The book unveiled a myriad of beautiful and rare records from a highly prolific, but still then unknown, Japanese groove scene. After many years working as a record buyer for several stores, DJ Chintam opened his own Blow Up shop in 2018 in Tokyo's Shibuya district. A member of the Dayjam Crew and a specialist of soul, funk, rare groove and disco music, Chintam is also an expert of the home-brewed Wamono grooves. He supervised and wrote the Wamono A to Z records guide book together with Yoshizawa. For this third chapter of the acclaimed Wamono series, Yoshizawa and Chintam unheart some of the best and rarest light mellow funk tunes and disco boogie bangers produced in Japan between 1978 and 1988. Put the needle on the record, turn up the volume and dig right now into the Wamono sound - the cream of the Japanese jazz, funk, soul, rare groove and disco music developed throughout the years since the end of the sixties in Japan! --- Credits: All tracks licensed by Nippon Columbia except A1 and A3 licensed by Victor Entertainment, Japan.
Compilation produced and all tracks selected by DJ Yoshizawa Dynamite & Chintam. LP release production by Ryohei "Nitchiku-kun" Tanaka (Nippon Columbia), Gregory Gouty and Maxime Brottes (180g). Art direction and design by Yasuho Takahashi (Yoxxx, Zooham). Original illustration by Akira Teranishi. Illustration retouch by Toshiko. Mastering and lacquer cut by Timmion Cutting Lab, Helsinki, Finland. 180GWALP03 - Manufactured and distributed by 180g. --- Complete your Wamono: out now! Wamono A to Z Vol. I - Japanese Jazz Funk & Rare Groove 1968-1980 (180GWALP01) Wamono A to Z Vol. II - Japanese Funk 1970-1977 (180GWALP02)