Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of the 1969 instrumental LP Blue Light Yokohama by Japanese drummer Jimmy Takeuchi.
Jimmy Takeuchi is largely unknown in the U.S., but in Japan, he was a popular drummer who released dozens of albums, mostly in the 1960s and 1970s. The closed American to whom you could compare him is Sandy Nelson. Takeuchi’s records were all instrumental and featured a mixture of originals and cover tunes, often featuring some interesting fuzzy guitar work.
Many of his albums were released on red vinyl, and the majority of them, like this one, had cheesecake covers. They’re entertaining listening, and like many Japanese records of the 1960s and 1970s, they’re hard to find in good condition with the obi intact.
On this album, Blue Light Yokohama, released in 1969, you’ll find the following tracks:
Blue light Yokohama
Those were the days (G. Raskin)
Manchester et Liverpool (A. Popp)
Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (J. Lennon)
Maybe tomorrow (Tom)
Fushigi na Taiyoh
Namida no kisetsu
Good night baby
Namida no Oruf
About this copy: This copy of Blue Light Yokohama is an original 1969 issue from Japan, pressed on black vinyl and including the obi and insert. The disc is VG++, with just a couple of faint sleeve scuffs. It appears to have had little play.
The cover is VG++, with just traces of wear at the top and bottom edges and a couple of minor corner dings. The obi is included, and the obi includes the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag. The back side of the obi is wrinkled.
A great copy of a terrific record.