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eddstarr
When I was a little boy I was only vaguely aware of the hatred many Americans still held for Japan and the Japanese people.

And yet, only a few years after WWII, Japanese popular culture was already establishing itself with a younger generation in America. What I'm suggesting is that the rise of Japanese pop culture was already well advanced long before the 80's and the signs were all around me - I was simply too young at the time.


My parents and grandparents watched in horror as my older sister fell for a handsome young man with an amazing hit song from 1963. 

This is the little song that conquered the world.

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Mr Magic
Yeah, the Japanese had quite an effect on American music. Have you ever listened to Pat Suzuki?

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eddstarr
thecrow174 wrote :

Yeah, the Japanese had quite an effect on American music. Have you ever listened to Pat Suzuki?

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WOW!

Pat's version is waay better than Eartha Kitt's take on the song. Did you notice that Pat really shows off her range and stylings? She is an example of the kinda talent that Broadway and Hollywood made famous. Love the way talented artists play with a song to make it their own.
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Vaporman87
Music could do what few other things could, and that's make people forget their prejudices. If the music was good, it conquered just about everything. I'm glad that Japanese pop culture became so influential here, and that we embraced it. It is just so fun!
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Superman
Here's something appropriate for the season...

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eddstarr
Another song this season of family joy brings to my mind is Frank Sinatra and Al Bundy!
 

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Superman
Nice one, Edd. Here's another one of my favorite Christmas oldies.

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