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Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Kettei Ban - Nuchi Do Takara Dou

HIRONOBU NOHARA

Ryukyu Koten Ongaku Kettei Ban - Nuchi Do Takara Dou

Ref: FSD7008


Price: 26.99

Album of classical Ryukyu music, rather different to the traditional folk. The main musician is Hironobu Nohara who sings and plays sanshin, a long time member of the Nomura-ryu Honzonkai Denshosha. He is accompanied by fue and koto. Most interesting for any sanshin players, the booklet includes the lyrics (Japanese with furigana written in katakana) while there is a seperate booklet with the musical notation, kunkunshi. Click on image to view the notation, listen to all tracks and watch a video with Hironobu Nohara.

1. Naka Fuu Bushi(Ni Age) 2. Jukkai Bushi(Ni Age) 3. Hi Se Bushi(Ni Age) 4. Komochi Bushi(Ni Age) 5. Chi San Bushi(Ni Age) 6. Naka Fuu Bushi(Ni Age Shita Dashi) 7. Jukkai Bushi(Ni Age Shita Dashi) 8. Nakama Bushi(Honchoushi) 9. Nakandakari Bushi(Honchoushi) 10. Akata Fuu Bushi(Honchoushi) 11. Naka Fuu Bushi(Honchoushi) 12. Jukkai Bushi(Honchoushi) 13. Kagi Ya De Kaze Bushi(Honchoushi) 14. Onna Bushi(Honchoushi) 15. Go Yen Bushi(Honchoushi) 16. Benoki Bushi(Honchoushi) 17. Age Sakuta Bushi(Honchoushi)

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Campus Records 45 Year Anniversary Album- Okinawa no Uta

VARIOUS ARTISTS

Campus Records 45 Year Anniversary Album- Okinawa no Uta

Ref: FSD6931


Price: 21.99

Campus Records is a bit of an institution in Okinawa, a record company and record shop, owned by Bisekatsu. Selection of tracks of tradiitional and modern shimauta, and rather nice cover that like the previous Campus compilations, mimics Sergeant Pepper.

1. Four Sisters - Chinnuku Jushi (1968) 2. Rinsho Kadekaru - Sagi Chijuyaa (1975) 3. Shuji Kurokawa - Juku no Haru (1975) 4. Yutaka Tsubayama - Waido Bushi (1980) 5. Deigo Musume - Iipin Gwa (1980) 6. Minoru Kinjo - Shirokuro Bushi (1981) 7. Teihan China - Wakare no Kemuri (1985) 8. Hirokazu Matsuda - Kitaya Maikata (1997) 9. Masae Nakada, Sachiko Nakada - Yoroshiku Gozaimasu (1998) 10. Seibun Tokuhara - Shimajiri Makabe nu Kubi Sato nu Aruji (2000) 11. Seijin Taba - Shibai Monogatari (2003) 12. Akira Wakugawa - Kitaya Sinushi (2005) 13. Kazumi Tamaki - Heiwa no Negai (2008) 14. Tatsuya Shimabukuro - Tunugi! Tunuga! (2008) 15. Kiyoko Toma - Uta Ya Kimokara (2009) 16. Masa - Jukkai Bushi (2009) 17. Yoneo Miyaguni - Miya Kuni nu Kuicha (2012) 18. Kazutoshi Matsuda - Agarikata Bushi (2013) 19. Mika Uchizato - Nanjo Kouta (2014)


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20 Years / 20 Tunes

VARIOUS ARTISTS

20 Years / 20 Tunes

Ref: FSD6898


Price: 19.99

Congratulations to Respect Records, a record company we have worked with for the entire 20 years. Kenichi Takahashi has selected 20 tracks for this anniversary compilation. Here's my notes included in the CD booklet.

There aren’t many record companies like Respect Records. And there aren’t many people like Kenichi Takahashi, the indefatigable owner, founder and president. Respect Records and Takahashi san are of course wholly intertwined. The personality of Takahashi san shines through in the releases of his record company. At times joyous and uplifting; at other times rather sensitive and emotional. Everything is governed by his passion for music, his taste extending from personal favourites such as Bob Dylan to the music of Okinawa and Hawaii, two islands that have featured heavily in the label’s now extensive catalogue.

Takahashi san is also very much a people’s person, and this is another aspect of his personality that sets Respect Records apart. An artist on Respect Records gets treated with respect, dignity, and humility. Most, I’m sure, love his effervescence, optimism, and his contagious sense of humour. I’ve been lucky enough to work with him a few times, and witness first hand the bond of trust he builds with musicians, and the care he affords them. That care comes in useful when he has had to deal with elderly musicians over the years such as Ray Kane and Seijin Noborikawa, both, sadly, no longer with us. That’s another important role Respect has played; recording the music of these great musicians so it can be preserved and heard by future generations.

That doesn’t mean he has been afraid to give young musicians a chance, whether Japanese or foreign. Some have used the exposure as a springboard for further opportunities, while others have become virtual constants on the label. Not all releases are original recordings, but Respect has licensed a carefully selected roster of foreign artists to release in Japan. Some, including many from France in recent years, have been to Japan for live shows and promotion, an experience for them that goes beyond mere music.

Getting the music out there and heard is another great strength of Respect. Takahashi san has put endless hours into promoting his releases with great enthusiasm to record stores, magazines, newspapers, radio stations, TV stations, airline companies, and anyone else, whether big or small, who might help spread the word.

In a way, everyone- the artists, the media, the listeners, the distributors, the record store buyers, the photographers, the sound engineers, the staff past and present, and not forgetting his wife, Eri, have all taken part in the wonderful journey of Respect Records. Takahashi san has touched the lives of many people in many positive ways. Thank you and congratulations to Respect Records and Takahashi san on the last 20 years. And here’s to the next 20!

20 tracks by artists including Seijin Noborikawa and Sadao China, Takashi Hirayasu and Bob Brozman, Ryukyu Underground, Soul Flower Union, Wataru Okuma Unit, Hashken, Zaz, Daniel Colin, Sonny Chillingworth, Elodia Kane & Ledward Kapana, S.E. Rogie.



Umui

KEIKO KINJYO

Umui

Ref: FSD6341


Price: 26.99

First album from 'veteran' 65 year old Okinawan singer. Mostly traditional and well known shima uta songs featuring Kinjo's sanshin and vocals. Accompaniment provided by koto played by her sister Kumiko Agena, her own shimadaiko drums with some vocals by male singers Seishin Taba, Seibun Tokuhara and female singer Yoko Ishikawa. The title track is a re-recording of a song written for her by Matsuo Kawada which she first recorded in 1969 and became a hit single. 16 tracks.



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Duet

RENE PAULO

Duet

Ref: FSD6085


Price: 24.99

Born in 1929, Rene Paulo has been playing his brand of lounge Hawaiian style in Waikiki and the USA for decades. On this album he is joined by various local Hawaiian singers on an album of laid back tunes. Singers include Cyril Pahinui, Makana and many others. Beautifully recorded in Hawaii.

Listen to sound samples.

1. Beyond the Reef with Ku'uipo Kumukahi 2. Manu 'O'o with Kawika Kahiapo 3. Kaimana Hila with Makana 4. Ke Kali Nei Au with Aaron Mahi & Mona Joy 5. I'll Remember You with Jon Yamasato 6. 'Akaka Falls with Pomaika'i Lyman 7. Honolulu, I am Coming Back Again with Momi Kahawaiola'a 8. Across the Sea with Gary Aiko 9. Waikiki with Marlene Sai 10. Hawaiian War Chant with Aaron Mahi 11. Sweet Leilani with Mona Joy 12. Hi'ilawe with Cyril Pahinui 13. Blue Hawaii with Elodia Kane 14. I'll Weave a Lei of Stars for You with Jeff Au Hoy 15. Waikiki Hula with Keale 16. E Ku'u Morning Dew with Akemi



Okinawa Combi Uta Collection

VARIOUS

Okinawa Combi Uta Collection

Ref: FSD6056


Price: 24.99

New recordings of 'combi' duet songs. Artists include Okinawan/Peruvian Lucy, with male singer Makoto Asage, Jinjin (Megumi Aragaki and Kazuya Jinbo) and Miyuki Kinjo. The 17 tracks include such favourites as Juku no Haru, Uwaki Bushi and styles rangiing from upbeat to mellow. Well recorded and performed in traditional style.



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6. Uta Ashibi (Ref: FSD2376)
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Utanu In

MISAKO OSHIRO & KANAKO HORIUCHI

Utanu In

Ref: FSD5804


Price: 22.99

Joint album by one of Okinawa's greatest ever female singers Misako Oshiro with one of the brightest young stars and her student, Kanako Horiuchi. Horiuchi, originally from Hokkaido, used to work in Tokyo and moved to Okinawa eleven years ago to study with Oshiro. They sing Okinawan minyo in duet form and include two newly written songs specially for this album, track 6 by Toru Yonaha and track 13 by Hirokazu Matsuda.

1. Aha Bushi, Mutu Acchamee Guwa 2. Kadiku, Harikuyamaku 3. Saa Saa Bushi 4. Kataumui 5. Nasaki 6. Utaya 7. Sagichiju ya 8. Nakashima Kouta, Nakashima Bushi 9. Ashibi Shongane 10. Daisanajaa 11. Muchichichaa Guwa 12. Kui nu Hana 13. Uta nu Enbushi


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Okinawa Oto no Omiyage

VARIOUS

Okinawa Oto no Omiyage

Ref: FSD5287


Price: 19.99

Yet another Okinawa compilation. This one of the most famous tunes such as Asadoya Yunta, Tinsagu nu Hana, Toshin Doi, Umi nu Chimbora and Honen Bushi. Artists include Seijin Noborikawa, Mika Uchizato, Yoriko Ganeko and Toru Yonaha.



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Fountain of Songs

SEIJIN NOBORIKAWA

Fountain of Songs

Ref: FSD5288


Price: 22.99

First album for about two years from Seijin Noborikawa, one of the last surviving greats of Okinawan music. 12 tracks from originals to traditional. On this evidence Seijin shows no signs of wilting, despite turning 78 this year. Simple traditional small band music featuring sanshin, percussion and hayashi backing vocals.



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Japanese Cafe Music

WARAKU ENSEMBLE

Japanese Cafe Music

Ref: FSD5286


Price: 21.99

Japanese pop songs played on traditional instruments such as shakuhachi, koto, fue, kokyu and various percussion instruments. Trouble is probably J-pop fans won't like it and neither will anyone who likes traditional music. On the plus side a couple of tracks do actually work reasonably well. Comes with English liner notes.

1. Sakura-zaka 2. Cherry 3. Nagori-yuki 4. Akai Sweet Pea 5. Dou-you 6. Sakura 7. Owari no Kisetgsu 8. Haru Nanoni 9. Haru yo, Koi 10. Haru Ichiban 11. Genroku Hanami Odori 12. Hohoemi Gaeshi



Okinawa Omedetai Uta Ketteiban

MUSUNU KAI & SHIZUKO OHSHIRO MINYO GROUP

Okinawa Omedetai Uta Ketteiban

Ref: FSD5183


Price: 23.99

Album of Okinawan celebration songs such as for new year, weddings, birthdays etc..performed by excellent singers backed by large traditional music groups. 16 tracks.



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Accordeon au Coin de la Rue de Paris

DANIEL COLIN

Accordeon au Coin de la Rue de Paris

Ref: FSD5122


Price: 19.99

French accordion music played by one the great practioners of the genre, accompanied by guitar, clarinet, bass, sax, xylophone. 17 tracks.



Chansons d'Amour de Paris - Le Second Movement.

CLAIRE ELZIERE

Chansons d'Amour de Paris - Le Second Movement.

Ref: FSD5123


Price: 19.99

Does what it says on the tin- Claire Elziere is accompanied by piano, accordeon guitar, bass, and even sansin and shakuhachi. 17 tracks.



A Gentle Hawaiian Breeze - The Best of Slack Key Guitar Songs

GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR.

A Gentle Hawaiian Breeze - The Best of Slack Key Guitar Songs

Ref: FSD4982


Price: 18.99

George Kahumoku Jr. is one of Hawaii's best known slack key guitar players who has recorded for George Winston's Dancing Cat label. He has been called 'Hawaii's Renaissance Man', because of his love and expertize in the old ways of farming, fishing, and of course, music. Recorded in Hawaii in 2009.16 tracks.



Sanshin de Kikitai Hikitai Okinawa no Uta Best 16

KAZUHISA NEGISHI

Sanshin de Kikitai Hikitai Okinawa no Uta Best 16

Ref: FSD4983


Price: 21.99

Solo performances on sanshin on some of Okinawa's most famous songs. Comes with Western and Okinawan music score for any sanshin players out there, and lyrics (in Japanese only). 16 tracks including Shima Uta, Haisai Ojisan and Asadoya Yunta.



Lovers Ska Okinawa Style- J-Pop Cover Songs

SKA LOVERS

Lovers Ska Okinawa Style- J-Pop Cover Songs

Ref: FSD4981


Price: 22.99

Hugely enjoyable album fronted by sanshin player and singer Kanako Horiyuchi and keyboard player, programmer and producer DJ Sasa. The unlikely scenario on this is Kanako and DJ Sasa have arranged well known Japanese pop songs into an Okinawan style and 60s ska and rocksteady mixture. They've added 70s and 80s guitar and keyboard sounds, sampling, drum programming and engaged the help of at least sixteen brass musicians playing sax, trumpet and trombone. It works because it feels an entirely natural mix, and discernably Okinawan.



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Steel Pan de Kiku Studio Ghibli Sakuhin Shu

HSB

Steel Pan de Kiku Studio Ghibli Sakuhin Shu

Ref: FSD4980


Price: 19.99

Hsb play songs from the popular and internationally known animation studio, Studio Ghibli, founded by Hayao Miyazaki.

1. Tonari no Totoro 2. Gake no Ue no Ponyo 3. Yasashisa ni Tsutsumaretanara 4. Jinsei no Merry Go Round 5. Kaze no Oka 6. Nausicaa Requiem 7. Kimi o Nosete 8. Mononoke Hime 9. Country Road 10. Hareta Hini 11. Itsumo Nandodemo 12. Mammaiuto 13. Ai wa Hana, Kimi wa Sono Tane 14. Rouge no Dengon 15. Sampo



Umui

RYUKYU UNDERGROUND

Umui

Ref: FSD4646


Price: 22.99

Fourth album and first for three years from the UK/US duo with their brand of Okinawan club music. Familar tunes are given a not so familiar workout, while other original tunes are full of Okinawan sounds. Dub, Afrobeat, Trip Hop, Lounge and more influences are poured into the Okinawan blender, and out comes some of the coolest new Okinawan music of recent years. Collaborators include Mika Uchizato, Toru Yonaha, Ayano Uema and Natsuki Nakamura.

1. Kajimaya 2. Miyarabi Yunta 3. Urizun 4. East Town Dub 5. Ahabushi 6. Umaku Kamade 7. Wattachine 8. Zamami 9. Hanjo Bushi 10. Paikaji



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Sanshin de Kikitai Wakare no Uta, Tabidachi no Uta Best 17

KAZUHISA NEGISHI

Sanshin de Kikitai Wakare no Uta, Tabidachi no Uta Best 17

Ref: FSD4644


Price: 22.99

Latest in this series aimed at players of sanshin as much as Okinawan music fans. This one focuses on a broad range of songs of departure, seperation and farewells. From Chopin to Utada Hikaru's First Love, comes with sanshin score and piano notation.

1. Wakare no Kyoku (Chopin) 2. Shimanchu nu Takara (Begin) 3. Hotaru no Hikari 4. Tabidachi no Hini 5. Iihi Tabidachi (Momoe Yamaguchi) 6. Sotsugyo Shashin (Yumi Arai) 7. Best Frien (Kiroro) 8. First Love (Hikaru Utada) 9. Kanpai (Tsuyoshi Nagabuchi) 10. Nagoriyuki (Iruka) 11. Okuru Kotoba (Kaientai) 12. Aogeba Toutoshi 13. Kokyo 14. Jidai (Miyuki Nakajima) 15. Sayonara (Off Course) 16. Kyo no Hi wa Sayounara (Ryoko Moriyama) 17. Katate ni Sanshin o (Diamantes)


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