Monday, December 29, 2008

Music: columbia*readymade

I feel I owe so much to Japanese maestro and all-round fab-taste guy Konishi Yasuharu. As if it wasn't enough he gave the world Pizzicato Five, and also the Readymade label (and that's just for starters), he's recently worked with Columbia Japan to release this fantastic series of CD reissues of 1960's soul/jazz/lounge/easy albums.

I've tracked most of them down on ebay (only 2 to go) and they are just swell. It's hard to pick favourites, but Keitaro Miho's bizarre Sound Posey Sachio is hard to beat with it's jazzy numbers on side one complete with overlays of race cars and Japanese racing announcements(!).

All of the CDs come in beautiful card mini-album sleeves which just serve to make them even more desirable.

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