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/ August 30, 2017 / Comments Off on Water Melon Group: Cool Music (1984)

Water Melon Group: Cool Music (1984)

It almost seems like I really shouldn’t have to write that much about the Water Melon Group. If you don’t know the two main players of this group, the late Toshio Nakanishi and Yann Tomita, now would be a great time to go back into the FOND/SOUND vault and dig up my entries on their […]

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/ September 26, 2016 / Comments Off on Doopees: Doopee Time (1995)

Doopees: Doopee Time (1995)

  It’s Doopee Time! How does one describe a Doopee? One certainly can’t define it, one can only hear it. Led by master Japanese steelpan player Yann Tomita, the Doopees (featuring Caroline Novac, with special appearance by Auntie Kim) were a band conceived by Yann to attempt to do a brand new thing: create the ultimate “cute” […]

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