MASA SUMIDE

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You can enjoy Masa Sumide's great performances on YouTube.

Love At First Bite in Hong Kong by Masa Sumide on YouTube (from "HALF & HALF" CD)

DREAMING OF YOU by Masa Sumide on YouTube (from "Believe in Me" CD)

SWING TIME by Masa Sumide on YouTube (from "Believe in Me" CD)

TOPAZ by Masa Sumide on YouTube (from "Happy Together" CD)

KAMIKAZE by Masa Sumide on YouTube (from "Born to Groove" CD)

 Japan's premier solo guitarist
 Masa Sumide made an impressive debut in 1975 as a member of a three piece band called SIGNAL with the first single sold more than 800,000 copies in Japan. Until the disbandment of the group in 1983 they continued to delight the fans with 14 singles and 7 albums, which were all published by major labels.
 Masa changed his style to solo guitar after relocating to Australia in late 1996. From then on he literally put his body and soul into honing his skill, trying to come up with a style of his own. The end result is the unique one-man-band approach that is groovy, percussive, inventive and dazzling as well. Tuck Andress of Tuck & Patti spoke of Masa’s playing in the highest terms after listening to his music.
 With an abundant supply of creative energy Masa has continued to release one album a year ever since he put out his first solo guitar album “Treadin’ Easy” in 1999.
 Masa Sumide is now based in Japan and is trying to spread the good word around on fingerstyle guitar music.....

 

This is Pooh Yokocho, Inc.'s website that introduces one of the greatest fingerstyle guitarists in Japan, Masa Sumide. We have been distributing many other Japanese fingerstyle guitarists' self-produced albums and music/tab books for 45 years since 1973.

Please send us your order for Masa's CDs, Tab books and DVD to our email address.

Masa Sumide's brand new album!!
New MASA SUMIDE / 一声十色・六弦十色 [2CDs]     \5000

MASA SUMIDE / GOOD COMPANY 2 [CD] 《CD&TAB BOOK》     \5400

MASA SUMIDE / Back To Basics [CD]             3,000 JPY
 
All 15 tracks: Say The Word/ Too Hot To Handle/ A Night To Remember/ Am I Blue/ Massa Nova/ The Water Is Wide/ Happy Heart/ Short Short Story/ Will You Be Mine?/ Close Your Eyes/ Missing You/ Make It Funky/ Live It Up/ [Bonus Tracks] Kanashii Iroyane/ Soshu Yakyoku/
 We are looking forward to your purchase order!!

Masa Sumide's Beatles cover album for solo guitar!!
MASA SUMIDE / Masa Sumide Plays the Beatles [CD]    CD-SLCD-3014  3,024 JPY
All 16 tracks: Come Together/ Eleanor Rigby/I Feel Fine/ Girl/ The Night Before/ Got To Get You Into My life/ Something/ Michelle/ And I Love Her/ Can't Buy Me Love/ I Will/ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/ Don't Let Me Down/ Yesterday/ Help!/ The Long and Winding Road/ ■This is Masa's very first Beatles cover album "Masa Sumide Plays the Beatles". Masa's wonderful arrangements on the 16 Beatles' hit songs as above will knock you out!! Release date: Jan. 16, 2013.
 We are looking forward to your purchase order!!

Masa Sumide's latest solo guitar album!!
MASA SUMIDE / HALF & HALF [CD]       CD-SLCD-3011  2,700 JPY
 All 14 tracks: Golden Sunrise/ With You By My Side/ Into The Fire/ Chasing The Sun/ What Is Love/ Something Blue/ Cool Drive/ Love At First Bite in Hong Kong/ Message in a Bottle/ Close Is Enough/ Holiday/ One Lonely Night/ Precious Moments/ Joie De Vivre/ ■The 14 tracks includes 7 slow ballads and 7 up-tempo groove tunes. We are looking forward to your purchase order!!

Hideaki "Pooh" Matsuoka's comments on the new CD available in PDF. Please check it out by clicking the banner below, thanks!

2011年2月3





日発売!「住出勝則 / Believe in Me」全曲解説PDFファイルを開く

◆MASA SUMIDE / Believe in Me (CD)        CD-SLCD-3009 3,086 JPY


■Masa Sumide's 13th solo guitar album. released in 2011.
 All 15 songs are his original compositions for solo acoustic fingerstyle guitar. You can click the banner as above to read a full copy of the liner notes for the new album which is written in English.
1 Nightfall [4:28]
2 Alive and Kickin' [3:09]
3 Maiko-han Boogie [2:50]
4 Ten to One [3:18]
5 Swing Time [3:10]
6 Believe in Me [3:52]
7 Happy Ending [4:03]
8 Sunny Afternoon [4:21]
9 Love Dance [3:55]
10 Autumn [3:38]
11 Escape [2:52]
12 Spice! [3:09]
13 Dreaming of You [3:15]
14 Blue Water [3:31]
15 Gentle Rain [4:18]
Total Time: 54:11


◆MASA SUMIDE / GOOD COMPANY (CD)       3,086 JPY

 All 15 tracks: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road [Elton John]/ Just The Way You Are [Billy Joel]/ Part Time Lover [Stevie Wonder]/ Penny Lane [The Beatles]/ Arthur's Theme [Christopher Cross]/ I Can't Tell you Why [Eagles]/ Black Cat [Jenet Jackson]/ Smile [Theme from silent Movie "MODERN TIMES" by Charles Chaplin]/ Autumn Leaves/ Kimi was Bara Yori Utsukushii (You are much beautiful than Rose) [Akira Fuse]/ Genki wo Dashite (Cheer Up) [Mariya Takeuchi]/ Akai Sweetpea (Red Sweetpea) [Seiko Matsuda]/ Yasashii Kiss wo Shite (Kiss Me Tender) [Dreams Come True]/ Monkey Magic [Godiego]/ Olivia wo Kiki Nagara (Listening to Olivia) [Anri]/  
■Masa's 12th album. He covers 15 of rock and pops' big hit songs such as Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", Billy Joel's "Just The Way You Are", Eagles' "I Can't Tell you Why", The Beatles' "Penny Lane". Also he selected some big hit tunes from Japanese pops music with beautiful melodies and Jazz standard tune "Autum, Leaves". This is a must item for all of acoustic fingerstle guitar music fans.
 If you have any question or inquiry about this album, please
email us.
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Kazumi Watanabe
I take my hat off to Masa for his creative ability and harmonic sense, not to mention his outstanding playing technique. With his groovy arrangement, Masa weaves a new dimension into the hit songs of our day and makes you feel good.
Sheldon Schwartz :
This isn't a sleepy collection of cover tunes...it's a guitar playing tour de force. There're some totally smoking tunes on there like Black Cat and beautiful pieces like your arrangement of Penny Lane. From covers that I've heard other people do, I wasn't really expecting this. It is spectacular. The arrangements actually transcend the original versions and become your own songs in a way. NICE GOING!


MASA SUMIDE and SHUN KOMATSUBARA / When You Wish Upon A Guitar (CD)   3,086 JPY

Two of the grestest Japanese fingerstle guitarists, Masa Sumide and Shun Komatsubara made it!! Their first album will be released in the end of November, 2008. Includes 11 tracks. 5 acoustic guitar solos by Masa Sumide and 5 acoustic guitar solos by Shun Komatsubara. Besides, their duet song, The Eagles' "DESPERADO"as a bonus track is played by both of them.
1) Kumo no Sukima Kara by Shun Komatsubara
2) SIMPLE LIFEby Masa Sumide
3) STILL CRAZY FOR YOU by Shun Komatsubara
4) I WILL WAIT FOR YOU by Masa Sumide
5) YOU RAISE ME UP by Shun Komatsubara
6) NO MORE TEARS by Masa Sumide
7) Suzume by Shun Komatsubara
8) YOU ARE MY RAINBOW by Masa Sumide
9) Umi no Mieru Machi by Shun Komatsubara
10) Kotoba ni Dekinai by Masa Sumide
11) DESPERADO <Bonus track> Masa Sumide and Shun Komatsubara


CD
◆MASA SUMIDE / CAT and MOUSE ('09)   \3,086 JPY

 All 15 tracks: Desire/ Fun-key Talkin'/ Let Yourself Go/ Spider/ Call Me Old-fashioned/ Million Ways to Love You/ My Very Own Mirror Ball/ Take It or Leave It/ You're You and I'm Me/ Roller Coaster/ Cat and Mouse/ Keep The Faith/ Silk/ Uki Uki/ Sakura/ ■All 15 brand new original songs. Released on March 14, 2009


◆MASA SUMIDE / Born to Groove (CD)    3,086 JPY

 All 14 tracks: Born To Groove/ Kamikaze/ Gravity/ Now and Then/ Swan Song/ Sweet Nothings/ All That Jazz/ One Day in Paris/ Won't You Lead Me There/ Funk Rag/ Under The Moon/ Ninja Boogie/ Tug of Time/ Winter's Tale/ ■Masa's 10th solo album. Release in February, 2008.


●MASA SUMIDE / Happy Together (CD)     3,086 JPY Sold-0ut

 All 14 tracks: Happy Together/ 7th Heaven/ Dragon/ Promises Promises/ True Love/ The Way I Feel For You/ Good Times Forever/ Topaz/ Midnight Blue/ Tell Me Why/ Survivor/ Easy To Love/ Sunday Morning/ All Smiles/
Released in 2007


●MASA SUMIDE / You Are Gold (CD)     3,086 JPY Sold-0ut

 All 15 tracks: Out Of The Blue/ 50/50/ Night Groove/ You Are Gold/ Between A Rock & A Hard Place/ When Jazz Meets The Blues/ Green Tea For Two/ That Feeling Of Love/ Mirage/ Disco Queen/ I Will Always Remember/ Satori/ Reason To Hope/ More Than A Dream Come True/ Say No More/
Released in 2006


●MASA SUMIDE / House of Hits (CD)     3,086 JPY

 All 13 tracks: Sweet Memories/ UFO/ Michelle/ I Can't Go For That/ Somebody Stole My Gal/ Reminiscing/ You Are The Sunshine Of My Life/ Neutron Dance/ etc.
Released in 2005


●MASA SUMIDE / Groove Files (CD)        2,800 JPY

 All 13 tracks: Tightrope/ If Dreams Had Wings/ Liquid Fire/ I'll Watch Over You/ After The Rain/ Dancer's Delight [Venus〜That's The Way〜Pick Up The Pieces〜Venus]/ Slice of Heaven/ Romance/ Blues for Joe/ Hop, Step & Funk/  Night Moves/ Jade/ Keep Rockin'/
Released in 200
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●MASA SUMIDE / Play Me Like A Guitar (CD)      3,086 JPY

 All 12 tracks: Manhattan Cool/ Play MeLike A Guitar/ Summer's End/ Dreamer/ Shall We Swing?/ Thought We Were In Love/ Prayer For The Lonely/ Soul Nite/ Purple Rose/ Butterfly/ Wombat's Big Day Out/ When You Smile/
Released in 2003


●MASA SUMIDE / Ain't Life Grand? (CD)     2,800 JPY

 All 11 tracks: Ain't Life Grand?/ Acoustik Funk/ If I Know The Way/ Gentle Persuasion/ Don't Turn Me Off/ Homecoming/ Breathless/ Afterglow/ It Takes Two/ Groove Thing/ This Side Of Eden/
Released in 2002


●MASA SUMIDE / The Collection (CD)      2,800 JPY Sold-0ut

 All 15 tracks: Mister Blue/ Treadin' Easy/ Blues in "E"/ Night Rider/ Little Min/ Nobody Knows/ How Many Tomorrows/ Groovy Kind of Woman/ Night Groove/ Addicted To Swing/ Paris Rag/ She's A Groover/ When Jazz Meets The Blues/ Skinny Dog Boogie/ One Heart/
Released in 200
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●MASA SUMIDE / TREADIN' EASY (CD)       2,800 JPY

 All 14 tracks: Mister Blue/ The Chase/ Treadin' Easy/ Blues in "E"/ Into The Soul/ Dreamscape/ Beware of The Cat
/ Little Min/ Nobody Knows.../ Night Rider/ Tokyo Blues/ Swing Out Loud/ Under The Cherry Tree/ Echoes
Released in 1999



◆MASA SUMIDE / Starlight Kiss(CD)         1,646 JPY

 All 6 tracks: The Stranger(Billy Joel)/ Layla(Eric Clapton/Jim Goodon)/ Tears in Heaven(Eric Clapton)/ Come Together(John Lennon/Paul McCartney)/ Smooth Operator(Sade/William)/ Starlight Kiss(Masa Sumide)/
Released in 2004


Previously released two albums which are not listed here, such as "COOL EXPOSURE" and "SHADOW DANCER", are currently out-of-prints and all of them are no longer available.

GUITAR TRANSCRIPTION [TAB BOOK]
MASA SUMIDE / The Best of MASA SUMIDE GUITAR BOOK [TAB BOOK]   3,800 JPY

New front cover as aboce.

 All 20 songs: [from YOU ARE GOLD] 50/50/ Night Groove/ That Feeling of Love/ Satori/ Reason To Hope/ Say No More/ [from HAPPY TOGETHER] 7th Heaven/ Dragon/ True Love/ Topaz/ Tell Me Why/ All Smiles/ [from BORN TO GROOVE] Born To Groove/ Kamikaze/ Gravity/ All That Jazz/ One Day in Paris/ Won't You Lead Me There/ Funk Rag/ Winter's Tale/
■Masa's previously issued Tab book "The Best of MASA SUMIDE GUITAR BOOK" had been no lomger available for some years and many fans had been feeling low because of its out of print. However, folks, the Tab book was finally reissued with a brand new black front cover. This Tab book contains 20 tablature of his great original compositions from his recent three solo albums, "YOU ARE GOLD", "HAPPY TOGETHER", and "BORN TO GROOVE".


●MASA SUMIDE / GROOVE FILES [TAB BOOK]          3,000 JPY
out-of-stock

 Songs: Tightrope/ If Dreams Had Wings/ Liquid Fire/ I'll Watch Over You/ After The Rain/ Dancer's Delight [Venus〜That's The Way〜Pick Up The Pieces〜Venus]/ Slice of Heaven/ Romance/ Blues for Joe/ Hop, Step & Funk/ Night Moves/ Jade/ Keep Rockin'/


●MASA SUMIDE / Play Me Like A Guitar [TAB BOOK]       3,000 JPY

 Songs: Manhattan Cool/ Play MeLike A Guitar/ Summer's End/ Dreamer/ Shall We Swing?/ Thought We Were In Love/ Prayer For The Lonely/ Soul Nite/ Purple Rose/ Butterfly/ Wombat's Big Day Out/ When You Smile/
Item Number: TB-SDM-01
Price: 2800 Yen


DVD
◆MASA SUMIDE / SOLO GUITAR MAGIC [DVD]       3,800 JPY

 All 16 tracks: Shadow Dancer/ Soul Nite/ Where My Heart Belongs/ Yesterday/ Live and Let Die/ Starlight Kiss/ Slow Hand/ Keep Rockin/ Superstar/ Night Moves/ Intuition/ When You Smile/ After The Bain/ Tightrope/ The Angel Within/ Romance/ *Running time 80 minutes


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