo 9. Mops / Tadoritsuitara Itsumo Ame 10. The Happenings / Anata ga Hoshii 11. The Happenings Four / Alligator Boogaloo 12. The Happenings Four / Tomei Ningen 13. The Tigers / Seaside Bound 14. The Tigers / Kimidake ni Ai o 15. The Tigers / Ginga no Romance

Disc 2 : 1. The Golden Cups / Itoshi no Gisabel 2. The Golden Cups / Giniro no Glass 3. The Golden Cups / Nagai Kami no Shojo 4. The Golden Cups / Aisuru Kimi ni 5. The Golden Cups / Honmoku Blues 6. The Tempters / Wasure enu Kimi 7. The Tempters / Kamisama Onegai 8. The Tempters / Emerald no Densetsu 9. The Spiders / Yuhi ga Naiteiru 10. The Spiders / Kaze ga Naiteiru 11. The Spiders / Anotoki Kimi wa Wakakatta 12. The Runchers / Mafuyu no Kaerimichi 13. The Runchers / Oshiete Okure 14. The Lions / Suteki na Elsa 15. Somegoro Ichikawa / Nobara Saku Michi



Idol Best 30 (2 CDs)

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Idol Best 30 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4156


Price: 28.99

By the 1970s, kayokyoku singers had become younger and younger and the term 'idol' became widely used for such singers. These were young, good-looking singers, and by the late 70s a never-ending succession of teenage singers appeared one after another. Generally speaking, 'idols' don't necessarily have musical talent, their fans not caring about such a minor detail. The image and presence is what counts. High quality studio musicians, composers and producers are usually employed to compensate for whatever talent the idol is lacking. Their success or not, is usually linked to their promotion, an idol being little more than a product.

Disc 1 : 1. Minako Honda / 1986 Nen no Marilyn 2. Eriko Tamura / Locomotion Dream 3. Risa Tachibana / Kimi wa Don't Cry 4. Chiemi Kai / Star 5. Maiko Ito / Binetsu Kana 6. Hiroko Yakushimaru / Tantei Monogatari 7. Yoshimi Iwasaki / I Think So 8. Iyo Matsumoto / Toki ni Ai wa 9. Tomoyo Harada / Mamotte Agetai 10. Miyoko Yoshimoto / Shiroi Basket Shoes 11. Eri Aikawa / Junai Count Down 12. Kaori Tsuchiya / Koi to Namida no 17 sai 13. Tomomi Nishimura / Yumeiro no Message 14. Yasuko Kuwata / Datsu Platnic 15. Pati / Ashita Saku

Disc 2 : 1. Eriko Tamura / Sukiyo 2. Risa Tachibana / Gimon 3. Minako Honda / Temptation (Yuwaku) 4. Tomoyo Harada / Aijo Monogatari 5. Keiko Okuda / Plastic 6. Yasuko Sawaguchi / Follow Me 7. Shojo-Tai / Can't Take My Eyes Off You 8. Naomi Kawashima / Gemini 9. Minako Fujishiro / Furimuite Daring 10. Kaori Sakagami / Lace no Cardigan 11. Helen Sasano / Kokoro-bosoi na 12. Tomoko Ishizaka / Arigato 13. Megumi Kawashima / Mr. Fushigi 14. Koyuki Matsumoto / Ai ga arukara Ikiteikeru 15. Hiroko Yakushimaru / Main Theme



Teen Pop Best (2 CDs)

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Teen Pop Best (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4158


Price: 28.99

In the 1950s and 60s, good looking young kayokyoku singers became more and more popular with young audiences. Teenage culture started to establish itself.

Disc 1 : 1. Mieko Hirota / Vacation 2. Keijiro Yamashita / Diana 3. Kayoko Moriyama / Tsukikage no Napoli 4. Danny Iida & Paradise King / Surf City 5. Three Funkies / Kanashiki Koi no Monogatari (Uwaki na Sue) 6. Mieko Hirota / Kodomo ja Naino 7. Chiyako Saito / Shitsuren no Umi 8. Kayoko Moriyama / Melon no Kimochi 9. Mari Umeki / Johnny Jingo 10. Yuki Tominaga / Pachanga de Odorou 11. Danny Iida & Paradise King / Sherry 12. Mieko Hirota / Kanashiki Kataomoi 13. Hideharu Takamatsu / Dreaming (Yume ni Miru Koi) 14. Kayoko Moriyama / Tsukikage no Cuba 15. Mari Umeki / Bobbie's Girl

Disc 2 : 1. Tomoko Wakatanbe / Clementine 2. Three Funkies / Desanoyo Twist 3. Osamu Sano, Danny Iida & Paradise King / Denwa de Kiss 4. Kayoko Moriyama / Pocket Trangista 5. Isao Bito / Aikubi Mackey 6. Gentaro Takahasho / Loneliness 7. Jerry Fujio / Indian Twist 8. Mieko Hirota / Suteki na 16 sai 9. Three Funkies / Nakanaka Mitsukaranai 10. Beni Sisters / Mr. Magic Moon 11. Yumiko Kokonoe, Danny Iida & Paradise King / Navy Blue 12. Kayoko Moriyama / Gohiki no Kobuta to Charlston 13. Mieko Hirota / Omoide no Natsuyasumi 14. Yuya Uchida / Young Man 15. Mari Umeki / Peanuts



Kuranosuke Hamaguchi Memorial Collection 100

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Kuranosuke Hamaguchi Memorial Collection 100

Ref: FSD3784


Price: 44.99

Kuranosuke Hamaguchi was known as 'Mr Hitmaker' being one of Japan's most prolific composers of pop songs especially during the the 1950s and 60s including the 'Group Sounds' movement. Born in 1917 he died in 1990 and this 4 CD set of 100 songs has been released to mark his 90th birthday. He is credited as a pioneering composer putting western and Latin rhythms to Japanese lyrics. This album features tracks by many of the artists he composed for plus some of his own versions of his own songs plus special rare tracks that were featured on soundtracks or TV commercials. Tracks include Three Cats - Kiiroi Sakurambo, Hiroshi Moriya - Boku wa naichicchi, Midori Satsuki - Coroque no Uta, Paul Senako - Ame no Pierrot, Hiroshi Moriya - Tsuki no Elegy, Akira Kobayashi - Koi no Yamanote-sen, Kyu Sakamoto - Namida-kun Sayounara, Hiroshi Wada & Mahina Stars plus Miyoko Tashiro - Aishite Aishite Aishichatta Noyo, Teruhiko Saigo - Hoshi no Flamenco, The Spiders - Yuhi ga Naiteiru, Hitoshi Ueki - Warae Pierrot, Yujiro Ishihara - Yogiri yo Koyoi mo Arigatou, Hiroshi Mizuhara - Ai no Nagisa, Kyoko Takada - Minna Yume no Naka, Chiyoko Shimakura - Ai no Sazanami, Hadashi no Bossa Nova - Claudia Caro, Kiyoko Ito - Mishiranu Sekai, Billy Ban Ban - Akai Bara to Chocolate, Village Singers - Nakinagara Koi o shita koro, Akira Nishikino - Atsui Namida, Mari Amachi - Chiisana Koi, Yujiro Ishihara - Koi no Machi Sapporo, Mari Natsuki - Mango no Ki no Shitade, Chiyoko Shimakura - Jinsei Iroiro Special Tracks: Seiji Takano - Hakuba Doushi, Kuranosuke Hamada - Watashi no Carola, Jal Pack no Uta, Bara no Uta, Rumiko Koyanagi - Yakult Jowa no Uta, Tokuko Nakadate - Kao Feather Oil Shampoo.



Speed Racer Japan - Mahha GoGoGo Tribute

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Speed Racer Japan - Mahha GoGoGo Tribute

Ref: FSD4446


Price: 26.99

Speed Racer was an English language adaptation of a legendary Japanese animation from 1967 called Mahha GoGoGo which centered on car racing. Speed Racer was one of the earliest anime hits in the US. 12 tracks by artists including Takkyu Ishino, Hideki Kaji, Yuhi Komayama, Hiroshi Kawabe (Tokyo No.1 Soul Set) Kiiiiiiii + DJ Codomo, Fantastic Plastic Machine and Halfby. 9 tracks plus original anime ending theme, original anime main theme and US version main theme.



Speed Racer Japan - Mahha GoGoGo Tribute (CD + DVD)

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Speed Racer Japan - Mahha GoGoGo Tribute (CD + DVD)

Ref: FSD4499


Price: 32.99

The 9 tracks on the above CD plus US version main theme. DVD is of the first episode of Mahha GoGoGo plus a promotional video for the newly recorded tribute tracks.



Boomania - The Boom Special Best Cover (2 CDs)

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Boomania - The Boom Special Best Cover (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4959


Price: 29.99

2 CD compilation of covers of Boom songs to mark their 20th anniversary since their debut. Impressive list of artists include Begin, Bird, Bonobos, Low IQ01, Your Song is Good, Yuichi Ohata, Kariyushi 58, Kimaguren, Hiroshi Takano, Miu Sakamoto, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Masahito Tomobe.

Disc 1 : 1. Tamio Okuda / Kimi wa TV-kko 2. MCU / Berangkat 3. Kimaguren / Tsuri ni Ikou 4. Ayaka / Kaze ni Naritai 5. Bo Gambo3 feat. Rakita / Tsuki saemo Nemuru Yoru 6. Masato Tomobe / Kikyu ni Notte 7. You, Eijun Suganami, Paradise Ginga, Cheeta, Masaya Okuno / Hinomoto no Uta 8. Yuichi Ohata / Nai Nai Nai no Kuni 9. Miu Sakamoto feat. Ren Takada / Soredake de Ureshii 10. Kazufumi Kodama / Boku ni dekiru Subete 11. Hikuri / 24 Jikan no Tabi

Disc 2 : 1. Low IQ 01 / Shimauta 2. Mongol 800 / Orikousan 3. Minmi feat. Peter Man / Hoshi no Love Letter 4. Bird / Tokyo Love 5. Begin / Take It Easy 6. Bonobos / Kamisama no Hoseki de dekita Shima 7. Kariyushi 58 / Nashi 8. Hiroshi Takano / Karatachi Nomichi 9. Akiko Yano eith Kazumasa Oda / Chuo-sen 10. Your Song Is Good / Niji ga Detanara 11. Tokyo Ska Paradice Orchestra / Kaze ni Naritai


World Happiness

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World Happiness

Ref: FSD5019


Price: 23.99

Compilation album and the name of an annual concert in Tokyo that this year featured Yellow Magic Orchestra and related artists. Released on Sakamoto's Commmons label.

1. Pupa - At Dawn 2. Asa-Chang & Junray - Woohang no Onna 3. Mi-Gu - Pulling from Above 4. Kotoringo - me.ga.ne 5. Moonriders - Tokyo, Round and Round 6. Hiroshi Takano - Lov 7. Naomi & Goro - Good Night Song 8. Soutaisei Riron - Teletou 9. Schardarapa - Good Old Future 10. Karappo Flavour - The Dub Flower 11. Y. Sunahara - Lovebeat (Radio edit) 12. Kuchiroro - Tonight 13. Sheena & The Rokkets - My Way 14. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Rydeen 79/07


Tribute to Fujio Akatsuka

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Tribute to Fujio Akatsuka

Ref: FSD4501


Price: 26.99

Fujio Akatsuka who died in August 2008 was a pioneering manga artist. Many artists who grew up with his manga got together to record a tribute to him. The impressive list of artists on this album include Kazufumi Kodama, Akiko Yano, Denki Groove x Scharr Darapar, Lolita 18, Halcali and ECD. 15 tracks.



Flipper's Players

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Flipper's Players

Ref: FSD4478


Price: 24.99

Tribute album to Flipper's Guitar classic album from 1989 Three Cheers for Our Side - Umie e Ikutsumori ja Nakatta, by rather extraordinarily, Thai musicians who record for the indie label Smallroom. Flipper's Guitar, Keigo Oyamada (Cornelius) and Kenji Ozawa, were pioneers of the Shibuya-kei scene of the 1990s. That influence spread to Bangkok, and has been an inspiration for the current burgeoning indie scene there. Those artists have got together to form a kind of supergroup to pay homage to this Japanese classic. Smallroom was started in 1999 by some music lovers, and has since been a pioneering label in Thailand.

1. Hello -yuri's nominee 2. 1.Hello / yuri's nominee 2.Boys Fire the Tricot / fono 3.Joyride / lemon soup 4.Coffee-milk Crazy / cyndi seui 5.My Red Shoes Story / tattoo colour 6.Exotic Lollipop(and other red roses) / penguin villa 7.Happy Like a Honeybee / 15th scenery 8.Samba Parade / onofon 9.Sending to your Heart / gramaphone children 10.Goodbye,our Pastels Badges / ball jaruluk 11.The Chime will Ring / the richman toy 12.Coffee-milk Crazy / superbaker



CC:01 Commmons Compilation Vol. 1

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CC:01 Commmons Compilation Vol. 1

Ref: FSD5221


Price: 21.99

First compilation album from Ryuichi Sakamoto's Commmons label. CD with 16 tracks plus DVD featuring footge of Sakamoto talking about the label with various music clips by some of the artists.

The 16 tracks include Ryuichi Sakamoto / Firewater, HASYMO (Yellow Magic Orchestra) / The City of Light, Kotoringo / To Stanford, AA= / Peace !!, Takamasa Aoki / Private Party, Naomi and Goro / Silent Cllouds, Takuji Aoyanagi / Utsushite Nagameru, mi-gu / Choose the Light, Asa-Chang and Junrei / Woohang no Onna, OOIOO / Sol, Fretwork / O Waly, Waly, Fennez / Saffron Revolution, Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto / ax Mr. L, Tortoise / Prepare Your Coffin

Music clips include Ryuichi Sakamoto / Koko, HASYMO / Tokyo Town Pages, Kotoringo / Oideyo, AA= / Freedom, mi-gu / Pulling From Above Jickbeats Version, OOIOO / Sol, Alva Noto / u, 09-1-2, Tortoise / Prepare Your Coffin


Ringo no Komoriuta Box - Hello Goodbye (3 CDs)

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Ringo no Komoriuta Box - Hello Goodbye (3 CDs)

Ref: FSD4441


Price: 44.99

Box set of the three acclaimed Apple of Our Eye various artists albums of Beatles songs plus a bonus CD by the World Standard Orchestra of tracks from the albums. CD1 is Apple of Our Eye- Red, Female Singers CD2 is Blue, Male Singers and CD is White, Duets.

CD1. 1. Miyuki Hatakeyama - Here Comes the Sun 2. Chie - Across the Universe 3. Inotomo - Julia 4. Ann Sally - Yesterday 5. Ikuko Harada - I Will 6. Noon - Sun King 7. In My Life (instrumental) 8. Bofana - Ask Me Why 9. Yoshie Nakano - Dear Prudence 10. Fujiko Shuri - Honey Pie 11. Shione Yukawa - Because 12. I'll Follow the Sun 13. Ann Sally - Goodnight

CD2. 1. Hanaregumi - Blackbird 2. Caravan - If I Needed Someone 3. Ryuhei Koike (Hands of Creation) - All Together Now 4. Saigenji - If I Fell 5. Takuji Aoyamagi (Kama Aina, Little Creatures) - Norwegian Wood 6. Keiichi Sogabe - I'm So Tired 7. Here There & Everywhere (instrumental) 8. Tadahiro Sai (Bonobos) - Two of Us 9. Yuichi Ohata - Mother Nature's Son 10. Kiseru - Free as a Bird 11. She's Leaving Home (instrumental) 12. Haruomi Hosono - Goodnight

CD3. 1. Ann Sally & Haruomi Hosono - Love 2. Asako Toki + Yuichi Ohata - My Love 3. Hana Chiba + Tadahiro Sai - Blue Bird 4. Mitsuko Koike + Haruomi Hosono - Only You (and You Alone) 5. Ikuko Harada + Hanareigumi - Oh My Love 6. Tadahiro Sai + Ann Sally - Here Today 7. Mitsuko Koike + Keiichi Sogabe - Grow Old with Me 8. Junk (instrumental) 9. Yuichi Ohata + Maki Nagayama - Be Here Now 10. Shione Yukawa + Keichi Sogabe - Look at Me 11. Yoshie Nakano + Gen Hoshino - All Things Must Pass 12. All Featured Artists - Happy Xmas

CD4. World Standard Orchestra



Apple of Our Eye - White, Duets

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Apple of Our Eye - White, Duets

Ref: FSD3774


Price: 25.99

Part of the Ringo no Komoriuta series. On this album Japanese artists cover 'lullabies' written post-Beatles by individual members of the group in duet. What makes this album and the others in the series interesting is the list of artists that includes Haruomi Hosono (on two tracks) Yoshie Nakano (Ego-Wrappin) and other creative musicians who have been inspired by John, Paul, George and maybe even Ringo.1. Ann Sally & Haruomi Hosono - Love 2. Asako Toki + Yuichi Ohata - My Love 3. Hana Chiba + Tadahiro Sai - Blue Bird 4. Mitsuko Koike + Haruomi Hosono - Only You (and You Alone) 5. Ikuko Harada + Hanareigumi - Oh My Love 6. Tadahiro Sai + Ann Sally - Here Today 7. Mitsuko Koike + Keiichi Sogabe - Grow Old with Me 8. Junk (instrumental) 9. Yuichi Ohata + Maki Nagayama - Be Here Now 10. Shione Yukawa + Keichi Sogabe - Look at Me 11. Yoshie Nakano + Gen Hoshino - All Things Must Pass 12. All Featured Artists - Happy Xmas



Apple of Her Eye - Red, Female Singers

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Apple of Her Eye - Red, Female Singers

Ref: FSD3775


Price: 26.99

Second in the Ringo no Komoriuta series, this one of 10 female singers cover versions of Beatles 'lullabies' or at least their more gentle compositions. 1. Miyuki Hatakeyama - Here Comes the Sun 2. Chie - Across the Universe 3. Inotomo - Julia 4. Ann Sally - Yesterday 5. Ikuko Harada - I Will 6. Noon - Sun King 7. In My Life (instrumental) 8. Bofana - Ask Me Why 9. Yoshie Nakano - Dear Prudence 10. Fujiko Shuri - Honey Pie 11. Shione Yukawa - Because 12. I'll Follow the Sun 13. Ann Sally - Goodnight



Apple of His Eye- Blue, Male Singers

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Apple of His Eye- Blue, Male Singers

Ref: FSD3776


Price: 26.99

The final in the Apple trilogy is of covers of Beatles ballads by male singers. The impressive list includes Haruomi Hosono and Takuji Aoyagi (Little Creatures) 1. Hanaregumi - Blackbird 2. Caravan - If I Needed Someone 3. Ryuhei Koike (Hands of Creation) - All Together Now 4. Saigenji - If I Fell 5. Takuji Aoyamagi (Kama Aina, Little Creatures) - Norwegian Wood 6. Keiichi Sogabe - I'm So Tired 7. Here There & Everywhere (instrumental) 8. Tadahiro Sai (Bonobos) - Two of Us 9. Yuichi Ohata - Mother Nature's Son 10. Kiseru - Free as a Bird 11. She's Leaving Home (instrumental) 12. Haruomi Hosono - Goodnight



That's Watanabe - Hit Song Collection, The Hit Parade and Shabom-dama Holiday (2 CDs)

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That's Watanabe - Hit Song Collection, The Hit Parade and Shabom-dama Holiday (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD3734


Price: 29.99

The Watanabe Production Group was founded in 1955 by the late bandleader Shin Watanabe and his wife Misa Watanabe who is still the chairperson today. The company helped to transform the Japanese music business, with a new artist management concept, that under the banner of 'production' oversaw not only the highest quality levels of recording but the marketing and promotion of a record through producing TV shows and control of publishing. In the 1960s, Watanabe Productions were responsible for nurturing an amazing amount of talent, compiled onto this 2 CD collection.Disc 1, The Hit Parade Song Book : The Peanuts / The Hit Parade, Mie Nakao / Kawaii Baby, Mari Sono / The Vacation, Masaaki Hirao / Diana, Michiyo Azusa / Sherry, Akira Fuse / The Heart Break Hotel, Mari Henmi / Idol o Sagase, The Wild Ones / Calendar Girl, Chiyo Okumura / Kanashiki Tenshi, Jackie Yoshikawa & The Blue Comets / Rock Around. Disc 2, Shabomdama Holiday Song Book : The Peanuts / Shabomdama Holiday, Susumu Watanabe & Six Joes, Akira Fuse / Fly Me To The Moon, Yukari Ito / Kiri no London Bridge, Michiyo Azusa / Beguine The Beguine, Mie Nakao / Koibito to Yobasete, Nana Kinomi / Button to Ribbon, Shinichi Mori / Shiritaku nino, Yasuo Tanabe / Suna ni Kaita Love Letter, Chiyo Okumura / Ringo no Ki no Shitade, The Peanuts / Star Dust



Nihon no Uta

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Nihon no Uta

Ref: FSD3715


Price: 25.99

Ryuichi Sakamoto, Makoto Kubota, Cornelius, Kahimi Karie and others are the unlikely artists to cover some of the best know Japanese 'shoka' songs. Shoka are songs devised for musical education in Japanese elementary schools, many of which were derived from western folk songs. Following a flirtation with militaristic meaning in pre-war days, now shoka are thought of as being the symbol of what is good about Japanese values and customs. Artists include Ryuichi Sakamoto + Miki Nakatani (Chiisai Aki Mitsuketa), Makoto Kubota + Morio Agata (Mori no Kobito), plus Cornelius, Kahimi Karie, Takako Onuki, Yan Tomita Kirinji and others. 10 tracks.



Nihon no Uta Vol. 2

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Nihon no Uta Vol. 2

Ref: FSD4139


Price: 27.99

Volume 2 of the excellent 'Japanese Songs' series- famous lyrical songs and childrens songs performed by some of Japan's coolest electronic artists. 10 tracks including Yukihiro Takahashi / Shabon-dama, Kenji Endo / Koganemushi, Tomoyo Harada + Keiichi Suzuki / Amefuri Kumanoko, Mitsuko Koike + Tomoki Kanda / Yashi no Mi and Yuichi Ohata / Oborozukiyo.



Haruomi Hosono Strange Song Book - Tribute to Haruomi Hosono 2 (2 CD + DVD)

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Haruomi Hosono Strange Song Book - Tribute to Haruomi Hosono 2 (2 CD + DVD)

Ref: FSD3834


Price: 34.99

The current fascination with Haruomi Hosono in Japan continues with a second volume of a Tribute to Haruomi Hosono. Artists include Dr John, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Senor Coconut, Makoto Kubota and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth). At the time of writing the track listing so far: 1. Dr.John / unknown 2. Haas Martines / Rock a My Baby 3. Ryuichi Sakamoto + Fennez / Normandia 4. Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth / Unknown 5. Senor Cocconut / Tokyo Rush 6. Buffalo Daughter / Shimoon 7. Motoya Hamaguchi + alpha / Prioshene 8. Taeko Onuki / Femme Fatale 9. Minako Yoshida + Daisuke Kawai / Glass no Ringo 10. Keiichi Suzuki + Tomoyo Harada / Tokyo Shyness Boy 11. Makoto Kubota / Roocho Gumbo 12. Sheena & The Rokkets / Ayakaichi no Dobutsuen 13. Takamasa Aoki + Yoshihiro Hannno + Fumiya Tanaka / Insomnia 14. Double Famous + Kazumi Nikaido / Shiawase Happy 15. Kiseru / Shimen Doka 16. Ann Sally + Pan Cake / Paraiso 17. Miu Sakamoto + Shigeomi Hasumi / unknown 18. Micabox feat. Ayako Takato / Kaze o Atsumete. DVD contains two films, one by Thai artist Wisot Ponnimit (aka Tam) inspired by Huricane Dorothy. The other by Masakatsu Takagi inspired by Philharmony.



Oyasumi Nasai

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Oyasumi Nasai

Ref: FSD3827


Price: 26.99

Virtually anything from Ryuichi Sakamoto's label Commons seems to be worthwhile getting. Here's some Japanese experimental and pop musicians playing lullabies - for adults. A stellar list of artists includes Hiroshi Takano, Takako Minekawa, Moose Hill & Ikuko Harada, Kama Aina, Hanareigumi, Ren Takada, Emerson Kitamura and Manabu Sakata. 10 tracks.



Japanese Pops Very Best of 50s

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Japanese Pops Very Best of 50s

Ref: FSD2658


Price: 28.99

2CDs, 44 tracks of the greatest Japanese popular music of the 50s. Kayokyoku (Japanese pop) mixed with boogie woogie, jazz, or rockabilly sung by star singers and actors/actresses.

Disc 1

1.Shizuko Kasagi / Tokyo Boogie Woogie 2.Michiko Namiki, Noboru Kirishima / Ringo no Uta 3.Ichiro Fujiyama, Mitsue Nara / Aoi Sanmyaku 4.Hideko Takamine / Ginza Kan Kan Musume 5.Katsuhiko Haida / Tokyo No Yane no Shita 6.Ichimaru / Shamisen Boogie Woogie 7.Ichiro Fujiyama / Nagasaki no Kane 8.Akiko Futaba / Mizuiro no Waltz 9.Minoru Obata / Hoshikage no Komichi 10.Ken Tsumura / Shanghai gaeri no Lil 11.Yoshiko Yamaguchi / Ye Lai Xiang 12.Hamako Watanabe / Kuwaminato no China-gai 13.Hibari Misora / Tokyo Kid 14.Hisao Ito / Iyomante no Yoru 15.Shigeko Orii / Kimi no Na wa 16.Hisaya Morishige, Kiyoko Tange, Toriro Miki / Boku Wa Tokkyu no Kikainshi de, Tohkaido no Maki 17.Shizuko Kasagi / Kaimono Boogie 18.Teruko Akatsuki / Tokyo Shoe Shine Boy 19. Mariko Ike / Button to Libon 20.Izumi Yukimura / Aoi Kanariya 21.Chiemi Eri / Tennessee Waltz 22.Hibari Misora / Ringo Oiwake

Disc 2

1.Hibari Misora / Omatsuri Mambo 2.Atsuro Okamoto / Kougen-ressha wa Iku 3.Kazuya Kosaka / Seishun Cycling 4.Columbia Rose / Tokyo no Bus Girl 5.Shiro Sone / Wakai Omawari san 6.Ichiro Sugawara / Oooi Nakamura kun 7.Mariko Miyagi / Guard-shita no Kutsumigaki 8.Kunie Eto / Kasbah no Onna 9.Hideo Kou / Yuki no furu Machi o 10.Yoshiko Ohtsu / Koko ni Sachi ari 11.Akira Wakayama / Yorokobi mo Kanashimi mo Ikutoshitsuki 12.Frank Nagai, Kazuko Matsuo / Tokyo Night Club 13.Ichiro Kobe / Ginza Kyu-chome wa Mizu no Ue 14.Frank Nagai / Yuraku-cho de Aimasho 15.Akira Kobayashi / Guitar o motta Wataridori 16.Yujiro Ishihara / Arashi o yobu Otoko 17.Michiko Hamamura / Banana Boat 18.Three Cats / Kiiroi Sakurambo 19.Chiyoko Shimakura / Karatachi Nikki 20.Hiroshi Moriya / Boku wa Naichicchi 21.Masaaki Hirao / Hoshi wa nandemo shitteiru 22.The Peanuts / Kawaii Hana


Japanese Pops Very Best of 60s

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Japanese Pops Very Best of 60s

Ref: FSD2659


Price: 28.99

2 CDs, 40 tracks of the best Japanese pop music of the 60s. Kayokyoku (pop with Japanese elements) mixed with rock 'n' roll, rockabilly, jazz, psychedelic or enka and what became known as 'group sounds'. Some songs have their roots in Japanese styles such as rokyoku or minyo. Also'mood kayo' slow tunes featuring saxophone and steel guitar. Rather wonderful.

Disc 1

Kyu Sakamoto / Ue o Muite Arukou 2.Yukio Hashi, Sayuri Yoshinaga / Itsudemo Yume o 3.Michiyo Azusa / Konnichiwa Aka chan 4.Kyu Sakamoto / Miagete goran Yoru no Hoshi o 5.Fubuki Koshiji / Sans toi Mamie 6.The Wild Ones / Omoide no Nagisa 7.Teruhiko Saigo / Hoshi no Flamenco 8.The Peanuts / Koi no Fuga 9.Mike Maki / Bara ga saita 10.The Spiders / Yuhi ga naiteiru 11.The Broad Side Four / Wakamono tachi 12.Ichiro Araki / Sora ni Hoshi ga aruyoni 13.Yukari Ito / Koyubi no Omoide 14.Jun Mayuzumi / Koi no Halleluja 15.Ryoko Moriyama / Kono Hiroi Nohara Ippai 16.Jacky Yoshikawa & Blue Comets / Blue Shadow 17.The Canabeats / Sukisa Sukisa Sukisa 18.The Folk Crusaders / Kaettekita Yopparai 19.Pinkey & Killers / Koi no Kisetsu 20.Jun Mayuzumi / Tenshi no Yuwaku

Disc 2

1.The Tigers / Hana no Kubikazari 2.Perple Shadows / Chiisana Snack 3.The Golden Cups / Nagai Kami no Shojo 4.Village Singers / Amairo no Kami no Otome 5.The Tempters / Emerald no Densetsu 6.Tomoko Ogawa / Yuube no Himitsu 7.Ayumi Ishida / Blue Light Yokohama 8.Jun Mayuzumi / Yuuzuki 9.The Folk Crusaders / Kanashiku te Yarikirenai 10.Carmen Maki / Tokiniwa haha no naiko no youni 11.Itsustu no Akai Fusen / Tooi Sekaini 12.Billy Ban Ban / Shiroi Blanco 13.Saori Yuki / Yoake no Scat 14.Mieko Hirota / Ningyo no Ie 15.Noriko Shintani / Francine no Baai 16.Norihiko Hashida & Schuberts / Kaze 17.Toi et Moi / Aruhi Totsuzen 18.Naomi Sara / Iijanaino Shiawase naraba 19.Chiyo Okumura / Koi no Dorei 20.The Kingtones / Good Night Baby

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Japanese Pops Very Best of 70s

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Japanese Pops Very Best of 70s

Ref: FSD2660


Price: 28.99

2CDs, 36 tracks. Saturday Night Fever Japanese style, as kayokyokyu is mixed with soul and disco.

Disc 1

1.Osamu Minagawa / Kuroneko no Tango 2.Saori Yuki / Tegami 3.Hide & Rosanna / Ai wa Kizutsukiyasuku 4.Kiyohiko Ozaki / Mata Au Hi made 5.Norihiko Hashida & Climax / Hanayome 6.Masaaki Sakai / Saraba Koibito 7.Billy Ban Ban / Sayonara o Surutameni 8.Takuro Yoshida / Tabi no Yado 9.Takao Hirata & Sellstars / Akuma ga nikui 10.Pedro & Capricious / Wakare no Asa 11.Aoi Sankakujogi / Taiyo ga kureta Kisetsu 12.Garo / Gakuseigai no Kissaten 13.Kaguyahime / Kandagawa 14.Mari Amachi / Koisuru Natsu no Hi 15.Miyoko Asada / Akai Fusen 16.Akiko Kosaka / Anata 17.Masatoshi Nakamura / Fureai 18.Finger 5 / Koi no Dial 6700

Disc 2

1. Akira Fuse / Cyclamen no Kahori 2.Kyoko Kosaka / Omoide Makura 3.Down Town Boogie Woogie Band / Minato No Yoko Yokohama Yokosuka 4.Hiromi Iwasaki / Romance 5.Masato Shimon / Oyoge! Taiyaki kun 6.Hiromi Ota / Momen no Handkerchief 7.Teruhiko Aoi / Anatadake o 8.Momoe Yamaguchi / Yokosuka Story 9.Yumi Arai / Anohi ni kaeritai 10.Koichi Morita & Top Guaran / Seishun Jidai 11.Naoko Ken / Abayo 12.Hi Fi Set / Feeling 13.Takao Horiuchi / Kimi no Hitomi wa 10000 Bolt 14.Pink Lady / UFO 15.Candy's / Hohoemi-gaeshi 16.Circus / Mr. Summer Time 17.Judy Wong / Miserarete 18.Hideki Saijo / Young Man



Japanese Pops Very Best of 80s

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Japanese Pops Very Best of 80s

Ref: FSD2661


Price: 28.99

2CDs 37 tracks from the 80s biggest stars.

Disc 1

1.Monta & Brothers / Dancing All Night 2.Saki Kubota / Ihojin 3.Satoshi Terao / Ruby no Yubiwa 4.Christal King / Daitokai 5.Masahiko Kondo / Sneaker Blues 6.Amin / Matsuwa 7.Chanels / Runaway 8.Imokin Trio / High School Lullaby 9.Chiharu Matsuyama / Nagai Yoru 10.Hiromi Iwasaki / Seibo tachi no Lullaby 11.Off Course / Sayonara 12.Mayumi Itsuwa / Koibito yo 13.Toshihiko Tahara / Aishu Date 14.Masatoshi Nakamura / Kokoro no Iro 15.Hirofumi Bamba / Sachiko 16.Shinji Tanimura / Subaru 17.Masayume / Ai wa Kagerou 18.Jun Horie / Memory Glass

Disc 2

1. Warabe / Moshimo Ashita ga… 2.Hikaru Genji / Paradise Ginga 3.Hiroko Yakushimaru / Tantei Monogatari 4.Princess Princess / Diamonds 5.Anri / Cat's Eye 6.The Checkers / Julia ni Hear Break 7.Seiko Matsuda / Sweet Memories 8.Anzen Chitai / Wine Red no Kokoro 9.Akina Nakamori / Second Love 10.Wink / Ai ga Tomaranai 11.Otokogumi / Daybreak 12.Shizuka Kudo / Koi Ichiya 13.Tomoyo Harada / Toki o Kakeru Shojo 14.Akiko Kobayashi / Koi ni Ochite 15.Kozo Murashita / Hatsukoi 16.Akemi Ishikawa / Cha-Cha-Cha 17.Asami Kobayashi / Amaoto wa Chopin no Shirabe 18. Alfee / Hoshizora no Distance 19.C-C-B / Romantic ga Tomaranai



Japanese Pops Very Best of 90s

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Japanese Pops Very Best of 90s

Ref: FSD2662


Price: 28.99

2CDs, 30 tracks of 90s chart toppers. The Japanese elements have faded, more westernized pop.

Disc 1

1.Lindberg / Imasugu Kiss Me 2.Hideaki Tokunaga / Kowarekake no Radio 3.Kan / Ai wa katsu 4.Noriyuki Makihara / Donnatokimo 5.Zoo / Choo Choo Train 6.Komekome Club / Kimi ga irudakede 7.Miho Nakayama & Wands / Sekaiju no Dare yori kitto 8.Junichi Inagaki / Christmas Carol no koroniwa 9.Original Love / Seppun 10.Fumiya Fujii / True Love 11.Kuroyume / For Dear 12.TRF / Survival Dance - No No Cry More 13.Ryoko Shinohara with T. Komuro / Koishisa to, Setunasa to, Tsuyosa to 14.SharanQ / Single Bed 15.Mayo Okamoto / Tomorrow

Disc 2

1.H Jungle with T / Going Going Home 2.Ulfuls / Gutz daze!! 3.Globe / Departures 4.Tomomi Kahara / I'm proud 5.dos / Baby bay baby 6.Nanase Aikawa / Break Out! 7.Yosui Inoue & Tamio Okuda / Arigatou 8.Namie Amuro / Can You Celebrate? 9.Max / Give me a Shake 10.Le Couple / Hidamari no Uta 11.Speed / With Love 12.Da Pump / Raphsody in Blue 13.L'Arc-en-Ciel / Honey 14.Ayumi Hamazaki / Boys & Girls 15.Yuki Koyanagi / Anatano Kiss o kazoemasho - You were mine



Natsumero Meikyokushu 1

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Natsumero Meikyokushu 1

Ref: FSD3527


Price: 22.99

Re-recordings of popular songs or kayokyoku until 1948. Kayokyoku are generally the middle ground between pop, with western characteristics and Japanese enka with strong Japanese characteristics. They originated from the time of the first major foreign affiliated record companies. 18 tracks, sung by artists including Michiya Mihashi, Hachiro Kasuga, Rintaro Shoji, Utako Matsushima, Akihiro Miwa, Goro Kagami, Miyako Otsuki, Minoru Obata and Haruo Oka.



Natsumero Meikyokushu 2

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Natsumero Meikyokushu 2

Ref: FSD3528


Price: 22.99

Re-recordings of 18 pop hits from the enka kayo scene between 1948-1955. Artists include Haruo Oka, Ken Tsumura, Minoru Obata, Machiko Sanjo, Isao Hayashi, Chieko Baisho, Chiemi Eri, Taeko Yoshioka and Ichiro Wakahara.



Natsumero Meikyokushu 3

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Natsumero Meikyokushu 3

Ref: FSD3529


Price: 22.99

Re-recordings of 18 tracks of popular kayokyoku hits from 1955-1959 by artists including Hachiro Kasuga, Isao Hayashi, Yoshiko Ozu, Yutaka Shimazu, Hiroshi Mifune, Yuriko Futaba, Peggy Hayama and Goro Kagami.



Tokyo City Pop 70's (2 CDs)

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Tokyo City Pop 70's (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD2503


Price: 32.99

Excellent 2CD compilation of 70s pop music centered around the group Happy End, and their subsequent offshoots, groups, solo projects etc. Happy End featured Haruomi Hosono and were one of the first groups to adapt Japanese language to folk rock music. Influenced by Buffalo Springfield they experimented with new sounds and styles, greatly expanding the range of Japanese rock music. Also featured is Tin Pan Alley also featuring Hosono, plus solo works by each member of Happy End, Eiichi Otaki, Shigeru Suzuki, Harry Hosono and the Yellow Magic Band, YMO, plus close assocaites Makoto Kubota and Yuyake Gakudan, Morio Agata, Minako Yoshida, Takako Onuki, Akiko Yano, Keiichi Suzuki & Moon Riders Hi-Fi Set. In summary, all the greatest Japanese pop singers and groups from 1970s over 33 tracks.



Sixties Japanese Garage / Psych Rarities

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Sixties Japanese Garage / Psych Rarities

Ref: FSD1422


Price: 26.99

Fascinating compilation featuring bands such as The Rangers, The Cougars, The Termites, The Playboy, The Spiders and other bands called "The" something. While being serious, this is a crazy lot of fun, that could only be 'made in Japan'. The memories must come flooding back for any self-respecting, former Beatles mania inflicted salaryman.



Sixties Japanese Garage Psych Rarities

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Sixties Japanese Garage Psych Rarities

Ref: FSD3417


Price: 24.99

Excellent 22 track compilation of Japanese 60s Group Sounds Psychedelic classics. Groups include The Dynamites, The Mops, The Freshmen, The Giants, Ox. Mostly Japanese original songs, with a few covers including Let's Spend the Night Together and, Hello, I Love You (sung in a strange Japlish). A great document of an exciting time.



Japanese Girls 2003 West

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Japanese Girls 2003 West

Ref: FSD2145


Price: 24.99

Compilation of some of the best female artists coming out of the Kansai region (Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe) probably Japan's most fertile breeding ground for new talent. From folk/rock singer songwriter types, (Sun, Geka Bijin) to avant garde, experimental artists, (Kazumi NikkaIdo, Fuchigami to Funato) and girl punk, (M.A.G.O). Intriguing.



Boomania - The Boom Special Best Cover (2 CDs)

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Boomania - The Boom Special Best Cover (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4959


Price: 29.99

2 CD compilation of covers of Boom songs to mark their 20th anniversary since their debut. Impressive list of artists include Begin, Bird, Bonobos, Low IQ01, Your Song is Good, Yuichi Ohata, Kariyushi 58, Kimaguren, Hiroshi Takano, Miu Sakamoto, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, Masahito Tomobe.

Disc 1 : 1. Tamio Okuda / Kimi wa TV-kko 2. MCU / Berangkat 3. Kimaguren / Tsuri ni Ikou 4. Ayaka / Kaze ni Naritai 5. Bo Gambo3 feat. Rakita / Tsuki saemo Nemuru Yoru 6. Masato Tomobe / Kikyu ni Notte 7. You, Eijun Suganami, Paradise Ginga, Cheeta, Masaya Okuno / Hinomoto no Uta 8. Yuichi Ohata / Nai Nai Nai no Kuni 9. Miu Sakamoto feat. Ren Takada / Soredake de Ureshii 10. Kazufumi Kodama / Boku ni dekiru Subete 11. Hikuri / 24 Jikan no Tabi

Disc 2 : 1. Low IQ 01 / Shimauta 2. Mongol 800 / Orikousan 3. Minmi feat. Peter Man / Hoshi no Love Letter 4. Bird / Tokyo Love 5. Begin / Take It Easy 6. Bonobos / Kamisama no Hoseki de dekita Shima 7. Kariyushi 58 / Nashi 8. Hiroshi Takano / Karatachi Nomichi 9. Akiko Yano eith Kazumasa Oda / Chuo-sen 10. Your Song Is Good / Niji ga Detanara 11. Tokyo Ska Paradice Orchestra / Kaze ni Naritai


World Happiness

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World Happiness

Ref: FSD5019


Price: 23.99

Compilation album and the name of an annual concert in Tokyo that this year featured Yellow Magic Orchestra and related artists. Released on Sakamoto's Commmons label.

1. Pupa - At Dawn 2. Asa-Chang & Junray - Woohang no Onna 3. Mi-Gu - Pulling from Above 4. Kotoringo - me.ga.ne 5. Moonriders - Tokyo, Round and Round 6. Hiroshi Takano - Lov 7. Naomi & Goro - Good Night Song 8. Soutaisei Riron - Teletou 9. Schardarapa - Good Old Future 10. Karappo Flavour - The Dub Flower 11. Y. Sunahara - Lovebeat (Radio edit) 12. Kuchiroro - Tonight 13. Sheena & The Rokkets - My Way 14. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Rydeen 79/07


CC:01 Commmons Compilation Vol. 1

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CC:01 Commmons Compilation Vol. 1

Ref: FSD5221


Price: 21.99

First compilation album from Ryuichi Sakamoto's Commmons label. CD with 16 tracks plus DVD featuring footge of Sakamoto talking about the label with various music clips by some of the artists.

The 16 tracks include Ryuichi Sakamoto / Firewater, HASYMO (Yellow Magic Orchestra) / The City of Light, Kotoringo / To Stanford, AA= / Peace !!, Takamasa Aoki / Private Party, Naomi and Goro / Silent Cllouds, Takuji Aoyanagi / Utsushite Nagameru, mi-gu / Choose the Light, Asa-Chang and Junrei / Woohang no Onna, OOIOO / Sol, Fretwork / O Waly, Waly, Fennez / Saffron Revolution, Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto / ax Mr. L, Tortoise / Prepare Your Coffin

Music clips include Ryuichi Sakamoto / Koko, HASYMO / Tokyo Town Pages, Kotoringo / Oideyo, AA= / Freedom, mi-gu / Pulling From Above Jickbeats Version, OOIOO / Sol, Alva Noto / u, 09-1-2, Tortoise / Prepare Your Coffin


Haruomi Hosono Strange Song Book - Tribute to Haruomi Hosono 2 (2 CD + DVD)

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Haruomi Hosono Strange Song Book - Tribute to Haruomi Hosono 2 (2 CD + DVD)

Ref: FSD3834


Price: 34.99

The current fascination with Haruomi Hosono in Japan continues with a second volume of a Tribute to Haruomi Hosono. Artists include Dr John, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Senor Coconut, Makoto Kubota and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth). At the time of writing the track listing so far: 1. Dr.John / unknown 2. Haas Martines / Rock a My Baby 3. Ryuichi Sakamoto + Fennez / Normandia 4. Thurston Moore from Sonic Youth / Unknown 5. Senor Cocconut / Tokyo Rush 6. Buffalo Daughter / Shimoon 7. Motoya Hamaguchi + alpha / Prioshene 8. Taeko Onuki / Femme Fatale 9. Minako Yoshida + Daisuke Kawai / Glass no Ringo 10. Keiichi Suzuki + Tomoyo Harada / Tokyo Shyness Boy 11. Makoto Kubota / Roocho Gumbo 12. Sheena & The Rokkets / Ayakaichi no Dobutsuen 13. Takamasa Aoki + Yoshihiro Hannno + Fumiya Tanaka / Insomnia 14. Double Famous + Kazumi Nikaido / Shiawase Happy 15. Kiseru / Shimen Doka 16. Ann Sally + Pan Cake / Paraiso 17. Miu Sakamoto + Shigeomi Hasumi / unknown 18. Micabox feat. Ayako Takato / Kaze o Atsumete. DVD contains two films, one by Thai artist Wisot Ponnimit (aka Tam) inspired by Huricane Dorothy. The other by Masakatsu Takagi inspired by Philharmony.



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