SOLD – Akira Ishikawa & The Gentures LP – Beat Pops / Drum Hits (1970)
Like many up and coming musicians around the world, cult drummer and band leader Akira Ishikawa practiced and made his debut on classic pop and soul hits. With his band The Gentures, he brought to recognition western compositions into Japan by adding his own touch and feeling.
Like many of his releases, this LP is a good example of how to turn pop numbers into something different. Maybe more accessible to Japanese youth or for radio and TV advertisement purposes.
Of course, not easy to find in and outside of Japan. This LP, like most releases by Ishikawa san are well sought-after by collectors and producers and finding an original copy can be seen as a treasure.
Sound to come…