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Favoriting March 25, 2015: Nippon Girls
Women have dominated the Japanese pop music landscape for a solid century, providing the archipelago with its most beloved and forward-looking artists, from Matsui Sumako, who recorded the country's first pop song in 1914, pre- and post-war superstars Kouta Katsutaro and Shizuko Kasagi, and iconic legends like Misora Hibari and Maki Asakawa, to contemporary pop innovators Shiina Ringo and Kahimi Karie and ground-breaking alt girl groups like Buffalo Daughter, Ex-Girl, Nisennenmondai and OOIOO.

Tonight, we'll celebrate this rich X chromosome-centric history with a three-hour, 100-year journey from early 20th century shellac to this year's hottest tracks, including many of your favorite cuts and at least a few jams never before aired on WFMU or GTDR.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 

Intro   Favoriting

Bodega Pop Live 

2015 

 

 
Matsui Sumako  Katyucha's Song   Favoriting   1914  Reputedly the first pop song recorded in Japan. Written by Shinpei Nakayama, the song sold more than 20,000 copies  0:04:51 (Pop-up)
Kikuyo Amano  Marie   Favoriting Columbia 78 25525  1929    0:07:14 (Pop-up)
Otomar  Tanko-bushi (Asa Mo Hayo Kara)   Favoriting   193X    0:10:16 (Pop-up)
Yayoi Tanaka  Yume wa Mijikashi   Favoriting   192X    0:13:09 (Pop-up)
Kouta Katsutaro  Sanosabushi   Favoriting   1933    0:16:06 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
The Flowers, Jun Hashimoto, Tadao Inoue 

Last Chance   Favoriting

Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies 

1969 

 

0:18:49 (Pop-up)
Shizuko Kasagi  Jungle Boogie   Favoriting   1948    0:26:24 (Pop-up)
Awaya Noriko  Kimi Wasureji no Blues   Favoriting   1948    0:29:16 (Pop-up)
Misora Hibari  Omatsuri Mambo (Festival Mambo)   Favoriting   1952    0:32:43 (Pop-up)
Futabo Akiko  Sayonara Rumba   Favoriting   195X    0:35:46 (Pop-up)
Suzuki Mieko  Ai-Chan wa Oyome   Favoriting   1956    0:39:07 (Pop-up)
Eri Chiemi  Soma Bon Uta   Favoriting   1958    0:42:29 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Hajime Kaburagi 

Kouiki Bouryoku Ryuuketsu No Shima M-4   Favoriting

Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies 

1969 

 

0:45:03 (Pop-up)
Golden Half  Movin'   Favoriting Golden Half      0:50:50 (Pop-up)
Linda Yamamoto  Furi Furi 5   Favoriting Nippon Girls 2: Japanese Pop, Beat & Rock'n'Roll 1965-70  196X    0:53:11 (Pop-up)
Yara Family  Shirahama Blues   Favoriting Ryukyu Rare Groove: Shimauta Pops in 60's and 70's  196X  Okinawa!  0:56:25 (Pop-up)
Chinatsu Nakayama  砂漠 (Desert)   Favoriting ゴールデン☆ベスト ~あなたの心に~ (Golden Best ... In Your Heart)      0:59:40 (Pop-up)
The Peanuts  Kawai Hana (Pretty Flower)   Favoriting Golden Deluxe  1968    1:02:34 (Pop-up)
Asakawa Maki  Fushiawase To Iu Na No Neko   Favoriting Maki  1970    1:04:59 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
The Jacks, Keikichi Usui, B. Schnare 

Omae Ni Muchu Sa [inst.]   Favoriting

Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies 

1968 

 

1:07:41 (Pop-up)
Mizutama Shobodan  Unzipped Siegried   Favoriting Maid's Prayer Sounds Like Da Da Da!      1:13:37 (Pop-up)
PTA's  Ishizue   Favoriting New Songs  1981    1:15:45 (Pop-up)
Wa Ha Ha  Onna De Yokota   Favoriting single  1981    1:18:41 (Pop-up)
C.Memi  Hitojichi   Favoriting Heavenly Peace EP  1982    1:21:02 (Pop-up)
Mariah  不自由な鼠 (Handicapped Rat)   Favoriting Utakata no Hibi  1983    1:24:29 (Pop-up)
La Sellrose Can Can  Happy Morning   Favoriting Soft Selection  1984    1:28:51 (Pop-up)
Saboten  島の生活 (Island Life)   Favoriting Itsumoaru  1984    1:34:20 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Kunihiko Murai 

Yajugari M-11 T-3   Favoriting

Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies 

1973 

 

1:39:26 (Pop-up)
54 Nude Honeys  Darling   Favoriting Q-Tee Spy  1996    1:45:50 (Pop-up)
Little Fujiko  Knock You Out!   Favoriting White Peach Jellyfish  1996    1:49:26 (Pop-up)
Yukari Fresh  Is This Disco?   Favoriting Cook Some Dishes  1998    1:52:16 (Pop-up)
Ringo Shiina  Stoicism   Favoriting Shouso Strip  2000    1:55:21 (Pop-up)
Kahimi Karie  Do You Know the Time?   Favoriting Once Upon a Time  2000    1:57:12 (Pop-up)
Dahlia  Rental "Dolly Pink" Sea Anemone (Talking)   Favoriting Musics for My Funeral  2004    2:00:01 (Pop-up)
Hime  浮き名 (Ukina)   Favoriting   2007    2:05:08 (Pop-up)
Sotaiseiriron (Theory of Relativity)  気になるあの娘 (That Anxious Girl)   Favoriting   200X    2:09:34 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Masao Yagi 

Zenka Onna Koroshibushi M-12   Favoriting

Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies 

1973 

 

2:16:03 (Pop-up)
Nisennenmondai  Mirrorball   Favoriting Destination Tokyo  2009    2:17:51 (Pop-up)
Tenniscoats  Sabaku (Desert)   Favoriting Toki no Uta  2011    2:29:29 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
The Flowers, Jun Hashimoto, Tadao Inoue 

Last Chance   Favoriting

Killing Melody: Instrumental Music From Japanese Pinky Violence Movies 

1969 

 

2:34:15 (Pop-up)
Loves.  Kiss Kiss Kiss Kiss   Favoriting JM  2010    2:39:34 (Pop-up)
She, Her  Noodles   Favoriting Our First Noodles  2009    2:43:24 (Pop-up)
Chatmonchy  Cosmo Town   Favoriting Expression <Coupling Collection>  2010    2:47:19 (Pop-up)
Goto Mariko  Sound of Me   Favoriting m@u  2013    2:51:11 (Pop-up)
Kyoka  Flashback   Favoriting Is (Is Superpowered)  2014    2:54:55 (Pop-up)

Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 

Hei La Bodega   Favoriting

Hei La Bodega - Carnaval! 

2000 

 

2:57:08 (Pop-up)


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Listener comments!

  6:58pm
Jill B.:

Hey there Gary.....Nippon Girls.....sounds great! I'll listen in while I'm cooking dinner.
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Gary:

Hey there, Mom! I"m just getting situated ... I cooked (and ate) a bit earlier. Hope you're doing well -- I'll give you a call this weekend!
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ndbob:

evening Jill and Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm
Gary:

I'll be playing everything more or less chronologically, so the first thing we'll hear -- in about three or four minutes -- will be from 1914
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm
Gary:

Hi Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:03pm
pacific standard simon:

Herro Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm
Gary:

Simon! How goes?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm
pacific standard simon:

Wednesday off work two weeks in a row!
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ndbob:

Hi Simon!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:07pm
pacific standard simon:

Heya bob! Time to party.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm
Gary:

Good deal, Simon!
Avatar 7:08pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- no band practice tonight!...Bodega !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm
Gary:

Howdy, RevRab!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm
pacific standard simon:

...and then Thomas Edison walked in...
Avatar 7:10pm
hyde:

hi all
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm
Gary:

Hey, Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm
pacific standard simon:

One of my co-workers is in Japan visiting her family right now. I'll have to play this show for her when she gets back.
Avatar 7:15pm
glenn:

for what it's worth, my dad was born in 1913.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:15pm
Gary:

Glenn!
Avatar 7:16pm
glenn:

sir.
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glenn:

and fellow bodegastanians.
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Holly in NC:

Hi everyone! Gotta go grab a snack - back in a flash -
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:16pm
pacific standard simon:

For what it's worth, my dad was born before I was.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm
Gary:

Holly!
Avatar 7:18pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...fwiw - my Dad painted a geisha theme @ least once...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:20pm
Gary:

Kouta Katsutaro started professional life as a geisha, then became a huge recording star, selling more than 300,000 copies of her 1933 hit "Island Girl"
Avatar 7:23pm
Tusalava:

I love this. It's haunting, yet charming.
Avatar 7:24pm
ndbob:

National Recording Registry To “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”
Joan Baez, Sly Stone, Steve Martin Recordings Named American Treasures
Avatar 7:24pm
ndbob:

www.loc.gov...
Avatar 7:25pm
ndbob:

first flat discs were Berliners around 1895
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:28pm
pacific standard simon:

A collection of pre-war Japanese 78s:
pdx78s.cdbpdx.com...
Avatar 7:29pm
hyde:

@pss cool link, thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:29pm
Gary:

Thanks for that, Simon! And howdy, Tusalava!
Avatar 7:30pm
Tusalava:

Gary - what is the title of that book? It sounds like it's right up my alley (packed with information, yet not academic.)
Avatar 7:31pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- yeah Thx pss!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm
Gary:

The book is: Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon: A Geopolitical Prehistory of J-Pop by Michael K. Bourdaghs
Avatar 7:31pm
steve:

hey Gary and friends
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Tusalava:

Howdy, Gary. This song is wwwoooaaaaooowww!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:32pm
Gary:

Steve!
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Tusalava:

Thanks!
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ndbob:

@Simon a great site in general - grabbed a lot of music from there a few years ago - I see a lot has been posted since then
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm
pacific standard simon:

Yep, bob, the parent website is pretty awesome.
78records.cdbpdx.com
I made my mother-in-law a CD of old pop tunes that I found there.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm
Gary:

Correction to my comment about "Island Girl" above: It reputedly sold 600,000 copies, not 300,000
Avatar 7:43pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- wow these are great.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:44pm
Gary:

So glad you're enjoying, RevRab !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:45pm
Gary:

One more very short one from this period, and then we're saying sayonara to the fifties and konichiwa to the sixties
Avatar 7:45pm
Tusalava:

Whoa, I did not know about that 78records site before - what a treasure trove. I will have to dig in later tonight.
Avatar 7:45pm
Tusalava:

Swingin'!
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Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- goshdarnit - who is the sometimes DJ w/ the rooster head & man body avatar?? (a 'Tim'?)
- He's an Asian Pop aficionado...
Avatar 7:53pm
hyde:

Stray Dog is that Kurosawa flick with the stolen gun. it's a good one.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:54pm
Gary:

Yes, thank you, Hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:56pm
Gary:

RevRab, I think you are right and that's Tim, yeah
Avatar 7:57pm
ndbob:

excellent first hour Gary - catch the rest on the archive
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:58pm
Gary:

Night, Bob!
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hyde:

sayonara, ndb!
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steve:

i love this groovy 60s stuff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm
pacific standard simon:

The best thing about the Mothra movies is the miniature singing twins.
  7:59pm
Jill B.:

Night NoDak Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:59pm
Gary:

Me, too, Steve!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm
cklequ:

Holy crap.... I know this song!

I feel so smart when I hear something on this stream that i recognize....
  8:02pm
Jill B.:

The 60's music is pretty great, but I really loved the earlier stuff. Showing my age.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:03pm
Gary:

Cklequ!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:04pm
Gary:

I'll have to do another oldies show, just for you, Mom!
  8:06pm
Jill B.:

Gary, you would do that for your Mom??!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:06pm
Gary:

I would!
  8:08pm
Jill B.:

You are one great son, my Gary!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:10pm
pacific standard simon:

Maybe it's because you didn't throw out his comic books or something.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm
pacific standard simon:

I want that premium for the Japanese "Sister Ray".
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:16pm
pacific standard simon:

The stream is cutting in and out for me.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:17pm
Gary:

Hmm ... wonder if it was a clipping issue -- I had that track cranked up
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:18pm
Gary:

Let me know if it cuts out again -- it was happening a lot last night on Jesse's show ...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm
pacific standard simon:

I think it was (is) on my end, because my last comment had trouble posting, too.
Avatar 8:20pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- no probs here !
...Jesse's show got tore up...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:25pm
pacific standard simon:

Seems to be better behaved, now.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:35pm
Uncle Michael:

Hello!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:36pm
Gary:

Uncle Michael!
  8:42pm
Jill B.:

I believe that the music from the 60's to 1984 is pretty good too! I have enjoyed tonight's selections Gary. Dinner is ready, so good night one and all!
Avatar 8:43pm
Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

- enjoy, Madam !
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:44pm
pacific standard simon:

Expecting a full report on Uncle Michael's visit to the mothership on Friday.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:48pm
Uncle Michael:

I signed an NDA.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm
Gary:

Night, Mom!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:49pm
pacific standard simon:

I caught Shonen Knife fever in the '90s -- met all three ladies at the SF branch of Virgin Megastore.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:51pm
Gary:

I first heard Shonen at Tower Records in SF in 1987 or 88 and loved it, but then sort of forget about them until recently. I finally saw them live in 2010
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:53pm
pacific standard simon:

That tour where I met them, the opening act was... wait for it... Michael Shelley!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:54pm
Gary:

Whoa, WFMU's own?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm
pacific standard simon:

Tower and Virgin are both long gone from SF, of course. Yep, the very. Michael was on the same label as Shonen Knife.
Avatar 8:56pm
doca:

Hi, Gary and all! Sorry to check-in late, I was watching Robert Wise's The Haunting. I must say it got me scared
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:56pm
Gary:

That's awesome
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:57pm
Gary:

Doca! I think I need to see that movie
Avatar 8:57pm
hyde:

@doca I *love* that movie. Great book, too.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm
Gary:

Bear in mind that Ringo Shiina is a superstar on the order of Cher, and she's doing that with her voice in 2000
Avatar 9:00pm
doca:

It's really great. I wasn't expecting anything that great, but it is really frightening and beautifully made, sound editing and camera work is amazing.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm
pacific standard simon:

If memory serves, "ringo" is Japanese for "apple". So Japanese Beatle fans knew their drummer as Apple Starr.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
Gary:

^Yes
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hyde:

@doca the scene where Eleanor and Theo are in the bedroom and are getting menaced is totally terrifying! I also love Mrs Dudley's "in the night....in the dark" bit.
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doca:

And that's why they named their label Apple
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:05pm
Gary:

Can I see this movie on Netflix?
Avatar 9:07pm
doca:

I don't know, @Gary, I downloaded it, but I have Brazilian Netflix which has like 2% of what you have over there (my Netflix plug-in isn't working anymore)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm
pacific standard simon:

It seems NOT, Gary.
Avatar 9:09pm
doca:

@hyde: Yes! All the bedroom scenes are amazing and they involve only few elements. Just sound and almost the same frames.
Avatar 9:10pm
doca:

Have any of you seen that "Get A Life" series from the early 90s? I remember there is a haunted house episode on it and I got scared as hell with it, even though it is a comedy series
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:13pm
Gary:

I don't think so, no
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm
pacific standard simon:

You can rent it for as little as $3 on Amazon if you need to.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:15pm
Ike:

Hello!

@doca, is your plug-in called Hola Unblocker? I have heard about this, but I haven't tried it yet.
Avatar 9:19pm
doca:

@Ike: Yeah, it was, but I don't know why it is not working anymore. I have lots of friends who use it regularly. It opens not only Netflix but also Hulu and other web services.
Avatar 9:20pm
doca:

@Gary: Nisennenmondai have a new record out, don't they?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm
Gary:

I'll have to look that up, Doca!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:21pm
Gary:

Hey, Ike!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:26pm
Gary:

@Doca, I'm seeing reference to a 2015 album: Live at Clouds Hill. Before that, there was N, from 2013, which is great
Avatar 9:26pm
doca:

Oh yeah, @Gary, it must be it, I was thinking a new album after N.
Avatar 9:31pm
doca:

BTW, I find it interesting the place of women in Japanese culture. Lots of artistic representations are centered around women, like the cinema of Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Naruse, lots of manga and anime have strong women characters, and the first novel ever written was written by a Japanese woman. It's interesting to see it in a culture that seems to assign to women only a limited role (or at least was used to do it until recently).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:37pm
Gary:

Michael K. Bourdaghs addresses a bit of that in his book Sayonara Amerika, Sayonara Nippon
Avatar 9:46pm
doca:

@Gary: I'll try to get this book. Thanks!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm
Gary:

Mariko Goto fronted the insanely terrific band Midori up until they broke up in 2010
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:00pm
Uncle Michael:

Great show tonight, Gary. Thanks!
Avatar 10:01pm
hyde:

thanks for the tunes.
Avatar 10:01pm
doca:

Thanks for this last hour!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:05pm
Gary:

Thanks gang! Have a terrific night!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 10:10pm
Doug Schulkind:

Missed the whole danged thing. Dang work! What a great LOOKING show!
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