Kikusuimaru is a bit of a legend. He's had a colourful career, singing Kawachi ondo music from Kansai, updated with reggae, bhangra and other styles, all delivered with panache and humour. He's hasn't shied away from the axis of evil, having performed in Iraq where he met Saddam Hussein, and North Korea. Trouble is, nearly all of his recordings are unavailable. So, here then, is a very welcome second volume of some of his rare tracks.
1. Danjuro Ichikawa to Uma no Ashi 2. Nogi Shogun 3. Kanbi Fujiyama Monogatari