12/4/2007 Dig Up The Roots

 

A good idea is worth ripping off, er, researching further. Radio Rumpus Room had their All-Japanese Sukiyaki Stomp (which you all should listen to on our archive while you have the chance). So, on Tuesday December 4th we presented 2 hours of songs and music from pre and post WW 2 Japanese Pop 78 RPM records. This is the sort of stuff that should be listened to in history class. The delightful and sad; boogies and rhumbas, and a visit from the Minnesota Egg Salesman. Click on the image to your right if you think i'm kidding.

These records, collectivly, are one of my prized obsessions and we listened to less than 1/2 of them today. Most of these records have littlt or no English on the labels, so the following playlist will be sketchy/scratchy in places.

A.U. stands for artist unknown. U.T. stands for unknown title.

Playlist Tracks: 
A.U. - Shamissen Boogie
Album: Memories Of Japan; Label: Victor MJ 2
A.U. - Beloved Bolero
Album: ; Label: Eagle N116
A.U. - Yeh-Lai-Hsiang / Omoide No Byakuran
Album: ; Label: Victor - Black V-40303
A.U. - Tokyo Sayonara
Album: Memories Of Japan; Label: Victor MJ 1
A.U. - U.T.
Album: ; Label: Columbia - Black A 430
A.U. - Tokyo Boogie
Album: ; Label: Columbia - Black A 339
A.U. - From The South
Album: ; Label: Columbia - Black A 334
A.U. - San Francisco no China Town
Album: ; Label: Victor - Black V-40521
A.U. - U.T.
Album: ; Label: Victor - Black 52533 B
A.U. - Hawaii Kokubin
Album: ; Label: Victor - Black V-40521
A.U. - Ginza Girl
Album: Memories Of Japan; Label: Victor MJ 1
A.U. - The Story Of Nagasaki
Album: Memories Of Japan; Label: MJ 5
Betty Inada with Buckie Shirakata His Aloha Hawaiins - Sioux City Sue
Album: ; Label: Teichiku C-3070
A.U. - Tanko Bushi
Album: ; Label: Teichiku C-3120
George Shimabukuro Chi Yoko Shimakura - Tanko Bushi
Album: Best 10 from the Land of the Rising Sun 10; Label: Eagle AL-103
Chiemi Eri - Come On-A My House
Album: ; Label: King C-791
Columbia Female Chorus Columbia Orchestra - China Night
Album: Best 10 From The Land Of The Rising Sun; Label: Eagle AL-103
Hibari Misora with Columbia Orchestra - The Soba Song
Album: Best 10 From The Land Of The Rising Sun; Label: Eagle AL-103
A.U. - Hill Of Pure Heart
Album: ; Label: Columbia - Red A 93
A.U. - U.T.
Album: ; Label: Columbia - Red A 142
A.U. - U.T.
Album: ; Label: Columbia - Red A 142
Mari Minami - Yuuyake Koyake (Evening Glow)
Album: Club Nisei; Label:
The Peanuts - The Mothra Song
Album: The Best Of Godzilla 1954 - 1975; Label: GNP Cresendo
A.U. - Minnesota no Tamago-Uri
Album: ; Label: Victor - Black V-40548
Air Date: 
December 4, 2007

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