Humorous Japan

Anthrax - State Of Euphoria (1988) [Polystar P33D-20077, Japan] Repost

Anthrax - State Of Euphoria (1988)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Polystar P33D-20077 | ~ 366 or 127 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 28 Mb
Thrash Metal

After the awesomeness that was Spreading the Disease and Among the effing Living, Anthrax really set the bar pretty darn high. They had established a unique, heavy, and humorous thrash formula that they used to put out some of the best songs of the genre…
Deep Purple - Fireball (1971) [2008, Warner Music Japan, WPCR-13111] Repost

Deep Purple - Fireball (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Warner Music Japan, WPCR-13111 | ~ 261 or 94 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 68 Mb
Hard Rock

One of Deep Purple's four indispensable albums (the others being In Rock, Machine Head, and Burn), 1971's Fireball saw the band broadening out from the no-holds-barred hard rock direction of the previous year's cacophonous In Rock. Metal machine noises introduced the sizzling title track – an unusually compact but explosively tight group effort on which Jon Lord's organ truly shined…
Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967) [1988, Toshiba-EMI CP32-5269, Japan] Repost

Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (1967)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Toshiba-EMI CP32-5269 | ~ 248 or 101 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 48 Mb
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock

The title of Pink Floyd's debut album is taken from a chapter in Syd Barrett's favorite children's book, The Wind in the Willows, and the lyrical imagery of The Piper at the Gates of Dawn is indeed full of colorful, childlike, distinctly British whimsy, albeit filtered through the perceptive lens of LSD…
The Great Jazz Trio - Someday My Prince Will Come (2003) [Japan] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

The Great Jazz Trio - Someday My Prince Will Come (2003) [Japan]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 56:22 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,62 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,13 GB

Someday My Prince Will Come is a worthy salute from Hank Jones on piano, his brother Elvin Jones on drums and Richard Davis on bass. The session is Hank's final collaboration with his brother, who died in May of 2004. The somewhat conservative collection of ten songs commands more respect than awe, but Elvin fittingly delivers many of the album's sharpest and freshest moments.
Russell Malone Quartet - Wholly Cats (1999) [Japan 2017] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Russell Malone Quartet - Wholly Cats (1999) [Japan 2017]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:45 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,89 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,32 GB

If you are a fan of phenomenal guitarist Russell Malone, you must have been craving for his recording output. After getting his "break" from recording and touring with Diana Krall, Malone is now leading his own group and just began to issue a steady stream of albums from MaxJazz. But, in 1995, before he joined Krall's band, he had recorded this wonderful gem of an album for the Japanese label Venus Records. Supported by a trio of good musicians, he displays all his talents and soulful playing in this well-recorded release. You'll also love it if you are a fan of straight-ahead, bop- and blues-oriented jazz guitar.
John Di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio - So In Love (2005) [Japan 2015] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

John Di Martino's Romantic Jazz Trio - So In Love (2005) [Japan 2015]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:37 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,98 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,36 GB

New York-based pianist John Di Martino has found a strong audience in Japan after recording for the Japanese Venus label with his Romantic Jazz Trio, which is rounded out by various bassists and drummers available to record, rather than an actual working group. Veterans Ira Coleman and Grady Tate round out the trio for this 2004 session, which kicks off with a stimulating, sometimes humorous, post-bop workout of the standards.
Barney Wilen Quartet - Le Ça: New York Romance (1994) [Japan 2000] SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Barney Wilen Quartet - Le Ça: New York Romance (1994) [Japan 2000]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:07 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 2,03 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,37 GB

Barney Wilen had a style that wasn't like anyone else. On this album he exhibits a cool smokey tone and plays these tunes straight ahead. For example, on Mack the Knife, there is no attitude of fake hipness to get in the way of the melody. It doesn't sound like cliched versions of a 50's hipster or someone trying too hard to make something new out of it.

Marlena Shaw - Live In Tokyo (2002) [Japan] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDAtall at Dec. 1, 2017
Marlena Shaw - Live In Tokyo (2002) [Japan] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Marlena Shaw - Live In Tokyo (2002) [Japan]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 61:45 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 4,18 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,33 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / Eighty-Eight's / Village Records # VRGL-8807

Marlena Shaw is a jazz singer who just never gets her commercial rewards. Her delivery is musically unique, emotionally engaging and quite oftne humorous. She's a true jazz singer and this live set captures most of it.

Dave Barry Does Japan  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by First1 at Aug. 5, 2017
Dave Barry Does Japan

Dave Barry Does Japan by Dave Barry
English | July 28th, 2010 | ASIN: B003VS0MZQ, ISBN: 0449908100, 0679404856 | 222 pages | MOBI | 2.62 MB

Not since George Bush's memorable dinner with the Japanese prime minister has the Land of the Rising Sun seen the likes of a goodwill ambassador like Dave Barry. Join him as he belts out oldies in a karaoke bar, marries a geriatric geisha girl, takes his first bath in public, bows to just about everyone, and explores culture shock in all its numerous humorous forms, including: Failing to Learn Japanese in Only Five Minutes (Or: "Very Much Good Morning, Sir!") ; Humor in Japan (Take My Tofu, Please!); Sports in Japan ("Yo, Batter! Loudly Make it Fly!"), and more.
Roger Dahl's Comic Japan: Best of Zero Gravity Cartoons from The Japan Times-The Lighter Side of Tokyo Life

Roger Dahl's Comic Japan: Best of Zero Gravity Cartoons from The Japan Times-The Lighter Side of Tokyo Life by Roger Dahl
2015 | ISBN: 4805313374 | English | 168 pages | PDF | 30 MB