Itsuroh Shimoda

Itsuro Shimoda
Composer
Born: May 12, 1948 (age 73 years), Miyazaki, Japan
Albums: Nakukamoshirenai, Sarigenai Yoru, Hitohira, MORE
Awards: Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Composer

Japanese singer-songwriter.  Was musical director and composer for the Tokyo Kid Brothers theatre troupe in their early years.

Let’s, for now, avoid the Wiki and begin with the “Why” this post on Itsuroh Shimoda on Durham Cool? Innovation, son. We promised to deliver on all things innovative. This retro track arrived via YouTube Algorithms. We were sonically smitten from the first track. In fact, the first track, “Everybody, Anyone” translated here by a Kind youtube commentator was played, in succession 4 times while we set the images and content layout for this Itsuro Shimoda article. Post Modern, opium infused, meditative, sad, poignant, beautiful.

A very wise comment on YouTube compared Itsuroh to Timothy Buckley. “a chance encounter with this stunning album. Thank you for posting – seems this is not available anywhere else! Great songs with exquisite vocal arrangements. To my ears occupies a similar place to Tim Buckley’s “Happy Sad”, Van Morrison circa ‘Veedon Fleece’, and Bonnie Prince Billy’s “The Letting Go” – timeless.” **

 

** Malcolm Duncan YouTube commentator.

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Itsuroh Shimoda – Everybody Anyone (1974)

 

Feat. Vicki Sue Robinson on backing vocals

ENGLISH TRANSLATION OF THE LYRICS Minna, Dare demo Dareka sagashite mite ha Daremo inai to naite iru no da kedo Anata hontou ha, Anata mitsukete mitai Ai no kotoba ha, anata jishin ni ukete Dareka ga kizuru, ima ni anata no kokoro he Everyone, anyone Is looking for someone And crying because there’s no one there But you my love, you want to find yourself Words of love, you keep them to yourself Someone is hurting, right now inside your heart Minna dare demo Nanika sagashite, miteha Nanimo nai no to, akiramete iru kedo Anata hontou ha, anata mitsukete mitai Sagashitsudukeru Anata jishin wo shiji Everyone, anyone When they look for something They give up when they can’t find it But you my love, you want to find it yourself You keep looking You trust yourself Soshite sono uchi, kizuku Anata no ashita he Soshite sono uchi, kizuku Anata no ashita he And before you know it, you’ve found it Your tomorrow And before you know it, you’ve found it Your tomorrow

 

Itsuroh Shimoda

Itsuro Shimoda – Go Home

 

from the 1973 album “Love Songs And Lamentations”

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Itsuroh Shimoda — Silver Fish (1975 Kayokyoku Psych) FULL ALBUM

 

Best Track: ガラスの野原 (25:10) Side A プロローグ 輝やく人 0:00 センチメンタルロックンロール 4:14 劇場裏口 7:11 電話ボックス 9:15 夢のまんなか 11:22 逃げちゃいけない 16:30 Side B 銀の魚 21:08 ガラスの野原 25:10 ねえ踊ろう 28:10 夜と酒と女たち 31:25 夜の街 34:00 ひとりひとりの子守唄 39:34 エピローグ 朝・踊り子 42:45 Label: Polydor Records Format: Vinyl, 12″ LP Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/%E4%B8%8B%E7%… (If you made this music and you’d like me to take this video down, please let me know.)

 

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[1973] Itsuroh Shimoda – Love Songs And Lamentations [Full Album]

 

00:00 01 – 飛べない鳥と飛ばない鳥 06:06 02 – あなたには 09:46 03 – みんな誰でも 13:35 04 – ふたつの舟 18:06 05 – 帰ろう 24:14 06 – All This Time 28:09 07 – I Cried 32:00 08 – Two Voices 36:08 09 – Like a Child 39:24 10 –

Moving On ////////////////////////////////////////Credits///////////////////////////////////////////// Arranged By [編曲] – Itsuroh Shimoda, Marci Sutin Bass – Masaoki Terakawa Congas, Bongos – Nobu Saito Drums – Takeshi Inomata Guitar – Itsuroh Shimoda Lead Guitar – Hiromi Yasuda Lyrics By – Itsuroh Shimoda (tracks: 1 to 5), Marci Sutin (tracks: 6 to 10) Music By [曲] – Itsuroh Shimoda Vocals – Alexander Easley, Itsuroh Shimoda, Vicki Sue Robinson

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FIRST TIME HEARING Itsuroh Shimoda – Everybody Anyone (1974) | Reaction

 

Mace Around The World

Here is my first time hearing Itsuroh Shimoda – Everybody Anyone (1974).

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