Saturday, April 09, 2011

windy lady

I was recently introduced to the music of Tatsuro Yamashita by an upcoming guest on a.n.o.e. He's obviously very well known in some parts of the world and has made at least 10 albums between the middle of the 70's and the early 2000's. They cover smooth Funk, Soul, Jazz, Disco and Pop sounds. Check out his first four records if you can, jammed as they are with lush n' deep, hook filled tracks which sound like Bob James meets Love Unlimited Orchestra meets Dexter Wansel and Lonnie Liston Smith with a Japanese Jay Kay on vocals... kind of...A brief search on Soundcloud reveals that the edit heads have already begun plundering his back catalog, but listening to his 'Circus Town' and 'Spacy' albums one can easily hear why. I'm certain a couple of Hip Hop head are about to point out some related sample information too. Being a fan of a great deal of Japanese music, I'm very pleased to have learned about the wonders of Yamashita. Check 'Windy Lady' for classic Tatsuro...

Tatsuro Yamashita - Windy Lady

4 comments:

janet h said...

thanks for sharing this! keep posting! :)

chris keys said...

pleasure J

Broken said...

Tatsuro is the smoothness! Worked with Ryuichi Sakamoto quite a bit also...So much great soulful music has come from Japan!

chris keys said...

smoothness is right! all of what i've heard since i started checking out his music is well smoooooooth! ta for the comments..