Japanese Poetry Chant (Lyrichord LLST 7164)

Japanese Poetry Chant

From the cover description of the poem Meiso Nippongo
A drinking poem written by Matsuguchi Getsujo who was born in Fukushima, Japan in the Meiji Period (1868-1912). The poem is based on the story of a good drinker who was awarded a sword as a prize for his drinking capacity. The last part of the poem is a famous song called Kurodabushi, praising the habit of drinking.

Well, this particular album is on my 10-best list for reasons I can't even define. I don't suppose Our Man In Japan Sem can shed any light on the life and career of Shufu Abe? All I can find when Googling is a few mentions on obscure radio playlists. I want more of this stuff. (:

- The Right Reverend Theodore Munk

Active Sharity

Basic Hip Digital Oddio
Radio Bastet
Record Brother
Space Debris
Pastor McPurvis
Sweet Thunder
Music for Maniacs
Tumble Forms
Xtabay's Lounge World
Comfort Stand
Tiki Tim's Lounge
Rato Records
Oddio Overplay
Snow Day

Don't Change Much

Your Pal Doug
Sem Sinatra
Astro Boy
Oddio Overplay

Don't Change A'tall

365 Days
Randy's Bamboo Room


Vegas Vic

On Hiatus

Hepcat Willy
Journey to the Past

Current Sharity

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Previous Sharity

The Hustle Factory
Do The Hustle!

This Is Phoenix Not The Circle Jerks

Little Sparrow
Singing Steel Pan

The Wedges
Hang Ten

Sleepwalk Guitars of Dan and Dale

Shufu Abe
Japanese Poetry Chant

Buzzy Greene
Party Time!

Fahim Dadi and Jodette
Nights of Jodette

Xavier Cugat
Cugi's Cocktails

Arthur Lyman
Taboo 2

Joe Maphis
Gospel Guitar