Go ahead, press Play. You are in for a real treat.
I used to live in Japan but never got a lot of Japanese language records because:
a) I knew nothing, and;
b) a lot of Japanese record stores don't let you listen before you buy, and;
c) I had no damn money in the first place.
Nowadays we have YouTube, so with a couple of hours homework I was able to figure a few names to look out for and this mix is the result of me splashing my yens around Yokohama, Shibuya and Ikebukuro.
I only had about a dozen records to work with but I took a stab at making it into a proper mix anyway. Monkey apologizes for the bizarre transition into his theme song.
|What a cocky, saucy monkey this one is!|
Tatsuro Yamashita - Merry-Go-Round (1983)
Tatsuro Yamashita - Love Talkin' (1982)
Toshiki Kadomatsu - Take Me Away (1983)
Godiego - Monkey Magic (1978)
Pedro and Capricious - Carnival (1972)
Hiromi Iwasaki - Osharena Kanjyo (1976)
Hiromi Iwasaki - Kiss Again (1980)
Sandii - Zoot Kook (1980)
Kimiko Kasai - Use Me (1975)
Tatsuro Yamashita - Touch Me Lightly (1979)
Interludes and drops are taken from these two albums:
That's all, seeya next time!
|Farewell from "Pedro and Capricious"!|