Japanese 78rpm records
From the collection of Adam Miller, New Zealand.
This first section is based upon one collection in Wellington in early 2013.
Most are pre-WW2, had their original sleeve, and many also had their
To begin with, I've just put up a selection of labels rather than both
sides of all the records.
Any information on the date of the records, the artist or tune would be
much appreciated and will be updated here.
Feel free to contact
GODO PHONOGRAPH Co
Nipponophone Co Ltd
Orient Factory, Nipponophone Co Ltd
Nipponophone Co Ltd, Made in Japan
Made in Japan
Made in Japan Taihei Gramophone Co Hanshin Line
Made in Nippon Taihei Gramophone Co Nishinomiya
Made in Japan Dainippon Gramophone Co Nishinomiya
Yamamura Toyoko, "Yakko-san", a Geisha performance.
Recorded in Japan
"Seryoku Tomigoro", a Naniwabushi narrative song.
A second collection was obtained in March 2015. This time that are
all post-WW2 - between 1946 and 1952.
Most likely brought back to New Zealand by a serviceman previously stationed
A selection showing the label variants present is shown below. Sadly
only one still had its original sleeve.
Pressed by Nippon Columbia, Kawasaki
A339, 1946. Shizuko Kasagi - Tokyo Boogie Woogie / My Dear Little Box
A1128, 1951. Nobuo Nishimoto & George Shimabukuro - Japanese Rumba /
Grace Amemiya - The Song of Arirang
JL7, 1952. Richard Powers - Gomennasai / Grace Amemiya - Song of Korea
L47, 1952. Jo Stafford - It is no Secret / If
L50, 1952. Rosemary Clooney - Rose of the Mountain / Come on-a my House
L64, 1952. Johnnie Ray - Cry / The Little Cloud that Cried
Pressed by Teichiku Records.
DE52, 1952. Red Foley & The Nashville Dixielanders - Dixie / Alabama
Pressed by King Record Co, Tokyo.
Chiemi Eri was only 14 when she recorded a series of covers of popular American
hits for King.
Some are in a mix of English and Japanese.
CL101, 1951. Chiemi Eri - Com (sic) On-a My House / Tennessee Waltz
The same coupling on a diffreent serial number fixed the spelling error.
C791, 1951. Chiemi Eri - Come On-a My House / Tennessee Waltz
C806, 1951. Chiemi Eri - Too Young / Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo
CL-105, 1951. Chiemi Eri - Blue Moon / Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy
Cl107, 1952. Peggy Hayama & The Stardusters - Domino / Kiss of
Pressed by Teichiku Records Co, Nara.
C3119, ?date. Unknown female singer and songs.
Pressed by Victor Co. of Japan, Yokohama.
V40303, ?date. Yoshiko Yamaguchi - Yeh-Lai-Hsiang / Omoide No Byakuran
Last updated March 2015.
Thanks to input from Kato-Hopkins (78Online)