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Artist
Various Artists
ReleaseProduct
Is It Really Goodbye? More Ryūkōka Recordings, 1929-1938
Label
Death Is Not The End
Catalogue Number
DEATH050
Release Date
December 10, 2021

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A further volume of ryūkōka recordings, covering the end of the 1920s though to the late 1930s, supplementing the recent Longing for the Shadow collection...

Emerging during the early stages of the recording industry in Japan, the ryūkōka style adopted western classical, blues & jazz elements into traditional and classical Japanese music.

Is It Really Goodbye? further collects pre-war ryūkōka records which capture the hauntingly unique sound of a cultural merging that was starting to reflect itself via popular song, ahead of the widespread influence of western pop music during post-war US occupation.

Digital Tracklist

  1. 1 Let's Dance the Tango Fumiko Yotsuya 3:07 Buy

    Let's Dance the Tango

  2. 2 A Wandering Journey Kiyoshi Utsumi & Asami Kuji 3:22 Buy

    A Wandering Journey

  3. 3 White Camellia Song Kusunoki Shigeo 3:19 Buy

    White Camellia Song

  4. 4 Oh, That's It Michiyakko 2:52 Buy
  5. 5 Kazuhisa Yamadera Nakano Rhythm Boys 3:13 Buy

    Kazuhisa Yamadera

  6. 6 Blues for Farewell Noriko Awaya 3:26 Buy

    Blues for Farewell

  7. 7 Kanaka's Daughter Kouta Katsutaro 3:12 Buy

    Kanaka's Daughter

  8. 8 Tokyo March Sato Chiyako 2:37 Buy
  9. 9 I'll Forget It Wantanabe Hamako 3:12 Buy

    I'll Forget It

  10. 10 Yukari's Song Dick Mine 3:21 Buy
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