Jimmy Yoko & Shin

This is the oddest release on the 70s Japanese audiophile Japanese jazz label Three Bind Mice. According to experts, this is the first progressive rock album that was released on the label in its entire history. Although the cover art is straight from a 1969 psychedelic rock album, this is not pop music. This album was only the first one by the group. It featured Yoko Sumiya on electric keyboards, Shin Okabe on drums, and Jimmy Shironaga on vocals, guitar, and leader. This album is straightforward, classic prog rock. It was released in 1978 and is a long way behind the golden age of prog. However, it predates the Japanese classic rock revival that occurred about ten years later. This is a great one for progsters, regardless of when it was released. From www.waysidemusic.com

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