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Jiro Inagaki and Soul Media

Funk Party

Nippon Columbia


LP Black $53
  • Pressed on black vinyl
  • Originally released in 1975
  • Featuring iconic track, “Put It Where You Want It”


A heavy funk party from the Japanese jazz scene of the 70s – and a set that hits a lot harder than some of the smoother fusion of the time! There’s a grit here that hearkens back to some of the best American jazz funk at the start of the decade – a nice edge that you often don’t find in Japanese recordings of this vintage – which is clearly inspired by the American soul scene of the time – as evidence in the weird-looking cover, and in the album’s choice of tracks! The notes are in Japanese, which makes it a bit hard to tell what’s going on – but the whole thing feels like a live performance, with supposedly different Japanese groups taking the lead – and some calls on the tunes that almost give the whole thing an Osaka Monaurail feel!

Preview Tracklist

  • 1 Put It Where You Want It
  • 2 Sex Machine
  • 3 Loose Booty ~ Funky Stuff
  • 4 I Who Have Nothing
  • 5 Walking All Day
  • 6 Scratch