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The Blue Comets

Tasunaki Mihara – guitar, vocals
Tadao Inoue – sax, vocals
Hiroyoshi Oda – organ, koto
Kenji Takahashi – bass
Jackey Yoshikawa – drums

Led by drummer Jackey Yoshikawa, The Blue Comets are even today still one of Japan’s national treasures, and continue to perform occasionally on national family TV spectaculars. They began in the early 1960s as an all-purpose eleki instrumental group with occasional lead vocals, adapting their act to whatever the current pop trends threw at them. Backing Akira Fuse on his ‘Let’s Do the Swim’, transcribing timeless standards into eleki style for their Christmas LP or recording versions of The Beatles’ ‘Yesterday’ and ‘Michelle’ for their own BEST HITS ’66, the smiling faces of flautist/sax player Tadao Inoue and guitarist Tasunaki Mihara remain something of a fixture on Japan’s NHK-TV

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Discography:
  • GRAND HIT PARADE VOLUME 3 (Columbia, 1963)
  • GRAND HIT PARADE VOLUME 3 (Columbia, 1963)
  • CHRISTMAS WITH ELECTRIC GUITARS (Columbia, 1965)
  • CHRISTMAS WITH ELECTRIC GUITARS (Columbia, 1965)
  • BLUE COMETS '66 (Columbia, 1966)
  • BEST HITS '66 (Columbia, 1966)
  • BLUE COMETS '66 (Columbia, 1966)
  • BEST HITS '66 (Columbia, 1966)
  • CHRISTMAS WITH BLUE COMETS (Columbia, 1967)
  • The Blue Comets - CHRISTMAS WITH ELECTRIC GUITARSCHRISTMAS WITH ELECTRIC GUITARS
  • The Blue Comets - BLUE COMETS '66BLUE COMETS '66
  • The Blue Comets - CHRISTMAS WITH BLUE COMETSCHRISTMAS WITH BLUE COMETS

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Posted by gullcity, Feb 09, 2008
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