Saturday, November 03, 2007

King Records - Dynamic Sound Showcase


One of the advantages of living Down Under is that you come across records that haven't had a lot of exposure in other parts of the globe. Japanese label King records put together a couple of samplers for it 'Super Dynamic Stereo' recording process in the early 1970's. Curiously enough, the two records I came across each have the same side A, but different side B's.

I have combined the three sides into a single post to give you a taste of the Japanese lounge scene. And, let me tell you, some of these guys are hot. Nobuo Hara And His Sharps And Flats could give Enoch Light a run for his money IMHO, and the tracks where the SDS All Stars and Nobuo Hara team up are some of the fattest big band sounds I have heard. I am also a bit of a Jaques Tati nut, so the inclusion of the theme from 'Mon Oncle' is a definite bonus. All in all, well worth a listen.


01 - SDS All Stars - Bridge On The River Kwai (Interpolating Colonel Bogey)
02 - Tokyo Cuban Boys - Oye Negra
03 - Sharps and Flats and All Stars - Chatanooga Choo-Choo
04 - Nobuo Hara And His Sharps And Flats - La Cumparista
05 - The Band Society Of Tokyo - The Marines Hymn
06 - Leon Pops Orchestra - Blue Hawaii
07 - SDS All Stars - Mon Oncle
08 - SHiro Michi And His Group - Dance Of The Sugar-Plum Fairy
09 - Sharps and Flats and All Stars - Moonlight Serenade
10 - Poss Miyasaki And His Coney Islanders - My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua
11 - Tokyo Cuban Boys - Cumana
12 - Nobuo Hara And His Sharps And Flats - Blue Tango
13 - Nobuo Hara And His Sharps And Flats - Mack The Knife
14 - Nobuo Hara And His Sharps And Flats - Ol' Man River
15 - Leon Pops Orchestra - Lovely Hula Hands
16 - Leon Pops Orchestra - Isle Of Capri
17 - Leon Pops Orchestra - Londonderry Air
18 - The Band Society Of Tokyo - Washington Post March

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