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Lovin' Mighty Fire (Nippon Funk • Soul • Disco 1973

BGP Records

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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.

With original sleeves and label artwork, and voluminous sleeve notes. 

Label: BGP Records - XXQLP2 046
Format:  Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Red
Country: UK
Released: Feb 2017
Genre: Jazz, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Boogie, City Pop, Disco, Funk / Soul