Saturday, July 11, 2015

Akira Ishikawa & The Gentures - Beat Pops / Drum Hits

Year : 1970
Label : Denon
Genre : Jazz, Rock
Style : Jazz Rock, Pop

Originally recorded in 1969, "Beat Pops / Drum Hits" is a cover album of international pop songs which knew a great success in the late sixties, perform by the first incarnation of the Count Buffalo Jazz Rock Band conducted by jazz drummer Akira Ishikawa. Titles include various western popular hits which left their mark in Japan such as "Sugar Sugar" by The Archies, "Come Together" by The Beatles, "Green River" by The Creedance, "Love Me Tonight" by Tom Jones, "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley or the Rolling Stones' hit song "Honky Tonk Women". Among others titles also include a french song, "Aime Ceux Qui T'aiment" by Danièle Vidal, best known in Japan than in France under "Tenshi No Rakugaki" name. All tracks arranged by Masahiko Aoi.

Akira Ishikawa_drums
Takeshi Onodera_percussion
Hiromasa Suzuki_keyboards
Kiyoshi Sugimoto_guitar
Masaoki Terakawa & Isao Eto_bass
Takeru Muraoka_soprano saxophone
Hiroshi Suzuki_trombone
Tetsuo Fushimi_trumpet

01. Sugar Sugar
02. The Train 
03. Come Together
04. Green River
05. Aime Ceux Qui T'aiment
06. Early In The Morning
07. Little Woman
08. Suspicious Minds
09. In the Year 2525 
10. Honky Tonk Women
11. Love Me Tonight 
12. Happy Heart 
13. Sealed With A Kiss 
14. From A Distance

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