Osaka Monaurail

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Osaka Monaurail
Osaka Monaurail @ El Sol, 2012.04.03.jpg
Osaka Monaurail at Sala El Sol, Madrid, Spain, in April 2012
Background information
Origin Osaka, Japan
Genres Funk
Years active 1992–present
Website www.osakamonaurail.com
Members
  • Ryo Nakata
  • Kentaro Yamagata
  • Yohchi Masago
  • Katsutoshi Hiraishi
  • Shimon Mukai
  • Dan Hayami
  • Yuichi Ikeda
  • Dai Nakamura
  • Soki Kimura

Osaka Monaurail (オーサカ-モノレール?, Ōsaka Monorēru) is a funk band, formed in Osaka, Japan.[1][2] It has been active since 1992.[3] The group is now based in Tokyo, Japan.

Band members[edit]

The band members as of 2012 are:

  • Ryo Nakata, vocal & keys
  • Kentaro Yamagata, trumpet
  • Yohchi Masago, trumpet
  • Katsutoshi Hiraishi, trombone
  • Shimon Mukai, tenor saxophone
  • Dan Hayami, guitar
  • Yuichi Ikeda, guitar
  • Dai Nakamura, bass
  • Soki Kimura, drums

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • What It Is – What It Was (RD Records, 2000)
  • Rumble'n Struggle (RD Records, 2001)
  • Thankful (RD Records, 2004)
  • Eyewitness to the Live in Heavy Funk System (RD Records, 2005)
  • I Am What I Am by Marva Whitney Produced by Osaka Monaurail (Shout!/P-Vine, 2006)
  • Reality for the People (P-Vine, 2006)
  • Amen, Brother (and other Funk instrumentals) (Unique Records, 2007) aka Introducing Undercover Express (Japanese title on P-Vine)
  • Live in Spain (Shout!/P-Vine, 2009)
  • State of the World (King Records, 2011)
  • Riptide (Unique Records/Shout!, 2014)

Singles[edit]

  • NEW NEW TYPE THING (pts.1&2) (RD Records, Jan., 2001)
  • DOWN AND OUT (pts.1&2) (RD Records, Jan., 2001)
  • JUST BEIN' FREE (pts.1&2) (RD Records, Jun., 2001)
  • MIND POWER (pts.1&2) (RD Records, Nov., 2004)
  • DOUBLE-UP, NOW b/w GROOVY,GROOVY,GROOVY(Pt.2) (RD Records, Nov., 2004)
  • HOT PANTS ROAD (pt.1) b/w PICK UP THE PIECES ONE BY ONE (pt.2) (RD Records, Apr., 2005)
  • PICK UP THE PIECES ONE BY ONE (pt.1) b/w HOT PANTS ROAD (pt.2) (RD Records, Apr., 2005)
  • I AM WHAT I AM (pts.1&2) by MARVA WHITNEY WITH OSAKA MONAURAIL (RD Records, Jun., 2006)
  • SOULSISTERS (OF THE WORLD UNITE) b/w IT'S HER THING by MARVA WHITNEY WITH OSAKA MONAURAIL (SHOUT!, Mar., 2007)
  • QUICKSAND b/w CEORA (SHOUT!, Apr., 2007)
  • WE GOT ONE (A SHOW) (Our Label, 2007)* SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED - I'M YOURS b/w SUPERSHINE #9 (Our Label, 2009)
  • TIGHTEN UP b/w SOULFUL STRUT (Unique Records, 2009)
  • HUNG UP (Unique Records, 2009)
  • NO TROUBLE ON THE MOUNTAIN (featuring Shirley Davis) b/w THE ARCHIPELAGO (Unique Records, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ (3 April 2012). "Osaka Monaurail", El País, p. 8. Convenience link.
  2. ^ (15 November 2008). "Osaka Monaurail", die Tageszeitung, p. 31. Convenience link.
  3. ^ Leggert, Steve. "Osaka Monaurail: biography", Allmusic. Retrieved 15 March 2013.

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