Saturday, March 20, 2010

Ryo Kawasaki - "Eight Mile Road" 1976

I came across this LP back in my college DJ days, in that it was one of those promotional copies.  I had never heard of Ryo Kawasaki before, and was immediately impressed with his guitar skills. But what sticks with me from this album is the cut "Montevideo", which seems to only have been placed on this LP.  I searched for a copy of the LP recently, and instead was able to find an out-of-print CD from Taiwan on eBay.  I immediately snatched it up.  This album is still unavailable (in any form), so I post it here for your enjoyment.   

Bass [Electric] - Herb Bushler
Congas, Percussion - Abdullah (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
Drums - Buddy Williams
Engineer [Recording, Mix Down] - David Baker
Piano [Acoustic, Fender Rhodes], Clavinet [Hohner], Synthesizer [Arp String Ensemble] - Andy Laverne
Producer [Executive] - Toshinari Koinuma
Producer, Written-by, Guitar [Electric] - Ryo Kawasaki
Saxophone [Tenor, Soprano] - Sam Morrison (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
Synthesizer [Arp Odyssey] - Phil Clendeninn (tracks: A1, B1, B2)


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  3. Could you please re-up this?


  5. thanks for this great drop....

  6. Thanks! For some reason the last 2 songs(side 2) won't burn..I get errors...They WILL play though.