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Tatsuro Yamashita

Band,
Singer of Jazz and Pop

Singer-songwriter and producer, born 4 February 1953. Husband of Mariya Takeuchi. Heavily influenced by American jazz, soul & big band music, his first album, Add Some Music To Your Day, containing cover versions of songs by the Beach Boys and other golden age American songs, is now extremely rare & sought-after. His major debut came in 1976 with Circus Town, which was recorded in New York and Los Angeles, the former with the participation of famed conductor & arranger Charlie Calello. His popular breakthrough came in 1980 with the release of Ride On Time, whose title track peaked at #3 on the Oricon singles chart and was used in a TV ad for Maxell audio cassettes featuring Yamashita. He is probably best-known for composing & performing his 1983 song "Christmas Eve", which appeared on his album Melodies that year and was notably covered by Pentatonix for the Japanese release of their That's Christmas To Me album.

        
Members
PortraitDave Samuels
vib, mar *1948 US
PortraitJon Faddis
tr *1953 US
Emanuel Green
str, vn 1907-1983 US
PortraitJeff Mironov
g, eg *1949 US
PortraitWayne Andre
tb 1931-2003 US
PortraitWill Lee
b *1952 US
PortraitRandy Brecker
tr, fh *1945 US
PortraitRomeo Penque
fl, sax 1916-1985 US
PortraitGene Orloff
vn, str 1921-2009 US
PortraitGeorge Young
ts, as
PortraitDavid Taylor
tb *1944 US
PortraitBilly Joe Walker Jr.
g, acg 1952-2016 US
PortraitJimmy Maelen
perc, cng
PortraitLou Marini
fl *1945 US
Pat Rebillot
key *1935 US
PortraitJohn Tropea
g *1946 US
PortraitJerry Yester
bvoc *1943 US
PortraitJohn Hobbs
key, p US
PortraitAllan Schwartzberg
dr *1942 US
PortraitJim Seiter
perc
PortraitKenny Altman
b, bvoc
PortraitJohn Seiter
dr, voc *1944
Popular Tracks   
ノスタルジア・オブ・アイランド on PACIFIC by Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita
キスカ on PACIFIC by Haruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita

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Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2018Album
ミライのテーマ / うたのきしゃTatsuro Yamashita2018Single
RebornTatsuro Yamashita2017Single
Come Along 3Tatsuro Yamashita2017Compil.
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2017Album
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2016Album
Cheer Up! The SummerTatsuro Yamashita2016Single
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2015Album
She's A Super Lady / Love Talkin'Luther Vandross / Tatsuro Yamashita2015Single
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2014Album
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2013Album
Christmas Eve (30th Anniversary Edition)Tatsuro Yamashita2013Single
Opus All Time Best 1975-2012Tatsuro Yamashita2012Compil.
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2012Album
Ray Of HopeTatsuro Yamashita2011Album
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2011Album
街物語Tatsuro Yamashita2010Single
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2010Album
僕らの夏の夢/ミューズTatsuro Yamashita2009Single
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2009Album
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2008Album
ずっと一緒さTatsuro Yamashita2008Single
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2007Album
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2006Album
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2005Album
Can't Get Out Of The Game / DancerNicole Wray / Tatsuro Yamashita2005Album
SonoriteTatsuro Yamashita2005Album
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2004Album
Tatsuro Yamashita Official Fan Club 10th Anniversary Meeting 2003Tatsuro Yamashita2003Album
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2003Album
Merry Christmas from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2002Album
RaritiesTatsuro Yamashita2002Compil.
The RCA/AIR Years LP Box 1976-1982Tatsuro Yamashita2002Compil.
X'mas Message from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita2001Album
Tatsuro Yamashita Presents X'mas SongsTatsuro Yamashita, Mariya Takeuchi1999Single
Love Can Go The DistanceTatsuro Yamashita1999Single
TATSURO YAMASHITA PRESENTS X'mas SongsTatsuro Yamashita1999Compil.
On The Street Corner 3Tatsuro Yamashita1999Album
Tatsuro Yamashita Presents X'mas SongsTatsuro Yamashita, Mariya Takeuchi1999Compil.
アトムの子Tatsuro Yamashita1999Single
Heron / ヘロンTatsuro Yamashita1998Single
いつか晴れた日にTatsuro Yamashita1998Single
CozyTatsuro Yamashita1998Album
Stand In The LightTatsuro Yamashita, Melissa Manchester1996Single
Dreaming GirlTatsuro Yamashita1996Single
世界の果てまでTatsuro Yamashita1995Single
TreasuresTatsuro Yamashita1995Compil.
パレードTatsuro Yamashita1994Single
Jungle SwingTatsuro Yamashita1993Single
Season's GreetingsTatsuro Yamashita1993Album
X'mas Message from Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita1992Album
ArtisanTatsuro Yamashita1991Album
さよなら夏の日 / モーニング・シャインTatsuro Yamashita1991Single
Best Pack 山下達郎Ⅱ 1979-1982Tatsuro Yamashita1990Compil.
クリスマス・イブTatsuro Yamashita1990Single
Endless GameTatsuro Yamashita1990Single
新・東京ラプソディ / ザ・ガール・イン・ホワイトTatsuro Yamashita1989Single
Joy -Tatsuro Yamashita LiveTatsuro Yamashita1989Album
おやすみロージーTatsuro Yamashita1989Single
僕の中の少年/The Girl In WhiteTatsuro Yamashita1988Single
僕の中の少年Tatsuro Yamashita1988Album
Get Back In LoveTatsuro Yamashita1988Single
踊ろよ、フィッシュTatsuro Yamashita1987Single
Rock'N Funk TatsuTatsuro Yamashita1987Compil.
踊ろよ、フィッシュTatsuro Yamashita1987Single
Southward BoundTatsuro Yamashita1987Album
作品集Tatsuro Yamashita, Eiichi Ohtaki1986Compil.
Amapola / You Make Me Feel Brand NewTatsuro Yamashita1986Single
Pocket MusicTatsuro Yamashita1986Single
Christmas EveTatsuro Yamashita1986Single
On The Street Corner 2Tatsuro Yamashita1986Album
Rock'N Funk TatsuTatsuro Yamashita1986Compil.
Pocket Music = ポケット・ミュジックTatsuro Yamashita1986Album
Ballad For YouTatsuro Yamashita1986Compil.
土曜日の恋人Tatsuro Yamashita1985Single
風の回廊Tatsuro Yamashita1985Single
CM全集 Vol. 1 (First Selection)Tatsuro Yamashita1984Compil.
Big WaveTatsuro Yamashita1984Album
Come Along IITatsuro Yamashita1984Compil.
山下達郎/南佳孝作品集 (New Music Instrumental)Tatsuro Yamashita / Yoshitaka Minami1984Compil.
Tatsuro CollectionTatsuro Yamashita1984Compil.
Big WaveTatsuro Yamashita1984Single
MelodiesTatsuro Yamashita1983Album
高気圧ガールTatsuro Yamashita1983Single
スプリンクラーTatsuro Yamashita1983Single
Greatest Hits! OfTatsuro Yamashita1982Compil.
For YouTatsuro Yamashita1982Album
9 Minutes Of Tatsuro YamashitaTatsuro Yamashita1982Single
Loveland, IslandTatsuro Yamashita1982Single
Down TownSugar Babe / Tatsuro Yamashita1982Single
あまく危険な香り / Music BookTatsuro Yamashita1982Single
Ride On TimeTatsuro Yamashita1980Single
Ride On TimeTatsuro Yamashita1980Album
On The Street CornerTatsuro Yamashita1980Album
My Sugar BabeTatsuro Yamashita1980Single
From NiagaraTatsuro Yamashita1980Compil.
永遠のFull Moon / Funky Flushin'Tatsuro Yamashita1979Single
MoonglowTatsuro Yamashita1979Album
Let's Dance Baby / BomberTatsuro Yamashita1979Single
Let's Kiss The SunTatsuro Yamashita1979Single
Go Ahead!Tatsuro Yamashita1978Album
Space Crush/MarieTatsuro Yamashita1978Single
PacificHaruomi Hosono, Shigeru Suzuki & Tatsuro Yamashita1978Album
It's A Poppin' TimeTatsuro Yamashita1978Album
SpacyTatsuro Yamashita1977Album
Circus TownTatsuro Yamashita1976Album
Windy LadyTatsuro Yamashita1976Single
Ride On Time キャンペーンTatsuro YamashitaCompil.
僕の中の少年Tatsuro YamashitaSingle
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