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Sunday, May 3, 2015
Sunday Music Muse Day - Osamu Kitajima
For today’s Sunday Music Muse Day is inspired by Kuni Tomita, friend who plays a shamisen in her Japanese folk music group. The shamisen is
a three stringed instrument, like a banjo (maybe). In any case, Kuni’s
music reminded me of the musician Osama Kitajima who used traditional
Japanese instruments in the rock or modern context. I first listened
to him in the 1970’s and 80s. His later work moved into New Age music
and sort of lost the the appeal of his earlier works, in my opinion.
Here are several of his albums I own.
out the cut from this album, Yesterday and Karma, with vocals by the
late, great Minnie Riperton. This one song is worth seeking out this
The Masterless Samurai album has great cover art by artist Louise Scott. Just a side note, good thing she had the foresight sign her work nice and large since the record company did add her name in the album credits.
Creator and designer of Dragonfly Flipz™ Books, and an former Emmy nominated animation producer / director / story board artist with a wide range of experience in animation field, ranging from story boarding and character design, to production supervision.