Seventies Japanese funk, disco, and electronica collected on new WAMONO comp

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A dive into coveted Nippon dance records.

DJs Yoshizawa Dynamite and Chintam are releasing the second compilation in their WAMONO A to Z series, WAMONO A to Z Vol. II – Japanese Funk 1970​-​1977, via 180g this February.

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The term Wamono encompasses a wide array of vintage Japanese records, ranging from funk and disco to soul and jazz.

In volume two, Yoshizawa Dynamite and Chintam select Japanese music from artists including Hiroshi Sato, Pinky Chicks, Fujio Tokita, and Mieko Hirota.

It follows WAMONO A to Z. Vol. I, exploring Japanese rare groove and jazz funk records – one of our favourite records in 2020.

Pre-order WAMONO A to Z Vol. II – Japanese Funk 1970​-​1977 here in advance of its 26th February release, and check out the tracklist below.

Tracklist:

1. Mieko Hirota – Theme of Doberman Cop
2. Hiroshi Sato – Bad Junky Blues
3. Sammy with Jiro Inagaki & Soul Media – The In-And-Outer-Stomp-And-Shouter
4. Fujio Tokita – Watashi no Beatles
5. School Band – I Hope It’s Fine
6. Bread & Butter – Devil Woman
7. Hatsumi Shibata – Singer Lady
8. Kan Mikami – Jikokeno no Samba
9. Akira Yasuda & Beat Folk – Yumura no Obaba
10. Pinky Chicks – Tōsetsu Donpan Bushi