Occupied Japan

Occupied Japan
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Product Description

Fascinating double CD of the recordings of the Shinchu-Gun soldiers stationed in Japan 1950-53. CD1 is of American jazz and boogie woogie, great in itself, but what is really interesting is the second CD. The soldiers play either Japanese songs or those composed out of their Japan experience, most notably by a certain Johnny Watson with titles such as "Pachinko Mambo", "Ikebukuro Hustle", "Shinbashi Blues" and "Nihonbashi Bop" all areas of Tokyo given an American twist. Wonderful stuff.

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