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Enoken Meets Toriroh (2 CDs)

KENICHI ENOMOTO with TORIRO MIKI

Enoken Meets Toriroh (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD2328


Price: 34.99

Enoken (1904-1970) is known as the comedy king of showa, very popular in Japan before and after the second world war, appearing in films, operettas, theater, radio and TV. This 2 CD set is a collaboration with the great composer Toriroh Miki. Disc 1 features music performed by Enoken from his film career, written by Toriroh. Disc 2 is of Enoken's legendary radio programmes including comedy and drama. Listening to this, gives a real taste of 1940s and 50s Japan.



Best Collection of Enoken

KENICHI ENOMOTO

Best Collection of Enoken

Ref: FSD2329


Price: 34.99

Great 2 CDcollection that includes Enoken's last recordings and rare tracks.



Best Collection of Enoken - Complete

KENICHI ENOMOTO

Best Collection of Enoken - Complete

Ref: FSD2330


Price: 26.99

Tracks not included on other compilations, including some rare tracks.



That's Rokyoku Show (2 CDs)

SAKON MIYAGAWA SHOW

That's Rokyoku Show (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5768


Price: 34.99

Sakon Miyagawa Show were a humorous rokyoku trio from Osaka, featuring Sako Miyagawa, Kazuo Matsushima and Teruo Akatsuki. This is their complete album, the 4 tracks from their two albums recorded in the 1970s on CD1 and 13 kayokyoku (pop) tracks by Matsushima and Akatsuki and an unreleased live recording by Sakon Miyagawa Show.

CD1

1. Tochuuken Un-uemon 2. Hana no Kodokan 3. Denchu Matsu no Rouka 4. Bushi no Nasake

CD2

1. Mabuta no Haha 2. Ah Oyaji San 3. Kokoro no Sakazuki 4. Baka na Aitsu 5. Ninkyo no Hanamichi 6. Jinsei Meototabi 7. Ninkyo-do 8. Shigarami Jingi 9. Arima Bojo 10. Omoide no Yado 11. Nakimushi Yowamushi Haha Koishi 12. Tabisugata Kobe-kou 13. Tokushima no Onna 14. Shintaro San


Warau Rhythm

NANJARAHOWERS

Warau Rhythm

Ref: FSD5767


Price: 24.99

Nanjarahowers were a 1940s comic band from Osaka, led by a lady called Miss Taeko, with three other musicians. Not much more is known about the group, except they made some wonderful music. This is an album of all their recorded output, 10 tracks, originally released as 78s released by Taihei Records during the Second World War, and two songs released after the war when the group performed under the name of Miss Taeko and Her Group.

1. Warau Rhythm 2. Nan de Show 3. Bikkuri Show 4. Yaten Fuukei 5.Ikaga de Show 6. Omoshiroi de Show 7. Akireta de Show 8. Nanjara Chushingura 9. Nanjara Jikyokugaku 10. Nanjara Jidaigeki 11. Warai no No Stop 12. Banjo OK


Utae Zoushi - Uta no Tabi (Journey of Songs)

UTAE SHOJI

Utae Zoushi - Uta no Tabi (Journey of Songs)

Ref: FSD5763


Price: 21.99

Fantastic old recording of Shoji Utae, eldest sister of legendary manzai (comedy) sister trio Kashimashi Musume. Utae sings her version of minyo with jazz and latin style sounds. Rare recordings, 26 tracks with two manzai performances by her teachers Eiji Togami and Kimie Azuma.



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Crazy Cats Deluxe (limited edition paper jacket)

THE CRAZY CATS

Crazy Cats Deluxe (limited edition paper jacket)

Ref: FSD4449


Price: 24.99

First of eight titles in a new 'Comic Band' series, all with paper jackets of the original LP sleeve. Crazy Cats were a comic jazz band, who evoked the spirit of Japanese postwar humour and energy. They began as an Afro-Cuban band, playing at American army bases and after being told on numerous occasions they were 'crazy', decided to change their name. They were led by Hitoshi Ueki (1927-2007) who became one of Japan's greatest ever comedians, starring in numerous hit films. The Crazy Cats were both comedians and accomplished musicians. Ueki played the guitar and was the lead singer. Hajime Hana played drums, Kei Tani was on trombone, Hiroshi Inuzuka played bass, Shin Yasuda was on tenor sax, while Senri Sakurai and Eitaro Ishibashi both played piano. 21 tracks including a bonus track and tape version.



Hi Oyobi Desu!! (limited edition paper jacket)

HITOSHI UEKI

Hi Oyobi Desu!! (limited edition paper jacket)

Ref: FSD4450


Price: 24.99

Solo album from the leader of The Crazy Cats. Paper Jacket of original LP cover. 13 tracks.



Onna no Sekai (limited edition paper jacket)

HITOSHI UEKI

Onna no Sekai (limited edition paper jacket)

Ref: FSD4451


Price: 24.99

Another solo album from the great Hitoshi Ueki, a Showa Era pop icon. 13 tracks.



Crazy Cats (limited edition paper jacket)

THE CRAZY CATS

Crazy Cats (limited edition paper jacket)

Ref: FSD4452


Price: 24.99

The Crazt Cats were loosly based on Spike Jones and His City Slickers, mixing slap-stick with jazz. They were featured in a daily TV programme at noon in 1959, which made them national icons. 20 tracks including 10 bonus tracks (karaoke versions).



Crazy Daisakusen (limited edition paper jacket)

CRAZY CATS

Crazy Daisakusen (limited edition paper jacket)

Ref: FSD4453


Price: 24.99

Paper Jacket reissue of original LP cover. 14 tracks from one of Japan's all-time best comedy bands.



Zenin Shugo Drifters (limited edition paper jacket)

THE DRIFTERS

Zenin Shugo Drifters (limited edition paper jacket)

Ref: FSD4454


Price: 24.99

The Drifters were another of Japan's greatest ever comedy groups. Between 1969 and 1985, their variety show Hachijidayo, Zen'inshugo! was the highest rated television programme, its slapstick humour appealing to everyone, especially the young. Some say, they were the Japanese version of Monty Python. They opened for the Beatles at Budokan in 1966. The group's leader was Chosuke Ikariya (1931-2004) and from 1974 included the brilliant Ken Shimura. This CD, with a paper jacket of the original LP cover, has 10 tracks including bonus tracks.



Futabi Zenin Shugo Drifters (limited edition paper jacket)

THE DRIFTERS

Futabi Zenin Shugo Drifters (limited edition paper jacket)

Ref: FSD4455


Price: 24.99

Like many musicians in occupied Japan, the leader of the Drifters Chosuke Ikariya, got his start playing at G.I. bases. His assumed the leadership of the five piece Drifters after joining the group in 1962. 12 tracks.



Gunka Dayo Zenin Shugo (limited edition paper jacket)

THE DRIFTERS

Gunka Dayo Zenin Shugo (limited edition paper jacket)

Ref: FSD4456


Price: 24.99

12 tracks of 'gunka' songs, patriotic songs popular during the war.



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