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Tokyo Nights: Female J Pop Boogie Funk 1981 To 1988

格式: gatefold 2xLP with obi-strip
Cat: COS 021LP
已出品: 18 Dec 17
曲风: Disco/Re-Edits
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Tracklist
Side 1
1. Hitomi Tohyama - "Exotic Yokogao" (4:30)
2. Hitomi Tohyama - "Wanna Kiss" (4:29)
3. Mizuki Koyama - "Kareniwa-Kanawanai" (4:30)
Side 2
1. Junko Ohashi - "Dancin'" (4:23)
2. Junko Ohashi - "Sensual Night" (3:24)
3. Kaoru Akimoto - "Dress Down" (4:28)
Side 3
1. Aru Takamura - "I'm In Love" (4:26)
2. Mariko Tone - "Broken Eyes" (4:47)
3. Rie Murakami - "TNT" (4:22)
Side 4
1. RA MU - "Love Is The Work Of Mind" (4:52)
2. Kikuchi Momoko - "Mystical Composer" (4:58)
3. Yumi Seino - "Sky Restaurant" (3:42)
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Review

When it comes to shining a light on obscure regional disco and boogie scenes, the crate diggers behind Cultures of Soul are rarely beaten. Their latest killer compilation gathers together little known boogie, electrofunk and J-pop released in Japan between 1981 and 1988. It's predictably brilliant from start to finish, with the squelchy synth bounce and bi-lingual vocals of Hitomi Tohyama's "Wanna Kiss" and the mid-'80s Madonna vibes of Kaoru Akimoti's "Dress Down" amongst the highlights. What's perhaps most impressive is the comparative quality of the tunes; aside from Japanese language vocals, most sound like they could have been recorded and released by New York or Los Angeles-based artists, rather than Tokyo ones. As the old cliche goes, this is "all killer, no filler".

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