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Friday 16 July 2021

Crazy Yama

Today's offering has been taken down from the weird but wonderful shelf and dusted off for your delectation and delight. Its "Le Monde Fabuleux Des Yamasuki", a 1971 French concept album featuring heavy drums, an actual Japanese judo master who shouts a lot and a female choir chanting real or pretend Japanese lyrics. That old chestnut.

The genius behind the album, Daniel Vangarde, has many other claims to fame. One of the tracks from the album, "Aie a Mwana" became a minor hit for Bananarama in 1981. His son is one half of Daft Punk. And he wrote and produced the two classics featured in the videos. He's one hell of a dude.

"Yama Yama" - The Yamasuki Singers

"Yamasuki" - The Yamasuki Singers


  1. Yama Yama is song of the day. Closely follwed by D.I.S.C.O.

    1. The breadth of your taste does you great credit