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Artist: Hirao, Masaaki
Title: Nippon Rock 'n' Roll
Format: CD
Label: BIG BEAT
Catalog Number:313
Barcode:029667431323 itemnumber=1000114255
Price: $16.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: INTERNATIONAL
Release Date: 7/5/2013
Availability: In Stock
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"Nippon Rock'n'Roll" documents the rise of Masaaki Hirao. Dubbed "The Japanese Elvis", he was one of the famed Rokabirii Sannin Otoko (Three Rockabillies), alongside singers Mickey Curtis and "Kei-chan", Keijiro Yamashita. In early 1958, the rokabirii buumu (rockabilly boom) was born, the first youth music tribe in the Land Of The Rising Sun. Rokabirii may resemble US rockabilly, but the Nipponese variation is a more diverse dish. Hirao and his band's covers of Eddie Cochran, Elvis Presley and Little Richard are not kitsch renditions, but raw, desperate rockers. Hear a Paul Anka makeover, but put through a rocking mangle; a smattering of jazz; a twist of New Orleans; and some Japanese folk songs with a greased-down quiff. American occupation a distant memory, these boys wanted to party.

Track Listing
 1. 
Lawdy Miss Clawdy (Live)

 2. 
Itsuki No Komoriuta Rock

 3. 
Yuuyake Koyake

 4. 
Jailhouse Rock

 5. 
Hoshi Wa Nandemo Shiteru (Live)

 6. 
Hoshi Wa Nandemo Shiteru 2 (Live)

 7. 
Sittin' In The Balcony

 8. 
Little Darlin'

 9. 
Lucille

10. 
Crazy Love (Live)

11. 
Wear My Ring Around Your Neck (Live)

12. 
Jenny Jenny (Live)

13. 
I Love You (Live)

14. 
Ooh My Soul (Live)

15. 
Kogarashi Fukeba (Live)

16. 
One Way Ticket

17. 
Miyo-Chan

18. 
Shimabara Chiho Komoriuta

19. 
Shiranu Furi

20. 
Minami No Shima Wa Koi No Shima

21. 
Anohi Kara

22. 
Kurumi-Chan

23. 
Blues De Memphis


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