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It Don't MinYo a Thing if it Ain't Got That Bu-shi- Japanese Folk Songs (Demo Recording CD-R)

MINYO CRUSADERS

It Don't MinYo a Thing if it Ain't Got That Bu-shi- Japanese Folk Songs (Demo Recording CD-R)

Ref: FSD7082


Price: 14.99

Minyo, local folk songs from all over Japan, have long been combined with Latin, jazz and other types of music. Back in the 1950s, Japan's most famous singer Hibari Misora was adding Latin rhythms to folk songs, and Tokyo Cuban Boys were playing tunes such as Samba Soran (based on Soran Bushi). Minyo Crusaders have picked up that mantle and run with it, taking Minyo in some similar and some new directions. Reportedly, Ry Cooder said "Minyo Crusaders is the best band I have heard in many years, since when I can't say! So good! Let me help out in some way when time comes!"...Praise indeed.

1. Kushimoto Bushi 2. Mamurogawa Ondo 3. Yasuki Bushi 4. Houhai Bushi 5. Aizubandaisan

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Waraku

YOSHIKO FURUTA

Waraku

Ref: FSD6967


Price: 14.99

Japanese minyo via Okinawa. Yoshiko Furuta is from Nikko, and mixes her folk singing with blues and funk, with help from Coo (guitar, keyboards) who is based in Okinawa, Bryugel (shakuhachi, shamisen, erhu, percussion) and blues guitarist Shin Kikuta who has been playing in Chicago for 20 years.

1. Waraku Overture 2. Koina Boat Song 3. Awa 4. Lullaby of Haga 5. Child God 6. Ballad of Nikko Waraku Odori 7. Kokiriko 8. Sand Hill of Jyusan 9. Nikko Waraku Odori 10. Waraku Dance Mix

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Hitotsubu no Chikara - Sato Keshiki

AWAIBITO

Hitotsubu no Chikara - Sato Keshiki

Ref: FSD6940


Price: 19.99

Awaibito were formed in the wake of the Tohoku earthquake in 2011 and feature Biho Narukoma (vocals, wadaiko) Kinsui Sato (shakuhachi) and Rikiya Nakamura (piano).They perform minyo (folk) songs from northerneast Japan, staying true to the original melodies but accompanying them with piano and other harmonic enhancements. It all works rather beautifully, with additional musicians playing guitar, bass and percussion.

1. Soma Nihengaeshi (Fukushima) 2. Jusanhama (Miyagi) 3. Aminoshi Uta (Ibaraki) 4. Kamaishi Hamauta (Iwate) 5. Nanbu Mochi Tsuki Uta (Aomori) 6. Kujukuri (Chiba) 7. Aizubandaisan (Fukushima) 8. Otachi Sake (Miyagi)

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Shigeri Bushi

SHIGERI KITSU

Shigeri Bushi

Ref: FSD6585


Price: 21.99

Produced by Aoyagi Takuji (Little Creatures) mastered by Makoto Kubota with some new tracks, including the title track, composed by Haruomi Hosono with guest musicians including Haruomi Hosono, Yasukatsu Oshima, Katsuaki Sawada and Yukito Ara. Shigeri Kitsu is a wondeful minyo (folk) singer, who has been championed by Hosono (as part of Tsuru to Kame) and many others as a voice that captures the essence of Japanese folk. Songs from the north in Aomori to the south in Okinawa. Nice mix of sounds, quintessentially Japanese, yet contemporary in atmosphere.

1. Shigeri Bushi 2. Tohka no Murani 3. Tokyo no Yoru 4. Shiawase Happy 5. Tsuki no Niji 6. Ryusei 7. Tsuki ga Tottemo Aoi kara 8. Shamisen Boogie Woogie 9. Tokyo Ondo 10. Donan Natto Bushi 11. Tsugaru Jongara Bushi 12. Hachijo-daiko Bayashi 13. Tanko Bushi 14. Nagarabeyuri no Hana 15. Shimajima Kaisha

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Ichinomaki Daikoku-mai

SHIRABENOSOUSHI KAORI-NE

Ichinomaki Daikoku-mai

Ref: FSD6547


Price: 19.99

First album from group who describe themselves as playing neo minyo, or new style folk songs. Features the singer and shamisen player Kaori Kitsu, sister of Shigeri, together with Kinsui Sato (shakuhachi, shinobue), Mitsuru Uchida (guitar), Rikiya Nakamura (piano) and Masatoshi Kainuma (percussion). Rather wonderful mix of sounds with superb vocals.

1. Nambu Mochitsukiuta - Arrange: Mitsuru Uchida 2. Sado Okesa - Arrange: Rikiya Nakamura 3. Kisobushi - Arrange: Rikiya Nakamura 4. Washinzaka - Words Mitsuru Uchida & Kaori Kitsu, Music & Arrange Mitsuru Uchida 5. Kouzubushi - Arrange: Rikiya Nakamura 6. Mamurogawa Ondo - Arrange: Rikiya Nakamura & Masatoshi Kainuma 7. Akita Daikokumai - Arrange: Rikiya Nakamura & Mitsuru Uchida 8. Hananoshima - Music & Words & Arrange: Masatoshi Kainuma



Shin - Utamai Renaissance

KYOMIN'S

Shin - Utamai Renaissance

Ref: FSD6371


Price: 19.99

Kyomin's are a young trio of musicians dedicated to keeping minyo (folk) from around Japan, relevant and living, and feature Akiko Omodaka (vocal, taiko), Masaharu Tsubaki (Tsugaru shamisen) and Soki Matsuura (dance). This is their second album, with Minyo from northern to southern Japan and comes with as a CD extra which has footage of a dance performance. Guest musician is Washu Yoneyama (shakuhachi, fue).

1. Nanbu Tawara-tsumi Uta 2. Tsugaru Mikudari 3. Kozu Bushi 4. Tsugaru Jonkara Bushi 5. Taisen Jinku (with Iso Bushi) 6. Otemoyan 7. Takeda no Komoriuta 8. Yamata no Orochi - Shin Version) 9. Ezofuji no Uta 10. Agi Bushi - Kyomin's Version 11. Tsugaru Mikudari (dance)



Ping

TAKIO ITO

Ping

Ref: FSD6139


Price: 26.99

The fantastic minyo singer Takio Ito releases a new album in 2012. As leftfield as ever, essentially this is an album of duets, featuring Ito's voice with a selection of instruments played by some top musicians. These include sax and clarinet player Akira Sakata, taiko player Eitetsu Hayashi, drummer, Shuichi 'Ponta' Murakami, Sojiro on ocarina, pianist Masahiro Sayama, and guitarist Kazuki Tomokawa. Comes with English track notes. Listen to samples of all tracks.

1. Hiroshima Kiyari (Hiroshima) 2. Aiya (Aomori) 3. Shin Midare Donpan Bushi (Akita) 4. Dote no Moguramocha (Tokyo) 5. Sado (Niigata) 6. Yagibushi (Gunma) 7. Otouwa Touwa (Ainu) 8. Funakogi (Hokkaido) 9. Ototo (original) 10. Tokyo Ondo 11. Nagamochi (Miyagi) 12. Okiage (Hokkaido)



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Golden Best

TAKIO ITO & TAKIO BAND

Golden Best

Ref: FSD6138


Price: 19.99

Greatest hits from one of Japan's greatest minyo (folk) singers. Several grounbreaking tracks from the late 80s and 90s that mixed minyo with rock, jazz and other styles. Listen to samples of all tracks.

1. Takio no Soran Bushi 2. Akita Ondo 3. Meiho 4. Memanbetsu Bayashi 5. Kagoshima Ohara Bushi 6. Genki Kai 7. Isahaya Nonnoko 8. Komoro Mago Uta 9. Kariwa Jinku 10. Aizu Bandaisan 11. Tsugaru 12. Nogeyama Bushi 13. Itoshiki Daichi 14. Aisuru Mono Yo 15. Takio's Soran 2



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Otona no Komoriuta

EMME

Otona no Komoriuta

Ref: FSD6147


Price: 24.99

Lullabies for adults. Emme is a singer of nagauta, traditional music of the Edo period, which she brings up to date by combining this singing style with modern forms of music. This is her fourth album. Listen to samples of all tracks.

1. Hoshi no Uta 2. Mata Ashita 3. Oyasumi The wate 4. Edo Komoriuta 5. Higasa 6. Yume to Utsutsu 7. Oyasumi 8. Aoi Tsubame



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Makoto Kubota Remix - The Goshu Ondo

MAKOTO KUBOTA

Makoto Kubota Remix - The Goshu Ondo

Ref: FSD6003


Price: 18.99

Makoto Kubota remixes Goshu Ondo, the traditional bon dance music from Shiga prefecture, here sung by top female singer Yuriko Sakuragawa.

1. Senryo Nobori (Remix A) 2. Senryo Nobori (Remix B)


Uta Tsuzuri

KIYOMI ISHIKAWA

Uta Tsuzuri

Ref: FSD5665


Price: 20.99

Nice album by Minyo singer, on which she performs some of her best repetoire such as 'Honjo Oiwake' and 'Akita Nikata Bushi' as well as standard minyo fare such as 'Hokkai Bon Uta' and 'Tsugaru Aiya Bushi'.

1. Honjo Oiwake 2, Akita Obako Bushi 3. Akita Ohara Bushi 4. Akita Nikata Bushi 5. Hakone Mago Uta 6. Hokkai Bon Uta 7. Oki Iwai Ondo 8. Yoake Bushi 9. Hakata Bushi 10. Okamoto Shinnai 11. Tsukiyo Mago Uta 12. Nanbu Umakata San Sagari 13. Tsugaru Aiya Bushi 14. Tsugaru Yosare Bushi 15. Shin Tanto Bushi


Kaen

CHIHARU INOUE

Kaen

Ref: FSD5666


Price: 21.99

Minyo singer who is based in Yamagata. This album features various minyo songs from northen Japan, the Tohoku area and Hokkaido.

1. Akita Daikoku Mai 2. Hanesawa Bushi 3. Aizu Bandaisan 4. Okosa Bushi 5. Hokkai Bonuta 6. Yonezawa Obako 7. Shounai Haiya Bushi 8. Nanbu Kobiki Uta 9. Tawara Tsumi Uta 10. Soran Bushi 11. Oki Iwai Ondo 12. Hokkai Tara Tsuri Uta 13. Sakata Funakata Bushi 14. Mizu to Midori to Hana no Nagai wa Waga Furusato 15. Mizu to Midori to Hana no Nagai wa Waga Furusato (karaoke)



Shigeru Suzuki Tohoku Minyoshu

SHIGERU SUZUKI

Shigeru Suzuki Tohoku Minyoshu

Ref: FSD5668


Price: 21.99

Shigeru Suzuki learned the Soma Minyo of Fukushima in Tohuku from its greatest singers. This album showcases the heart of soma minyo, with other minyo songs from northen Japan.

1. Shin Souma Bushi 2. Souma Doutsuki Uta 3. Souma Kitakata Nihen Gaeshi 4. Souma Bon Uta 5. Souma Minamikata Nihen Gaeshi 6. Aizu Matsuzaka 7. Hitachi Mago Uta 8. Sansa Shigure 9. Tairyou Utaikomi 10. Agarashare 11. Nanbu Kobiki Uta 12. Chouja No Yama 13. Ajigasawa Jinku 14. Tokachi Uma Uta 15. Soran Bushi



Tadaatsu Imaizumi Okonomi Minyo

TADAATSU IMAIZUMI

Tadaatsu Imaizumi Okonomi Minyo

Ref: FSD5667


Price: 21.99

Imaizumi is considered to be one of the best minyo singers of Yamagata prefecture of northen Japan. This album was recorded in Yamagata, and contains the atmosphere of northern style minyo from the Tohoku region, where winters are cold, the nature is wild and it's folk songs legendary.

1. Tokachi Uma Uta 2. Kenryou Bushi 3. Tsugaru Douchuu Umakata Bushi 4. Nanbu Yoshare Bushi 5. Sotoyama Bushi 6. Honjou Oiwake 7. Hideko Bushi 8. Miyagi Nagamochi Uta 9. Shiogama Jinku 10. Souma Bonuta 11. Tokiwa Tankou Bushi 12. Ryoutsu Jinku 13. Seki No Gohonmatsu 14. Kuroda Bushi 15. Shinjou Bushi 16. Mogamigawa Funauta


All About Umekichi

UMEKICHI

All About Umekichi

Ref: FSD5526


Price: 26.99

Another musician celebrating her 10 year anniversay as a professional musician. Umekichi has carved out a niche for herself as a modern day geisha, reviving the old popular music of Japan during the Edo period [1603-1867] before Westernization and the atmospheric Japanese popular music of the 1940s and 50s. Modern and traditional, sophisticated and raw, happy and sad, the complex world of Umekichi shines through on this album that includes seven songs she's recorded for the first time, a club version of a classic song, French pop songs and even a German tune. Superb.

1. Kaminari Rock 2. Ginza Rock`n 3. Samidare Koiuta 4. Suteteko 5. Yakko.san 6. Home Run Boogie 7. Hey Hey Boogie 8. Nyan Nyan Odori 9. Shamisen Boogie Woogie 10. Kagoshima Ohara Bushi 11. Sumida Bayashi 12. Gion Kouta 13. Kaimono Boogie 14. Otomisan 15. Tokyo Ondo 16. Shuuchou No Musume 17. C`est Si Bon 18. Wien Du Stadit Meiner Traume 19. Comment Te Dire Adieu 20. Dodoitsu 21. Yamanaka Bushi



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Japanese Voice

SHIGERI KITSU

Japanese Voice

Ref: FSD5222


Price: 18.99

Six track mini album from one of the best Japanese vocalists around. Traditional minyo folk songs usually sung by women, given a new interpretation and contemporary twist.

1. Takeda no Komoriuta 2. Oshima Anko Bushi - koto version 3. Sara Sara - from Kan Kon Shu- 4. Yokai - Tanegashima no Komoriuta 5. Oshima Anko Bushi - guitar version 6. Itsuki no Komoriuta


Ayamoyou - Aya Kagayama no Minyo

AYA KAGAYAMA

Ayamoyou - Aya Kagayama no Minyo

Ref: FSD5127


Price: 18.99

Aya Kagayama is a new star minyo singer and kokyu (Chinese style violin) player from Kanazawa city in Ishikawa prefecture. On this album she sings nine minyo classics from the Hokuriku area and one song written by her father who is also a minyo singer and her teacher.

1. Koiji Funauta 2. Ecchu Owara 3. Notojima Asagaeshi no Uta 4. Fukura Mojiri 5. Gokayama Oiwake 6. Mihamanebari Hikiuta 7. Yamanaka Bushi - Yamanaka Teppojisji Oodori 8. Mugiya Bushi - Hayamugiya 9. Yoami Bushi 10. Kokiriko Uta



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Tamashii no Uta

KAZUMI

Tamashii no Uta

Ref: FSD4645


Price: 18.99

Kazumi is a minyo singer from Hokkaido. She has won virtually every minyo competition going in Hokkaido, and at a young age was featured on Haruomi Hosono's album Omni Sight Seeing in 1988. She has performed in Uzbekistan, USA, Australia and at the Llangollen International Music Festival in Wales in 2004. Mix of minyo and some modern influences, although mostly traditional.

1. Esashi Oiwake 2. Esashi Kudoki 3. Esashi Jinku 4. Esashi Mgouta 5. Donan Kudoki 6. Iyasaka Ondo 7. Soran Bushi 8. Donan Natobushi 9. Hokkai Taratsuri Bushi



Kyomin's- Furusato Niji no Kakehashi

KYOMIN'S

Kyomin's- Furusato Niji no Kakehashi

Ref: FSD4649


Price: 16.99

Kyomin's are three young minyo singers and musicians. Akiko Omodaka, sings plays the shamisen, sanshin and taiko, Masanori Tsubaki plays tsugaru shamisen and sings vocals and hayashi (backing vocals) while Souki Matsuura dances plays taiko and sings hayashi. This is their first mini-album on which they mix different styles and instruments in a fairly unusual way to introduce various types of minyo.

1. Yasuki Bushi, Shigesa Bushi 2. Tsugaru Shamisen Kyokubiki 3. Tawarazakia, Ushibuka Haiya Bushi 4. Akita Nikata Bushi, Honjo Oiwake, Akita Funakata Bushi 5. Juku no Haru, Tanchamae Bushi


Shihou

KOUME AKASAKA

Shihou

Ref: FSD4637


Price: 23.99

Koume Akasaka, born in 1906 in Fukuoka, was a legendary Japanese singer of minyo, or folk songs. She trained and learnt her art as a geisha, made her recording debut in 1929 and reached her height of popularity in the 1940s. 20 tracks including her biggest hit Kuroda Bushi released in 1942. She died in 1992.

1. Kuroda bushi 2. Tankou Bushi - Kitakyushu Tankou Bushi 3. Otemoyan 4. Tawaraszaka 5. Hietsuki Bushi 6.Komoro Magouta 7. Soroban Odori 8. Hakama Odori 9. Hirato Bushi 10. Hakudouzan Bushi 11. Iwaiuta Kuroda Bushi 12. Asama no Kemuri 13. Kokura Bushi 14. Seicho Hakata Bushi 15. Moshimo Kimama ni 16. Hakata Bushi 17. Gouketsu Bushi 18. Yurushite ne 19. Harete Au Yoru wa 20. Hontoni Sounara


Minyo Collection from Columbia Stars

VARIOUS

Minyo Collection from Columbia Stars

Ref: FSD4529


Price: 32.99

2 CD collection of some of the most loved minyo songs sung by some of the most famous singers.

Disc 1

1. Harumi Miyako / Seicho Matsumae Oiwake Bushi (Hokkaido) 2. Tatsue Kaneda / Matsumae Tarazuri Bushi (Hokkaido) 3. Chiyoko Shimakura / Nanbu Ushioi Uta (Iwate) 4. Hibari Misora / Saitaro Bushi (Taigyo Utaikomi) (Miyagi) 5. Kazuo Funaki / Mamurogawa Ondo (Yamagata) 6. Hibari Misora / Souma Bonuta (Fukushima) 7. Hibari Misora / Byakkotai (Fukushima) 8. Ichiro Kanbe, Midori Satsuki / Aizu Bandaisan (Fukushima) 9. Harumi Miyako / Hanagasa Ondo (Yamagata) 10. Kokichi Takada / Sankai Bushi (Niigata) 11. Midori Hatakeyama / Aikawa Ondo (Niigata) 12. Hibari Misora / Sado Okesa (Niigata) 13. Eisaku Ohkawa / Chakkiri Bushi (Shizuoka) 14. Chiyoko Shimakura / Meshizaka Kouta (Fukushima) 15. Hisaya Morishige / Danchone Bushi (Kanagawa)

Disc 2

1. Hibari Misora / Tokiwa Tanko Bushi (Ibaraki) 2. Kazuo Funaki / Kiso Bushi (Nagano) 3. Hibari Misora / Tankai Bushi (Mie) 4. Hibari Misora / Kushimoto Bushi (Wakayama) 5. Chiyoko Shimakura / Soya no Konahiki Bushi (Tokushima) 6. Komadori Shimai / Yosakoi Bushi (Kochi) 7. Hisaya Morishige / Konpira Funafuna (Kagawa) 8. Harumi Miyako / Yasuki Bushi (Hiroshima) 9. Hideo Murata / Kuroda Bushi (Fukuoka) 10. Hibari Misora / Hietsuki Bushi (Miyazaki) 11. Hibari Misora / Tawarazaka (Kumamoto) 12. Hibari Misora / Itsuki no Komoriuta (Miyazaki) 13. Chiyoko Shimakura / Take no Shintaro san (Saga) 14. Chiyoko Shimakura / Ume no Utagenka (Oita) 15. Akira Kobayashi / Kagoshima Ohara Bushi (Kagoshima)


Hibari Misora Minyo Okuni Meguri

HIBARI MISORA

Hibari Misora Minyo Okuni Meguri

Ref: FSD3660


Price: 22.99

Aside to being known for singing enka, Hibari Misora was also a wonderful singer of minyo or folk songs. This fantastic CD of 20 tracks features those minyo classics, some performed in quite a traditional style, others with a latin or orchestral backing. Tracks include Chakkiri Bushi, Itsuki no Komoriuta, Yakkotai, Kiso Bushi, Joban Tanko Bushi and Sado Okesa.



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Michiya Mihashi Best Selection 2007

MICHIYA MIHASHI

Michiya Mihashi Best Selection 2007

Ref: FSD3661


Price: 31.99

2 CD, 26 track compilation of Michiya Mihashi, one of Japan's greatest post-war male singers. He started off singing minyo before becoming one of the top enka singers in the 1950s. This CD features his greatest hits, mainly in the old style enka style, but with strong minyo elements. Fantastic. Tracks include Onna Sendo Uta, Ringo Mura Kara, Aishu Resha, Aikai Yuhi no Kokyo and Jogashima no Ame.



Umekichi Tamatebako- Yoseuta Zokkyoku-shu

UMEKICHI

Umekichi Tamatebako- Yoseuta Zokkyoku-shu

Ref: FSD4987


Price: 21.99

Collection of sophisticated Zokkyoku from the Edo period often sung at Yose (small halls mainly used for rakugo, ryokyoku and other similar entertainments) and by geisha.

1. Haru wa Ureshiya 2. Shiba de Umarete 3. Fukagawa Kuzushi 4. Shinagawa Jinku 5. Harukaze ga Soyo Soyo to 6. Dodoitsu 7. Dodoitsu 8. Dodoitsu 9. Jiamari Dodoitsu 10. Ume wa Saitaka 11. Yakko san 12. Sanosa 13. Kikori Kuzushi


Okuni Meguri 2

UMEKICHI

Okuni Meguri 2

Ref: FSD4937


Price: 21.99

Second volume of Edo era (1603-1867) popular tunes sung by the self-styled modern day geisha. Shamisen, plus keyboards, percussion and other instruments in an excellent mix of old and new and the brilliant vocals of Umekichi.

1.Misasa Kouta 2. Kaigara Bushi 3. Kusatsu Bushi 4. Jouban Tankou Bushi 5. Yamanaka Bushi 6. Kushimoto Bushi 7. Sangai Bushi 8. Owase Bushi 9. Itsuki no Komoriuta 10. Yakyu Ken 11. Shimotsui Bushi 12. Yosakoi Bushi 13. Horehore Bushi



Umekichi Sings Doyo & Shoka (Children's Songs & Lyrical Songs)

UMEKICHI

Umekichi Sings Doyo & Shoka (Children's Songs & Lyrical Songs)

Ref: FSD4356


Price: 26.99

On this album, the wonderful 'geisha' singer Umekichi sings and plays shamisen on some of the Japan's best known children's and lyrical songs. Traditional songs in modern arrangements. 1. Osaru no Kagoya 2. Tohryanse 3. Haru no Ogawa 4. Shojoji no Tanuki Bayashi 5. Jugoya Otsuki-san 6. Donguri Koro Koro 7. Takibi 8. Mikan no Hana Saku Oka 9. Nyan Nyan Odori 10. Aka Tombo 11. Akai Kutsu 12. Nanatsu no Ko 13. Oborozukiyo 14. Amefuri Otsuki San 15. Natsu no Omoide 16. Hanayome Ningyo 17. Yuyake Koyake



Kurashiki Bushi

UMEKICHI

Kurashiki Bushi

Ref: FSD3595


Price: 17.99

The very wonderful female nagauta, traditional 'geisha' style singer Umekichi releases an interesting 6 track mini album. The main song, Kurashki Bushi was written in 1936 but disappeared until it was discovered on an old 78 eight years ago. Seeing as Umekichi is from the ancient town of Kurashiki, she was asked to sing this rare song, and she duly obliged, also singing other Kurashiki songs, Kurashiki Kouta and Kurashiki Ondo, plus Daikan Bayashi.



Umekichi Konjaku Uta Kurabe

UMEKICHI

Umekichi Konjaku Uta Kurabe

Ref: FSD3147


Price: 26.99

In recent years female singer Umekichi has become pretty popular in Japan and has even made some in-roads overseas for her plaintive nagauta singing and shamisen playing. She is marketed overseas as a geisha, which in her style is quite accurate although she didn't receive formal geisha training. She was born in the beautiful city of Kurashiki that has one of the best preserved old quarters in Japan. She grew up learning ballet and classical piano, but found her future vocation after witnessing the Azuma Odori concert, held once a year by geishas. She learnt shamisen and went on to study at a traditional Japanese music school. She has since become known for combining traditional Japanese music and songs, with a modern twist. She performs mostly Edo era folk tunes, the pop music of the time before western influence. The stereotypical image of Japan when men were samurai and women were geisha. This new album has thirteen Edo era songs combined with modern influences. 1.Ozashiki Rock 2. Ah Sorenanoni 3.Tokyo Boogie Woogie 4.Tonko Bushi 5. Melon no Kimochi 6.Cakkiri Bushi 7.Tenryu Kudareba 8.Shamisen Boogie Woogie 9.Ozashiki Kouta 10.Ura no Setoya 11.Ume wa Saitaka 12.Yoneyama Jinku 13.Dodoitsu



Ohedo Shusse Kouta

UMEKICHI

Ohedo Shusse Kouta

Ref: FSD2810


Price: 25.99

Entertaining CD from wonderful female singer Umekichi. She sings 'hayariuta' (popular songs) from the early Showa period- 1930s. Shamisen and Japanese percussion plus some western instruments. Rhythmical, upbeat, joyful set of twelve tracks, including three karaoke tracks if you're up for singing yourself. Well know tunes include Ohedo Shusse Kouta, Kirigirisu, Kiso Bushi, Sado Okesa, Hakata Dontaku, Kyushu Tankou Bushi and Dodoitsu. Quintessentially Japanese traditional sounding music with a modern twist.



Meiji Taisho Hayariuta

UMEKICHI

Meiji Taisho Hayariuta

Ref: FSD2681


Price: 25.99

Umekichi is a wonderful female singer and shamisen player, singing songs which were popular a hundred years or more ago. Umekichi sounds like a geisha might have done in the eras when Japan first opened up to the west. The songs on this CD are all tunes from the Meiji (1868-1912) and Taisho (1912-1926) periods.



Okunimeguri

UMEKICHI

Okunimeguri

Ref: FSD2248


Price: 24.99

Superb album of traditional folk tunes ( minyo, hayashi, and kouta) that includes Umekichi's version of 'Tokyo Ondo'. Recommended album from a wonderful singer.



Kuradashi Meikkyoku Shu - Reloaded

UMEKICHI

Kuradashi Meikkyoku Shu - Reloaded

Ref: FSD2249


Price: 26.99

Superb female 'yose' singer, a sort of entertainment venue for 'rakugo' or 'kodan' both humourous storytelling traditions. On this album Umekichi sings minyo (local traditional folk) and hayashi (festival songs) including the superb "Shamisen Boogie Woogie". Worth checking out. 12 tracks.



Ryojin Hisho II

HARUE MOMOYAMA

Ryojin Hisho II

Ref: FSD1397


Price: 26.99

Anthology of the Japanese popular songs from the 12th century. Momoyama revives these un-noted songs with her own compositions, linking the 12th century to the modern age, using synthesizers and her own voice. Excellent blend of ancient and modern.



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Uta Zukushi

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Uta Zukushi

Ref: FSD1278


Price: 26.99

Shamisen and female vocals, playing 'hauta' and 'kouta', popular songs of the edo period, (1600-1867).Excellent.



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