Recently I had a successful bid of a historical Japanese swing LP that was lively recorded in Tokyo in 1963. It’s a joint concert with two famous big bands featuring also two fabulous jazz vocalists from Japan and the US.
Count Basie And His Orchestra featuring Chiemi Eri
Nobuo Hara And His Sharps & Flats featuring Jimmy Witherspoon
Nobuo Hara (1926-2021): The best Japanese swing big band leader ever
Chiemi Eri (1937-1982): Japanese super vocalist who is one of my favorite ones
Some of the tunes were uploaded on YouTube by someone, but those sounds quality was not so good. So, I’d like to play the LP for dancing at Tokyo Swing Night at fai Aoyama on February 1st . Let’s have a good dancing time!