Album that traces the connections of jazz and military music in Japan before and during the war. Although jazz became more popular following the US occupation after the war, jazz had already infiltrated much Japanese music, both folk and military. This album contains Japanese and imported songs, performed by legendary singers and orchestras and groups linked to record companies such as Polydor, Victor and Columbia.
1. Teiichi Futamura / Manchuria Zen'ei no Uta 2. Teiichi Futamura / Hogarakana Suihei san 3. Ichiro Fujiyama / Gunjitantei no Uta 4. Telefunken Rhythm Boys 5. Isao Kinoshita, Kiyoshi Murata / When Yuba Plays the Rhumba on the Tuba 6. Kenji Sakurai Polydor Rhythm Boys / Hinky Dinky Parlez Vouz 7. Katsuhiko Haida / Empty Saddles 8. Lila Hamada / I Love a Military Man 9. Kimiko Matsushima, Junko Hanamura, Takarazuka Opera / Heigh-Ho 10. Kenichi Enomoto / Red Wing 11. Tomiko Hattori / Tokyo no Yume 12. Ichimaru / Koa Zakura 13. Tokuyama / Toku San no Gaogai-ya 14. Dick Mine (Tokuichi Mine) / Oshare Kinmotsu 15. Shiki Koichi / Kagayaku Kogun 16. Akira Kishi / Shingun Swing 17. Columbia Rhythm Sisters / Hinomarusu e Uta 18. Nihon Victor Salon Orchestra / Ichi Oku no Gassho 19. Nihon Victor Salon Orchestra / Umi no Yusha 20. Masaru Shio / Sensen Ninki Otoko 21. Columbia Rhythm Boys / Ara Washi Sanda Yo 22. Nihon Victor Kokyo Suisogaku-dan / Susume Daitoa