Nippon Victor JL-515 10"
"Nippon Victor JL-515" 10" (Victor, 1958)
I am afraid that unless a Japanese speaker/reader out there can tell me what this is, I can only identify it by the record label and its matrix number. Other than that the only thing I can tell you is that the date is on the label as well as the words "Koto Music". I can't tell you much about the music other than I like what I hear. I've got some like records and dig traditional Japanese music, especially when it winds its way through a song like this one does, and when the tune taps into the universal music mood that gives up American blues, flamenco, Middle Eastern music and other soulful sounds. I especially like the way the strings bend when backing the vocals. Great stuff.