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Funky Japan

Hard to believe nobody has rate or reviewed this album yet...

If you love funk music, you will find a lot to like from this outfit. I personally love the hard-hitting title track the best, and their cover of James Brown's "Mother Popcorn" is also an interesting detour.

This has become a mainstay in my funk rotation, ever since I was directed to it from my love of fellow Japanese funksters Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro. Definitely worth a listen for those who enjoy funk from off the beaten path!


Formed: 1992 in Osaka, Japan

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '90s, '00s

Formed in 1992 in Osaka, Japan, and named after the J.B.'s' classic 1975 funk track "(It's Not the Express) It's the J.B.'s Monaurail," Osaka Monaurail were originally a 20-piece big-band funk outfit, although things streamlined some when the band began working the local club and bar circuit a year later in 1993, eventually settling into the current lineup, which includes Ikeda Yuichi and Hayami Dan on guitars, Kaketa Yasushi and Sakakibarta Seiji on trumpet, Hiraishi Katsutoshi on trombone, Okuse...
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State of the World, Osaka Monaurail
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: R&B/Soul, Music
  • Released: Aug 10, 2011

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