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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 – topped with lots of guitar solos from Minoru, who also sings through a vocoder – which certainly emphasizes the electric sound of the grooves! There's a few other interesting touches along the way – including a bit of shamisen – and titles include "Disco Thesis", "Panda Steak", "It Isn't Because Of The Hemoglobin", "Shinzo San", "Thanatopsis", and "In Praise Of Mitochondria". LP, Vinyl record album

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Leonardo MarquesFlea Market Music (180 gram pressing) ... LP
180g, 2022. New Copy ... $26.99 28.99
A wonderfully warm, easygoing sort of record – one that's maybe in that same territory when a classic Brazilian singer of the 70s might hit some great mellow moments, but still work with this subtle edge that really hints at deeper currents below the surface! Instrumentation is a mix of acoustic guitar and percussion, blended with warmer keyboards – and Leonardo Marques has a subtle soul to his style – never too over the top, but gently flowing along with the post-bossa spirit of the tunes! Titles include "Evaporou", "Pouco A Pouco", "Em Meio A Timidez", "Compasso Do Desassossego", "Imperfeita Exatidao", "Anos Raros", and "Tall Tan & Young". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWaJazz – Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol 2 – Deep, Heavy, & Beautiful Jazz From Japan 1962 to 1985 – The King Records Masters ... LP
180g (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $39.99 44.99 About January 27, 2023
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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 collection's got a specific ear for a groove – and often focuses on tracks that mix US styles of jazzy funk with specific Japanese styles of instrumentation – a wood flute here, a bit of koto there – all used in very cool, very groovy ways – and in a setting that's still very appealing if you're a fan of more familiar funky jazz from the 70s! Titles include "Incitation" by Monica Lassen & The Sounds, "Soran Bushi" by Toshiiko Yonekawa, "Touch Of Japanese Tone" by Takeo Yamashita, "Cloudy" by Chikara Ueda & The Power Station, "Downtown Blues" by Chumei Watanabe, "Sidewinder" by Akira Ishikawa & Count Buffalos, "Sniper's Snooze" by Masahiko Sato and Jiro Inagaki, and "Hanagas Onda" by Kifu Mitsuhashi. 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 soundtrack mode, other times with maybe even a bit of psych added in – and some of the cuts feature lyrics, either in English or Japanese, also with a very soulful vibe – but much more of an edge than the polished sound of the city pop generation! Titles include "Yumura No Obaba" by Akira Yasuda & Beat Folk, "Jikokeno No Samba" by Kan Mikami, "Singer Lady" by Hatsumi Shibata, "Devil Woman" by Bread & Butter, "I Hope It's Fine" by School Band, "Watashi No Beatles" by Fujio Tokita, "Bad Junky Blues" by Hiroshi Sato, "Theme Of Doberman Cop" by Mieko Hirota, and "The In & Outer Stomp & Shouter" by Sammy with Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media. 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 – partly based in jazz, but also with a fair bit of funk and soul too – modes that are used more directly here than on some of the more polished city pop work of the time – which means that if you like the sweet sound of American electric jazz funk of the late 70s, you'll find plenty to love here too! All cuts are from very rare albums issued by Columbia and Victor back in the day – and titles include "Kare Niwa Kanawanai" by Mizuki Kyama, "Sweet Soul Music" by Hitomi Tohyama, "Ame" by Yumi Sato, "Ojosan Ote Yawaraka Ni" by Kiyohiko Ozaki, "Kimono" by Tetsuo Sakurai, "Friday Night (ext dance mix)" by Jadoes, "Rainy Driver" by Hitomi Tohyama, and "Hello Suisei" by Sentimental City Romance. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kiyoshi Yamaya, Toshiko Yonekawa, & Kifu MitsuhashiWamono Groove – Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk 76 ... LP
180g (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 players – arranger Kiyoshi Yamaya, koto player Toshiko Yonekawa, and shakuhachi musician Kifu Mitsuhashi – who come together here on tracks pulled from a number of different albums recorded for Sony/Columbia in the 70s – often with a fair bit of keyboards, guitar, and other electric instrumentation next to the acoustic sounds of the older sources – all of which makes for this wonderful blend of modes! Most tracks are nice and funky, and have a jazz-based approach – and titles include "Konpira Fune Fune", "Nanbu Ushioi Uta", "Hohai Bushi", "Otemoyan", "Aizu Bandaisan", "Saitaro Bushi", and "Yagi Bushi". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousWaJazz – Japanese Jazz Spectacle Vol 1 – Deep, Heavy, & Beautiful Jazz From Japan 1968 to 1984 (180 gram pressing) ... LP
180g (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An essential collection of work from the Japanese scene of the 70s – as set that really gets at the "something special" that made jazz from this generation so unique! Japanese musicians were early adopters of American modes – and the scene had great bop recordings from the 50s onward – but as the 70s approached, old and young musicians really started experimenting with a whole new range of styles – some mixed older Japanese instrumental modes with contemporary jazz, others tried a poetic approach to modal jazz, some were spiritual, and a few even got downright funky – but in ways that were very different than American jazz funk! This set brings together key examples of all those great styles – in a package that features detailed notes from Yusuke Ogawa, the man who's taught us plenty over the years – with titles that include "Mustache (live)" by Takeshi Inomata & Sound Ltd, "Fourth Expression" by Masahiko Togashi, "Do It" by Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media, "Romance" by Hiroshi Suzuki, "Tochi Mo Kurumi Mo Fukiotose" by Masahiko Sato, "Breeze" by Soul Media, "Adult's Day" by Toshiyuki Miyama & The New Herd, "Sakura Sakura" by Tadaki Misago & Tokyo Cuban Boys, "Muraiki" by Minoru Muraoka, "Mago Uta" by Count Buffalo & The Jazz Rock Band, "D51" by Kiyoshi Sugimoto, and "Breath Prologue" by Hozan Yamamoto, Masahiko Togashi, and Yosuke Yamashita. LP, Vinyl record album
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ClashCombat Rock (People's Hall special edition – 3LP 180 gram pressing) ... LP
Sony/Legacy, 1982. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $60.99 62.99
Sure, the cover's a bit dated – but the politics have stayed surprisingly strong over the years – as has the music as well! Keep in mind that The Clash were waging war in the Mideast years before Desert Storm – in this searing mix of London punk, rocksteady roots, and slight new wave elements – delivered here with a surprising sense of self that really gave the whole thing a sense of wit – and more than enough legs to keep on going without collapsing under the passage of time! Titles include the hit "Should I Stay Or Should I Go", the classic "Rock The Casbah", and the tracks "Ghetto Defendant", "Car Jamming", "Know Your Rights", "Straight To Hell", and "Inoculated City". This 3LP edition features lots of bonus tracks – including material recorded in People's Hall for the original expanded version of the project – titles that include "Idle In Kangaroo Court", "The Fulham Connection", "Longtime Jerk", "Futura 2000", "Radio Clash", "First Night Back In London", "Outside Bonds", "Radio One Mikey read", "He Who Dares Or Is Tired", and "Midnight To Stevens". LP, Vinyl record album
(180g 3LP special edition, with an additional 12-tracks compiled by The Clash!)

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