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Tabo’s Project – Eyes Of A Child (1986)

This album by Tokyo based band Tabo’s Project (Ken Yajima, Natsu and Takashi Omori) was released in 1986 on Taishita Records. The two songs that really stand out on this album are “Feel” and “Eyes Of A Child”.

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Naoya Matsuoka – Heart Cocktail Vol.2 (1987)

Honmoku native Naoya Matsuoka electrifies us with his twelve song instrumental album… The sophistication of his easy funk baptizes you from the very first bar, to the point where you can almost feel the ocean mist on your face.

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Craig T. Cooper Project – Love Dues (1989)

First album by US soul-jazz guitarist, composer, producer and engineer Craig T. Cooper released on based California lable Valley Vue Records. One of the finest US Smooth Jazz album featuring the killer track “Nude Walkin’

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Nicolette Larson – Lotta Love (1979)

We introduce here the promo Warner Bros. Records issue (Nicolette Larson). Enjoy the sample from the extended disco version!

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Groovy, Mellow

Alec Mansion – Dans L’eau De Nice (1984)

Great French funk 7 inch release by Alec Mansion released on WEA Records.  An excellent Funk mid tempo tune that is definitely worth having! 

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Minnie – Rocket 88 (1987)

Rocket 88 is a City Pop masterpiece by Minnie released in 1987 on Paradise Records.  A must have if you can get it for cheap! 

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Milk – Milk (1987)

Milk is a Boogie masterpiece released in 1987 on small Japanese label J&L Records. Ultra-rare private press boogie/funk LP by the singer-songwriter duo Milk, composed of sisters Ritsuko and Rie Miyajima.

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Air Suspension Club Band – Another World (1982)

Another World is a Soul Funk masterpiece released in 1982 on Japanese label, VAP stands for “Video Audio Project“. This album produced by Mr. Theodore is simply amazing! Certainly the best album by Air Suspension Club Band.

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Exotics – Library (1983)

The only album by Exotics. Produced by Japanese idle pop star, Kenji Sawada. Very cool new wave disco tune “Nobody Livin’ Here” and “Be Cool” check at first.

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Jimmie Manopo – Ding Dong (1981)

Very obscure AOR release on small label Akurama Records (a label specialized in Lovers Rock/Reggae music).

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Issei Okamoto – Moonlight Singing (1978)

The best first album by singer songwriter, Issei Okamoto. Joined with Hiroshi Sato, Haruomi Hosono, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tatsuro Yamashita, Pecker and many more important musicians.

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Lydia Kandou – Lagu-lagu Pop (1974)

Monster Soul AOR cut by Lydia Kandou on Musica Records in 1982.

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Ana Paula Reis – De Mim Para Ti (1985)

De Mim Para Ti is the only album officially performed by Ana Paula Reis. The album was issued on famous Portuguese label Orfeu Records in ’85 and produced by Guilherme Inês and Zé Da Ponte.

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Hiroshi-Satoh – This Boy (1985)

First compilation by japanese artist Hiroshi Sato released on Alfa records. One of the finest japanese AOR album featuring the killer track “Say Goodbye”.

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Caú – Girassóis / Bandeira das Nações (1984)

Mellow MPB vibes perfect for the summertime. Recorded in Brazil… Sunshine and a soothing voice! Whatever it’s called it gives me shivers everytime i listen to it.

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A Tint Of Darkness – A Tint Of Darkness (1978)

Very first release by US soul act A Tint Of Darkness (Barry Williams, Larry Coney). It seems that this release turns to be very hard to get now but we were lucky enough to have found a copy this year for only €10.

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Yuki Nakayamate – Octopussy

Composed by disco producer Kyohei Tsutsumi. City pop disco “Ange Blanc“, killer pop boogie “A Top Model“, and amazing laid back balearic tune “Secrets (9 To 4)“.
Very hard to find!

Discogs

  • Ange Blanc
  • 3/Trois
  • The Students' Pet
  • Secrets (9 To 4)
  • Sexy Fingers
  • Silhouette Call
  • A Top Model
  • Chiquita
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Vizion – Psychotic Cube

Ultra mega rare boogie from Japan. Very hard to find!
Psychotic Cube” includes a lot of nice funky tracks…

Discogs

  • Obscure Dance Party
  • Somebody's Getting To You
  • Dancing Generation
  • 午后の告白
  • 君だけを
  • 未来の扉
  • さよなら My Love
  • Stress
  • For Your Master Key
  • パンドラの箱
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Chibicro Samba – Lighter But Deeper

Very complete album by japanese band, Chibicro Samba released on unknown label in 1986. This album contains hit songs “Nothing Can Change This Love” and “Dance With You”.

Discogs

  • Nothing Can Change This Love
  • Loving Power
  • Lighter But Deeper
  • Pa.Ra.Da.I.Su
  • Dance With You
  • Love Game
  • In The Blues
  • Blue Eyes
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Noriki – Dream Cruise

Second album by japanese artist Soichi Noriki released on Eastworld Records. One of the finest japanese jazz funk album featuring the killer track “Night Lights”.

 

 

Discogs

  • You Can Make It
  • On The Street
  • When Rain Stops
  • Night Lights
  • Easy Way
  • Mild Life
  • Lasting Note
  • Uncle Bearcat
  • Epilogue
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Alessandra Mussolini – Amore (1982)

Japanese only release album by Italian singer, Alessandra Mussolini. Sounds very much like Italian disco style. Must check A1/B1, and groovy kayou disco soul “Amai Kioku” also nice. “Love Is Love” arranged by Hiroshi Sato.

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Lins & Ford – Lonely Shadow (1986)

Lins & Ford was the brainchild of English jazz vocalist Dianne Ford and German fretless bassist Manfred Lins. Taking a detour from the truly experimental, free jazz that their parent label Aufruhr Records normally trafficked in.

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Various Artists – Down To The Resort (1986)

Solid compilation of 80’s japanese synth music by Alfa Records in 1986. This is compilation features the killer track “Moon Flower” by Water Melon Group and “Hot Beach” by Interior.

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