Lovin' Mighty Fire: Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973-1983Various Artists

BGP Records
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  • 1. Lily – Bye Bye Session Band
  • 2. Rie Nakahara – Sentimental Hotel
  • 3. Haruomi Hosono – Bara To Yajuu
  • 4. Yasuko Agawa – Why Don't You Move In With Me
  • 5. Pink Lady – Jiken Ga Okitara Bell Ga Naru
  • 6. Yuko Asano – Summer Champion
  • 7. Junko Ohashi – Preview Dancin'
  • 8. Masayoshi Takanaka – Preview Rainbow Paradise
  • 9. Mari Natsuki – Uragiri
  • 10. Miyako Chaki – Maboroshi No Hito
  • 11. Kay Ishiguro – Banana
  • 12. Masaaki Hirao – Funky Miyo-chan
  • 13. Ebonee Webb – Yashow Macashow
  • 14. Naoya Matsuoka & Minako Yoshida – Lovin' Mighty Fire

Howard Williams (check his amazing Japan Blues show on NTS radio!) has assembled a compilation of Japanese funk, soul and disco for Ace Records offshoot BGP International.

From mavericks like Haruomi Hosono of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, with his low-down proto-disco groove, to soul singer Minako Yoshida belting it out on the epic title track; jazz vocalist Yasuko Agawa (of LA Nights fame) sweetly covers Roberta Flack, while Memphis soul group Ebonee Webb, funk up a Japanese folk tune, and that's just for starters. This compilation shows that Japan not only voraciously consumed soul and its offshoot genres, but - unknown to the rest of the world - it carved out its own sound too.

With original sleeves and label artwork, and voluminous sleeve notes. 


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