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ISATO NAKAGAWA

BIOGRAPHY translated by Pooh
 Born in Osaka, Japan in 1947.
 When he was in high school he became a member of the Hawaiian band and fell in love with music. Thus, his first musical instrument was not guitar but ukulele.
 At 17 he played guitar for the first time. His friend started a folk group and they played Peter, Paul & Mary songs. Their performances gave young Isato a great stimulus.
 After he graduated from high school he performed with his friends in several folk groups in imitation of the Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, etc. One day he met legendary singer-songwriter Takashi NISHIOKA and they started the legendary Japanese folk group Five Red Balloons.
 In 1969 he left the group because of differences in musical direction. Since that time, he has performed and recorded>with many well-known singers while he sought after his own guitar music.
 He released 19 albums from 1970 through 2003. He has been active writing songs and seeking new paths in guitar music.
 His first album in Germany was released in 1996, and had many concerts throughout Europe while organizing concert tours for foreign acoustic fingerstyle guitarists, such as Peter Finger, Jacques Stotzem, Preston Reed, Ed Gerhard, Martin Simpson, Tim Sparks, Sandor Szabo, Franco Morone, and Don Ross.
 In 2000, he became acquainted with Huang Chia-Wei who is not only a producer but a well-known guitarist in Taiwan. He had many concerts which were organized by Chia-Wei with the university students, in order to aim at exchange of the guitar music in the same Asian bloc. At the same time, Isato's CDs and tab/music books are issued in Taiwan and many students all over Taiwan are influenced by his guitar music.
 In spring 2003, tab/music book for his album "Solar Wind" was published in Taiwan. In May, his concerts were held in several countries in Europe such as Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Italy.
 In summer 2004, Isato invited Muriel Anderson from the U.S.A. and did a concert tour of 7 different venues all over Japan with her.


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CD
◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / Naturally ('13)       3,086 JPY

◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / Sketch ('11)      CD-039 3,086 JPY

◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / Private Collections ('07)     2,880 JPY

 A11 17 tracks: Island/ St. Thomas/ Moon Dance/ Theme For Good Fellows/ Rolling Menu/ Kondo Dareka o Aisuru Toki Wa/ Harpoon/ Nigemizu/ Umi-Ichi/ Going Home/ Water Skipper/ Clarence/ etc. Bonus Tracks: Maria Ellena/ Caribbean Dance/ ■Private Collection Isato recorded from 1990 through 2000. These 17 tracks includes demo tracks recorded live tracks. Released in 2007;


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA with Musashino Revue / ANO HI NO KAZE ('06)    3,086 JPY

 All 12 tracks: Kichijouji 1972/ Willin'/ Nageki/ The City of New Orleans/ Hokkikou/ The Weight/ I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry/ Horizon/ Ano Hi No Kaze [dedicated to Shogo Sakaniwa and Wataru takada]/ Owari No Hakimari/ Seikatsu No Gara/ Freight Train/ ■Released in 2006


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / Acoustic Paradise ('06)    2,058 JPY

 produced by Momotaro Maruyama; All 7 tracks: Chotto Tropical/ The Weight/ Orange '06/ The Water is Wide/ Little Kota/ Georgia on My Mind/ Left Alone/ ■Released in 2006


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / Real Thing ('05)       3,086 JPY

 All 13 tracks: Kazeboshi/ Lady of the Lake/ Ippousugi/ Touhou-Bijin/ Kogane-Sengan/ Magic Island/ Tater Twists/ Agariko-Daiou/ Shizuri/ Mojako/ Fuyu No Hoozuki[Dedicated to good fellow Wataru TAKADA]/ Epilogue/ ■Released in 2005


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / HOMESPUN MUSIC ('81/'00)         2,572 JPY

 All 12 tracks: Pepper And Salt Meat Rag/ Mizutamari/ Kasuteira/ Moon Faced Woman/ Aishuu No Senriyama/ Fickle Rag/ Shizuka/ Flood Tide/ Water Skipper/ Yasu-Rag/ Ragoon/ Namu/ ■Originally Released in 1981; Reissued in 2000


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / ACOUSTIC SERENADE ('82/'00)        2,572 JPY

 All 11 tracks: Stompin' At The Savoy/ Lullaby Of Birdland/ Medley: Misty〜Srardust/ St.Thomas/ Stella By Starlight/ Rockin' Chair/ Stray Cat Two-Step/ Koppe/ Nostalgic Tune/ Uikyou/ Serenade/ ■Originally Released in 1982; Reissued in 2000


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / ISLAND ('86/'00)        2,572 JPY

 All 10 tracks: Island/ Ran/ Big 44/ Floating Cloud/ Poh-Han's Theme/Goosefoot/ Pasta/ Lefty 25/ Orange #2/ Shadowy Key/ ■Originally Released in 1986; Reissued in 2000


●ISATO NAKAGAWA / DREAM CATCHER ('97)        2,800 JPY

 produced by Peter Finger; with Peter Finger; All 14 tracks: Ramon No Ki/ Chikurei/ Gando/ Clocker Land/ Dancing Mountain/ Natsuhiboshi/ Bewley's Cafe/ Kaze No Hakushaka Fujin/ Chotto Tropical/ Kintoun/ Shishi Odor/ Dream Catcher/ Tsumujikaze/ Clarence/ *Released in 1997


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / FOOTPRINTS ('98)          2,700 JPY

 All 15 tracks: Kitsune No Yomeiri/ Seve Bridge/ Orange #3/ Kasuteira/ Opus 1310/ Stray CatTwo-Step/ Ran/ Douyamacho No Yowa Fukete/ Water Skipper/ Keze No Tani/ Kyara/ Crescent Moon/ Umi-Ichi/ Mah-Jong Piece/ Binrouju No Kokage/ *Released in 1998 out of stock


●ISATO NAKAGAWA / RAINBOW CHASER ('99)        2,800 JPY

 All 13 tracks: Little Sharon/ Hachijo Kariyasu/ Night Song/ All Fruit/ Miotsukushi/ Ralegh's Presents/ Biwako Cruising Song/ Vella Lavella Island/ Suiriou/ Pea Soup/ Tenkyu/ Raibow Chaser/ Waltz For Gaby/ *Released in 1999


●ISATO NAKAGAWA / TREE CIRCLE ('01)          2,800 JPY

 All 13 tracks: Mega Top/ Lien-yun st./ Tin Tin Kyrano/ Tree Circle/ Sky Scraper/ Lady Penelope/ Bali/ Asadoya Yunta/ Daidala Botch/ Wind Valley/ Michael(dedicated to Michael Hedges)/ The Sprinter/ Gyo Un Ryu Sui(dedicated to Musashi Miyamoto)/ *Released in 2001


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / SHINKIROU NO OUKOKU ('95/'02)       2,572 JPY

 All 12 tracks: Scarecrow/ Hosetail Blues/ Little Kota/ Tsumagure/ Pompelmous/ Daisan Teikoku No tasogare/ Galland's Dream/ Theremin/ Polestar/ Nige-Mizu/ Stonehenge/ Umi-Ichi; ■Isato's 7th album. Released in November, 1995; Reissued in 2002;


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / SOLAR WIND ('02)         3,086 JPY

 All 14 songs: Taiyo-Fu/ Shika Odori/ Kaze No Tani/ Elegy/ Mah-Jong Piece/ Rakko To Rakkyo/ Tanaka-Tei No Gogo/ Harpoon/ Toumoorokoshi/ Douyamacho No Yo Wa Fukete/ Touhou Bijin/ Binrouju No Kokage/ Oriental Horizon)/ Bali/


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / RARE PERFORMANCE 1973-1975 [2CDs]  3,704 JPY

 All 30 tracks: Kaze No Fuku Asa/ Nostalgic Bird/ Icecream-Ya/ Rokubancho Rag/ Kitsune No Yomeiri/ Minou 6-5-2/ Yuki Shigure/ Sono ki Ni Nareba/ Mado No Soto/ Fuyu No Aozora/ Hanabi/ Yuudachi/ Machi Wa/ Hinata Bokko/ Mr. Bojangles/ Ramune Iro No Sora/ Eatashi No Kyuujitsu/ etc.. ■Isato's unreleased previously live recordings in 1970's was discovered in 2004. You can listen to his live performances at his age, 26 - 28. 29 live tracks tracks and one unreleased studio recording WATASHI NO KYUJITSU which was done in June 1975 as bonus track. At these days, Isato sings songs and play guitars (even piano!).


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / 1310 ('77)        1,574 JPY

 All 12 tracks: Kitsune No Yomeiri/ OPUS-1310/ Sanmon-Gakushi No Kyuujitsu/ Blues/ Minou 6-5-2/ WALTZ/ THE NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT MY CARES & NOBODY CARES ABOUT MY NOSE RAG/ Rokubancho Rag/ Tomomi No Sanpo/ Ren/ #24/#27/ Orange/ *Originally Released in 1977


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / CRESCENT MOON ('89/'02)       2,880 JPY

 All 12 tracks: Snow/ At The Fat Tuseday's/ Iraka/ Far North Cafeteria/ Semete Yume No naka Gurai/ Perugino/ Momo And Taro/ Kyara/ Crescent Moon/ Mou Hikikaesenai/ Yappari A Minor/ Kogane-Sengan/ ■Originally Released in 1989; Reissued in 2002


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / STANDARDS ('96/'01)         2,880 JPY

 All 15 tracks: It's Only A Paper Moon/ As Times Goes By/ Annie Laurie/ On The Sunny Side Of The Street/ The Water Is Wide/ Hana/ In A Sentimental Mood/ 'Round Midnight/ Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out/ Amazing Grace/ Ue o Muite Arukou/ Going Home/ *Bonus Track: Arirang/ Hau Ru Jin Jai Lai/ Hamabe No Uta/ ■Originally Released in 1996; Reissued in 2001 out of stock


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA & JUNJI ARIYAMA / AFTER HOURS('88)    2,572 JPY

 All 10 tracks: PERUGINO/ AIN'T MISBEHABIN'/ Blues #2/ C・RAG/ Yuuyake-Gumo/ CHOTTO TROPICAL/ ROULER SA BOSSE/ GEORGIA ON MY MIND/ AFTER HOURS/ Tsuki No Uta Ga Kikoeru/ *Released in 1988


◆RITSU MURAKAMI & ISATO NAKAGAWA / RETSU AND ISATO('99)        3,086 JPY

 with Wataru Takada, Shogo Sakaniwa, Kazutaka Akagi, Hirohiko matsuzaki, Katzuyuki Miyazaki, Ken Sakamoto, Kouichi Matsuda, Dr. kyOn, and others; All 13 tracks: Nashville West/ Mississippi John/ 500 Miles/ Whiteline/ Old Friend/ Waltz For Gaby/ Goodbye/ Danran/ Zutto Blues/ Ame/ Boku No Iru tokoro/ Kokoro Dogimagi/ etc. ■Released in 1999


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / HANAUTA TO OSTUKI SAN [2CDs]   3,600 JPY

 also feat. Ryo Kagawa, Kousuke Kanamori, Masaji Ohtsuka, Shiba, Takao Itoh, Takoyaki Nagata; All 22 tracks ■Recorded in December, 1975; Originally Released in 1976; Reissued in 2000; 


GUITAR TRANSCRIPTION [TAB BOOK]
◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / HOMESPUN MUSIC [Tab Book]         2,160 JPY

 All 12 songs: : Pepper And Salt Meat Rag/ Mizutamari/ Kasuteira/ Moon Faced Woman/ Aishuu No Senriyama/ Fickle Rag/ Shizuka/ Flood Tide/ Water Skipper/ Yasu-Rag/ Ragoon/ Namu/ ■Tab book for "HOMESPUN MUSIC" CD


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / ACOUSTIC SERENADE [Tab Book]     2,160 JPY

 All 11 songs: Stompin' At The Savoy/ Lullaby Of Birdland/ Stardust/ St.Thomas/ Stella By Starlight/ Rockin' Chair/ Stray Cat Two-Step/ Koppe/


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / ISLAND [Tab Book]        2,160 JPY

 All 10 songs: Island/ Ran/ Big 44/ Floating Cloud/ Poh-Han's Theme/Goosefoot/ Pasta/ Lefty 25/ Orange #2/ Shadowy Key/ ■Originally Released in 1986; Reissued in 2000


●中川イサト / SOLAR WIND [Tab Book]        2,800 JPY

 All 14 songs: Taiyoh-Fu/ Shishi-Odori/ Kaze no Tani/ Elegy/ Mah-Jong Piece/ Rakko to Rakyou/ Tanaka-Tei no Gogo/ Harpoon/ Tamanegi/ Dohyama-cho no Yp wa Fukete/ Tohobijin [Beatiful Woman of the East]/ Binrouju no Kokage/ Tohojikuu [Oriental Horizon]/ Bali/ 


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / DREAM CATCHER [Tab Book]          2,160 JPY

All 14 songs: Ramon No Ki/ Chikurei/ Gando/ Clocker Land/ Dancing Mountain/ Natsuhiboshi/ Bewley's Cafe/ Kaze No Hakushaka Fujin/ Chotto Tropical/ Kintoun/ Shishi Odor/ Dream Catcher/ Tsumujikaze/ Clarence/ *Released in 1997


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / FOOTPRINTS: BEST OF ISATO NAKAGAWA [Tab Book]    2,160 JPY

 All 15 songs: Kitsune No Yomeiri/ Seve Bridge/ Orange #3/ Kasuteira/ Opus 1310/ Stray CatTwo-Step/ Ran/ Douyamacho No Yowa Fukete/ Water Skipper/ Keze No Tani/ Kyara/ Crescent Moon/ Umi-Ichi/ Mah-Jong Piece/ Binrouju No Kokage/ *Released in 1998 


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / RAINBOW CHASER [Tab Book]        2,160 JPY

 All 13 songs: Little Sharon/ Hachijo Kariyasu/ Night Song/ All Fruit/ Miotsukushi/ Ralegh's Presents/ Biwako Cruising Song/ Vella Lavella Island/ Suiriou/ Pea Soup/ Tenkyu/ Raibow Chaser/ Waltz For Gaby/


●ISATO NAKAGAWA / TREE CIRCLE [Tab Book]        2,160 JPY

 All 13 songs: Mega Top/ Lien-yun st./ Tin Tin Kyrano/ Tree Circle/ Sky Scraper/ Lady Penelope/ Bali/ Asadoya Yunta/ Daidala Botch/ Wind Valley/ Michael(dedicated to Michael Hedges)/ The Sprinter/ Gyo Un Ryu Sui(dedicated to Musashi Miyamoto)/ *Released in 2001


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / MISTER GUITARMAN: VOL.1 & VOL.2 [TAB BOOK]   3,780 JPY

 Songs: Icecream-Ya/ Hinata-bokko/ Yuudachi/ Tasogare Kibun/ Yukishigure/ Machi Wa/ Sono Ki Ni Nareba/ Afternoon/ 750ccRag/ Scrumble/ Opus 1310/ Minou 6-5-2/ Wait/ Nobody Knows About My Cares And Nobody Cares About My Nose Rag/Rokubancho Rag/ #24/ #27/ Orange/ etc.  *206 pages


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / MISTER GUITARMAN: VOL.1 [TAB BOOK]   1,944 JPY

 Songs: Icecream-Ya/ Hinata-bokko/ Yuudachi/ Tasogare Kibun/ Yukishigure/ Machi Wa/ Sono Ki Ni Nareba/ Afternoon/ 750ccRag/ Scrumble/ etc.  *24 songs 128 pages
Out-of-print. But we have a few copies left in stock now. All of the songs on this tab book is contained in a new version of MISTER GUITARMAN: VOL.1 & VOL.2 as above. However, this book is original copy with a different front cover. This is a must item for all Isato fans.


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA - RYNTEN OKAZAKI / PERSONAL GUITAR PLAY [TAB BOOK]  1,944 JPY

 Songs: [Isato nakagawa] Silver Swan Rag/ Fig Leaf Rag/ Weeping Willow/ Amazing Grace/ Londonderry Air/ Georgia On My Mind/ Wave/ Crescent Moon/ Momo and Taro/ Perugino/ [Rynten Okazaki] Chaplin in New Shoes/ All of Me/ Aquarius/ My Grandfather's Clock/ Hana-Matsuri/ Merry Go Round at 3 AM/ Kagemaru To 13 Biki No Konekotachi/ Balloon/ City of Tokyo/ Mai/ All 20 songs;128 pages out of stock


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA
/ ACOUSTIC GUITAR METHOD   2,160 JPY

 Songs: Willin'/ Wildwood Flower/ The Water Is Wide/ Mornin' Blues/ *This is an instruction book by Isato Nakagawa; All text is written in Japanese. 5 songs are subscribed by Isato Nakagawa himself. 136 pages
*Instruction CD for this book is available (3150 JPY).


DVD
◆ISATO NAKAGAWA / Alone: Isato Nakagawa in BACK IN TOWN [DVD/60 minutes]  3,500 JPY

 All 17 songs: Azumino/ Opus 1310/ Kitsune No Yomeiri/ Douyamacho No Yo Wa Fukete/ Bali/ Mah-Jong Piece/ Chotto Tropical/ Hua-Lien)/ Kogne-Sengan/ Agariko Daiou/ Sono Ki Ni Nareba/ Gulyasleves/ The Sprinter/ Clarence/ Gindoro No Ki/ etc. Bonus Track: TouHou Bijin/ ■Isato's first live performance DVD. Includes 17 songs which were selected by Isato himself. Running time: 60 minutes. out of stock


◆ISATO NAKAGAWA with Musashino Revue / ANO-HI NO KAZE Live 2007 [DVD/58 minutes]  4,500 JPY

 Songs: Prologue〜Freight Train/ Kichijoji 1972/ Deep River Blues/ Willin'/ Danran/ Ame/ Tsubuyaki/ Hokkikou/ Ano-hi No Kaze/ The Weight/ I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry/ The City Of New Orleans/ Seikatsu No Gara/ Horizon/ Aozora [Instrumental]/ ■Isao and his group's live performances; Running time: 58 minutes; Released in 2007 out of stock


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