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Jazz in the Great Tokyo - Great Tokyo's Jazz Song Collection 1925-1940 (2 CDs)

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Jazz in the Great Tokyo - Great Tokyo's Jazz Song Collection 1925-1940 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD6528


Price: 25.99

Fascinating 2 CD collection of jazz recordings from Tokyo between 1925 and 1940. Nearly all recordings are as rare as hen's teeth and show the development of jazz and swing in the pre-war years.

CD1

1. Yukio Suzuno / Marunouchi Melody 2. Carlos C. Show and his Orchestra / Hong Kong Dream Girl 3. Sihnichi Miwa / Tina Tina 4. Yutaka Kawasaki, Naoko Soga / Kamata Koshinkyoku 5. Teiichi Nimura / Kiso Bushi 6. Chiyako Sato / Ai no Shirabe 7. Ichiro Utsumi / Koshin-kyoku New York 8. Tsuyoshi Sakuma / Yume no Ningyo 9. Tsuyoshi Sakuma / Daigaku Seikatsu 10. Sadaichi Nimura, Kikuyo Amano / Riorita 11. Kikuyo Amano / My Angel 12. Sadaichi Yanagida, Kikuyo Amano / Akai Kuchibiru 13. Ichiro Utsumi / Tokyo Yakyoku 14. Noriko Awaya / Yoru no Tokyo 15. Naoko Sato / Odoru Tokyo 16. Kikuyo Amano / Shin Ginza Koshin-kyoku 17. Ichiro Utsumi / Ginza Koshin-kyoku 18. Sadaichi Nimura / Shibuya Koshin-kyoku 19. Haruko Aoki / Shinjuku Sayo-kyoku 20. Goro Fujimura, Yumeji Maruyama / Hottokinasai (Iija Arimasenka) 21. Hidemaro Konoe (conductor), Shin Kokyo Gakudan / Sanbun Opera Ongaku 22. Eiichi Uchida / Korega Jinsei no Uta (from Sanbun Opera)

CD2

1. Toru Sakai / Mura no Share Otoko 2. Ineko Tan, Junko Watase, Yoichiro Kadowaki, Yae-chan / Cafe kara Mita Otoko no Aji 3. Yoko & Sumiko Cafe Tiger / Kimi Koishi 4. Shinkichi Tamaki / Blues no Odorikata 5. Ren Tokuyama / Anoko 6. Helen Sumida / Nisenma no Koibito 7. Helen Sumida / Koi to Niji 8. Michio Yamada / Yume Utsustu 9. Paknaderu / Sayo nara! 10. Midge Williams / Paradice 11. Madelaine Fujita / Minna Anatani 12. Teichiku Jazz Orchestra / Tebyoshi Soroete 13. Girestar Maki / Gypsy no Kissaten 14. Kei Toyoda / Gekko Atai Senkin 15. Kei Toyoda / La Kukaracha 16. Joe Okumura / Dina 17. Bakey Shirahata & His Aloha Hawaiians / Without a World of Warning 18. Taeko Nose, Hisayuki Ogino / San Fransisco 19. Kiyoko Koyama / Niji no Uta 20. Aiko Saida / Kokkyo no Minami 21. Shizuko Kasagi / Saint Lewis Blues 22. Dick Mine / Tokyo Blues



Nippon Jazz Suikoden (4 CDs)

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Nippon Jazz Suikoden (4 CDs)

Ref: FSD6300


Price: 49.99

Second volume of monumental recordings of Japanese jazz from Taisho period (1912-1926) Comes with extensive booklet (in Japanese). 102 tracks.

CD1 : Sketches of Sennichimae CD2 : Birth of Tonbory Jazz CD3 : Jazz Diaspora CD4 : Tokyo - Paris


Militarythm in the Central City - Great Nagoya's Tsuru-Asahi's War song collection 1931-1939

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Militarythm in the Central City - Great Nagoya's Tsuru-Asahi's War song collection 1931-1939

Ref: FSD6302


Price: 20.99

Military influenced jazz from the Tsuru - Asahi Record in Nagoya. Rare 'indie' recordings from an age when record companies such as Columbia, Victor, King, Teichiku dominated the scene. 24 tracks.



Jazz in the Great Osaka (2 CDs)

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Jazz in the Great Osaka (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD6301


Price: 29.99

Jazz in Osaka in the early Showa period between 1924-1941. Features stars of the day such as Philipine Jazz Band, Kozo Maeno, Ryoichi Hattori, Kyosuke Kami playing foxtrot, charlston and blues, with singers such as Kikuko Inoue and Susumu Koroda. Many rare tracks from minor labels such as Kokka, Naigai, Taihei, Nitto and Shochiku.



The Lost World of Jazz 1934-1944- Teichiku Swing Collection (2 CDs)

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The Lost World of Jazz 1934-1944- Teichiku Swing Collection (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD6303


Price: 30.99

Jazz collection recorded betweem 1934 and 1944 from Teichiku Records. 44 tracks with artists including Dick Mine & His Serenaders, Teichiku Jazz Orchestra, Keio B.R.B. Light Musicians.



Holiday in Okinawa

TADAAKI MISAGO & HIS TOKYO CUBAN BOYS

Holiday in Okinawa

Ref: FSD6168


Price: 24.99

Originally released in 1971, Tokyo Cuban Boys versions of Okinawan tunes. Sax and even some sanshin. Probably never been bettered when it comes to jazzy Okinawa.

1. Agarouza 2. Asadoya Yunta 3. Hatumabushi 4. Kurushima Kuduchi 5. Arasato No Shishimai 6. Yofuke No Eisa



Tokyo Cuban Boys on  Stage - Japanese Traditional Songs

MISAGO TADAAKI & HIS TOKYO CUBAN BOYS

Tokyo Cuban Boys on Stage - Japanese Traditional Songs

Ref: FSD6169


Price: 24.99

Originally released in 1972. Cuban jazz versions of famous Japanese traditional tunes. Features Kohachiro Miyata on shakuhachi and Tadao Sawai on koto.

1. Sakura Sakura 2. Kariboshikiri Uta 3. Shika no Tone 4. Yagi Bushi 5. Genroku Hanami Odori 6. Esashi Oiwake 7. Rokudan 8. Awa Odori



Harlem Nocturne - Bamboo Flute Miracle Sounds

MINORU MURAOKA, KIYOSHI YAMAYA

Harlem Nocturne - Bamboo Flute Miracle Sounds

Ref: FSD6173


Price: 24.99

Originally released in 1967. Minoru Muraoka plays jazz and bossa nova on shakuhachi arranged by jazz musician / arranger Kiyoshi Yamaya.

1. Harlem Nocturne 2. Taboo 3. Yesterday 4. Baby Elephant Walk 5. The Shadow Of Your Smile 6. Autumn Leaves 7. Take Five 8. Strangers In The Night 9. Johnny Guitar 10. Summer Time 11. Danny Boy 12. Meditation



Korezo Modern Shakuhachi (This Is Modern Shakuhachi) Vol.2

MINORU MURAOKA

Korezo Modern Shakuhachi (This Is Modern Shakuhachi) Vol.2

Ref: FSD6174


Price: 24.99

Originally released in 1968. Shakuhachi player Minoru Muraoka plays jazz with Kiyoshi Yamaya and The All Stars. Shakuhachi, western flute, and jazz backing.

1. A Man and A Woman 2. Caravan 3. The In-Crowd 3. My Funny Valentine 4. Comin' Home Baby 5. Black Orfeu 6. Girl from Ipanema 7. Mas Que Nada 8. Days of Wines and Roses 9. Right Now 10. Quiet Night of Quiet Stars 11. St. Louis Blues



Bamboo

MINORU MURAOKA

Bamboo

Ref: FSD6178


Price: 14.99

Shakuhachi, plus koto and even biwa accompanied by bass and jazzy drums on selection of jazz, rock and pop tunes.

1.Take Five 2. Mogamigawa Funauta 3. The Positive And The Negative 4. And I Love Her 5. The House Of The Rising Sun 6. Do You Know The Way To San Jose 7. Soul Bamboo 8. Call Me 9. Scarborough Fair



Jazz in the Central City - Great Nagoya's Tsuru-Asahi Jazz Song Collection 1929-1938

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Jazz in the Central City - Great Nagoya's Tsuru-Asahi Jazz Song Collection 1929-1938

Ref: FSD6125


Price: 21.99

Collection of ultra rare jazz tracks collection from the independent record label Tsuru-Asahi Record in Nagoya recorded between 1929 and 1938. Nagoya had its own quite distinct and flourishing jazz scene at the time, here released onto CD for the first time.

1. Arabiya no Uta "Sing Me a Song of Araby"(1927) / Susumu Kuroda 2. Omoide "Among My Souvenir"(1927) / Susumu Kuroda 3. New York no Sasayaki "In einer kleinen Konditorei"(1928) / Hinako Sato 4. Oh Tenshi yo "You're an Angel"(1930) / Susumu Kuroda 5. Watashi no Aurora "My Northern Light"(1930) / Tomoko Nagai 6. Minna ga Watashi o Suki to Iu "Everyone Say I Love You"(1932) / Nobuko Oda 7. Kapparai no Ichiya (Madros no Uta) "Si l'on ne s'etait pas connu"(1930) / Susumu Kuroda 8. Koi no Parikko "J'ai ma combine"(1930) / Susumu Kuroda 9. Aikubi Mecky no Uta "Moritat"(1928) / Susumu Kuroda 10. Horeatta Futari "Tango-Ballade"(1928) / Susumu Kuroda 11. Gasolin Boy Sannin-gumi "Ein Freund, ein guter Freund"(1930) / Susumu Kuroda 12. Atashiya Osato ga Nastukashii "Y m'faut mon pat'lin"(1931) / Susumu Kuroda 13. Koi ni Odoru "I Went To Hilo" / Tokyo Comic Mail Call 14. "Dinah"(1925) / Tetsukamen 15. Yama no Ninkimono "Fine Alpine Milkman"(1930) / Dick Michio 16. Gypsy no Kissa-ten "In a Little Gypsy Tearoom"(1935) / Mickey Matsuyama 17. Kimi to Futari de "Sitting on a Five Barred Gates"(1931) / Mickey Matsuyama 18. Tanoshiki Koyoi "About a Quarter to Night"(1935) / Mickey Matsuyama 19. Karakawanai de "I've got a Feelin' You're Foolin'"(1935) / Mickey Matsuyama 20. "Hawaiian Blues"(1916) / Hawaiian Rhythm King (Yoshio Kawata) 21. Bali Bali mo Hamabe nite "On the Beach at Bali Bali"(1936) / Hawaiian Rhythm King (Toshihide Shiba, Saburo Boya) 22. Hana ni Ukarete / Yukai na Rhythm Boys (Akireta Boys) 23. Kiite Okureyo Boku no Shinzo / Yukai na Rhythm Boys (Akireta Boys) 24. Nakiwarai no Jinsei / Yukai na Rhythm Boys (Akireta Boys) 25. Yukai na Nakama / Yukai na Rhythm Boys (Akireta Boys)



Japanese Jazz Plays Pop

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Japanese Jazz Plays Pop

Ref: FSD6118


Price: 19.99

Western pop tunes from the 1960s and 70s covered Japanese jazz style. Fantastic original recordings from the 60s and 70s.

1. Takeshi Inomata & Sound LImited / Scarborough Fair 2. Takeshi Inomata / El Condor Pasa - Condor wa Tondeyuku 3. Minoru Muraoka / The Sound of Silence 4. Five Sax / The Bridge Over Troubled Water 5. Akira Ishikawa & All Stars / America 6. Minoru Muraoka / Melody Fair 7. Mr. Drum & The Sound Machine 8. Suiho Tosho, Takeshi Inomata & Sound Limited / Venus 9. Jiro Inagaki & Golden Hoppers 10. Kiyoshi Sugimoto / Close To You 11. Kiyoshi Sugimoto / Super Star 12. Kaoru Iiyoshi & The Whip / We've Only Just Begun - Ai no Prelude 13. Akira Miyazawa / I Say A Little Prayer - Chiisana Negai 14. Nobuo Hara and Sharps & Flats / Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - Ame ni Nuretemo 15. Sadao Watanabe / Reach Out For Me 16. Hiroshi Okazaki & Stargazers / Walk On By 17. Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys / Do You Know The Way To San Jose? - San Jose eno Michi 18. Jiro Inagaki & Rhythm Machine / I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Koi yo Sayonara 19. Jiro Inagaki & Rhythm Machine / The Look Of Love - Koi no Omokage 20. Hiroshi Okazaki & Stargazers / Alfie



Japanese Jazz Plays Rock

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Japanese Jazz Plays Rock

Ref: FSD6117


Price: 19.99

Japanese jazz musicians from the 1960s and 70s cover various rock tunes, many released onto CD for the first time. Great musicianship and cool sounds.

1. Tadaaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys / Everbody's Everthing - Atarashii Sekai 2. Kiyoshi Sugimoto / Get It On - Kuroi Honoo 3. Tadaaki Misago & Cuban Boys / Oye Como Va - Boku no Rhythm o Kiitokure 4. Akira Ishikawa & Genchers / Hound Dog 6. Mr. Drum & The Sound Machine / Brown Sugar 7. Nobuo Hara and Sharps & Flats / Satisfaction 8. Kiyoshi Sugimoto / My Sweet Road 9. Jiro Inagaki & Golden Hoppers / Futari no Season 10. Motohiko Hino / Country Road 11. Motohiko Hino / Power To The People 12. Jiro Inagaki + Soul Big Media / You've Made Me So Very Happy 13. Jiro Inagahi & Golden Hoppers / Hello I Love You 14. Akira Ishikawa / I Shot The Sheriff 15. Jiro Inagahi & Golden Hoppers / Cross Road 16. Kiyoshi Sugimoto / Have You Ever Seen The Rain - Ame o Mitakai 17. Suiho Tosha, Takeshi Inomata & Sound Limited / Travelin' Band 18. Nobuo Hara and Sharps & Flats 19. Count Baffalo & His Rock Band / You Keep Me Hangin' On 20. Kiyoshi Sugimoto / Imagine


Nippon Jazz (4 CDs)

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Nippon Jazz (4 CDs)

Ref: FSD6064


Price: 49.99

Superb collection of 100 Japanese jazz songs from Taisho (1912-1926) to early Showa period telling the history of Japanese jazz. 4 CDs, 100 songs from minor labels (Taihei, Etoile, Tombo, Happy) and comes with a booklet with detailed information (in Japanese) and rare photos.

CD1 : Jazz Songs

1. Ken Hasegawa / Dekoboko Jinsei 2. Ken Hasegawa, Miss Taihei / Oh Iya 3. Three Sisters / Maiasa Cofee o 4. Blue Boys Chorus / Glass o Akete 5. Blue Boys Chorus / Colorado no Tsuki 6. Nitto Rhythm Boys / Tabakoya no Musume 7. Nitto Rhythm Boys / Koibito ga Hoshii 8. Fukuo Tanaka / Nankin Mame-uri 9. Fukuo Tanaka / Kimi o Omoite 10. George Maki / Ame no Naka ni Utau 11. Cherry Kami / Balcerona 12. Merry Fujita / Aozora 13. Fumi Kobayashi / Ukulele Baby 14. Ranko Edogawa, Vocal Trio / Cuba no Koiuta 15. My Lucky Boy / Carioca 16. My Lucky Boy / La Cucarach 17. Shizuo Mikami / Taki no Soba nite 18. Blue Boys Chorus / Yume no Shiraho 19. Blue Boys Chorus / Akogare no Kimi 20. Blue Boys Chorus / Konban Atte Chodaina 21. Jun Hamaguchi (tenor), Shigeru Nakamura (tap dance) / Paris no Yane no Shita 22. Kikuko Inoue (soprano), Shigeru Nakamura (tap dance) / Paris no Yane no Shita 23. Masako Miyashita / Oh Donna Clara 24. Miss Taihei / Bara no Tango 25. Tekkamen / A Little Coffe

CD2 has various types of songs performed by jazz bands such as St Louis Blues (Blues), Hot Ice, Shangahi Lil (Fox Trot) all performed by Cherry Land Dance Orchestra, Watashi no Aozora, Oh Suzanna (Shamisen Dance Music) by Western Shamisen Ensemble, Tameiki (dance/blues),Kojo no Tsuki (waltz) by Sam Kato Dance Ensemble, Jolly Singles (Two Steps) by SN Jazz Band, Lady of Spain (Paso Doble) by Cherry Land Dance Orchestra and Oriental Dance (Jazz) by Tombo Salon Jazz Band.

CD3 has mainly jazz and jazz influenced songs such as Fukuo Tanaka / Dinah (Jazz/Fox-Trot), Western Shamisen Dance Ensemble / Dina (Shamisen Dance Music), Jun Fujio, Kanako Kami / Jazz Rokudaigaku (Nonsence Jazz), Kinpa Shizuta, Wakako Maruyama, Koichi Shiki, Tony Sagara / Kansho no Utage (Kayo-kyoku), Issei Azuma, Yaeko Azuma / Cafe Koshin-kyoku (Film Song), Ichimatsu Ishida / Arabiya no Uta (Ryukoka), Mitsuya Itoi / Tose Moga Mobo (Jazz Song)

CD4 has Japanese jazz songs such as No Gakudan / Obara Bushi (Trot), No Gakudan / Modern Harusame (Fox Trot), Taihei Dancing Jazz Boys / Minato Ondo (Fox Trot), Taira Endo His Salon Jazz Orchestra / Sado Okesa (Rumba), Kimiko Ueno & Ryuichi Okuta / Dotonbori Melody (Jazz Kouta), Joichi Matsumoto & Chiyoko Chitoseya / Sado Okesa Zomeki (Jazz Folk), Hinomaru Jazz Band / Gekkasen (Jazz), Nitto Wayo Gakudan / Nozakimura (Japanese/Western Ensemble)



Salon Music 1938-1941 (2 CDs)

KOICHI SUGII

Salon Music 1938-1941 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD6062


Price: 32.99

A gem of a release. In the 1930s Koichi Sugii helped to create a Japanese kind of jazz music by incorporating, swing, tango and Latin music into Japanese minyo (folk) and popular music of the time. He formed orchestras, featuing the very best musicians to record those songs, which was labelled as 'Salon Music', at an age when American jazz records were not exactly encouraged. This album includes all 40 of the Japanese tango, Latin and jazz songs he arranged, this so-called salon music, such as Ryoshu, Kiso Bushi, Kusatsu Bushi, Itako Bushi, Oiwake, Shanghai no Hanauri Musume performed by King Novelty Orchestra, dance/tango music such as Manshu Musume performed by Sakurai Y Su Orchesta, dance/jazz music such as Aozora performed by King Jazz Band. Fantastic stuff. 40 tracks.



Hatano Orchestra (Hatano Jazz Band)

HATANO JAZZ BAND AND OTHERS

Hatano Orchestra (Hatano Jazz Band)

Ref: FSD6063


Price: 26.99

Hatano Jazz Band (in Japanese called Hatano Orchestra) are often quoted as the 'first jazz band' in Japan. In 1912 they went to San Francisco as a ship band, and brought back sheet music of American Tin Pan Alley songs. The band pioneered a kind of Japanese dance music that developed from the so-called salon music. They were formed by Fukutaro Hatano who studied at music university and formed the orchestra with his younger brother, performing at cinemas and dance halls. They were popular band of theTaisho period. This album includes the songs performed by not just Hatano Jazz Band, but other popular bands from the same period. Most songs are recorded acousticly (not electric). Full of rare performances to show the evolution of Japanese jazz and early dance music. Includes interesting recordings such as Oriental Dance, Spanish Serenade, Gypsy Dance performed by Hatano Orchestra, Koi koso Waga Kokoro by Belgen Land Jazz Band, Karavan by Carton Jazz Band, Walla Walla by Nitto Jazz Band, Arabiya no Uta by Shochiku-za Jazz Band. 21 tracks in total.



La Tanguista (Nippon Modern Times Series)

UTAKO MATSUSHIMA

La Tanguista (Nippon Modern Times Series)

Ref: FSD5949


Price: 23.99

The Nippon Modern Times Series is a collaboration of four of the oldest record companies in Japan; Victor, Columbia, Teichiku and King. The series focuses on archive recordings of Japanese jazz and swing music made between 1928 and 1942, many of them released onto CD for the first time. It's commonly believed that jazz was introduced into Japan by Americans following World War II. There were however, already dance halls in Tokyo where jazz and tango had been played since the 1920s. Utako Matsushima was a female muse of King Records. On this album she sings 24 Japanese flavoured tango tunes, many never previously released on CD. Listen to samples of 11 tracks by clicking on the Listen button.

1. Marronnier no Kokage 2. Yuube Honoka ni 3. Namida no Haru 4. Shitawashi no Kimi 5. Ginza Tango 6. Kuroki Bara 7. Hanauri Musume no Uta 8. Marinera 9. Shiobhan 10. Yoru no Tango 11. Kane no Naru Asa 12. Kimi wa Madolos 13. Bara no Senorita 14. Hana no Tameiki 15. Sara no Hana 16. Suzu Kake no Tango 17. Tada Ichido Dake 18. Tsuioku 19. Ame no Waltz 20. Bonsoir Paris 21. Sayonara no Begin 22. Sasayaki no Tango 23. Yuuzuki no Oka 24. Makka na Tsuki



Sweet Voices 1934-1942.  Japan Swing Era, King & Taihei Collection (2 CDs) (Nippon Modern Times Series)

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Sweet Voices 1934-1942. Japan Swing Era, King & Taihei Collection (2 CDs) (Nippon Modern Times Series)

Ref: FSD5950


Price: 36.99

Compilation of seminal jazz and 'urban' songs popular in the dance halls of Tokyo such as the Florida, and Osaka, such as the Paulista, during the 1930s. All 36 tracks are released on CD for the first time and include many rare tunes.

CD1

1. Dinah/Isao Hayashi 2. Omoide no Uta / Isao Hayashi 3. Boku no Dainah / Isao Hayashi 4. La Bomba / Isao Hayashi 5. Hawaiian Paradise / Isao Hayashi 6. Thrill Me / Koichi Sugii 7 Gypsy Tango / Koichi Sugii 8. Oh Cara Mia / Koichi Sugii 9. Gypsy Dream Rose / Koichi Sugii 10. Pagan Love Song / Micky Matsuyama 11. Oka no Soyokaze / Micky Matsuyama 12. Blue Moon / Isao Hayashi, Micky Matsuyama 13. St. Louis Blues / Micky Matsuyama 14. Sweet Sue Just You / Micky Matsuyama 15. Kimi no Hitomi ni / Micky Matsuyama 16. Omoide no Parejo / Micky Matsuyama 17. Wasurerarenu Kimi / Micky Matsuyama 18. Una Rosa / Micky Matsuyama 19. Lover Comeback To Me / Micky Matsuyama 20. Please / Micky Matsuyama 21. Akai Hana mo Shiroi Hana mo / Micky Matsuyama 22. Aozora / Utako Matsushima 23. Tani no Akari Tomnoshi Koro / Utako Matsushima 24. Koibito ga Hoshii / Nitto Rhythm Boys 25. Dinah / Three Sisters

CD2

1. My Melancholy Baby / Sanae Mizushima 2. San Francisco / Sanae Mizushima 3. Malihini Mele / Tony Sagara 4. La Cumparsita / Tony Sagara 5. Poema Tango / Miss Taihei 6. Dream Tango / Miss Taihei 7. La Cumparsita / Mitsuo Fujikawa 8. Organito De La Tarde / Mitsuo Fujikawa 9. In Einer Kleine Konditorei / Sachiko Utagawa, Fukuo Tanaka 10. Shanghai Lil / Sachiko Utagawa 11. Schwarze Augen / Kouichi Shiki 12. Sweet Jennie Lee / Kouichi Shiki 13. I`m In The Mood For Love / Kouichi SHiki 14. The Peanut Vendor / Frank Suda 15. Tity / Eiko Okuda 16. Yes, Sir.That's My Baby / Akira Hasegawa 17. Get Out And Get Under The Moon / Akira Hasegawa 18. Ichimon-nashi de Ha-Cha-Cha / Akira Hasegawa 19. My Blue Heaven / Haruyo Ichikawa 20. Betty Boop / Haruyo Ichikawa 21. Martha / Richard Hirokawa 22. The Continental / Richard Hirokawa 23. The Rhythm Of The Rumba / Kikue Kitamura 24. Siboney / Fukuo Tanaka 25. Dinah / Masako Miyashita



Empire of Jazz (2 CDs)  (Nippon Modern Times Series)

DICK MINE

Empire of Jazz (2 CDs) (Nippon Modern Times Series)

Ref: FSD5951


Price: 36.99

Known as the 'Empire of Jazz', Dick Mine was one of the biggest stars of his day. Born as Tokuichi Mine, he translated the words of the song Dinah into Japanese himself, which became his first hit single. Dinah is featured with other 'urban' classics released mostly during the war. All 35 tracks are released onto CD for the first time, and include rarities such as 'White Heat' and 'Romantic'.

CD 1

1. Dinah 2. St. Louis Blues 3. White Heat 4. Romantic 5. Just An Echo In The Valley 6. My Blue Heaven 7. It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain`t Got That Swing 8. Somebody Stole My Gal 9. The Clouds Will Soon Roll By 10. That`s You Baby 11. Smoke Rings 12. All Man River 13. Ida Sweet As Apple Cider 14. The Music Goes Round And Around 15. Moon At Sea 16. Smiling Irish Eyes 17. Under The Apple Trees 18. Someday Loves You 19. I Went To Hilo 20. Drifting And Dreaming 21. Don't Sing Aloha When I Go 22. To You Sweet Heart Aloha 23. Hula Breeze 24. Blue Kentucky Moon

CD 2

1. Shanghai Lil 2. Cheek To Cheek 3. There'll Be No South 4. Nur Eine Stunde 5. Balalaika 6. Marta 7. La Cucaracha 8. Tais Toi Mon Coeur 9. J'ai Deux Amours 10. A Paris Dans Chaque Faubourg 11. A Media Luz 12. Tango Notturno 13. Shanghai Blues 14. Asia Blues 15. Aru Ame No Gogo 16. Aoi Sora Boku No Sora 17. Oshidori Uta Gassen 18. Eki Basha Ha Yurete Iku 19. Sado Blues 20. Swing Tokyo 21. Oshare Kinmotsu 22. Akikaze No Machi 23. Dark Eyes 24. Ich Kusse Ihre Hand Madame (I Kiss Your Hand Madame)


Sings Jazz & Popular Standards 1933 - 1937 (Nippon Modern Times Series)

ICHIRO FUJIYAMA

Sings Jazz & Popular Standards 1933 - 1937 (Nippon Modern Times Series)

Ref: FSD5952


Price: 23.99

The best jazz and popular songs by Ichiro Fujiyama, one of the giants of 'ryukoka', Japanese popular music from the 1920s to 50s, that adopted the style of Western classical music. Fujiyama himself was a classically trained baritone singer, later becoming a tenor. He became a big star in the 1930s. Aside to Japanese popular songs, he also sung Western songs. This album contains both, but mostly the Western style.

1. Who? 2. The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams 3. Isn`t This A Night For Love 4. 5. Pettin` In The Park 6. Oh Donna Clara 7. Pale Moon 8. The Wedding Of Mr. Mickey Mouse 9. Gypsy Dream Rose 10. Play Fiddle Play 11. The Man On The Flying Trapeze 12. Merry Widow Waltz 13. Vilia Lied 14. Song Of The Vagabonds 15. Good Night Vienna 16. I Won`t Dance 17. Andante Cantabile From `String Quartet No.1 Op.11` 18. Omoide No Guitar 19. Omoide No Hoshi 20. Namida No Serenade 21. Youki Na Yonin Gumi 22. La Bomba 23. Confesion 24. I Kiss Your Hand Madame


Swing Girls 1935-1940 (2 CDs) (Nippon Modern Times Series)

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Swing Girls 1935-1940 (2 CDs) (Nippon Modern Times Series)

Ref: FSD5953


Price: 36.99

Jazz songs by female singers, some nisei, second generation - children born to Japanese parents overseas- such as Fumiko Kawabata from Hawaii, Cherry Miyano from Los Angeles and Marie Yvonne who was the first singer in Japan to sing tango in Spanish.

CD1

1.Shanghai Lil / Fumiko Kawabata 2.Bye Bye Blues / Fumiko Kawabata 3.I'm Following You / Fumiko Kawabata 4.Get Out and Get Under the Moon / Fumiko Kawabata 5.Liliu E / Fumiko Kawabata 6 Sing Me a Song of Araby / Fumiko Kawabata 7.Wabash Blues / Fumiko Kawabata 8. Shine on Harvest Moon / Fumiko Kawabata 9.You're Driving me Crazy! What Did I Do? / Fumiko Kawabata 10. Japansy / Fumiko Kawabata 11.Titina / Fumiko Kawabata 12. Somebody Stole My Gal / Cherry Miyano 13.On the Good Ship Lollypop / Cherry Miyano 14.It's the Animal in Me / Cherry Miyano 15. And The Big Bad Wolf was Dead / Cherry Miyano 16.Sweet Sue,Just You / Cherry Miyano 17. Careless Love / Cherry Miyano 18. When You‘re Smiling / Cherry Miyano 19. Lo-Lo / Cherry Miyano 20.Piccolino / Rosey Miyano 21. Hana no Sasayaki / Haruko Nomura 22. / Kawaii Terrier / Haruko Nomura 23. Haru to Musume / Betty Inada 24. Sophisticated Hula / Betty Inada

CD2

1.The Kiss Waltz / Yoshiko Sagara (Sanae Mizushima) 2. The Lonesome Road / Yoshiko Sagara (Sanae Mizushima) 3. Night and Day / Kimiko Azuma (Utako Matsushima) 4.Poema / Marie Yvonne 5. O Cara Mia / Marie Yvonne 6. Tango delle Rose / Marie Yvonne 7. Parle-moi d'autre chose / Marie Yvonne 8. Mama, Yo Quiero Un Novio / Marie Yvonne 9. Yira, Yira / Marie Yvonne 10. Julian / Marie Yvonne 11. A Girl like the Nina / Marie Yvonne 12. Pagan Love Song / Marie Yvonne 13. The Music goes Round and Around / Chizuko Kanda 14.In Einer Kleinen Konditorei / Chizuko Kanda 15. Blutrote Rosen / Chizuko Kanda 16. Yume miru Kuchibiru / Chizuko Kanda 17. Tu Ne Sais Pas Aimer / Akemi Yuri 18. La Cumparsita / Akemi Yuri 19. Tokyo no Yume / Tomiko Hattori 20. Akarui Sun Room / Tomiko Hattori 21. Rumba no Miyako / Yukiko Todoroki 22. Hana Uranai / Yukiko Todoroki 23. Tokyo Rhythme / Yukiko Tddoroki 24. Ano Hi Ano Toki / Yukiko Todoroki



Akira Kishii Jazz Songs 1935-1941 (2 CDs)  (Nippon Modern Times Series)

AKIRA KISHII

Akira Kishii Jazz Songs 1935-1941 (2 CDs) (Nippon Modern Times Series)

Ref: FSD5954


Price: 36.99

Akira Kishii was a comedian/actor/singer (1910-1965) who became a star in the early Showa period, along with others in a similar vain such as Enoken (Kenichi Enomoto) and Roppa Furukawa. This album features all of his recordings which have never been released onto CD before.

CD1

1. Dinah 2. Please 3. Lenanka e Kaerukai 4. I'm Following You 5. Get Out And Get Under The Moon 6. That's You, Baby 7. Music Goes Round And Round 8. Sitting On A Five-barred Gate 9. Home On The Range 10. Sweet Sue Just You 11. My Melancholy Baby 12. Red Sails In The Sunset 13. Honolulu Moon 14. Makka na Ribon 15. The Song Of Hawaii 16. I Like Mountain Music 17. Chino Soy 18. Kilakila O Haleakala 19. Alexander`s Ragtime Band 20. San-nin Nakayoku

CD2

1. Boku No Kanojo 2. Honto Ni Komari Mono 3. Oseji Ja Nai Desu 4. Boku Ha Ninin Mae 5. Aatsumaran Zo 6. Kimochi Wakaru Yo 7. Aa Mo Naritaya 8. Tabacco Ya No Musume 9. Kaidou No Ousama 10. Risou No Fuufu 11. Dokushin No Sei Dawa 12. Shingun Swing 13. Yakyuu Senshu No Heitai San 14. Ojousan No Inu 15. Daiyouhin Jidai 16. Shinyuu No Uta 17. Mura No Yokozuna 18. Yagura Daiko Ni 19. Namida Ha Donna Iro Deshoka 20. Ukulele No Uta 21. It`s A Sin To Tell A Lie


Japanese Jazz Best 100 (5 CDs)

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Japanese Jazz Best 100 (5 CDs)

Ref: FSD5146


Price: 54.99

Good value 5 CD set of 100 tracks that chart the course of Japanese jazz from the 1920s to the 1990s with such luminaries as Tadaharu Nakano, Fumio Minamizato, Shizuko Kasagi, Hibari Misora, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, Eiji Kitamura, Takeshi Iromota, Nobuo Hara with his Sharps and Flats, Toshiyuki Miyama and New Herd, Kazumi Watanabe, Shigeru Mukai, Yasuaki Shimizu, Saori Yano and Akiko Grace.

CD1. 25 tracks- Early Jazz Songs CD2. 19 tracks - Dixieland, Swing, Be-Bop & Big Bands. CD3. 18 tracks - Modern Jazz CD4. 16 tracks - Contemporary Jazz CD5. 23 tracks -90s- Vocal Standards


Jazz Box 1967-1986 (10 CDs plus bonus CD)

HOZAN YAMAMOTO

Jazz Box 1967-1986 (10 CDs plus bonus CD)

Ref: FSD5078


Price: 199.99

Limited ediition 10 CD box set of shakuhachi maestro Hozan Yamamoto's extraordinary jazz output. A Living National Treasure, born in 1937, Yamamoto, head of the Hozan-kai school, caused a sensation when he made these albums. The ten jazz albums in this box set were released between 1967-1986 and include some live recordings such as 'Hakone Hachiri' 'Midare' and 'So Tired' from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival. Comes with a booklet that includes his interviews, comments from jazz criticcs and a detailed biography.

The ten albums are ;

Shakuhachi and Bossa Nova (Bossa Nova Japanese Minyo Collection) (original release 1968)

Standard Numbers / Harlem Noctern by Shakuhachi (1969)

Shakuhachi : Easy Listening (1969)

Beautiful Bamboo Flute (1971)

Komoro Magouta (1974)

Hozan, Freezen + 1 (1980)

The Shakuhachi (1981)

Breath (1984) plus three live recordings from "Newport's Sharps and Flats" (1967) and one live recording from "All Japan Jazz Festival '68" (1968) )

Again and Again (1985)

Silky Adventure (1986)


Modern Jazz Showcase + 4 (Showa Archive Jazz Series)

MODERN JAZZ PLAYBOYS

Modern Jazz Showcase + 4 (Showa Archive Jazz Series)

Ref: FSD4988


Price: 19.99

Originally released in 1961, some of Japan's top session players, beautifully recorded.

1. Blues March- Benny Golson 2. Moanin' - Bobby Timmons 3. Doxie - Sonny Rollins 4. A Night in Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie/Frank Paperelli 5. The Preacher - Horace Silver 6. 'Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk 7. Georges's Dilemna - Clifford Brown 8. Walkin - Richard Carpenter Bonus tracks 9. Ascenseur Pour L'echafaud 10. Django - John Lewis 11. Bag's Groove - Milt Jackson 12. Les Liaions Dangereuses - Jack Murray


Liner Note (Showa Archive Jazz Series)

TAKESHI INOMATA & WEST LINERS

Liner Note (Showa Archive Jazz Series)

Ref: FSD4989


Price: 19.99

Originally released in 1967, one of the top jazz combos' of the time, playing bossa nova and modern jazz.

1. Old Devil Moon 2. Sometime Ago 3. Summertime 4. La Grita 5. Meditation 6. Panteno 7. Afro-Blue 8. Cantaloupe Island 9. Tiny's Blue 10. All Blues 11. Freddie Freeloader 12. Eighty-One


New Jazz in Japan (Showa Archive Jazz Series)

HOZAN YAMAMOTO, NOBUO HARA & HIS SHARP & FLATS

New Jazz in Japan (Showa Archive Jazz Series)

Ref: FSD4990


Price: 19.99

Brilliant album of the tenor sax of Nobua Hara and the bamboo flute of master player Hozan Yamamoto. Backed by Hara's band, Sharps and Flats, the music swings and grooves with Yamamoto's shakuhachi blending in perfectly on this selection of Japanese tunes played big band style. Originally released in 1968.

1. Chakkiri Bushi 2.Sakura Sakura 3. Kuroda Bushi 4. Donpan Bushi 5. Rokudan Kuzushi 6. Sankai Bushi 7. Itsuki no March 8. Kangun March 9. Tawarazaka 10. Kiyari Kuzushi



Fiesta en Japon- Matsuri no Shiki, Nihon no Matsuribayashi (Showa Archive Jazz Series)

TADAAKI MISAGO & HIS TOKYO CUBAN BOYS

Fiesta en Japon- Matsuri no Shiki, Nihon no Matsuribayashi (Showa Archive Jazz Series)

Ref: FSD4991


Price: 19.99

Originally released in 1965, the brilliant Tadaaki Misago and his band of expert players of Cuban music.

1. Fiesta en Invierno 2. Fiesta En Primavera 3. Fiesta en Verano I 4. Fiesta en Verano II 5. Fiesta en Otono


Playboy's Theme (Showa Archive Jazz Series)

TADAYUKI HARADA

Playboy's Theme (Showa Archive Jazz Series)

Ref: FSD4992


Price: 19.99

Another great album in this series, this one featuring baritone sax player Tadayuki Harada. Easy listening jazz, currently hip with club DJs in Japan, a selection of popular songs originally released in 1968.

1. Theme from the Monkees 2. Sunny 3. Cinnamon and Clove 4. A Whiter Shade of Pale 5. The Look of Love 6. Goin' Out of My Head 7.Playboy's Theme 8. Constant Rain 9. For Me 10. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy


Miyoshi Sings for Arthur Godfrey - Miyoshi Umeki Sings American Songs in Japanese + 2 (SHM-CD)

MIYOSHI 'NANCY' UMEKI

Miyoshi Sings for Arthur Godfrey - Miyoshi Umeki Sings American Songs in Japanese + 2 (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5003


Price: 23.99

Miyoshi Umeki, or Nancy Umeki (1929-2007) as she became known, was a Japanese/American singer and actress. On this album, recorded between 1955-56, she sings under the guidance of influential radio and television broadcaster Arthur Godfrey, with arrangements by Hugh Peretti. She sings, unusually, American standards and classics in Japanese.

1. If I Give My Heart To You 2. China Nights (Shina No Yoru) 3. I`m In The Mood For Love 4. My Baby`s Comin` Home 5. How Deep Is The Ocean 6. Slowly Go Out Of Your Mind 7. Teach Me Tonight 8. Hanna Ko San 9. Can`t Help Lovin` Dat Man 10. S`wonderful 11.Over The Rainbow 12.Sayonara (The Japanese Farewell Song) 13.Sayonara 14.The Little Lost Dog


Dynamic Jazz- Japanese Jazz History (SHM-CD)

NHK ALL STARS

Dynamic Jazz- Japanese Jazz History (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5004


Price: 23.99

Originally released in 1957, one of the top jazz bands of the time, featuring tenor saxes, alto sax and trumpets in a variety of styles.

1. Viva NHK 2. Bay State Stomp 3.Tin Roof Blues 4.My Blue Heaven 5. I Can`t Give You Anything But Love Baby 6. Nobody`s Sweetheart 7.Leap Here 8.Dark Eyes 9.Continental 10. Mountain Greenery 11. Brilliant Corners 12. Jeepers Creepers



Modern Jazz in Tokyo (SHM-CD)

MODERN JAZZ ALL STARS

Modern Jazz in Tokyo (SHM-CD)

Ref: FSD5005


Price: 23.99

Soulful Japanese jazz from 1964, under the direction of pianist Norio Maeda, featuring some of great horn players of the time.

1. Moanin` 2.Work Song 3.L`ascenseur Pour L`echafaud 4.Sister Sadie 5.Take Five 6. Round About Midnight 7. Night In Tunisia 8.Blues De Memphis 9.Bag`s Groove 10.Softly As In A Morning Sunrise



Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Early Days of Japanese Jazz

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Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Early Days of Japanese Jazz

Ref: FSD4147


Price: 21.99

CD1 of 5, originally released as an LP box set in 1976. In 1927, Columbia (along with Victor and Polydor) was establshed and electric recording introduced. Teiichi Futamura, a male singer from Asakusa Opera, had hits with two jazz songs, My Blue Heaven (by Walter Donaldon) and Song of Araby (Fred Fischer) in 1928. The success was mainly due to radio which had started in 1925. Dance halls were built around 1920, when American foxtrot, tango and other contemporary dances were imported, replacing European waltzes that had previously been popular. The most famous dance halls were the Florida in Tokyo and the Paulista in Osaka. This CD traces the beginnings of the jazz in Japan.

1.Teiichi Futamura, Kikuyo Amano + Red Brew Club Orchestra / My Blue Heaven 2. Teiichi Futamura, Kikuyo Amano + Red Brew Club Orchestra / Sing Me A Song Of Arabia 3. Teiichi Futamura, Kikuyo Amano + Red Brew Club Orchestra / Adios 4. Shinichi Miwa + Cosmopolitan Novelty Orchestra / Valencia 5. Shinichi Miwa + Cosmopolitan Novelty Orchestra / Titina 6. Goro Fukazawa + Cosmopolitan Novelty Orchestra / Who 7. Kikuyo Amano, Kozaburo Yuyama + Tokyo United Jazz Band / Tell Me 8. Kikuyo Amano, Teiichi Yanagida + Kaai Jazz Band / Salome 9. Kikuyo Amano, Teiichi Yanagida + Kaai Jazz Band / I'm wingring Home 10. Kikuyo Amano + Columbia Jazz Bamd / Get Out And Get Under The Moon 11. Kikuyo Amano + Columbia Jazz Bamd / Ten little Miles From The Town 12. Kikuyo Amano + Columbia Jazz Bamd / Red Lips Kiss My Blues Away 13. Kikuyo Amano, Shinichi Miwa + Zenichiro Ishii Conducts Cosmopolitan Novelty Orchestra 14. Tomoko Sawa, Ren Tokuyama + Columbia Orchestra / The Broadway Melody 15. Kikuko Inoue + Principle Jazz Band / Among My Souvenirs 16. Barton Clane + Columbia Orchestra / Sake ga Nomitai 17. Barton Clane + Columbia Orchestra / Show Me The Way To Go Home 18. Barton Clane + Columbia Orchestra / Hallelujah


Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Nissei Jazz Singer Fumiko Kawabata

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Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Nissei Jazz Singer Fumiko Kawabata

Ref: FSD4148


Price: 21.99

Some of the most famous singers at the dance halls were nisei (Japanese second generation) singers. The most famous singer of all was Fumiko Kawabata. 1-8, 10-15. Fumiko Kawabata + Columbia Jazz Bamd, 9. Fumiko Kawabata + Barton Clane Columbia Jazz Bamd 16. Fumiko Kawabata + Florida Argentine Tango Band

1. Lover Come Back To Me 2. The Lonesome Road 3. Ukulele Baby 4. Please 5. Let Me Call You Sweatheart 6. Sweet Jennie Lee 7. Shine on, Hervest moon 8. In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town 9. Side By Side 10. Fallin' Love Agaon 11. Song of Hawaii 12. The Side Walks of New York 13. Lady of Spain 14. The Peanuts Vendor 15. Siboney 16. La Violettaxs



Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Jazz Singers, Top Ladies, Top Guys

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Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Jazz Singers, Top Ladies, Top Guys

Ref: FSD4149


Price: 21.99

Excellent overview of the top singers of pre-war jazz in Japan.

1. Mitch Williams + Columbia Jazz Band / Lazy Bones 2. Mitch Williams + Columbia Jazz Band / Dinah 3. Mitch Williams + Columbia Jazz Band / St. Louis Blues 4. Harumi Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / Somewhere In The Blue Ridge Mountain 5. Harumi Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / Sing Sing 6. Harumi Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / Blue Prelude 7. Betty Inada Columbia Jazz Band / Should I 8. + Columbia Jazz Band / Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddle 9. Ricky Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / Dinah 10. Ricky Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / Margie 11. Ricky Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / Dream House 12. Tafuto Beppu + Columbia Jazz Band / St. Louis Blues 13. Akira Matsudaira + Columbia Jazz Band / Blue Moon 14. Tadaharu Nakano + Columbia Jazz Band / Side By Side 15. Hisashi Moriyama + Columbia Jazz Band / Moon Of Manakoora 16. Yaeko Okamoto + Columbia Jazz Band / Ali Baba 17. Dolly Fujioka + Columbia Jazz Band / Where The Lazy River Goes By 18. Tadaharu Nakano + Columbia Jazz Band / Some Of These Days


Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Legendary Columbia Jazz Musicians, Stage Show Stars

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Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Legendary Columbia Jazz Musicians, Stage Show Stars

Ref: FSD4150


Price: 21.99

The 1930s were a period of prosperity for the dance halls with stage shows. Customers (mainly male) would dance after buying tickets and giving them to the club's staff female dancers. Unlike in the west, the dance halls served as a place for the entertainment of men.

1. Ryo Watanabe + Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys / Music Goes Round And Round 2. Fumio Minamisato + Takashi Sumida (guitar) / The Last Round Up 3. Fumio Minamisato + Takashi Sumida (guitar) / Serenade 4. Takashi Sumida (guitar), C. Lapham (clarinet), Tokujiro Okubo (sax) / My Blue Heaven 5. Takashi Sumida (guitar), C. Lapham (clarinet), Mitsuru Ashida (sax) / Whoopee 6. Takashi Sumida (guitar) + Hitoshi Ueda (piano) / Itching Fingers 7. Nakatsu Dance Ensemble / St Louis Blues 8. Noriko Awaya (vo), Fumio Minamisato (trumpet) + Columbia Jazz Band / Watashi no Trumpet 9. Tadaharu Nakano + Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys + Columbia Jazz Band / Tiger Rag 10. Tadaharu Nakano + Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys + Columbia Jazz Band / Bye Bye Bye 11. Tadaharu Nakano + Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys + Columbia Jazz Band / Chinatown My Chinatown 12. Tadaharu Nakano + Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys / Goodbye Blues 13. Lay E Sisters / Carioca 14. Tokiko Miura + Takarazuka Kangen Gakudan / Sing Sing Sing 15. Hisami Fujihana, Kyoko Ichijo, Masumi Harukawa + Takarazuka Kangen Gakudan / Bei Mir Bist Du Schne 16. Shizuko Kasagi + Columbia Orchestra / Sentimental Dinah 17. Zatsuon Brothers / Dinah I'm Popye, The Sailor Man, Ame no Blues, St. Louis Blues, Tabi no Yokaze, Tiger Rag


Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Great Japanese Jazz Chorus by Ryoichi Hattori, Japanese Exotic Songs During The War

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Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Great Japanese Jazz Chorus by Ryoichi Hattori, Japanese Exotic Songs During The War

Ref: FSD4151


Price: 21.99

The hits of Ryoichi Hattori and early Japanese exotica with a Japanese/Hawaiian band.

1. Noriko Awaya + Columbia Nakano Rhythm Sisters + Columbia Jazz Band / Oshare Musume 2. Tadaharu Nakano + Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys + Columbia Jazz Band / Tokyo Kenbutsu 3. Columbia Nakano Rhythm Sisters + Columbia Jazz Band / Ahodara Shinkyo 4. Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys + Columbia Jazz Band / Jazz Rokyoku 5. Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys + Columbia Orchestra / Yamadera no Osho-san 6. Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys + Columbia Orchestra / Oedo Nihonbashi 7. Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys + Columbia Orchestra / Kappore 8. Michio Shimura + Columbia Rhythm Sisters / Toh-ryan-se 9. Koji Shiba + Kalua Kamaainas / Kagerou Moete 10. Koji Shiba + Kalua Kamaainas / Kaoru Hanakazari 11. Koji Shiba + Nankai Gakuyu / Kimi o Yobu Lila 12. Yoshie Makihara + Nankai Gakuyu / Mikazuki no Sekai 13. Koji Shiba, Yoshie Makihara + Nankai Gakuyu / Gakuyu no Ie 14. Nicchiku Gasshodan + Nankai Gakuyu / Hakugin no Wa 15. Koji Shiba + Nankai Gakuyu / Minami no Kaze 16. Kalua Kamaainas / Neppu 17. Columbia Nakano Rhythm Sisters + Columbia Orchestra / Moshi Moshi Kame yo 18. Columbia Rhythm Sisters / Hinomaru Kazoeuta


Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Swinging Nisei Singers, Light Music During The War

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Japanese Pre-War Jazz Songs - Swinging Nisei Singers, Light Music During The War

Ref: FSD4152


Price: 21.99

More of the most popular nisei (second generation) singing stars of the day such as the legendary Betty Inada.

1. Betty Inada + Columbia Jazz Band / Happy Days Are Here again 2. Betty Inada + Columbia Jazz Band / La Cucaracha 3. Betty Inada + Columbia Jazz Band / Kimi naki Hi 4. Ricky Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / I'm Following You 5. Ricky Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / The Very Thought of You 6. Ricky Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / When You're Smailling 7. Harumi Miyagawa + Columbia Nakano Rhythm Boys / Quand Refleuriont Les Lilas Blanc 8. Harumi Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / Lover Back To Me 9. Harumi Miyagawa + Columbia Jazz Band / On The Beach At Bali Bali 10. Hisashi Moriyama + Columbia Jazz Band / South American Joe 11. Hisashi Moriyama + Columbia Jazz Band / Too Good Be True 12. Yaeko Okamoto + Columbia Jazz Band / Lonsome Road (Kanashiki Michi) 13. Yaeko Okamoto + Columbia Jazz Band / Alibaba 14. Mimmy Miyajima + Columbia Orchestra / Kutsu ga Naru 15. Mimmy Miyajima + Columbia Orchestra / Ojii-san no Tokei 16. Kazuo Tanaka (guitar) Takashi Sumida (drums), Raymond Conte (clarinet) / Soshu Yakyoku 17. Columbia Orchestra / Soshu no Yoru 18. Columbia Orchestra + Shin Matsumoto (tenor sax), Kazuo Tanaka (viberaphone), Tatsuo Kato (piano) / Konsei Koete 19. Columbia Rhythm Boys + Columbia Orchestra / Aizome tsubaki 20. Columbia Rhythm Boys + Columbia Orchestra / Tarinai Song


Takarazuka Girls of Pre War - European Chanson/Tango

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Takarazuka Girls of Pre War - European Chanson/Tango

Ref: FSD4153


Price: 26.99

Takarazuka Girl Opera was a kind of musical performed by unmarried girls. Organized in 1914 by Ichiro Kobayashi is was intended as a kind of inversion of kabuki, male theatre. The name comes from Takarazuka Hot Spring, 15 miles from Osaka, where the first shows were put on as an attraction. It was on the stage of the Takarazuka Girls Opera that chansons were first sung in Japan in 1927 (Mon Paris) and 1930 (Lilas). A series of French films helped to further popularize the romantic image of downtown Paris. The Takarazuka Girls also helped to popularize tango, the boom arriving in 1937, and the arrival of a French band called Paris Moulin Rouge Tango Band who performed between 1937 and 39 in Tokyo's Florida Dance Hall.

1. Mon Paris 2. Sumire no Hanasaku Koro 3. Kimi no Otenomi 4. Valentina 5. Mont Papa 6. Sekai Manyu 7. Donna Clara 8. Futatsu no Ai no Uta 9 So wa Yume ka 10. Bouket Damur 11. Hana Shishu 12. Suzuran no Uta 13. Maine Mama 14. Marionet 15. Paris 16. Seishun no Uta 17. Ware ni Utaeyo 18. Hanazono Takarazuka 19. Kokoro no Furusato 20. Mittsu no Waltz 21. Hitokuchi-Banashi 22. Momo no Hana Sakukoro 23 Aoi Moya no Shizumeba

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Takarazuka Girls of Pre-War - American Jazz/Popular

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Takarazuka Girls of Pre-War - American Jazz/Popular

Ref: FSD4154


Price: 26.99

Takarazuka Girls Opera helped to popularize American jazz and popular songs. Before the war, jazz usually encompassed other foreign music such as tango, rumba and foxtrot.

1. Kyoiku Koshinkyoku 2. Takarazuka 3. Diga Diga Du 4. Yamabiko no Uta 5. Nosumire 6. Yamataka no Uta 7. Rainbow no Uta 8. Sing Sing Sing 9. Blue Hawaii 10. Tohki Kimi o Omou 11. Big Apple 12. Kimi wa Suteki da 13. Sakura no Genso 14. Shun Rai 15. Red Hot And Blue 16. Seishun no Suiho 17. Hold Tight 18. Penny Serenade 19. Kiiroi Basket 20. Kumoma no Tsuruhashi 21. Akai Ho no Kanue 22. Sakura 23. Sekai no Ichiba 24. Shiroi


Love! Hibari Misora Jazz and Standard Complete Collection 1955-1966 (2 CDs)

HIBARI MISORA

Love! Hibari Misora Jazz and Standard Complete Collection 1955-1966 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4683


Price: 34.99

All the jazz songs from the great Hibari you could ever wish for.

CD1. 1. Love 2. Lover Come Back to Me 3. Get Out and Get under the Moon 4. Toma a Surriento 5. Core 'ngrato 6. Jeux Interdits 7. I Love Paris 8. La Vie en Rose 9. C'est Magnifique 10. Hymne a L'amour 11. Ogonek 12. Love is a Many Splendoured Thing 13. Toraji 14. Bengawan Solo 15. Sampa Guita 16. Aloha Oe 17. I Can't Tell a Waltz from a Tango 18. Mack the Knife 19. Cielito Lindo 20. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma

CD2 1. Take the 'A' Train 2. Stardust 3. Walkin' My Baby Back Home 4. Blueberry Hill 5. Just One of Those Things 6. Love me or Leave Me 7. Cry me a River 8. Love Letters 9. The Lonely One 10. La Novia 11. It's Only a Paper Moon 12. Dreaming of Home and Mother 13. Loch Lomond 14. Danny Boy 15. Over the Rainbow 16. Too Young 17. Red Sails in the Sunset 18. Pretend 19. Fascination 20. Ave Maria 21. On London Bridge



Fascination

Hibari Misora

Fascination

Ref: FSD3764


Price: 26.99

Hibari Misora (1937-1989) was possibly Japan's greatest ever entertainer. Best known for singing enka, she was also equally adept at other styles such as minyo (local folk) and on this album she shows yet another side to her talents. She tackles jazz standards and other classics including La Vie en Rose (made famous by Edif Piaf who Hibari is sometimes compared to), Ave Maria and Danny Boy. Some songs are sung in English although most are in Japanese. 1.Fascination 2. Stardust 3.La Vie en Rose 4.Take the A Train 5.Walkin’my Baby Back Home 6. Cry Me a River 7. Love Me or Leave Me 8.Danny Boy 9. Ave Maria 10.Core ’ngrato 11.Torna a Surriento 12.Get Out and Get Under the Moon 13.Love 14. Over the Rainbow 15.Love is a Many-Splendored Thing 16. Red Sails in the Sunset 17.Pretend



Occupied Japan

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Occupied Japan

Ref: FSD1540


Price: 39.99

Fascinating double CD of the recordings of the Shinchu-Gun soldiers stationed in Japan 1950-53. CD1 is of American jazz and boogie woogie, great in itself, but what is really interesting is the second CD. The soldiers play either Japanese songs or those composed out of their Japan experience, most notably by a certain Johnny Watson with titles such as "Pachinko Mambo", "Ikebukuro Hustle", "Shinbashi Blues" and "Nihonbashi Bop" all areas of Tokyo given an American twist. Wonderful stuff.



The Early Days of - 1950-1954

NANCY UMEKI

The Early Days of - 1950-1954

Ref: FSD1541


Price: 26.99

Following the war the Japanese embraced jazz with a passion. There was a no more passionate singer than Nancy Umeki who on this compilation album sings renditions of jazz standards such as 'My Foolish Heart', 'Sentimental Me' sung in English, and half a dozen Japanese songs, sung in Japanese that nevertheless keep the same mood.



Nancy Umeki Early Days 1950-1954 (Deluxe Edition)

NANCY UMEKI

Nancy Umeki Early Days 1950-1954 (Deluxe Edition)

Ref: FSD3785


Price: 27.99

Nancy (born Miyoshi) Umeki in 1929 and died in August 2007 is known in the west as an Oscar winning actress in the film Sayonara and from numerous appearances on US television where she lived from 1955. However, before that she had a succesful career in Japan as a nightclub singer, singing jazz and popular Japanese songs, performing with an American G.I. jazz band and recording for RCA Victor. This new deluxe version contains all her recorded output for Victor over 2 CDs. CD1 tracks include Sleepy My Love, Isn't it Fair, Sentimental Me, Oroka Nari Waga Kokoro, Again, Manhattan no Tsuki, Watashi wa Hitori Yuku, My Baby's Coming Home, Sayonara. CD2 tracks include I'm Waiting for You, Aru Tsuki no Yoru ni, Aishu no Ichiya, Sono Hito no Na wa Ienai, Yoru no Sasayaki, Nakitai Yona, Watashi no Symphony, Tokei no Sasayaki.



Jazz in Japan

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Jazz in Japan

Ref: FSD1542


Price: 26.99

Subtitled "The beginning of the modern jazz age 1947-1963". Jazz bands such as Victor Hot Club, Gay Qunitet, Victor Gay Bo and, Gay Septet (why gay?) perform standards from the 1950s, such as "What is This Thing Called Love" to modern jazz classics including "Moanin'""Milestones" and "Now's the Time". 21 tracks, and an interesting document of the Victor catalogue.

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Love! Hibari Misora Jazz and Standard Complete Collection 1955-1966 (2 CDs)

HIBARI MISORA

Love! Hibari Misora Jazz and Standard Complete Collection 1955-1966 (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD4683


Price: 34.99

All the jazz songs from the great Hibari you could ever wish for.

CD1. 1. Love 2. Lover Come Back to Me 3. Get Out and Get under the Moon 4. Toma a Surriento 5. Core 'ngrato 6. Jeux Interdits 7. I Love Paris 8. La Vie en Rose 9. C'est Magnifique 10. Hymne a L'amour 11. Ogonek 12. Love is a Many Splendoured Thing 13. Toraji 14. Bengawan Solo 15. Sampa Guita 16. Aloha Oe 17. I Can't Tell a Waltz from a Tango 18. Mack the Knife 19. Cielito Lindo 20. Cu Cu Ru Cu Cu Paloma

CD2 1. Take the 'A' Train 2. Stardust 3. Walkin' My Baby Back Home 4. Blueberry Hill 5. Just One of Those Things 6. Love me or Leave Me 7. Cry me a River 8. Love Letters 9. The Lonely One 10. La Novia 11. It's Only a Paper Moon 12. Dreaming of Home and Mother 13. Loch Lomond 14. Danny Boy 15. Over the Rainbow 16. Too Young 17. Red Sails in the Sunset 18. Pretend 19. Fascination 20. Ave Maria 21. On London Bridge



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