夏, that’s summer – Two

How does the Japanese summer sound? Certainly with the loud chorus of ubiquitous crickets, the buzz of air conditioners and windmills, the sea, music during numerous summer holidays and city pop, which was included in the broadcast.

It is our tradition that we started the summer series of meetings in the “Night Zone” with the sounds that prevailed in Japan in the late Shōwa era, that is, during the Japanese economic boom. Citypop became a symbol of that time – cheerful music, saturated with the atmosphere of the California coast, which has been discovered for several years by new generations of listeners from outside Japan.

One of the kings of this genre has become Tatsuro Yamashita. The artist has just released his first album in eleven years, entitled “Softly”, of which we have listened to a fragment. And it was a real opportunity, because music CDs are hard to get outside of Japan.

In addition, on the program are other giants and giants, queens and kings of the summer – incl. Taeko Onuki, Minako Yoshida, Eri Ohno, Tomoko Aran, Mariya Takeuchi, Haruomi Hosono and the hapless Chu Kosaka who we are saying goodbye to this spring taken.

In addition, sea jazz by George Otsuka, guitar, summer fusion by Masayoshi Takanaki and a good dose of sea ambient (Takashi Kokubo, Yutaka Hirose).

If a person has already been burned by the first summer rays of the sun, he can throw himself into the “Night Zone”. A nice breeze from the Sea of ​​Japan came from the speakers.

PLAYLIST:

1. Taeko Ohnuki – サ マ ー ・ コ ネ ク シ ョ ン (Summer Connection – single version) [CD „Sunshower”, Panam 2010; oryginalnie 1977]
2. Masayoshi Takanaka – Oh! Tengo Suerte [LP „Seychelles”, Kitty Records 1976]
3. Masayoshi Takanaka – Tokyo Reggie [LP „Seychelles”, Kitty Records 1976]
4. Kiyoshi Yamaya – Soran-Bushi [„Shakuhachi. The Ballads of The Sea”, Columbia 1976]
5. Joe Hisaishi – A Summer Day from the anime Spirited Away [„Miyazaki’s Spirited Away”, Milan 2002]
6. Joe Hisaishi – Going Out From The Movie Kikujiro [„Kikujiro (Music From The Motion Picture)”, Milan 2000]
7. Tatsuro Yamashita – Sparkle [„For You”, Air Records 1982]
8. Tatsuro Yamashita – Cheer up! The summer [„Softly”, Moon Records 2022]
9. Tatsuro Yamashita – Solid Slider [„Spacy”, RCA 1977]
10. Yellow Magic Orchestra – Kimi Ni Mune Kyun (Uwaki Na Bakansu) [„Naughty Boys”, Afla 1983]
11. Tatsuro Yamashita, Shigeru Suzuki, Haruomi Hosono – Nostalgia of Island [„Pacific”, CBS/Sony 1978]
12. Takashi Kokubo – Quiet Cove [„Oto No Wa”, Music For Dreams 2020]
13. Chu Kosaka – Shirakechimauze [„Horo”, Mushroom 1975]
14. Soul Media – Breeze [„Funky Stuff”, Columbia 1975]
15. Masayoshi Takanaka – Tropical Birds [LP „Seychelles”, Kitty Records 1976]
16. Yutaka Hirose – Humming the Sea [„Nova + 4”, WRWTFWW Records 2019]
17. Tomoko Aran – Midnight Pretenders (2022 Restored Version) [„Midnight Pretenders / I’m in Love – Single”, Warner Music Japan 2022]
18. Taeko Onuki – 4:00 AM [„Mignone”, RCA 1978]
19. Minako Yoshida – Twilight Zone (Overture) [LP „Twilight Zone”, RCA 1977]
20. Minako Yoshida – Koi [LP „Twilight Zone”, RCA 1977]
21. George Otsuka Quintet – Sea Breeze [LP „Sea Breeze”, Union 1971]
22. Eri Ohno – Skyfire [„Good Question”, Better Days 1981]
23. Kimiko Kasai & Herbie Hancock – I Thought It Was You [LP „Butterfly”, CBS/Sony 1979]
24. Yutaka Hirose – A Day in Summer [„Nova + 4”, WRWTFWW Records 2019]
25. Mariya Takeuchi – Plastic Love [„Plastic Love” Moon Records 2021]
26. Hiroshi Sato – Say goodbye [„Awakening”, Alfa 1982]

For sleepers:
Masayoshi Takanaka – Izu Amanatsu Nattuuri [„Brasilian Skies”, Kitty Records 1978]
Masayoshi Takanaka – An Insatiable High [„Horizon Dream”, Kitty Records 1981]

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174: 48 2022_06_27 21_59_59_PR2_Nocna_strefa.mp3 Krzysztof Dziuba and the first edition of the summer “Night zone” (Two)

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Program title: the night zone

He directed: Krzysztof Dziuba

Release date: June 27, 2022

Time of broadcast: 22:00 o’clock

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