Lovin' Mighty Fire Nippon Funk Soul and Disco 1973-1983

  • artistV.A.
  • title: Lovin' Mighty Fire Nippon Funk Soul and Disco 1973-1983
  • labelBGP
  • catNo: XXQLP2046LP
  • format2LP

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Compilation of Japanese funk, soul and disco for Ace Records offshoot BGP International. From mavericks like Haruomi Hosono of the Yellow Magic Orchestra, with his low-down proto-disco groove, to soul singer Minako Yoshida belting it out on the epic title track; jazz vocalist Yasuko Agawa (of LA Nights fame) sweetly covers Roberta Flack, while Memphis soul group Ebonee Webb, funk up a Japanese folk tune, and that's just for starters. This compilation shows that Japan not only voraciously consumed soul and its offshoot genres, but - unknown to the rest of the world - it carved out its own sound too. Comes with original sleeves and label artwork, and voluminous sleeve notes.


This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 15 March, 2017.

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