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Takeito
known as "Takeito", the webmaster of "Adult Contemporary Music in Japan"
Interests: AOR, Westcoast, Fusion, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz
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Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the signing of PLAYER to the label for the release of a yet untitled new album. Best remembered for "Baby Come Back," a song which topped the US single charts in 1978, Player original... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2012 at ACMJ International Blog
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Frontiers Records is honoured to welcome Richard Marx to the label for the exclusive release of “Inside My Head” - a 2 CD album set featuring rare and new material along with new recordings of his greatest hits - on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at ACMJ International Blog
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Janey Clewer 2 New CDs Release Party in Tokyo Japan - Westcoast/AOR Music Janey Clewer will perform live featuring Bruce Gaitsch and Japanese finest players (Renaja - featuring talented female vocalist Rune raised in London) on 9th April in Tokyo.... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 8, 2012 at ACMJ International Blog
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Spring will be coming soon with Michael Franks this year!? In 38 years since his 1973 self-titled debut for Burt Records, Michael Franks has constantly released 18 studio recording original solo albums as at end of 2011. In Japan, Michael... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at ACMJ International Blog
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VIVID SOUND rescheduled Janey Clewer's "Love" and "Fallen For Brazil" to ensure much higher satisfactory qualities. The New Date would be 4th April,2012. And finally, the beautiful artworks for both album are published. You should never ignore both. Please follow... Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 5, 2012 at ACMJ International Blog
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via www.cottonclubjapan.co.jp Whist Scandinavia AOR/Westcoast fans look forward to Bill Champlin & Joseph Williams in March, Tokyo AOR/Westocast fans will have this! Bill Labounty will be back to Cotton Club Tokyo in March with special guest Warren Hill! Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 3, 2012 at ACMJ International Blog
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via www.mepmusic.com I am very excited to share this announcement with you. Bill Champlin, Joseph Williams and Peter Friestedt will be touring in Scandinavia coming March, with Leon Russell! Can you ignore?? Continue reading
Reblogged Feb 3, 2012 at ACMJ International Blog
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The new AOR dream rising from Sweden! SONIC STATION to debut in February 2012 on Frontiers. If you are Westcoast oriented AOR fan, you might think this might be another too hard melodic rock album because of the basic preference... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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Janey Clewer's new solo effort “Fallen For Brazil” complete version will be finally released in January 2012! "Fallen For Brazil", Janey's neo-Brazilian styled album will be officially released in the complete shape after 3 years since its limited pre-release version... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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It is not only "Fallen For Brazil" Janey will deliver us very soon! Another one will be also coming. It is the album entitled "Love". "Love" is Janey's new compilation CD which will include selected collaboration tracks with your favourite... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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On December 6, 2011, Little Flock Music, Peter Mayer's production/managment company has announced the official release of the Peter Mayer Group's new CD, "Under Your Spell." The CD will be available at Peter's Stars & Promises concerts, beginning 6th Decmber... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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Cult AOR luminaries MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND return with a brand new album "Future Past". Frontiers Records, Italy is excited to announce the return of MICHAEL THOMPSON BAND with the release of the brand new album “Future Past” on February 24th... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
"One Family" is the charity single by UnitedRockers 4U featuring an all-star cast of rock performers from Eddie Money, TOTO, Survivor, Dokken, Great White, LA Guns, MSG, XYZ, Rough Cutt, Jeff Paris and more, along with Instrumental artists from such... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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I have not reviewed so many CDs on this blog this year but it does not mean that there's not so many CDs worth being reviewed. Just only because I have been busy enjoying beautiful European cities and culture since... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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Fergie Frederiksen, widely-known as the second TOTO lead siger and the voice of Trillion and/or Le Roux, is pursuing another era of his solo career. In 1999, Fergie released his solo album titled Equilibrium”, and since then, we could listen... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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It might be quite natural that Warner / Rhino Records France has released Bill LaBounty's Definitive Anthology 4 CD Box set titled "Time Starts Now - The Definitice Anthology 75/11" on October 31st, 2011. Bill LaBounty is also very popular... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 13, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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Kenji Sano is well-known as the bass player of Kalapana, the most acclaimed Hawaiian AOR/Westcoast Band and of Jay Graydon's super band. Early this year before the mega-earthquake in March, we heard the news that his first solo leader album... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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It must be great to see that Richard Page is really very active these years to release many music pieces available to us. "Solo Acoustic" captures an intimate LIVE performance by Richard at Kula in Santa Monica performing favorites from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
RIP, Andrew Gold (June 3, 2011) Popular ’70s Singer-Songwriter Posted by themusicsover on June 3, 2011 Andrew Gold August 2, 1951 – June 3, 2011 Andrew Gold was an American Singer-Songwriter who, over a career that spanned nearly four decades,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 5, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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Willams Friestedt, the Joseph Williams and Peter Friestedt team-up remarkable AOR/Westcoast project album is here now. You must be surprised to hear Joseph's outstanding vocal performances with Friestedt's top notch guitar work and superbly crafted arrangements. In terms of Joseph... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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One of the 1980's Soulful Melodic AOR band must be Franke & The Knockouts fronted by Franke Previte with Tico Torres (well-known drummer for Bon Jovi later). Their smash hits like "Sweetheart", "Without You (Not Another Lonely Night)" would remind... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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1977 Alan O'Day's classic masterpiece album is now available on CD for the first time in the USA. Alan O'Day wrote Helen Reddy's "Angie Baby", which hit #1 in December of 1974. In 1976, Alan O'Day signed as an artist... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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Craig Ruhnke's early 80 albums reissue has been stranded despite hard efforts done by Japanese labels over the years. Riverman Music, South Korea has done it! In addition to "Just Like The Old Times" (1982, known the different title "True... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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‘Endless Summer’ is one of the early 90’s most under-rated Westcoast / AOR albums, despite its high quality. This is because this album was released only in Japan, with little promotion in 1993. The LA Cowboys are comprised of James... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog
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There were several legendary unreleased albums AOR/Westcoast fans would pray for their official releases in late 80's and mid 90's. One was Boy Meets Girl's "New Dream", the other one was Chicago's "Stone Of Sisyphus". Those 2 albums were finally... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2011 at ACMJ International Blog