TAKESHI TERAUCHI & BLUE JEANS – Surfing / Early Times / Nippon Guitars [Japan 60’s Instro Surf]

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Takeshi Terauchi & His Blue Jeans are true legens of J-surf, something like The Ventures of The Far East. Mr. Takeshi [also known as Terry] is a Japanese most prolific instrumental rock guitarist who recorded 1000s slabs [mostly for King Records] with The Blue Jeans, The Bunnys or solo. I’ve already posted some of his cool surfin’ stuff here , as on my old blog. Now, you gotta deal with ’63 Lp ”Surfing” [his first surf album on Toshiba Records], GREAT compilations ”Early Times 1964-65” and ”Nippon Guitars 1966-74]”. Lottsa cool covers of surf & rock classics, The Ventures, Astronauts, Dick Dale, The Chantays, The Surfaris… as well as fine original Eleki tunes. Let’s go Surfin’ shogun style!

 

 

 

 

 

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JIMMY TAKEUCHI & HIS EXCITERS – Drum Drum Drum (Tenshi No Yuwaku) [1969]

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Original issue from the ToshibaDrum Drum Drum Series, the most wanted (1st pressing in red LP) of Tenshi No Yūwaku (Temptations Of Angels) featuring Jimmy Takeuchi & His Exciters with the arranger Kunihiko Suzuki. Titles include the greatest hits of the Japanese GS movement out in 1968, among cover songs by rock bands as The Tigers (Flower Necklace), The Tempters (Please, God), The Golden Cups (Girl With Long Hair), The Folk Crusaders (Unbearably Sad) or The Wild Ones (Bara No Koibito), Pop singers as the Angel Love of Jun Mayuzumi (Kunihiko Suzuki‘ composition), Yukari Ito Drops Of Love, the Secret Love of Tomoko Ogawa. Also included the Soul Jazz standard Alligator Boogaloo by Lou Donaldson, Beatles‘ cover Lady Madona and Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba. All tracks arranged by Kunihiko Suzuki.”

Mo’ ”Drum Drum Drum” from Jimmy & His Exciters on this late 60’s instro-lounge slab with nice cover pic of ‘Bond-like’ girl. If nothing else, Jimmy’s albums worth only for their girl covers alone ok. 掘る!!!

 

JIMMY TAKEUCHI & HIS EXCITERS – The Ventures [1971. Japanese Surf/Lounge]

 

Jimmy Takeuchi was a Japanese jazz drummer who have recorded many instrumental lounge slabs with His Exciters as backing band. This here is a surf oriented album with covers of classic tunes as Walk Don’t Run, Wipe Out, Diamond Head, The Cruel Sea, Pipeline, Apache and others. Funny is that many of his albums have ”Drum, Drum, Drum” in title [quess ’cause he was drummer alright!] If you’re a fan of Takeshi Terauchi and Asian surfin’ sounds, then this stuff’s fer ya. Dig!

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Takeshi Terauchi & The Blue Jeans – Let’s Go Eleki-Bushi [1966]

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Surfin’ shogun Eleki style! This is maybe, their first all instro LP. Japan traditional themes adapted in western surf rock mode, driven with Takeshi’s distinctive guitar treat. Imagine if The Ventures were born in Japan and wear kimonos. Let’s Go Eleki Surfin’!

01 Tsugaru Jongara Bushi
02 Sanosa
03 Soran Bushi
04 Kuroda Bushi
05 Soma Bonodoriuta
06 Saitaro Bushi
07 Okosa Bushi
08 Yosakoi Bushi
09 Aizu Bandaisan
10 Kiso Bushi
11 Yagi Bushi
12 Edo Komoriuta

Takeshi Terauchi & The Blue Jeans – Manatsu No Umi O Buttobase!! [1972]

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Re-post of this great early 70’s all-instro surfin’ slab by famous Japanase guitar-slinger Takeshi Terauchi. Killer fresh new sound with cool covers of The Ventures, Astronauts, Beach Boys, The Surfaris as well as some original tunes like ”Surf Board Walk” or Davie Allan style fuzz-driven ”Blue Jean No.1”. 掘る!!!

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TAKESHI TERAUCHI – The World Is Waiting For Terry [1967]

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More shogun surfin’/eleki instro covers by notorious Takeshi. 掘る!!!

01 Riders In The Sky
02 House Of The Rising Storm
03 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
04 The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
05 Moanin’
06 Shine
07 Night Train
08 Red Sails In The Sunset
09 Blue Moon
10 Stardust
11 Moon River
12 Comin’ Home Baby

Takeshi Terauchi & His Blue Jeans – Summer Pops At Waikiki [1975]

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Pretty rare 70’s surf instro slab by legendary Japanese guitar-slinger Takeshi Terauchi. Mostly covers of classic tunes as “Surfin’ USA”, “Diamond head”, “Blue Hawai”, “Groovin”, ”Little Honda”, ”Fun, fun, fun” and few cool originals ”Waikiki Beach Girl”, ”King Kamehameha” and ”The Reef Of Rainbow-Colored”. Vinyl Rip, 掘る!!!

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THE NEATBEATS – Neat-At-Best [2004]

Collection of 45’s by these Japanese Garage/Beat attraction from Osaka. Their adoration for The Beatles Hamburg-era Rock’n’Roll Beat is quiteobvious and infectious. Maybe you won’t understand their lyrics but you’ll feel that crazy kamikaze beat for sure.
So punks… if you dig stuff like The Kaisers or The Milkshakes then ya know whatcha gonna do. Be prepared for The Japanese R’n’R Attack! 汚れたを掘る!

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キノコホテル [KINOCO HOTEL]

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“J-league” Garage/Mod Revival four-piece all-girl rockers, fronted by the extravagant Marianne Shinonome, known for her sometimes crazy onstage antics, such as throwing condoms in to the audience, swinging a whip, and climbing atop the keyboard. Formed in Tokyo 2007, they recorded several albums of Hammond driven fuzzed-out Mod/Pop rockers. Banzai!!!
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