Champloose

Shoukichi Kina & Champloose (喜納昌吉&チャンプルーズ, Kina Shōkichi ando chanpurūzu) is a Japanese band from Okinawa blending traditional Okinawan music with a strong Western rock influence. Their name is apparently derived from the word for a traditional Okinawan stir-fry, chanpuru. Singer and lead songwriter Shoukichi Kina's electric sanshin was a particularly distinctive part of their sound. First major single was the classic "Haisai Ojisan" (Hey, old man), written while Kina was still in high school but not a hit until a few years later, in 1972. Later, Champloose's version of the Okinawan folk song "Jin Jin" (Firefly) was a minor hit in British discos, and their ballad "Hana" (Flowers), with vocals by Kina's wife, became a weepy favourite in many Asian countries.

Their first, self-titled album, released in 1977, remains a Japanese folk-rock classic.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Earth Spirit 1991 CD, Album
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Blood Line 2003 CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Champloose Renaissance 1992 CD, Album
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - Shoukichi Kina & Champloose (Live in Okinawa,1977) 2002 CD, Album, Reissue
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - ニライカナイ Paradise 1990 CD, Album, Promo
Shoukichi Kina & Champlúse* - Blood Line 1980 Vinyl, LP, Album
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - Blood Line 2016 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
Shoukichi Kina & Champlúse* - すべての人の心に花を 1980 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Blood Line 1995 CD, Album, Reissue
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - Blood Line 2016 2016 CD, Album, Remastered
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - ハイサイおじさん 1977 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Introducing 1992 CD, Compilation
Shoukichi Kina And Champloose - The Music Power From Okinawa 1991 CD, Album
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Champloose Renaissance 1992 CD, Album
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Blood Line 1989 CD, Album, Repress
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Blood Line 1989 CD, Album
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Earth Spirit 1991 CD, Album, Promo
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - The Best Of Shoukichi Kina & Champloose 1996 CD, Compilation
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - すべての武器を楽器に 1997 CD, Album
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Champloose Renaissance 1992 CD, Album, Promo
喜納昌吉* と 喜納チャンプルーズ* - ハイサイおじさん / 馬車小引ちゃ 1972 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - Rainbow Movement 1995 CD, Album
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - 喜納昌吉 & チャンプルーズ 2018 Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - 喜納昌吉&チャンプルーズ 1994 CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo
Shoukichi Kina And Champloose - The Music Power From Okinawa CD, Album, Reissue
Shoukichi Kina & Champlúse* - Blood Line 1980 Vinyl, LP, Album
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - ニライカナイ Paradise 1990 CD, Album
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - In Love 1992 CD, Album
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - ジンジン 1980 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - すべての人の心に花を 1990 CD, Mini, Single
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - 喜納昌吉&チャンプルーズ 1977 Vinyl, LP, Album
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - 喜納昌吉&チャンプルーズ 1989 CD, Album
Shoukichi Kina And Champloose - The Music Power From Okinawa 1991 CD, Album, Reissue
Shoukichi Kina and Champloose - The Music Power From Okinawa 2002 CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
No Image 喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - 喜納昌吉&チャンプルーズ 1989 Vinyl, LP, Album, Jukebox
Shoukichi Kina & Champlúse* - Blood Line 1980 Cassette, Album
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - ニライカナイ Paradise 1990 CD, Album
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - ハイサイおじさん 1977 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Promo
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - 喜納昌吉&チャンプルーズ 1977 Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - 喜納昌吉&チャンプルーズ 2002 CD, Album, Reissue
Shoukichi Kina And Champloose - The Music Power From Okinawa CD, Album, Reissue
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - ジンジン 1980 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Promo
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - ハイサイおじさん 1977 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose - Earth Spirit 1991 CD, Album
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - ジンジン 1980 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
喜納昌吉* & チャンプルーズ* - 喜納昌吉&チャンプルーズ 1977 Vinyl, LP, Album
Shoukichi Kina & Champloose, Tomoko Kina - 沖縄 Dance Mix 1991 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Single
Shoukichi Kina & Champluse* Vocals: Tomoko Kina Guitars: Ry Cooder - Subete No Hito No Kokoro Ni Hana O (Flowers For Your Heart) 1985 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single

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