Here is another crazy video by these distinguished ladies from Japan.
Check out the Coffee Beak Sessions for some very cool funky world music from the 1970s.
Pure insanity. The new album by Otoboke Beaver is going to be released on April 26th. Pre-order on bandcamp.
Here is the theme song for the Japanese tv show Tetsujin Tiger Seven by Yuki Hide.
Japanese movies, especially crime and pinky violence (ピンキー・バイオレンス) from the 60s and 70s, have made me appreciating Japanese jazz, enka, and kayōkyoku music. Although, I don’t think this was used in any movie, one of my favorite songs is Love Thief (恋泥棒) performed by Okumura Chiyo (奥村チヨ). Here is a rare music video which features the first 2 of the 3-minute song. Unfortunately, I don’t know the origin of this video nor if a complete version exists. But you can listen to a full audio version of the song here. Love Thief (恋泥棒) is part of the Love song trilogy. Listen to the other two songs: Love Slave (恋の奴隷) and Love Crazy (恋狂い).