Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Kazuki Tomokawa

"Yatto 1 maime" 1975 (1st album)

Tracks:
01. Seishun
02. Tamashii
03. Yumiko no Haru
04. Koku-ka
05. Haka
06. NamMyoHouRenGeKyo
07. Denwa
08. Rancho Akita Ondo
09. Chikyu Gakko
10. 23sai no Teikou
11. Ishimori-san
12. Niibon
13. Dorobou-neko Yoru Hashiru
14. Akarui Yoru

Personnels:
Kazuki Tomokawa: acoustic guitar, superior-pipe
Kazuo Suguro / Ikutaro Fukuda: acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Takashi Maeda: bass
Takeshi Yagishita / Toshio Hagiwara: drums
Toshiaki Ishizuka: percussion, fuurin
Toyofuji / Toyoshizu: shamisen
Iroha Sisters: ohayashi
Katada-Keiki-Shachu: taiko, Chanchiki, transverse flute
Hiromi Yoshida / Katsumi Choshu: acoustic guitar, chorus
Kyoko Furuie: piano, organ
Santa Yamakawa: poetry reading
Hisayo Fukida / Chikako Honda / Reiko Komine / Akiko Moriyama
Masayuki Nakai / Hisao Iwase / Santa Yamakawa: backing chorus

Arrangements:
Kazuki Tomokawa (T1, 8, 13)
Kazuo Suguro (T2, 3, 4, 6, 12)
Hiromi Yoshida (T5, 9, 11)
Ryudo Uzaki / Katsumi Choshu (T10, 14)

Produced by Kazuki Tomokawa



"Ore no Uchi de Nari-yamanai Mono" 1978
(Poems that won't stop crying from with me: Nakahara Chuya collection)

It is certainly not unheard of for non-classical musicians to record poetry of Chuya Nakahara (1907-1937), but an entire album? Unprecedented. Tomokawa's style is generally described as edgy, underground folk, which emerged from a Japanese folk revival in the 70s. This studio album, however, features crooning vocals and a rather dated sound, like a hybrid between light disco and traditional Japanese ballad (enka). The original 1970s recording is rare, but a 2000 release is readily available.

If you want to know more about Chuya Nakahara, please check here:
Nakahara Chuya Forum

Personnels:
Tsuneo Ogaki: drums
Shinichi Takemura / Keiko Niwa: bass
Takeshi Mori: guitar
Kyoko Furuie: piano
Yoshinobu Hiraiwa: organ, keyboard
Toshiaki Ishizuka: percussion
Hirokazu Ishii: tuba
Shoji Maeda: flute, sax, piccolo
Sakae Yamada: french horn
Takashi Kato / Yoshinori Tada / Sadaji Okubo / Yoichiro Kobayashi: violin
Hiroo Horiguchi: cornet violin
Sachio Eto: ocarina
Ikuo Morimoto: harmonica
Manjyushage: chorus

Lyrics: Chuya Nakahara
Music: Kazuki Tomokawa
Arrangement: J.A. Caesar
Produced by Yasuyuki Koike

Tracks:

01. Circus
02. Rinjyu
03. Kojyo
04. Kikyo
05. Kuwana no Eki

06. Natsu no Hi no Uta
07. Yogore-chimatta Kanashimi ni
08. Haru no Hi no Yuugure
09. Rokugatsu no Ame
10. Boya



"Sora no Sakana" (Sky Fish) 1999
Uploaded by Sins we can't absolve

01. Mata Kon Haru
02. Yume no Machi no Hitobito
03. Kokoro Yasashiki Rokudenashi
04. Jidai o Ninau Kodomo-tachi
05. Ikutsu ni Natte mo Asobitai
06. Sora to Te o Tsunaida Otoko
07. Machigai Darake no Jinsei
08. Sora no Sakana

Cover: Front, Back


"Kenshin no Ichigeki" 2002
Uploaded by Sins we can't absolve

01. Ayakashi no Tsuki
02. Ureshii Hinamatsuri
03. Sora no Caravan
04. Aki no Yozora
05. Nyonin Bosatsu
06. Sendai
07. 303 goushitsu no Shonen
08. Chance
09. Futsukayoi
10. Kenshin no Ichigeki

Thank you very much, Sins we can't absolve!

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for these two albums.

Sins We Can't Absolve

12 October, 2006 01:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from peru,
thanks a lot for the albums!!!

j.p.

12 October, 2006 11:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tomokawa's album "Nakahara Chuya Collection (Nakahara Chuya Sakuhinnshu)" is not a simple re-issue of the album "Poems That Won't Stop Crying From With Me (Ore no Uchi de Nari-yamanai Mono)".

Tomokawa re-recorded (I don't know if this word exists, but anyway, you've understood) with just his guitar, there is no other musician with him.

In a way, "Poems That Won't Stop Crying From With Me (Ore no Uchi de Nari-yamanai Mono)" is an album of Tomokawa & J.A. Caesar, whereas "Nakahara Chuya Collection (Nakahara Chuya Sakuhinnshu)" is only a Tomokawa's album.

Sins We Can't Absolve

13 October, 2006 16:33  
Blogger Rain Dog said...

Thanks for sharing all KT albums with us!!! =)

Could you please repost Sky Fish?

Cheers!

16 November, 2006 01:49  
Blogger SrLansky said...

"Ore no Uchi de Nari-yamanai Mono" is no longer available and it's one of the six tomokawa albums i don't have yet.

05 December, 2006 03:42  
Anonymous david bauwens said...

could you please repost the 1st album and "Ore no Uchi de Nari-yamanai Mono".. I'm dying to get these!!

28 January, 2007 18:36  
Anonymous david bauwens said...

thanks a lot for reposting.. does anyone know what label the first album was one? I believe it was before he was signed to King..

11 February, 2007 17:13  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for these albums!

07 March, 2007 17:15  
Blogger Miguel Patrício said...

Please Repost "Ore no Uchi de Nari-yamanai Mono" 1978 and
"Kenshin no Ichigeki" 2002

I would be so thankful.

Thank You

09 April, 2008 22:30  
Blogger Bashevis said...

Thanks a lot for all this material!

Please, ¿could yoy reshare "Kenshin no Ichigeki"?

Salud!

21 January, 2009 18:47  

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