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MINYO, BON ODORI & OTHER FOLK SONGS

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Japanese Bon Odori

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Japanese Bon Odori

Ref: FSD7047


Price: 18.99

Wonderful compilation of some of the famous Japanese Bon Odori tunes sung by leading singers.

1. Motoharu Sasaki / Hokkai Bon Uta 2. Tsuya Takahashi / Ajigasawa Jinku 3. Sadao Tsukuda / Tora Onna Sama-nanbu Bon Uta 4. Tsuneo Sasaki / Akita Ondo 5. Keiko Kikuchi / Hanagasa Ondo 6.Eiichi Sugimoto / Aiba Bon Uta 7. Teruaki Todo / Nikkou Wagaku Odori 8. Kanzaburo Itabashi / Yagi Bushi -Kunisada Tadaharu 9. Kazue Kyogoku / Shirahama Ondo 10. Naoyuki Harada / Tokyo Ondo 11. Sadahiko Furumura / Aikawa Ondo 12. Seietsu Nakamura / Ecchuu O Wara Bushi 13. Sadamichi Yamazaki / Koorikami Bushi -Kawasa Ki 14. Yasuhiro Hatsuneya Kawachi Ondo 15. Tetsuji Okusako / Mihara Yassa Odori 16. Kyoko Saito / Awa Odori 17. Tatsue Kaneda / Yo Sa Koi Naruko Odori 18. Koume Akasaka / Tanko Bushi

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Zomeki Vol. 5

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Zomeki Vol. 5

Ref: FSD6578


Price: 19.99

Compiled by Makoto Kubota, his selection of the best Awa dance groups from Koenji and Tokushima who perform in the Awa Odori, the largest dance festival in Japan attracting some 1.3 million people every year. The Koenji version in Tokyo is the second largest with about 1.2 million estimated visitors.

1. Muso-Ren 2. Yoshino-Ren 3. Hanabishi-Ren 4. Bushu-Ren 5. Sasa-Ren 6. Kasumi-Ren 7. Reiko Tsuzuki (vo)



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Shiba de Umarete

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Shiba de Umarete

Ref: FSD6507


Price: 22.99

Second volume of self compiled best of by leading kouta and hauta singer. The most authentic geisha music.

1. Shiba de Umarete 2. Ume wa Saitaka 3. Hana wa Ueno 4. Asakusa Mairi 5. En Kaina 6. Yanagi no Ame 7. Shinobu Koiji 8. Fukagawa Zukushi 9. Tsuna wa Joi 10.Karakasa 11. Kakiokuru 12. Umenimo Haru 13. Fitosa Bushi 14. Matsu Zukushi 15. Kappore 16. Niagari Shinnai Sumo Jinku 17. Hagi Kikyo 18. Yoneyama Jinku 19. Washiga Zaisho 20. Kagoshima Sansagari 21. Koyo no Hashi


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Saigo no Goze - Haru Kobayashi 96 Sai no Zessho (The Last Goze - Haru Kobayashi, 96 Year Old's Superb Performance

HARU KOBAYASHI

Saigo no Goze - Haru Kobayashi 96 Sai no Zessho (The Last Goze - Haru Kobayashi, 96 Year Old's Superb Performance

Ref: FSD6353


Price: 23.99

Goze, were blind, or partially blind, Japanese women, who earned their living as itinerant musicians. Haru Kobyashi is said to be the last goze, who died in 2005 at the age of 105. Kobayashi became blind at three months, and by the age of eight started her career as a goze, singing and playing shamisen. She continued until 1978, travelling around Niigata, Yamagata and Fukushima Prefectures. In 1978 she was made a Living National Treasure as the solo retainer of the goze tradition. This album was recorded when she was 96 years old in 1996.

1. Harusame (Hauta) 2. Awa no Tokushima Jurobei (Saibun Matsuzaka) 3. Kuzuno Ha Kowakare no Dan 4. Echigo Oiwake


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Japanese Bon Odori

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Japanese Bon Odori

Ref: FSD6131


Price: 18.99

Good quality, good value, album of Japanese Bon Odori, Japanese Bon Dance songs from all over Japan. Listen to samples of all tracks.

1. Hokkai Bon Uta 2. Ajigasawa Jinku 3. Torajosama 4. Akita Ondo 5. Hanagasa Ondo 6. Souma Bon Uta 7. Nikkou Waraku Odori 8. Yagi Bushi-kunisada Chuuji 9. Hirahama Ondo 10. Tokyo Ondo 11. Aikawa Ondo 12. Ecchuu Owara Bushi 13. Gujou Bushi-kawasaki 14. Kawachi Ondo 15. Mihara Yassa Odori 16. Awa Odori 17. Yosakoi Naruko Odori 18. Tankou Bushi 19. Tsurusaki Odori-sarumaru Dayuu 20. Shichiguwachi Eisa

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Tokyo Nagurikomi Live / Kawachi Ondo San-on Kai All Stars

KAWACHI ONDO ALL STARS

Tokyo Nagurikomi Live / Kawachi Ondo San-on Kai All Stars

Ref: FSD5769


Price: 24.99

Re-release of a legendary Kawachi Ondo LP Tokyo Nagurikomi Live / Kawachi Ondo San-on Kai All Stars, originally released in 1983. This is the album of the first Kawachi Ondo festivals that took place in the Kanto area around Tokyo, performed at 'Shibuya Live In 82' and 'Kinshi-cho Ginsei Gekijo' in July 1982. For people in Tokyo, Kawachi Ondo, from the Kansai region of Osaka, the festival was a revelation, one of the few examples of a tradition that had changed and adapted down the years and now came with a contemporary edge, that simply wasn't there in most other bon dances. This fantastic CD features the original recording of 'Muhonmatsu no Issho' (track 4), not included on the LP and a dub arrangement of Akagi no Komoriuta. CD jacket is the same classic illustration as the original LP by Yosuke Kawamura.

1. Senomaru Mineya / Akagi no Komoriuta 2. Senomaru Mineya / Akagi no Komoriuta (original) 3. Toshiwaka Mineya / Member Shokai 4. Senomaru Mineya / Muhonmatsu no Issho 5. Akagi no Komoridasho 6. Mineya Senomaru / Akagi no Komoriuta


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Zomeki Vol. 3

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Zomeki Vol. 3

Ref: FSD5762


Price: 21.99

Street style Awa Dance performed by seven groups. This style is only played on kane (bell), oh-daiko (drum) and snare drums. They usualy play and walk on the streets far from the main event of the Awa Dance festival in Tokushima.

1. Kabuyu 2. Tatsumi 3. Bigetsu Ren 4. Kokesaku 5. Awaza-ryu 6. Nanasai Ren 7. Shinmachibashi Yoi Yoi Bayashi 8. DJ Sample by Shinmachibashi Yoi Yoi Bayashi 9. DJ Sample by Bigetsu Ren


Zomeki Vol. 2

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Zomeki Vol. 2

Ref: FSD5761


Price: 21.99

Second volume of the Zomeki groove from the Awa Dance from Tokushima, recorded and produced by Makoto Kubota in Tokushima. Authentic Awa Dance performed by eight groups. Brilliant Japanese festival music.

1. Hachisuga Ren 2. Tsuda no Boni Odori 3. Gochadaira 4. Ebisu Ren 5. Tensui Ren 6. Ahou Ren 7. Ai Fubuki 8. Aoi Ren


Zomeki Vol. 1  Awa Odori in Koenji (2 CDs)

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Zomeki Vol. 1 Awa Odori in Koenji (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5574


Price: 22.99

New release on Makoto Kubota's label. Awa Odori, or the Awa Dance Festival takes place in Tokushima, Shikoku every Obon, during August. It is considered the largest dance festival in Japan with about 1.3 million attending. Koenji is an area of Tokyo, popular with students, that has developed its own Awa Odori. It was started in 1956 by immigrants from Tokushima and has become the second largest dance festival in Japan with 12,000 dancers, 188 groups and over 1 million visitors. Kubota has become entranced with this Koenji Awa Odori, particularly the groove, the zomeki. This is a 2 CD 12 track set of those sounds, mainly taiko drums, kane bell and shinobue flute. It's a sound that has been heard in Japan for centuries but has become urbanized over time.



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Kawachi Ondo Best - Sawari Hen  - The Punch Line  (2 CDs)

MITSUKO KOMATSU, KAWACHIYA KIKUSUIMARU, HAJIME MIYOSHIYA, KOISHIMARU IZUTSUYA, TATSUE KANEDA, YASUHIRO HATSUNEYA

Kawachi Ondo Best - Sawari Hen - The Punch Line (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5739


Price: 27.99

The greatest Kawachi Ondo tunes sung by the leading singers.

CD1.

1. Kawachi Ondo Chuutarou Desu Okkasan / Mitsuko Komatsu 2. Kawachi Ondo Yume No Minyou Okuni Meguri / Mitsuko Komatsu 3. Kawachi Ondo Sensen Zukushi / Mitsuko Komatsu 4. Kawachi Ondo Ochacha Zukushi Ondo / Kawachiya Kikusuimaru 5. Kakin Ondo Freeter Ichi Dai Otoko / Kawachiya Kikusuimaru

CD2.

1. Kawachi Ondo Mamekachi / Hajime Miyoshiya 2. Cha-cha-cha Rhythm Kawachi Ondo Kyoujou Jingi / Koishimaru Izutsuya 3. Kawachi Ondo Dokyou Senryou / Tatsue Kaneda 4*/ Yasuhiro Hatsuneya


Japanese Bon Dance Collection

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Japanese Bon Dance Collection

Ref: FSD5740


Price: 21.99

Various ondo tunes from all over Japan sung by a line-up of great artists including Harumi Miyako, Koume Akasaka and Kikusuimaru Kawachiya.

1. Eco Ondo / Mitsuko Yuasa 2. Juugoya Bayashi / Yukari 3. Tokyo Ondo / Naoyuki Harada 4. Hokkai Bon Uta / Motoharu Sasaki 5 .Hanagasa Ondo / Harumi Miyako 6. Akita Ondo / Hanako Ono 7. Tairyou Utaikomi / Kazuo Kumagai 8. Souma Bon Uta / Minoru Onada 9. Shirahama Ondo / Shigeei Tonosaki 10. Gujou Bushi-kawasaki - Sadamichi Yamazaki 11 Aikawa Ondo - Naoyuki Harada 12. Kawachi Ondo-ochacha Zukushi - Kawachiya Kikusuimaru 13. Ecchuu Owara Bushi / Seiestsu Nakamura 14. Awa Odori / Miyoki Nakamura 15. Tankou Bushi / Koume Akasaka 16. Isahaya Jinku / Tamami Saito 17 Kagoshima Ohara Bushi / Matsuchie Sato 18. Doukyuukai Ondo / Masahiko Kawasaki



On Stage

IPPEI YAMANAKA & KAWACHI ONDORIYAS

On Stage

Ref: FSD5582


Price: 20.99

Live album from Ippei Yamanaka, a veteran Kawachi Ondo singer. Now 58, a colourful character, he made his first record at 18, crossed over into enka world for a while before becoming a monk a the Enryakuji Temple of Hieizan. The first track on this album, Zanka Osaka was that first record. Brilliant album of Kawachi Ondo.

1. Zanza Osaka 2. Osaka Midnight Blues 3. Tankai Bushi 4. Urami Gohyakunen 5. Kawachi Ondo Junin-giri Kongo-san no Bougyo 6. Kawachi Ondo Sakata Sankichi Monogatari Seiryu-hen



Kozushima no Minyo

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Kozushima no Minyo

Ref: FSD5537


Price: 26.99

Kozushima is one of the seven islands of Izu, part of the Tokyo metropolitan area. This small island, 19 square kilometres, 2000 population has nevertheless held onto various folk or minyo songs, many of which are compiled onto this album.



Nippon Bon Dance Collection 2- with dance instructions

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Nippon Bon Dance Collection 2- with dance instructions

Ref: FSD5473


Price: 18.99

The original Nippon Bon Dance Collection has become an unexpected best seller here at Far Side. On the other hand, the music is totally enchanting, lively, good-time dance music, distinctly Japanese, fascinatingly different in local styles and one of the great Japanese roots music styles.

1. Katsue Kyogoku / Ozashiki Odori 2. Kaori Kitsu / Zenkoku Yosakoi Ondo 3. Guts Ishimatsu / Guts Jinsei Wasshoi Matsuri, OK Bokujo 4. Motoharu Sasaki / Hokkai Bon Uta 5. Kojun Imaizumi / Hanagasa Ondo 6. Eiichi Sugimoto / Soma Bon Uta 7. Naoyuki Harada / Tokyo Ondo 8. Emi Fukumoto / Genki Hatsuratsu Daiondo 9. Narumi Inoue / Nanbu Bonuta 10. Seietsu Nakamura / Ecchuu Owara Bushi 11. Sengetsu Ozawa / Chichibu Ondo 12. Hanei Sotozaki / Shirahama Ondo 13. Kyoko Saito / Ise Ondo 14. Kikusuimaru Kawachiya / Kawauchi Ondo-ochacha Zukushi 15. Yukari / Shigesa Bushi 16. Teruaki Todo / Yoshitsune Ondo 17. Koume Akasaka / Tankou Bushi 18. Masahiko Kawasaki / Doukyuukai Ondo

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Nippon Bon Dance Collection

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Nippon Bon Dance Collection

Ref: FSD4679


Price: 18.99

Summer festival music Japanese style. Bon odori, or bon dance, takes place during Obon, a custom and time during which people honour their ancestors. It takes place during the summer, although the exact time varies from region to region. The music and the dance also vary greatly from one region to another. Sometimes people dance in a circular fashion around a yagura, a high wooden stage, such as in Kawachi ondo, while others proceed in a straight line. Some dances use fans, others towels, still more use wooden clappers. A dance can depict a local area and its history. This CD contains Bon odori from throughout Japan, and comes with dance instructions, if you are so inclined.

1. Mitsuko Yuasa / Oishii Ondo 2. Naoyuki Harada / Tokyo Ondo (Tokyo) 3. Yoko Saito, Hidetake Endo / Hanagasa Ondo (Yamagata) 4. Minoru Onoda / Soma Bon Uta (Fukushima) 5. Masahiko Kawasaki / Dokyukai Ondo 6. Motoharu Sasaki / Hokkaido Bonuta (Hokkaido) 7. Toyama Minyo Owara Hozonkai / Ecchu Owara Bushi (Toyama) 8. Sadamichi Yamazaki / Gunjo Bushi, Kawasaki (Gifu) 9. Mitsuko Komatsu / Kawachi Ondo, Sen Sen Zukushi 10. Miyoki Nakamura / Awa Odori (Tokushima) 11. Sengetsu Ozawa / Chichibu Ondo (Saitama) 12. Hanei Sotozaki / Soran Bushi 13. Hanako Ono, Yoshikoe Endo, Kiyoko Tanaka, Norio Saito / Akita Ondo (Akita) 14. Yoko Harumi / Yamanaka Bushi (Ishikawa) 15. Tetsuji Okusako, Mihara Yassa Odori Shinkokai / Mihara Yassa Odori (Hiroshima) 16. Kyoko Saito / Yosakoi Bushi (Kochi) 17. Koume Akasaka / Tanko Bushi (Fukuoka) 18. Teruaki Todo / Bokenai Ondo

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Have a Big Bite of Japanese Minyo 100 - Okawari Version (2 CDs)

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Have a Big Bite of Japanese Minyo 100 - Okawari Version (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD5108


Price: 27.99

Part 2 of 'Have a Big Bite of Japanese Minyo 100'. 100 minyo songs from Hokkaido in the far north to Okinawa in the far south. All traditional performances, superb recording. A great document of Japanese folk music.



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Tokyo no Minyo- Yomigaeru Showa Shoki no Uta

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Tokyo no Minyo- Yomigaeru Showa Shoki no Uta

Ref: FSD5014


Price: 15.99

Tokyo might well be Japan's largest metropolis, but within its communitries are some minyo or folk songs that still survive. Six tracks of Tokyo minyo that proves folk is not just the domain of country villages.



(78 Archive) Showa no Minyo - Showa ni Tsukurareta Meikyoku 1

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(78 Archive) Showa no Minyo - Showa ni Tsukurareta Meikyoku 1

Ref: FSD4940


Price: 19.99

The early Showa period from the beginning of the 1920s was a very productive time for minyo. Many new minyo songs were written during this time by well known composers and poets, many of which are the standard songs of today. This album compiles those original minyo recordings, some originally released on SP (78s).

1. Kosho Matsumoto / Funekogi Nagashi Uta 2. Motoharu Sasaki / Tokachi Umauta 3. Unchiku Narita, Chikuzan Takahashi (shamisen) / Ringo Bushi 4. Tamako Onishi / Hachinohe Kouta 5. Shinrin Torii / Akita Oiwake 6. Shujiro Fijita I / Akita Bushi 7. Seiko Shimosaka / Chagu Chagu Umako 8. Narumi Inoue / Sotoyama Bushi 9. Tamako Onishi, Sachiko Tanaka / Shin Sansa Shigure 10. Kazuo Kumagai / Ineage Uta (Zarantosho) 11. Toyomi Ohmori / Kome Bushi 12. Rojun Imaizumi / Mogamigawa Funauta 13. Eiichi Sugimoto / Shinsouma Bushi 14. Teruaki Todo / Nikkosan Uta 15. Hanei Sotozaki / Shirahama Ondo 16. Naoyuki Harada / Tokyo Oodo 17. Da Carpo / Ikatori no Uta 18. Teruaki Todo / Takeda Bushi


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(78 Archive) Showa no Minyo - Showa ni Tsukurareta Meikyoku 2

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(78 Archive) Showa no Minyo - Showa ni Tsukurareta Meikyoku 2

Ref: FSD4941


Price: 19.99

Volume 2 with more classic minyo recorded in the 1920s and 30s.

1. Kosono, Fumiyo / Tohkamachi Kouta 2. Kotsuru / Chakkiri Bushi 3. Fumikichi Fujimoto / Niigata Kouta 4. Marichiyo Ashihara / Ashihara Bushi 5. Hideo Murata / Sakezukuri no Ie 6. Shogiku / Sancho Kouta 7. Chosaburo Hamazawa / Kaigara Bushi 8. Naoyuki Harada / Hiroshima Kikori Ondo 9. Harumi Miyako / Yosakoi Naruko Odori 10. Umeasa Umewaka II / Shibaten Odori 11. Koume Akasaka / Soroban Odori 12. Koume Akasaka / Kuroda Bushi 13. Koume Akasaka / Tankou Bushi 14. Shogiku / Itsuki no Komoriutab15. Kazuyuki Kawaguchi / Nagasaki Burabura Bushi 16. Kokichi Moriyama / Kuzumi Kogen no Uta 17. Tomiko Maezono, Haruko Eto / Kagoshima Ohara Bushi 18. Tetsuhiro Daiku, Yoriko Ganeko / Juku no Haru


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Zenkoku Onsen Minyo Meguri (Higashi- East)

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Zenkoku Onsen Minyo Meguri (Higashi- East)

Ref: FSD4680


Price: 18.99

On this CD, two Japanese ways of life are brought together. Onsen are hot springs, the towns around them sometimes growing into resorts of varying degrees of tourist tackiness, although many remain reasonably unspoilt. Minyo or folk songs have also grown up in these onsen towns, and this CD features songs from onsen resort towns in the east of Japan.

1. Kamehachi Tsuruta / Kamae Bushi (Asamushi Onsen, Aomori) 2. Hiromi Yoshinuki / Yusemurako (Yuse Onsen, Akita) 3. Yusei Iwamatsu / Izayamaki (Yudagawa Onsen, Yamagata) 4. Kyoko Araki / Hanezawa Bushi (Hanezawa Onsen, Yamagata) 5. Shigeo Utagawa / Aizu Bandaisan (Higashiyama Onsen, Fukushima) 6. Chiyoko Shimakura / Iizaka Kouta (Iizaka Onsen, Fukushima) 7. Noboru Kirishima / Byakko-tai (Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima) 8. Yoko Harumi / Kusatsu Bushi (Kusatsu Onsen, Gunma) 9. Kyoko Saito / Kusatsu Yumomi Uta (Kusatsu Onsen, Gunma) 10. Mitsuo Okada / Nasu Yumomi Uta (Yunomoto Onsen, Tochigi) 11. Ougetsu Matsubayashi / Kinugawa Saonagashi Uta (Kinugawa Onsen, Tochigi) 12. Hisako / Iwamuro Jinku (Iwamuro Onsen, Tochigi) 13. Natsue Kubo / Iwamuro Mikudari (Iwamuro Onsen, Niigata) 14. Shutaro Honjo / Yamanaka Bushi (Yamanaka Onsen, Ishikawa) 15. Marichiyo Ashihara / Ashihara Bushi (Ashihara Onsen, Fukui) 16. Teruaki Todo / Tukuba Yamauta (Tsukuba Onsen, Ibaraki)



Zenkoku Onsen Minyo Meguri (Nishi- West)

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Zenkoku Onsen Minyo Meguri (Nishi- West)

Ref: FSD4681


Price: 18.99

Minyo (folk songs) from the west of Japan.

1. Kyoko Saito / Ina Bushi (Nagano, Ina Onsen) 2. Gunzo Sato / Hakone Magouta (Hakone, Goura Onsen) 3. Ryudo Kawasaki / Gunjo Bushi (Gifu, Gunjo Onsen) 4. Rikichi Takeda / Takayama Bushi (Gifu, Takayama Okuhida Onsenkyo) 5. Hachiro Oshita / Shioda Kouta (Hyogo, Shioda Onsen) 6. Yuko Iida / Katsuura Bushi (Wakayama, Katsuura Onsen) 7. Chozaburo Hamazawa / Kaigara Bushi (Tottori, Hamamura Onsen) 8. Koji Onoda / Yukamuri Uta (Tottori, Iwai Onsen) 9. Miasa Kouta (Tottori, Miasa Onsen) 10. Koume Akasaka / Okutsu Onsen Kouta (Okayama, Okutsu Onsen) 11. Fumikichi Fujimoto / Iyo Bushi (Ehime, Dogo Onsen) 12. Chiyoko Shimakura / Soya no Konahiki Bushi (Tokushima, Soya Onsen) 13. Koume Akasaka / Yoeho Bushi (Kumamoto, Yamaga Onsen) 14. Chisen Nishino / Kuzumi Kogen (Oita, Beppu Onsen) 15. Midori Tan / Kotsu Kotsu Bushi (Oita, Suikyo Hita Onsen) 16. Kikutaro Shitaya / Beppu Nagashi 17. Shioda Kouta (Hyogo, Shioda Onsen)


Shakkitose

TSURU TO KAME

Shakkitose

Ref: FSD3437


Price: 25.99

Fantastic third album from the duo of female minyo singer Shigeri Kitsu and shamisen player and singer Katsuaki Sawada. Kitsu is also a member of Haruomi Hosono's Pan Pacific Mongoloid Unit, and Hosono joins the duo on narimono, small flutes, hand gongs, wooden percussion and backing chants on an album of traditional Japanese folk tunes, together with percusion player Shigeya Hamaguchi. 12 tracks plus bonus track. 1. Goshu Ondo 2. Nishimonai Bon Odori 3. Izumozaki Okesa 4. Kokiriko Bushi 5. Hachinohe Jinku - Nambu Umakata Sansagari 6. Aiuchi Bon Odori Uta 7. Tsugaru Yosare - Nambu Yoshare 8. Tsugaru Oharabushi 9. Yasugi Bushi 10. Okino Taue Uta 11. Gengen Barara- Kagoshima Haiya 12. Awaodori 13. bonus track - Koroishi Jongara.



Tsuru To Kame 2 - Ai No Kaze

KATSUAKI SAWADA & SHIGERI KITSU

Tsuru To Kame 2 - Ai No Kaze

Ref: FSD2140a


Price: 25.99

Tsugaru shamisen is normally a solo style. Fast and semi-improvised, a succession of young players have popularized the music in recent years. This album is tsugaru and other shamisen styles together with some great singing by male shamisen player Katsuaki Sawada, and female taiko drummer and singer Shigeri Kitsu. Superb singing and fantastic playing make this a stellar release. Hypnotic and powerful, comes with English liner notes.



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Tsuru To Kame

KATSUAKI SAWADA & SHIGERI KITSU

Tsuru To Kame

Ref: FSD1793


Price: 25.99

Kitsu is a truly amazing minyo singer, a rare talent in Japan. Her voice is sharp and shrill, with a raw power and emotion. Her voice and taiko drumming is accompanied by tsugaru shamisen master Sawada, these songs performed perhaps close to their original intended style, instead of a modern watered down version. The songs are mostly from the Tsugaru region of northern Japan, but include some songs from Kagoshima and Nagasaki in the south of Japan and elsewhere. Some songs are up-tempo, others more plaintive, on one of the best min'yo albums available. 1. Amefuri Uta, Echigo Matsuzaka (Niigata) 2. Tasuke Haiya (Nagasaki) 3. Kagoshima Hanya (Kagoshima) 4. Kaga Haiya (Ishikawa) 5. Sado Okesa, Tate Okesa, Senkoba Okesa (Niigata) 6. Oina (Niigata)

7. Aiya Bushi (Tsugaru, Aomori) 8. Aiya Bushi (Tsugaru, Aomori) 9. Esashi Oiwake (Hokkaido) 10. Konahiki Uta (Nambu, Aomori) 11. Shinbo Kodaiji Bushi (Niigata) 12. Kuroishi Yosare (Tsugaru, Aomori) 13. Yosare Bushi (Tsugaru, Aomori) 14. Nanimosasa (Tsugaru, Aomori) 15. Jongara Bushi (Tsugaru, Aomori) 16. Echigo Matsuzaka (Niigata)


People who bought this item also bought:
1. Okyo Toyamagata Shugen Kingyo Shiki (Ref: FSD5163)
2. (78 Archive) Showa no Minyo - Showa ni Tsukurareta Meikyoku 2 (Ref: FSD4941)
3. (78 Archive) Showa no Minyo - Showa ni Tsukurareta Meikyoku 1 (Ref: FSD4940)
4. Musubihime - Manyo ni Asobu (Ref: FSD3968)
5. Hauta, Kouta and Dodoitsu No Iki (2 CDs) (Ref: FSD2317)
6. Tsuru To Kame 2 - Ai No Kaze (Ref: FSD2140a)


Japanese Minyo Best

VARIOUS

Japanese Minyo Best

Ref: FSD3166


Price: 24.99

Definitive 2 CD set of minyo, local folk songs from throughout Japan. Hear tunes from the far north in Hokkaido to the deep south in Kagoshima. 40 tracks.



Minyo Iwai Bushi

VARIOUS

Minyo Iwai Bushi

Ref: FSD3497


Price: 25.99

Excellent compilation of minyo (folk) songs for celebration. Artists include Fumio Otsuka, Kiyoko Iwai, Mitsue Hayasaka, Michiya Mihashi and Hanako Ono. And tracks Tawaratsumi Uta, Nagasaki Nonnoko Bushi, Iwai Medetai, Nagamochi Uta, Ushibuka Haiyabushi, Ise Ondo and Hanagasa Ondo.



Shakuhachi Minyo

IWAO YONEYA

Shakuhachi Minyo

Ref: FSD3499


Price: 25.99

Minyo songs played on the shakuhachi, the bamboo flute. The 22 tracks include Nagamochi Uta, Soma Magouta, Yoshi no Kokiriuta, Nanbu Ushiouta, Natsu no Yama uta and Mogamigawa Funauta.



Buyo Kouta

KASUGATOYO EISHIBA

Buyo Kouta

Ref: FSD2998


Price: 26.99

Eishiba is one of Japan's leading singers of kouta, (short shamisen songs). On this latest album her voice is accompanied by shamisen, tsuzumi, taiko and fue on tracks suitable for buyo (traditional dance).Forget the soundtrack to Memoires of a Geisha, get this instead. 23 superb tracks.



Iro Moyo

EISHIBA

Iro Moyo

Ref: FSD2306


Price: 26.99

Asakusa (Tokyo old town) geisha style singing lady with shamisen. Compilation of her best traditional tracks and new recordings. Tracks are chosen by Eishiba and her recent recording partner Toshinori Kondo. Photos taken by one of Japan's most famous photographers, Nobuyoshi Araki.



People who bought this item also bought:
1. Shiba de Umarete (Ref: FSD6507)
2. Namino Torii Koto Kumiuta Vol. 4 (2 CDs) (Ref: FSD6496)


Suikyoku

SHICHO YANAGIYA

Suikyoku

Ref: FSD2670


Price: 26.99

Popular songs from the Edo period, similar to hauta or kauta material. Solo performance from elderly singer and shamisen player. Some plaintive, some more uptempo with humerous elements and commentary about the songs given by Shicho Yanigawa. Fascinating.



Hauta, Kouta and Dodoitsu No Iki (2 CDs)

ICHIMARU

Hauta, Kouta and Dodoitsu No Iki (2 CDs)

Ref: FSD2317


Price: 31.99

Wonderful performance of traditional hauta and kouta, or songs from the Edo period. A great document of an important musical culture. 2 CDs.



People who bought this item also bought:
1. (78 Archive) Showa no Minyo - Showa ni Tsukurareta Meikyoku 2 (Ref: FSD4941)
2. (78 Archive) Showa no Minyo - Showa ni Tsukurareta Meikyoku 1 (Ref: FSD4940)
3. Tsuru To Kame 2 - Ai No Kaze (Ref: FSD2140a)
4. Tsuru To Kame (Ref: FSD1793)


Ooedo Love Songs

VARIOUS

Ooedo Love Songs

Ref: FSD2316


Price: 25.99

Fascinating compilation of kouta and hauta, kind of Edo (pre-westernization) period love songs. The type of music geishas might sing to entertain with voice and shamisen, and a symbol of Edo music and culture.



Edo Matsuri-Bayashi

TANEO WAKAYAMA SHACHU

Edo Matsuri-Bayashi

Ref: FSD2318


Price: 25.99

Taneo comes from a long line of festival music singers, singing hayashi, the distinctive festival music style.Lively, enjoyable and accessible.



Nagasaki Burabura Bushi

AIHACHI

Nagasaki Burabura Bushi

Ref: FSD1400


Price: 25.99

Archive recordings from the 1920s-30s of Japanese folk songs from Nagasaki. Voice and shamisen (Japanese lute) gives a taste of ancient Japan.



An Account of Bana-Chans

TADAYOSHI IKAWU

An Account of Bana-Chans

Ref: FSD1179


Price: 26.99

Intriguing album of Japanese rapping banana salesmen in southern Japan. Superb.



Gozeuta

KATO ISO, KANEKO SEKI ETC..

Gozeuta

Ref: FSD1279


Price: 26.99

Recordings from the 60s of blind singers and shamisen players. Japanese griots.



People who bought this item also bought:
1. Japanese Street Entertainment - Chindon Ya (Ref: FSD6990)
2. Odore Osaka So Odori / Kimochi Yo Hoi Hoi (Ref: FSD6895)
3. Japanese Bon Odori (Ref: FSD6131)
4. Have a Big Bite of Japanese Minyo 100 - Okawari Version (2 CDs) (Ref: FSD5108)
5. Tsugaru Shamisen (SHM-CD) - Traditional Music Best 10 (Ref: FSD5026)
6. Dongjing Music in Yunnan, China (Ref: FSD4310)
7. Have A Big Bite of Japanese Minyo 100 (Ref: FSD2802)


Gozeuta 2

VARIOUS

Gozeuta 2

Ref: FSD1365


Price: 26.99

Following on from the excellent volume 1, blind singers and shamisen players, who could be called the Japanese version of 'griots'.



Collection

KOUSHIJYAKU KYOYAMA

Collection

Ref: FSD2339


Price: 26.99

Traditional and classic rokyoku (storytelling and music) from one of the genre's greatest exponents.



Haruo Minami Sings History

HARUO MINAMI

Haruo Minami Sings History

Ref: FSD2340


Price: 26.99

Haruo Minami was one of Japan's greatest minyo (folk music) singers. His roots lay in the rokyoku (storytelling) world, and this album goes back to those roots on an album in his original rokyoku style.



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