Japanese Pop | Beat & Rock'n'Roll | 1967-69
A celebration of the female side of Japan’s 1960s pop scene. The LP comprises a dozen highlights from the CD of the same title issued on our Big Beat International logo a couple of years back, one of our recent top sellers. Compiled by DJ Sheila Burgel, a former Tokyo resident, the “Nippon Girls” CD raised a few eyebrows at Ace HQ, but girl-pop maven Sheila knew what she was doing. The collection drew rave reviews, becoming something of a left-field hit with the club crowd and young hipster types.
This compilation is highly recommended to girl group fanciers, GS groovers and anyone else with a keen ear for eclectic sounds. The LP version sports a zingy gatefold cover by designer Niall McCormack, who also created the 23-inch square poster found tucked inside.
GROOVY GIRL POP FROM THELAND OF THE RISING SUN
Black Room - Jun Mayuzumi / Sharock No. 1 - Mie Nakao / Tsukikage No Rendezvous - Keiko Mari / Kiiro No Sekai - J Girls / Peacock Baby - Reiko Ohara / Nagisa No Tenshi - Mieko Hirota
Watashi No Inori - Rumi Koyama / Suki Sa Suki Sa Suki Sa - Nana Kinomi & Leo Beats / Hatsu Koi No Letter - Miki Obata / Ame Agari No Samba - Ryoko Moriyama / Taiyou Wa Naite Iru - Ayumi Ishida / Koi No Yorokobi - Sayuri Yoshinaga with Schoolmates