It’s been a while, folks! The last mix was good fun, so on a lazy Sunday morning, I put together this playlist of some more favourites from the 50s - 70s: Think Showa-era, kayoukyoku, old school J-pop and enka of good vintage.
Featuring: Masako Mori, Meiko Kaji, Aoe Mina, The Wild Ones and more.
Dawn to Dusk - Jolly Kunjappu Aimatines Skies Apo Apostasi - Lena Platonos Japanese Garden - Berntholer Angelic Alice - Variètè It’s A Lovely Day Today -Walter Wanderley Trio/Astrid Gilberto Come On Let’s Go - Broadcast Love Letters - Ketty Lester North Meadow - Giles, Giles and Fripp Movin’ In - Jerry Glenn Brown Newly-Weds Song - Jim Pepper What You Can Do In Your Life - Petalouda Respect - Kukumbas Age Tendre - Madras Express La La La - Segun Bucknor & His Revolution L’amour n’achetez pas - Charles Rodiriguez Wheezin’ - York Wilborn’s Psychedelic Six
Recorded lazy-style on the couch with the AC going late one Saturday night.
A little swing, a little latin, a little Showa kayoukyoku, some Balearic vibes. A little bumrocks-heavy, no matter: solid.
Think: day off, porch/balcony, iced green tea, Suntory highball, smoke ‘em if you got ‘em.
||| Side A ||| Mary C. Brown and the Hollywood Sign - Dory Previn Cocktails for Two - Spike Jones and his City Slickers Boris the Bass -A.V.R.O. Dansorkest o.l.v. Hans Mossel Bésame Mucho  - Oscar Alemán 有難や節 - 守屋浩 ズンドコ節 - 小林旭 Koi no Kisetsu - Pinky & Killers Body and Soul - Erroll Garner Libertad - Iriarte and Pesoa Wewe - Roberto Gatto Romantic Conversation - Andy Shepheard A Tour in Italy (Dub Version) - BandAid Dancing With the Lion - Andreas Vollenweider
Photo : my old porch, one of the few things I miss about Vancouver.
Thee Spring Mixtape, 2012: Days are getting longer, sleeves are getting shorter, or: Easy on the Kozmische synth this time. Promise.
Recorded in two sessions because I never have more than 45 minutes to myself these days (domestic and professional life here in my corner of Japan has become rather hectic), but still- there’s time for a Sunday drive to some corner of Nara, and it’s finally warming up.
Made with going for a prefectural spin in mind, the latest mixtape offers up good ol’ ramshackle garage, Northern Soul, Brazilian fuzz, ColdWave, NoWave, synth punk, postpunk, French psych, Showa-period J-pop, some trusty old Neue Deutsche Welle, plus my old stomping grounds Vancouver gets a shout-out via UJ3RKS and They Shoot Horses Don’t They.
Enjoy, my friends.
Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 29—-Wendy Carlos Monk Time—-The Monks Monkey Monkey—-Boys Boys Black Room—-Jun Mayuzumi Tainted Love—-Gloria Jones Cinturao De Fogo—-Marisa Rossi Cataclysme—-Dickens Freakin Out—-DEATH Nothing To Hide—-Nervous Gender すべて売り物—-Aunt Sally Eisenhower & the Hippies —-UJ3RK5 Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt—-Palais Schaumburg Cannibals —-Units D’Ya Think I’m Sexy?—-Hybrid Kids Man Hole—-Men’s Recovery Project B For Boredoms—-Boredoms Transmitting—-They Shoot Horses Don’t They Safe As Milk (Take 12)—-Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Soundcloud/zip file of individual tracks is forthcoming. Maybe. Depends on who’s asking.