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Emerging during the early stages of the recording industry in Japan, the ryukoka style adopted western classical, blues & jazz elements into traditional and classical Japanese music. This collection of 1920s & 30s ryukoka recordings follows on from the Kouta Katsutaro tape we put out a couple of years back, and further captures the hauntingly unique sound of a cultural merging that was starting to reflect itself via popular song, ahead of the widespread influence of western pop music during post-war US occupation.
Emerging during the early stages of the recording industry in Japan, the ryukoka style adopted western classical, blues & jazz elements into traditional and classical Japanese music. This collection of 1920s & 30s ryukoka recordings follows on from the Kouta Katsutaro tape we put out a couple of years back, and further captures the hauntingly unique sound of a cultural merging that was starting to reflect itself via popular song, ahead of the widespread influence of western pop music during post-war US occupation.
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Longing For The Shadow: Ryukoka Recordings 1921-39
Artist: Longing For The Shadow: Ryukoka Recordings 1921-39
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Akemi's Poems
2. Longing for the Shadow
3. Sad Gull
4. Please Forgive Me
5. If You Go Down the Tenryu
6. Cosmos Elegy
7. Tokyo Daughter
8. Skyscraper
9. The Dream Is Short Lived
10. Is Sake Tears or Sighs?
11. Yoneyama Sanri
12. I Don't Forget
13. Asama Smoke
14. Farewell Ship
15. Various Artists - Farewell Youth
16. Stand Up Tomorrow

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Emerging during the early stages of the recording industry in Japan, the ryukoka style adopted western classical, blues & jazz elements into traditional and classical Japanese music. This collection of 1920s & 30s ryukoka recordings follows on from the Kouta Katsutaro tape we put out a couple of years back, and further captures the hauntingly unique sound of a cultural merging that was starting to reflect itself via popular song, ahead of the widespread influence of western pop music during post-war US occupation.
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