Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sharp Five Paradise a Go Go//Four Nice Guys 2fer



Sharp Five are a mid-60's Japanese five-piece instrumental combo, started up after the Ventures' guitar instro-rock took that country by storm. Fronted by drummer Munetaka Inoue, these guys were apparently a big deal in their home country, and even (like the Ventures) had their own brand of guitar, the Guyatone Sharp Five model. It was their mention is a book on Japanese guitars that brought 'em to my attention, although it's taken nearly a decade to get a chance to actually hear what they sound like.

So what do they sound like? Well, if ya' likes the Ventures circa '65-66, this band is for you.

THUNDERBALL
LULLABY OF THE LEAVES
CARAVAN
JOURNEY TO THE STARS
DANUBE WAVES
ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK
HELP!
YESTERDAY
WHAT'D I SAY
BESAME MUCHO
UNCHAINED MELODY
TEN SECONDS TO HEAVEN
007/ GOLD FINGER
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
JAMES BOND THEME
GREAT ESCAPE MARCH
LOVE WITH THE PROPER STRANGER
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
PAR UN BEAU MATIN D'ETE
ECHAPPEMENT LIBRE
SERENATA DO MAR
PLEIN SOLEIL
L'ECLISSE
PALM BEACH
GOLDEN GUITAR
THE SWAN LAKE

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3 comments:

Oracle said...

And all those Crime tunes to boot.

Brandonio! said...

Wow I've been looking for more Sharp Five music for quit awhile.I posted another album on my site over a year ago.Dig in!

DOOMSTERJOHN said...

Links is dead!Pls,re-upload!
Thx!

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