Monday, July 18, 2011

v/a "Nippon Girls: Japanese Pop, Beat and Bossa Nova 1966-70"

This compilation comes from the ever-dependable Ace Records and is one of those things that does what it says on the tin – if you want 60s beat and pop music sung by Japanese girls then this is the record for you. It also comes with fascinating sleevenotes about the artists and Japanese music generally at the time, which was heavily influenced by Bossa Nova, of all things. The production is great too. There is not really much more to say about this, except that it is almost like the perfect record. However, I was interested to read that a great many of these girl singers were hafu - with one Japanese and one occidental parent. Apparently such people had considerable perv appeal in Japan during the period in question.

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Nippon Girls


vancouver washworld said...

Bossa nova music really soothes and makes me feel relax with the lovely voice of the singer. Thanks for sharing up this vintage bossa nova music. :)

ian said...