Various Artist - Wamono A To Z Vol II: Japanese Funk 1970-1977
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Various Artist - Wamono A To Z Vol II: Japanese Funk 1970-1977

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    Limited to 400 Germany Exclusive Opaque Red Vinyl LP

    On the first instalment in the Wamono A to Z compilation series, released in September 2020, dusty-fingered diggers DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite.jp and Chintam focused on Japanese jazz-funk and rare groove gems recorded and released between 1968 and '80. For this speedy sequel, they've narrowed their focus further in order to showcase little-known Japanese funk slammers pressed to wax between 1970 and '77. As you'd expect, there's tons of absolute bangers amongst the 10 tracks on show, with highlights including the Blaxploitation movie soundtrack vibes of Mieko Hirota's 'Theme of Doberman Cop', the fuzzy, Hammond-sporting psych-funk of Fujio Tokita's quirky 'Watashi No Beatles', and the energetic, proto disco-funk of Hatsumi Shibata's 'Singer Lady'.

    Side 1
    1. Mieko Hirota - "Theme Of 'Doberman Cop'" (3:52)
    2. Hiroshi Sato - "Bad Junky Blues" (3:48)
    3. Sammy - "The In-&-Outer-Stomp-&-Shouter" (with Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media) (3:20)
    4. Fujio Tokita - "Watashi No Beatles" (3:13)
    5. School Band - "I Hope It's Fine" (4:03)
    Side 2
    1. Bread & Butter - "Devil Woman" (2:57)
    2. Hatsumi Shibata - "Singer Lady" (3:33)
    3. Kan Mikami - "Jikokeno No Samba" (2:23)
    4. Akira Yasuda & Beat Folk - "Yumura No Obaba" (3:04)
    5. Pinky Chicks - "Tosetsu Donpan Bushi" (3:16)

    Limited to 400 Germany Exclusive Opaque Red Vinyl LP

    On the first instalment in the Wamono A to Z compilation series, released in September 2020, dusty-fingered diggers DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite.jp and Chintam focused on Japanese jazz-funk and rare groove gems recorded and released between 1968 and '80. For this speedy sequel, they've narrowed their focus further in order to showcase little-known Japanese funk slammers pressed to wax between 1970 and '77. As you'd expect, there's tons of absolute bangers amongst the 10 tracks on show, with highlights including the Blaxploitation movie soundtrack vibes of Mieko Hirota's 'Theme of Doberman Cop', the fuzzy, Hammond-sporting psych-funk of Fujio Tokita's quirky 'Watashi No Beatles', and the energetic, proto disco-funk of Hatsumi Shibata's 'Singer Lady'.

    Side 1
    1. Mieko Hirota - "Theme Of 'Doberman Cop'" (3:52)
    2. Hiroshi Sato - "Bad Junky Blues" (3:48)
    3. Sammy - "The In-&-Outer-Stomp-&-Shouter" (with Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media) (3:20)
    4. Fujio Tokita - "Watashi No Beatles" (3:13)
    5. School Band - "I Hope It's Fine" (4:03)
    Side 2
    1. Bread & Butter - "Devil Woman" (2:57)
    2. Hatsumi Shibata - "Singer Lady" (3:33)
    3. Kan Mikami - "Jikokeno No Samba" (2:23)
    4. Akira Yasuda & Beat Folk - "Yumura No Obaba" (3:04)
    5. Pinky Chicks - "Tosetsu Donpan Bushi" (3:16)