Various | Wamono A to Z Vol III: Japanese Light Mellow Funk Disco & Boogie 1978-1988


wamono a to z vol iii: japanese light mellow funk disco & boogie 1978-1988


Tetsuo Sakurai - Kimono

Jadoes - Friday Night (extended dance mix)

Yumi Sato - Ame

Kiyohiko Ozaki - Ojosan Ote Yawaraka Ni

Hitomi Tohyama - Rainy Driver

Sentimental City Romance - Hello Suisei

Mizuki Koyama - Kare Niwa Kanawanai

Hitomi Tohyama - Sweet Soul Music (Kiss Of Life)

For this third chapter of the acclaimed Wamono series, Yoshizawa and Chintam unheart some of the best and rarest light mellow funk tunes and disco boogie bangers produced in Japan between 1978 and 1988 - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan!

-Fully licensed Nippon Columbia and Victor Japan masters available for the first time outside of Japan, featuring rarities from Hitomi Tohyama, Jadoes, Yumi Sato, Tetsuo Sakurai.

180g heavy vinyl pressing, reverse board jacket.

Active as a professional DJ in Japan since the late eighties, DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite is also a renowned remixer, compiler and producer. An avid record collector and an expert of the Wamono style, Yoshizawa published the Wamono A to Z records guide book in 2015 which instantly sold-out. The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene.

After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo's Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa.