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WEEK-END MIXTAPE #9: Shintaro Sakamoto

WEEK-END MIXTAPE #9: Shintaro Sakamoto

Playing tracks by

Kan Mikami, Maki Asakawa, Meiko Kaji, Yukari Kaneko, Akihiro Miwa and more.

Unknown Japan. While every music lover in the West will have a selection of the masterpieces of Nigerian Afrobeat or the Brazilian Tropicalia movement in their record collections by now, Japan continues to represent a blank spot on the map of even the most adventurous pop-music aficionados. On the ninth Week-End festival mixtape, Shintaro Sakamoto gives us a little insight into Japanese pop culture of the late ’60s and ’70s. In the process, the former singer and guitarist of successful psychedelic rock band Yura Yura Teikoku and now solo artist shows that his taste is as eclectic as his music: ten favourite songs from almost as many genres. Blues, folk, pop, surf and garage rock – Japan has been in tune with the times with almost every pop music genre you care to think of.


Shikajoshu Robo

00:58 Kan Mikami - Karasu / 三上寛 - カラス
05:48 Maki Asakawa - Uramado / 浅川マキ - 裏窓
10:59 Meiko Kaji - Kiba no Ballad / 梶芽衣子 - 牙のバラード
14:28 Yukari Kaneko - Kamen / 金子由香利 - 仮面
18:03 Akihiro Miwa - Akuma / 美輪明宏 - 悪魔
20:49 Ken Togo - Suki nanya / 東郷健 - 好きなんや
25:00 Jacks - Doko e / ジャックス - どこへ
28:24 The Spacemen - Awa Odori / ザ・スペイスメン - 阿波踊り
31:26 Fumio Nunoya - Asa me ga samete / 布谷文夫 - 朝めがさめて
35:02 Fujio Yamaguchi - Doko e ittemo / 山口冨士夫 - 何処へ行っても

Daniel Martin

Ahh i can't catch the names before they're gone, and there's no rewind... anyone have a track list??

Eugene Krivoruchko

Is there a tracklist? The names of the artists are impossible to understand from the generated voice.