Another musician celebrating her 10 year anniversay as a professional musician. Umekichi has carved out a niche for herself as a modern day geisha, reviving the old popular music of Japan during the Edo period [1603-1867] before Westernization and the atmospheric Japanese popular music of the 1940s and 50s. Modern and traditional, sophisticated and raw, happy and sad, the complex world of Umekichi shines through on this album that includes seven songs she's recorded for the first time, a club version of a classic song, French pop songs and even a German tune. Superb.
1. Kaminari Rock 2. Ginza Rock`n 3. Samidare Koiuta 4. Suteteko 5. Yakko.san 6. Home Run Boogie 7. Hey Hey Boogie 8. Nyan Nyan Odori 9. Shamisen Boogie Woogie 10. Kagoshima Ohara Bushi 11. Sumida Bayashi 12. Gion Kouta 13. Kaimono Boogie 14. Otomisan 15. Tokyo Ondo 16. Shuuchou No Musume 17. C`est Si Bon 18. Wien Du Stadit Meiner Traume 19. Comment Te Dire Adieu 20. Dodoitsu 21. Yamanaka Bushi