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Bloodline 2016 (Remastered)

SHOUKICHI KINA & CHAMPLOOSE

Bloodline 2016 (Remastered)

Ref: FSD7031


Price: 25.99

Originally released in 1980, a seminal album of Okinawan music gets remastered onto CD by Makoto Kubota with a new mix of the famous song Hana, from the original analogue multi-track master and an instrumental version. Features Ry Cooder on several tracks as well as Haruomi Hosono, Makoto Kubota, Keni Inoue, Tito Kawachi among others.

1. Jing Jing 2. Akisamiyo 3. Hana no Kajimaya 4. Nirai Kanai 5. I-Yah-Hoy! 6. Subete no Hito no Kokoro ni Hana O 7. Mimichiri Bozu-Danju Kariyushi 8. Crazy Kacharsee 9. Yambaroo 10. Subete no Hito no Kokoro ni Hana O (Instrumental) 11. Subete no Hito no Kokoro ni Hana O (2016 Mix)

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Bloodline (Remastered Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

SHOUKICHI KINA & CHAMPLOOSE

Bloodline (Remastered Vinyl LP) (Limited Edition)

Ref: FSL7032


Price: 32.99

Limited Edition vinyl LP version of album originally released in 1980. Seminal work of Okinawan music gets remastered by Makoto Kubota Features Ry Cooder on several tracks as well as Haruomi Hosono, Makoto Kubota, Keni Inoue, Tito Kawachi among others.

1. Jing Jing 2. Akisamiyo 3. Hana no Kajimaya 4. Nirai Kanai 5. I-Yah-Hoy! 6. Subete no Hito no Kokoro ni Hana O 7. Mimichiri Bozu-Danju Kariyushi 8. Crazy Kacharsee 9. Yambaroo

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Washinnayo (Limited Edition 7 inch Double Single + 3 inch mini CD)

SHOUKICHI KINA - PASCAL PLANTINGA

Washinnayo (Limited Edition 7 inch Double Single + 3 inch mini CD)

Ref: FSD6489


Price: 19.99


In recent years, Shoukichi Kina has probably been more concerned in becoming a political activist, than writing new songs, eventually becoming elected to the Japanese Diet in 2005. Only a handful of albums have been released these last twenty years or so, sometimes sub-standard covers of his previous hit songs. One thing Kina hasn't lost is his charisma. He's not the best of singers, or musicians, or even songwriters, but on form, on stage, nobody else on the island can surpass him.

It's now taken a Dutch electronic musician to harness that intensity of performance and present Kina in a totally new light. Fortunately Pascal Plantinga doesn't go down the road most trodden global electronic dance route. Instead Kina's passionate, yearning vocals are encased within a dark, cinematographic, often sparse palette of electronic sounds. Only one of the four tracks was written by Kina, Shima Guwa (Okinawan Island Spirit) the first line of which, Washinnayo (Don't Forget) gives rise to the title of this record. Two others are traditional and another written by one of the great figures of the past, Choki Fukuhara.

The release comes in a beautifully packaged gatefold sleeve with two seven inch vinyl singles plus mini-CD. The most intriguing release Shoukichi Kina has been a part of for many a year.

1. Kunjan Sabakui 2. Munushiri Bushi 3. Shirutuyaa Guwa 4. Shima Guwa



Nirai Pana

SHOUKICHI KINA

Nirai Pana

Ref: FSD6068


Price: 23.99

New, and rather good, album from Shoukichi Kina, now 64, and a legendary figure of Okinawan music. Of all the male singers in Okinawan music, Kina's voice is sitll the most likely to send shivers down your spine. That's because he sings from the heart, and the personality of Kina shines through; passionate, intense, humerous, a little bit wild, a little bit loopy at times. It's difficult not to be drawn to the undoubted charisma of the man, something lacking in a lot of the current crop of Okinawan musicians. Kina's voice and sanshin is accompanied by some cheesy keyboards, which might not be appealing from a western viewpoint, but endearingly adds to the local feeling. Released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the reversion of Okinawa to Japan, Kina probably doesn't care what Westerners think anyway. The mostly reflective nature, and meaning of the songs are intended for Okinawans. However, like any world class performer he still has the ability to transcend language and make anyone feel what he's feeling. Listen to samples of all tracks.

1. Hana 2. Agarizachi 3. Omoibana 4. Nageki no Ume 5. Haisai Kuduchi 6. Umushirumun 7. Kanaami no Nai Shima 8. Jahana Noboru 9. Nira Upunushi 10. Shimagwa 2012 11. Iyahoi



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Golden Best Shoukichi Kina & Champloose

SHOUKICHI KINA & CHAMPLOOSE

Golden Best Shoukichi Kina & Champloose

Ref: FSD5781


Price: 19.99


New best of compilation from the Okinawan legend. All the expected songs (Hana, Haisai Ojisan) and a few unexpected ones.

1. Hana(Subete No Hito No Kokoro Ni Hana Wo) 2. Haisai Ojisan 3. Niraikanai Matsuri 4. Fallin` Star Night 5. Wind 6. Nirujarini 7. Koza City 8. Save The Mangrove 9. Childai 10. Omoi 11. Zorba De Buddha 12. Tokyo Sanbika 13. Harukanaru Kuni 14. Shima Guwa 15. Akarizachi 16. Hana(Subete No Hito No Kokoro Ni Hana Wo)



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Shokichi Kina & Champloose

SHOKICHI KINA & CHAMPLOOSE

Shokichi Kina & Champloose

Ref: FSD3036


Price: 22.99

In 1977, while the Sex Pistols or the Clash were changing the face of rock, in Okinawa Shokichi Kina and his family group Champloose were doing much the same. Their energy levels are up there with their British counterparts, as Okinawan tunes are speeded up with guitar and drums, yet the music keeps its Okinawan rootsy feel throughout with sanshin and high pitched hayashi backing vocals. Recorded in Kina's club in Koza, and has the best version of Haisai Ojisan.



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Subete No Buki O Gakki Ni

SHOKICHI KINA & CHAMPLOOSE

Subete No Buki O Gakki Ni

Ref: FSV2638a


Price: 36.99

Swap all weapons for Musical instruments. 60 minutes, 6 track DVD from the original Okinawan roots rebel rocker. Hana, Agarisachi, Mori No Hito Yo, Arirang and Haisai Ojisan.



Bloodline

SHOKICHI KINA

Bloodline

Ref: FSD001a


Price: 22.99

Classic album recorded in Hawaii in 1980, together with Ry Cooder. Features the first version of the beautiful 'Hana', plus other landmark tunes including 'Jing Jing'.



Nirakanai Paradise

SHOKICHI KINA

Nirakanai Paradise

Ref: FSD002


Price: 25.99

From 1990, Kina's comeback album. Features his father Shouei Kina, with elements of reggae and jazz. Another of Kina's classic albums.

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Earth Spirit

SHOKICHI KINA

Earth Spirit

Ref: FSD003


Price: 23.99

Released in 1991, and recorded in Paris with Martinique musicians, who add an African / Carribean flavour. Produced by Francois Breant.

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In Love

SHOKICHI KINA

In Love

Ref: FSD521


Price: 23.99

Recorded in Okinawa, the group's sixth album of original material. Strong Okinawan feel, but includes elements of Irish music, soca, reggae and ska.

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Rainbow Movement

SHOKICHI KINA

Rainbow Movement

Ref: FSD829


Price: 23.99

Features collaborations with some of Japan's best rock bands including The Boom, Soul Flower Union, Zelda and Bo Gumbos. Highlights are 'Mori no Jin yo' for the Ainu, 'Soran' a classic Japananese min'yo song.

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Hinukan

SHOKICHI KINA

Hinukan

Ref: FSD829a


Price: 18.99

Rootsy recording, without the gloss over production. Kina's passion to the fore, features another version of 'Hana'.

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Subete No Bukio Gakki Ni

SHOKICHI KINA

Subete No Bukio Gakki Ni

Ref: FSD1065


Price: 23.99

Features 3 new songs, and re-recordings of classic material. The dance music influence to the fore, including great production by Oto and others.



Akainko

SHOKICHI KINA

Akainko

Ref: FSD1159


Price: 23.99

Back to basics album, of traditional shima uta. Kina still has more charisma than any other Okinawan singer.

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