Michio Miyagi – Modern Koto Recital vol. 1
Victor / His Master’s Voice 1958

On request, today we find special music from Japan.
Michio Miyagi was a famous koto player who lived
from april 7, 1894 to june 25, 1956. We find this 10″
record on Victor, His Master’s Voice, LR-520 from 1958.
Michio Miyagi was blind from his eighth year. Since all
liner notes come in Japanese, I used the Shazam-app
to find the titles of this little album. Only the fourth
came out without result. Listen to Michio Miyagi ..

Value Your Music
Music Tales

01 – Haru no uni (ocean in spring)
02 – Sakura hensokyoku
03 – Sarashi fu-teguruma
04 – Mystery track


Shoukichi Kina – the Best of Shoukichi Kina
Peppermint Tea House
Luaka Bop 1994

I was asked by blog friend Pete if, since this is the Global Groove,
I could post some music from China or Japan. So far there was one
Chinese post, but nothing from Japan. This is a cd from 1994 on the
wonderful Luaka Bop label of David Byrne. Shoukichi Kina, born 1948,
is in the popscene since 1977 and made a bunch of albums. This Best
off Shoukichi Kina covers 14 tracks in various styles.


01 – Jing jing
02 – Hana no kajimaya
03 – Celebration
04 – Mimichiri bozu-danji kariyushi
05 – Don-don bushi
06 – Zorba de buddha
07 – Basha-gua suncha
08 – Crazy kacharsee
09 – Subete no hito no kokoro ni hanna
10 – Haisai ojisan
11 – Eternally ecstacy
12 – Iyunu-pri
13 – I-yah hoy!
14 – Mystery track