Welcome to episode 112 of Holly Jolly X’masu! In this episode, I talk about the Tokyo Cuban Boys’ 1966 album, “Christmas Dance Party.”

This is a wonderful album. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do. For a popular, prolific band with a career spanning nine decades, you’d think I’d have been able to find a little more biographical information about them. Their Wikipedia entry is short and repetitive, while their profile on their official website is mostly just a list of dates. I will talk about them a bit more when I cover Chiemi Eri, but most of that will be about her relationship with one of the band members and it’s not entirely relevant to the rest of the band.

Join me back here next week for a mini-episode about singer, actor and activist, Akihiro Miwa. Then join me later in the month for Teruaki Kawamura’s “Merry Christmas Everyone – Folk Dance Party.” It’s a fun album that doesn’t show up very often. And listen in again on the 25th when I cover the 1962 compilation, “Young Christmas.” It’s one of the more sought-after records and one that, at one point, I didn’t think I’d ever be able to afford. They’re loaded with some great music you’re sure to enjoy.

As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.

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Episode 112: Tokyo Cuban Boys’ “Christmas Dance Party”

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