Akinomaki

Songs and sumo

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Akinomaki    18,289
On 9.7.2016 at 14:19, Akinomaki said:

A sumo history researcher collects song recordings of rikishi etc. that were on sale and held an event where he played them and told stories about the rikishi.

Wakanohana II/Wakamisugi: Naki-bokuro (mole under the eye - from crying) 若三杉「泣きぼくろ」

Kotokaze (Oguruma-oyakata): Mawari-michi (detour): from sekiwake a drop to makushita and then to ozeki

Tokoyama Tokoju: Hare-sugata furedaiko (sumo jinku)

On 10.7.2016 at 12:36, Washuyama said:

Jesse (Takamiyama) made a record (at least a single) back in the late-70s

1 hour ago, Akinomaki said:

Masuiyama's song debut was in 1972. His 2nd song "Sonna Yuko ni horemashita" (1974) had at first sold 600 000 times - the record company then went bankrupt and at the new one he for the first time got a royalty contract. Afterwards another 650 000 records were sold.

In 1978 he won a best hit award for 1.3 million sold records of his 1977 song "Sonna onna no hitori-goto" and also had a chance for the best record of the year award, but didn't get it. Looks like he also got an offer for the NHK year end kouhaku uta-gassen song festival, but apparently the NSK refused.

Shukan post had a longer list recently of the principal records by rikishi, till song recordings were prohibited by the NSK. http://www.news-postseven.com/archives/20170204_488914.html

●Kitanofuji『ネオン無情』Neon mujou(heartlessness)(1967)
 sold 500 000 times. Later that year he published an LP『北の冨士“艶歌”をうたう』"Kitanofuji sings enka"

●Hanada (later Takanohana)『男なみだのブルース』Otoko-namida (tears of a man) no blues(1969)
 debut song the year after entering makuuchi the first time

●Masuiyama『そんな夕子にほれました』Sonna Yuko no horemashita(1974)

●Takanohana I『貴ノ花 男の花道』Takanohana - Otoko no hanamichi(1975)
 as ozeki, folk song style - the B side was sumo jinku

●Ryuko『沈丁花』Jinchouge - winter daphne(1977)
 debut song after intai, then left the NSK and turned TV talent

●Masuiyama『そんな女のひとりごと』Sonna Onna no hitori-goto(1977)

●Kaiketsu『男の旅愁』Otoko no ryoshu - a man's travel loneliness (1977) 

●Takamiyama『ジェシー・ザ・スーパーマン』Jessie the superman(1979)
 disco sound and Jessie shouting "superman": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_m3EWdzEb8

●Kotokaze『まわり道』Mawari-michi(1982)
 debut song

●Kotokaze『東京めぐり愛』Tokyo meguri-ai(1984)
 duett with Ishikawa Sayuri: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZHL9jBA1V4

●Asashio『ほたる川』Hotaru-gawa (river of fireflies)(1984)
 debut song released while kadoban after kyujo

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Washuyama    431
16 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Takamiyama『ジェシー・ザ・スーパーマン』Jessie the superman(1979)
 disco sound and Jessie shouting "superman"

I still have the record sleeve.  Don't know what happened to the record itself.

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Akinomaki    18,289

For some reason this news apparently hadn't made it to the forum - Nikkan reminds of an event from one year ago: Hakuho then became the first active yokozuna after 37 years ago Wajima to record a CD as a singer

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- and the only active rikishi to have one on sale http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1781143.html

https://matome.naver.jp/odai/2145600233842936201
http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2067195/full/

A duet with singer Kae - to support the 3/11 disaster relief

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Akinomaki    18,289
On 23.12.2016 at 15:12, Akinomaki said:

Sumire Uesaka had a concert in the kokugikan: Uesaka Sumire's hitori-zumo psychedelic jungyo. With a warning to fans from overseas: "This is not sumo, just a joke. If you saw this and got interested in sumo, please watch real torikumi." The first half of the show was in pro-wrestling fashion, the 2nd sumo styled - there she performed with the dosukoi dancers. 

A clip of the show - to be shown on a net TV channel for Japan only.

 

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Akinomaki    18,289
23 hours ago, Kenneth Minami said:

What are the names of the songs?

From https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/ああ播磨灘#.E4.B8.BB.E9.A1.8C.E6.AD.8C

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OP: Zettai makenai - No way I'll lose

ED: Shinu made hanasanai - I will hold on to you till I die

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HYI    8

What is the song at 25:11 and 26:11?

 

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Tsuchinoninjin    306
On 7/25/2017 at 06:40, HYI said:

What is the song at 25:11 and 26:11?

 

Youtube killed it!

Anyway, this is an interesting song that came up in the background of the asahi sumo elections:

There is some weird talking but it gets to a real song at some point.

Most of the lyric is either Gotsan Desu or Dosukoi. Gotsan desu is what rikishi say when they mean arigtou gozaimasu (thank you) I guess. Dosukoi is kind of like unff or erghh when the rikishi puts his back into it.

The rapping part is a bunch of kimarite.

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HYI    8

Thanks.

Yes, Gottsuan desu means "Thank you" in sumo slang

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Tsuchinoninjin    306
15 hours ago, HYI said:

Thanks.

Yes, Gottsuan desu means "Thank you" in sumo slang

Was it the song you were looking for? Because I couldn't see your video as it was removed...

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Akinomaki    18,289

The song in the video sounded Mongolian.

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shimodahito    153

this is an awesome thread!  DOMO ARIGATO!!!

Check out the track listing of this album...   

 

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Akinomaki    18,289
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This is the best Japanese parody song I ever heard - in the style of the Gegege no Kitaro anime OP song

Instead of a demon ghost, a low ranked sumotori sings - and not of the good "life" of a demon, but the hard one of a rikishi

 - e.g. with "today beaten by a senior, one day it's my turn to beat"

A must for any sumo fan who understands Japanese (and maybe I'll have the time some day to show more of the text)

only audio though - just this pic the whole time:

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Kawabata    147

So hopefully this isn't too far off topic for this thread, I wanted to share it and this seemed the most appropriate place even though they aren't exactly songs...

Anyway, for those out there interested in sumo related music - this has to be one of the well, most unlikely and unusual recordings ever. Basically, Japanese music producer Soichi Terada (he's made lots of interesting stuff in various genres - Disco, Rock, House music, Hip/Trip Hop etc) once decided to make an entire Sumo themed album, unusually the genre he chose was Drum N Bass. As a producer Soichi is extremely collectable and has a serious cult following, his most famous 12" currently goes for around £500-£700 if you can find a copy, and if you so decided you wanted a copy of "Sumo Jungle [Grandeur]", it would set you back about £100 or so on vinyl. He also released a couple of singles from the album (with some different mixes of tracks as well too) that have (I think) really cool artwork:

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Track titles include the likes of: "Yokozuna Beach Chillin'", "Hakeyoi Gyohji Referee" and "Grand Senshuuraku" and the album features a fair few samples of Israel Kamakawiwoʻole who has featured in this thread before

So here is the one and only Japanese experimental Drum n Bass Sumo concept album ever recorded (at least to my knowledge...), its pretty niche, but hopefully of interest to some people out there:

 

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