East Asian 78s mix for the Pan-Asian Airlines show on Le Mellotron

I was invited by Sylvain Quément from Radio Minus to spin some East Asian 78s for the first part of his Pan-Asian Airlines radio show on Le Mellotron. https://www.mixcloud.com/LeMellotron/pan-asian-airlines-3-w-ceints-de-bak%C3%A9lite/ Tracklist: PART 1 - 78 RPM 1. Gamelan Pakoe : Alaman Jogjakarta -Indonesia2. Mitsuko Nemoto (根本美津子) : Cosmos Elegy” (コスモスの悲歌) - Japan3. Nai Kham Phong (นายคำพอง) … Continue reading East Asian 78s mix for the Pan-Asian Airlines show on Le Mellotron

Cosmos Elegy (コスモスの悲歌) A mysterious Japanese waltz on 78 rpm record

I did my best but hardly found any information about this melancholic waltz from a Victor Japan record... With patience (and a very useful online dictionary), I managed to decipher the Japanese characters on the label. Here is what I discovered : The song is called "Cosmos Elegy" (コスモスの悲歌, Cosmos referring in that case to a … Continue reading Cosmos Elegy (コスモスの悲歌) A mysterious Japanese waltz on 78 rpm record

Watanabe Hamako - Shina No Yoru

Watanabe Hamako – Shina No Yoru (China night / She Ain’t Got No Yoyo) on 78 rpm record

I listen to this record quite often, but I only discovered recently that this song called Shina No Yoru (支那の夜, which means "China night") had a special and controversial story. It was actually not so easy to find out who was its original performer, so that I had to make several researches to make this … Continue reading Watanabe Hamako – Shina No Yoru (China night / She Ain’t Got No Yoyo) on 78 rpm record