Yoshida Brothers / Yoshida Brothers 3
Album:Yoshida Brothers 3 Collection:World
Artist:Yoshida Brothers Added:Apr 2006
Label:Domo Records, Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-06-04 Pull Date:2006-08-06 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jul 30Jul 23Jul 16Jul 9Jul 2Jun 25Jun 18Jun 11

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 11, 2011:TillamockingBird
Overland Blues
4.Dec 11, 2007:At the Cafe Bohemian
Overland Blues
2.Aug 07, 2011:TillamockingBird
Overland Blues
5.Oct 09, 2006:Happy Hour
3.May 13, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
Overland Blues
6.Oct 03, 2006:At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-05-26 
Two shamisen-playing brothers from Japan who dress like Samuri when they perform and who like to combine Wesern pop/rock/jazz with traditional Japanese music. On this release they also cover John Lennon and Brian Eno and play tribute to Ennio Morricone. All instrumentals except for #7, which features Cinjin Tate (ex Remy Zero) on vocals. Variously backed by string sections, guitars, drums & other musical help. Pretty cool stuff – check it out.

1. Big drums, mostly mid w/ slow bits. Lots of strings. Nicely epic.
*2. Cool blend of accordion/strings/perc. Sweeping w/varying tempos.
*3. Dueling shamisens! Uptempo, played like rock guitars. Very cool.
4. Jammin’ rock w/elec guit/keyboards/programming/strings. Up. Big.
*5. Cool country twang w/shamisens as banjos. Mid, great sound.
6. Starts w/a trad-taiko sound. Add lush strings. Slow soundtrack.
7. Depressed Eng lyrics. Downtempo rock-ish.
8. Tribute to Morricone. Various tempos, extra electrics. Kinda cool.
9. Sweet, romantic, but a bit sad. Downtempo w/elec guitar/bass.
10. Traditional taiko/shamisen/flute blend. Mostely midtempo.
11. Keyboards/bass. Soft, lyrical, nostalgic, downtempo.
*12. Cool shamisen jam. Mid/uptempo, wild variety of sounds.

Track Listing
1.Erghen Diado 7.By This River
2.Passion 8.Morricone
3.Canon 9.Oh My Love
4.Hit Song 10.Tsugaru Jinku
5.Overland Blues 11.My Heart Holds
6.Cherry Blossoms In Winter 12.Tsugaru Jongara Bushi