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XA special section of Japanese language records -- city pop, J-pop, and other styles unique to the culture of Japan!

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Tomoko AranFuyu Kukan (pink vinyl pressing) ... LP
Warner (Japan), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99
That's a great 80s sense of design on the cover, and the album's got a nice sort of 80s vibe too – a bit more drum machine beats, basslines, and keyboards than work by some of the jazzier city pop artists of the time – a mode that really seems to bring out the best in the vocals of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Pink vinyl pressing – with obi!)

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June ChikumaMidas Touch ... LP
Star Creature, Early 90s. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A really cool album from June Chikuma – an artist best known for video game work, most famously the score for Bomberman Hero – heard here in a host of great cuts pulled from her archives! There's a nice mix of electric and acoustic elements going on in the music – keyboards, drum ... (Sound Library, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Minoru FushimiThanatos Of Funk ... LP
MFX/180g, 1985. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A wonderfully home-grown take on 80s funk – served up here by Japanese guitarist Minoru Fushimi, who brings all sorts of instruments into the mix as well! The style is maybe a bit like some of the electro funk from the east coast scene at the time – beats, basslines, and keyboards ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Masaaki HiraoNippon Rock N Roll – The Birth Of Japanese Rokabirii 1958 to 1960 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Rare rock from the Japanese scene of the postwar years – but sounds that definitely have a universal appeal overall! Masaaki Hirao is way more than just a novelty remake of American rockers of the time – as he's got a sharp-edged sound that easily rivals the best we had to offer here ... (Rock, Japanese) read more CD

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Mieko HirotaIn My Feeling (2022 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99 59.99
One of the more soulful albums ever cut by Japanese vocalist Mieko Hirota – a set that mixes her warmly raspy style with some equally warm electric backings – all with a vibe that's a bit like Esther Phillips' albums for Kudu Records! Arrangements are by Hiromasa Suzuki and Kiyoshi ... (Vocalists, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Special Japan Record Day Release – with obi!)

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Mieko Hirota with Billy TaylorNew York No Miko/Miko In New York ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1966. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $29.99
A very groovy session from Japanese singer Miko – recording here in the US with hip grooves from the Billy Taylor Trio! The style is almost even cooler than some of Billy's own records of the time – as the rhythms are open and flowing, which makes for a really sparkling feel to the set ... (Vocalists, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent Japanese reissue, with obi.)

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Joe HisaishiKids Return ... LP
Universal (Japan), 1996. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Beautiful work from Joe Hisaishi, a film composer who's best known work was done for a series of animated features by director Hayao Miyazaki – but who serves up some equally wonderful music for this film directed by Takeshi Kitano, aka Beat Takeshi! The story has a gently sentimental vibe ... (Soundtracks, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Recent reissue, with obi and insert.)

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Joe HisaishiKikujiro No Natsu (2021 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Universal (Japan), 1999. New Copy ... $52.99
Beautiful soundtrack work from Joe Hisaishi – done for a 1999 Takeshi Kitano film, and served up in a mix of some of the warmer sentiment he brought to his work for Miyazaki, and some more interesting modes that provide a nice juxtaposition – and which clearly seem right for the madder ... (Soundtracks, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl pressing – with obi!)

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✨✧ Haruomi HosonoHosono House ... CD
Light In The Attic, 1973. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A completely wonderful album from Haruomi Hosono – a real watershed not just in his own career, but in the development of mainstream Japanese music too! The set's got the sophistication of the best of the singer/songwriter underground in the US – not just in the lyrical presentation, ... read more CD

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Jiro Inagaki/Akira Ishakawa/Tan Tan/Eddie BanFunk Party (2002 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $42.99 49.99
A heavy funk party from the Japanese jazz scene of the 70s – and a set that hits a lot harder than some of the smoother fusion of the time! There's a grit here that hearkens back to some of the best American jazz funk at the start of the decade – a nice edge that you often don't find ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Special Japan Record Day Release!)

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Kousuke IchiharaNow Sound 75 ... LP
Victor (Japan), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $44.99 54.99
A beautiful little record, and one that really lives up to the "now sound" promise of its title – as it takes older Japanese folk melodies, and updates them for a fuller funky style that's very much the spirit of 1975! Instrumentation is full of jazzy keyboards and saxophone solos ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – heavy cover, great vinyl, and obi!)

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✨✧ Jiro Inagaki & Soul MediaWoodstock Generation ... LP
Union/Cinedelic (Italy), 1970. New Copy ... $28.99 30.99
A Japanese take on the sound of late 60s Woodstock – one that kind of takes all the best songs from the famous festival, then distills them into a batch of short, tight, funky jazz instrumentals! The approach is very cool – more funky than hippie, especially since the album begins with ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Woodstock Generation (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Jiro Inagaki & Soul MediaWoodstock Generation (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Union/Cinedelic (Italy), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 29.99
A Japanese take on the sound of late 60s Woodstock – one that kind of takes all the best songs from the famous festival, then distills them into a batch of short, tight, funky jazz instrumentals! The approach is very cool – more funky than hippie, especially since the album begins with ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing!)
Also available Woodstock Generation ... LP 28.99

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InteriorInterior ... LP
Yen/WRWTFWW (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
A sweet set of Japanese instrumental work from the 80s – and a record that maybe got a bit more global circulation than some of its contemporaries, given a later American release on the Windham Hill label! Yet the sound here is hardly the new age that reference might make you expect – ... (Rock, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hideki IshimaOne Day (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1973. Used ... $29.99
Lone solo album from Hideki Ishima – guitarist and member of Flower Travellin' Band and the Beavers. (Rock, Japanese) CD
(2007 pressing – in great shape with obi!)

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Kimiko ItohTouch Of Love ... LP
Sony (Japan), 1985. Very Good ... $11.99
Sweet vocals and some warmly jazzy backings – a nice little collaboration between Japanese singer Kimiko Itoh and keyboardist Masahiko Satoh, who also handles the arrangements on the set! Satoh shifts between Fender Rhodes and Steinway, and the rest of the instrumentation has a mixed ... (Vocalists, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light aging.)

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Rinsyoe Kida with Akira Ishikawa & His Count BuffalosTsugaru Jongara Bushi Drum & Tusgaru Jamisen ... LP
Teichiku/Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $26.99 39.99
Shamisen never sounded so groovy before – thanks to excellent work from Akira Ishikawa & His Count Buffalos – who are working here at their funky 70s best! The album mixes great sounds from Count Buffalos with the solo talents of Rinsoye Kida on shamisen – the traditional ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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Osamu KitajimaMasterless Samurai ... CD
Everland (Netherlands), 1980. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Evocative fusion work from Japanese guitarist Osamu Kitajima – a record that mixes together LA electric with some folksier elements, in the continuing exploration of cross cultural patterns that drifted across Kitajima's work from this time. The album's got a compelling blend of electric and ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more CD

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Osamu KitajimaOsamu ... CD
Everland (Netherlands), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A great mix of modes from Osamu Kitajima – a set that's still got some of the exotic elements of his other material, but which also brings in a stronger fusion component too – mixing Kitajima's work on guitar and koto with plenty of Fender Rhodes and other great electric touches! The ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more CD

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Makoto Kubota & The Sunset GangDixie Fever ... LP
Show Boat/We Want Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $29.99 33.99
Imagine an album of New Orleans roots, recorded in Hawaii by a Japanese group in the 70s – and that will give you a pretty clear picture of the unique vibe of this third album by Makoto Kubota and his Sunset Gang! The record is a nice refinement of the sound that the group was going for on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Carmen MakiBlues Creation ... LP
Denon/Sony (Japan), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $49.99 59.99
Japanese singer Carmen Maki works here with Blues Creation – on a set that's headier and heavier than just about anything she ever recorded! The group themselves are amazing – searing with guitar work that rivals the best of the Anglo blues-inspired hard rock combos of the period ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hideki Matsutake, Masashi Komatsubara, & KOnae ImatoEdo ... LP
Columbia/Soave (Italy), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 32.99
Back in the 70s, there were plenty of records that mixed together the Japanese shamisen with more contemporary sounds – but of them all, this set might well be one of the wildest – as it features two side-long tracks that mix the acoustic strings of the ancient instrument with a mix of ... (Out Sound, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kifu Mitsuhashi with Kiyoshi YamayaShakuhachi – Umi No Uta (2022 Japan Record Day Release) ... LP
Columbia (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $44.99 49.99
A fantastic funky album from 70s Japan – one that has the shakuhachi work of Kifu Mitsuhashi mixed with these slow-stepping grooves that have plenty of warm electric touches! The style is nice and mellow – almost as if a Japanese reed musician got the chance to record for CTI Records ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Minoru Muraoka & New Dimension GroupBamboo ... LP
King/Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $30.99 33.98
60s jazz meets Japanese bamboo flute – all in a session with a great mix of groovy and exotic touches! The record's a unique meeting of jazz and folkloric elements – done in a style that's a bit like some of the late 60s sessions of this nature on MPS, but a fair bit groovier overall ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoko NagisaYoko Elegance ... LP
Tokuma/P-Vine (Japan), 2002. New Copy ... $34.99 39.99
A great little record from Japanese singer Yoko Nagisa – an artist who's clearly got a 70s look on the cover, and who really brings that to the record too – mixing in bits of jazz and bits of soul, at a level that maybe makes the whole thing feel like some blend between vintage work by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Mari NakamotoLady In Love ... LP
JVC (Japan), 1981. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Mari Nakamoto gets some great help here from Barry Miles and Don Grusin – each of whom handled arrangements, and wrote some of the tunes! Titles include "We're Gonna Make Love Tonight", "Sing Our Song Together", "The Lady's In Love", "You Gave To Me", ... (Vocalists, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi. Cover has some light aging, but is nice overall.)

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Junko OhashiTea For Tears ... LP
Universal (Japan), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99 54.99
A really beautiful record from Junko Ohashi – a set recorded right in that very soulful moment of Japanese pop, with a strong influence from American fusion and R&B! Arrangements are by Mitsuo Hagita, and most of the lyrics are by Yoshiko Miura – and in many ways, the album feels ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Classic-styled pressing, with obi!)

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Eri OhnoGood Question ... LP
Columbia/Mondo Groove (Italy), 1981. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
Lovely work from Eri Ohno – one of the deeper voiced singers in the city pop generation, and an artist who's able to work here with a nice mix of soulful styles! The record's got some leaner backings than other projects of this nature – really just a small combo, pictured with Eri on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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PeasantsMemories ... LP
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $48.99 54.99
A beautiful bit of soft rock from 70s Japan – served up by a group with two guys and two gals, who trade placement in the lead vocals, and deliver plenty of warm harmonies too! There's a vibe here that's in the best sort of Carpenters mode – well-produced, but very down to earth and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Pink LadyPink Lady ... LP
Elektra, 1979. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
(Soul, Japanese) LP, Vinyl record album

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Yoshiko SaiTakla Makan ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), 2008. New Copy ... $39.99
Beautiful later work from Japanese singer Yoshiko Sai – but tracks that are every bit as sublime as her classics! Sai has this vocal range that's incredible – an ability to slide up and down the scale that's somewhere in the territory of Minnie Riperton or Kate Bush – even though ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing – with obi!)

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Nanako SatoFunny Walkin ... LP
Blow Up/Sony (Japan), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $49.99 54.99
A 70s classic from Nanako Sato – a singer with a great mix of sweet, sultry styles – and one who often brought a bit of jazz into her work as well, even though the record's not exactly a jazz album overall! Arrangements and keyboards are by Yuji Ohno, an artist who always knew how to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice Japanese pressing, with obi!)

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Yazuaki ShimizuKiren ... LP
Palto Flats, 1984. New Copy ... $20.99 23.99
A really unusual album from the Japanese scene of the 80s – a set that was unissued at the time, but which is right in line with the other groundbreaking music of Yazuaki Shimizu! At some level, there's echoes of the instrumental experiments of Ryuichi Sakamoto going on here – but at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Shizuoka Rock N Roll KumiaiEikyu Hozoban ... LP
P-Vine (Japan), 1973. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $49.99 58.99
'Pretty wild work from this legendary Japanese band – one who are so noisy and frenetic at times, they might well be called a precursor of punk – save for the fact that their guitar solos are maybe a bit more focused, and that they also work with a raw edge that's emphasized by the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing!)

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Sketch Show (Yukihiro Takahasi & Haruomi Hosono)Audio Sponge (cream vinyl pressing) ... LP
Cutting Edge (Japan), 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $59.99
Pretty nice work from the Japanese duo of Yukihiro Takahasi & Haruomi Hosono – a mixture of quirky electronics that has a fresh sound we wouldn't expect from these two older talents! The album's got a really nice feel overall – abstract one minute, but sweet and catchy the other ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SuzkenBarroco ... CD
Urban Discos (Japan), 2022. New Copy ... $19.99
A mix of jazzy and soulful styles from Japanese artist Suzken – sometimes instrumental, sometimes vocal – often with some warmer touches that evoke a vintage mode as well! Yet the record's not the usual retro funk outing – as Suzken really has an ear that's all his own – a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Hiromasa SuzukiRock Joint Cither – Silk Road ... LP
Sony/Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
A record with a lonely-looking cover, but one that's got a really full, rich sound overall – sharp funky jazz arrangements served up by keyboardist Hiromasa Suzuki, then topped with bit of sitar as well! The vibe is different than any other jazz/sitar records of the time – as the ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nicole Wray/Tatsuro YamashitaCan't Get Out Of The Game (main, inst)/Dancer ... 12-inch
Cut Creators, 2005. Near Mint- ... $49.99
(Hip Hop, Japanese) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Hozan Yamamoto/Masabumi KikuchiGinkai (SHMCD pressing) ... CD
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $18.99 23.99
A brilliant album by Hozan Yamamoto – a flute player with a great ear for mixing traditional sounds and modern jazz! The set's a suite of sorts – performed by a cool quartet with Yamamoto on bamboo flute, plus Masabumi Kikuchi on piano, Gary Peacock on bass, and Hiroshi Murakami on ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more CD
(Part of the Japanese Jazz Revisited series – SHM-CD pressing!)

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Kiyoshi Yamaya, Toshiko Yonekawa, & Kifu MitsuhashiWamono Groove – Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk 76 ... LP
180g (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Really cool cuts from a moment in Japanese music when previous experiments started to really take off – when a 60s-originated blend of jazz with traditional instrumentation turned into a wealth of fantastic fusion records from the 70s! This set focuses on work by a very special trio of ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Akiko YanoIroha Ni Konpeitou ... LP
Philips (Japan), 1977. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A record with a sound that's as striking as its cover – the second album from Akiko Yano, and one that really sets her apart from the rest! At a time when some of Yano's contemporaries were going for sweeter, smoother modes – Akiko moved sideways, and offered up music like this almost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Japanese pressing, with poster insert!)

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Akiko YanoOngaku Wa Okurimono ... LP
JVC (Japan), 2021. New Copy ... $54.99
A record with a title that translates as "music is a gift" – and a set that certainly feels like one from the great Akiko Yano! You might know Yano's beautiful work of the 80s, and think that she's only the subject of reissue campaigns over the years – but she still sounds ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kazuo YashiroHow To Love How To Play How To – Ohashi Kyosen's Playboy Lecture ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1967. Used ... $6.99
Advice on life, love, and all things important – a series of readings by 60s Japanese celebrity Kazuo Yagi that will set your life straight – used as bridges to link together a set of swinging jazz music bits, some of which continue with speaking, others which groove on instrumentally. ... (Jazz, Japanese) read more CD
(From the Nippon Jazz Spirits series – includes obi!)

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VariousLovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... LP
Ace/BGP (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 32.99
Disco grooves from a source you might not expect – the Japanese scene of the 70s, which was home to a surprisingly strong array of records that were perfect for the clubs! In retrospect, maybe the music's not such a surprise – given that 70s Japan was also a hotbed of electric fusion, ... (Funky Compilations, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNippon Girls – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousNippon Girls – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966 to 1970 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional ... read more CD
(Sealed.)
Also available Nippon Girls – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1966 to 1970 ... CD 9.99

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VariousNippon Girls – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Bossa Nova 1967 to 1969 (coloured vinyl) ... LP
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 26.99
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNippon Girls Vol 2 – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Rock & Roll 1965 to 1970 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Mad sounds from the late 60s world of Japanese pop – a mindblowing, ear-opening batch of singles we never would have gotten our hands on otherwise! The music here feels like sounds coming out of some backroom jukebox in a Nikkatsu "new action" film – or maybe the kind of ... read more CD

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VariousTokyo Glow – Japanese City Pop, Funk, & Boogie Selected By DJ Notoya ... CD
We Want Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Beautiful grooves from the Japanese scene – most of them from a time when its singers and musicians were leaning heavily on influences from American funk and soul, and turning out some wonderful music of their own! Lyrics on most tracks are in Japanese, but there's a really universal vibe to ... read more CD
Also available Tokyo Glow – Japanese City Pop, Funk, & Boogie Selected By DJ Notoya ... LP 32.99

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VariousTokyo Glow – Japanese City Pop, Funk, & Boogie Selected By DJ Notoya ... LP
We Want Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 36.99
Beautiful grooves from the Japanese scene – most of them from a time when its singers and musicians were leaning heavily on influences from American funk and soul, and turning out some wonderful music of their own! Lyrics on most tracks are in Japanese, but there's a really universal vibe to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tokyo Glow – Japanese City Pop, Funk, & Boogie Selected By DJ Notoya ... CD 16.99

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VariousWamono A to Z Vol 1 – Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1968 to 1980 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
180g (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $26.99 34.98
A fantastic dip into the world of Japanese funk during the 70s – a great place to start if you don't want to slap down big money for expensive imports – and a set that's also got a fair bit of obscure numbers in the lineup, even if you have some of the material from this time! The ... (Funky Compilations, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWamono A to Z Vol 2 – Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1970 to 1977 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
180g (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $26.99 34.98
A fantastic document of the lost funk legacy of 70s Japan – music that's often different than the jazz and pop work of the decade that sees greater reissue, and which shows a very strong influence from the American scene! The rhythms here are wonderful – sometimes in the best funky ... (Funky Compilations, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWamono A to Z Vol 3 – Japanese Light Mellow Funk, Disco, & Boogie 1978 to 1988 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
180g (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy ... $27.99 34.99
A really fantastic entry in this really great series – one that shows just how strongly the spirit of invention continued in the world of Japanese music as it moved into the 80s! As with previous volumes, the work here is a unique hybrid of influences from American and Japanese sources ... (Funky Compilations, Japanese) read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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