Various Artists - WAMONO A to Z Vol. II - Japanese Funk 1970-1977
Following the highly acclaimed Volume I, dig further into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
- Fully licensed Nippon Columbia and Victor Japan masters available for the first time outside of Japan, featuring rarities from Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media, Hiroshi Sato, Bread & Butter, Hatsumi Shibata, Fujio Tokita and more!
- Tracks selection by Japanese super diggers and Wamono specialists DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite and Chintam
- Mastered and cut at Timmion Cutting Lab
- Artwork by Yoxxx (Tokyo)
- 180g heavy vinyl pressing, reverse board jacket
Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene.
After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo's Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa.
In this second volume of the acclaimed Wamono series, Yoshizawa and Chintam dig into some of the best and rarest funky tunes produced in Japan during the seventies. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!
01: Mieko Hirota - Theme of "Doberman Cop"
02: Hiroshi Sato - Bad Junky Blues
03: Sammy with Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media - The In-And-Outer-Stomp-And-Shouter
04: Fujio Tokita - Watashi no Beatles
05: School Band - I Hope It's Fine
06: Bread & Butter - Devil Woman
07: Hatsumi Shibata - Singer Lady
08: Kan Mikami - Jikokeno no Samba
09: Akira Yasuda & Beat Folk - Yumura no Obaba
10: Pinky Chicks - Tosetsu Donpan Bushi
Artist: Various Artists
Genre: Funk, Soul Disco
Format: Vinyl LP
Cat Number: 180GWALP02
Released: 26th February 2021