Fantastic new album from two young musicians of popular songs from the Taisho period (1912-1927) originally performed by Azenbo Soeda and his son Tomomichi Soeda (aka Satsuki Soeda). Oka plays Kankara Sanshin (Okinawan sanshin made from a tin can) while Kobayashi plays 'rappa nikko' a two stringed fiddle and goros drum, with some accompaniment on tuba (Takero Sekijima), clarinet (Kanji Nakao) trumpet and accordion. This album conveys the atmosphere of a bygone era, and wonderful to hear today's performers doing the songs so well.
1. Tokyo Bushi 2. Rappa Bushi 3. Omoidashita 4. Murasaki Bushi 5. Shin Dondon Bushi 6. Minatouya 7. Akirame Bushi 8. Strike Bushi 9.Fukko Bushi 10. Asakusa Uta 11. Makkuro Bushi 12. Omaeto naraba Dokomademo 13. Nonki Bushi 14. Satsuki no Uta 15. Horohoro Bushi