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