Say hello to Mack! He was the person that Massimo from the previous post who was searching for Japanese Promos w/ obi’s, trusted to help him find and identify them. And without trying to judge a book by its cover, it’s not hard to look at Mack, with his effortlessly cool rock-and-roller bed-head and understated goatee, his rusty dog-tags and thought-provoking leather-covered guitar pick pendant, his concert festival style bracelet, his funky colored, but sensibly comfortable city-style Asics, and finally his mustard-brown Credence Clearwater Revival Raglan T-shirt, and know that he was the right man for the job. But there are ever better reasons Massimo trust to help him find those records, but before I mention that, a sidenote about the Raglan T-Shirt.

The “Raglan T-shirt” gets its name from the “Raglan sleeve” which gets ITS name from FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, who is said to have worn a coat with this style of sleeve after the loss of his arm in the Battle of Waterloo. The Raglan sleeve is one that extends in one piece fully to the collar, leaving a diagonal seam from underarm to collarbone. Bonus Fact: The raglan mid-length sleeve T-shirt, also known as the “Baseball Shirt” has been made famous by, and loved by ball players who have worn it. Why you ask? Because the absence of the top shoulder seam gives the arms better mobility to throw, catch, field, and hit the ball. Pretty cool.

So back to Mack here. The other reason that Massimo trusted him, other than his great taste in style is that Mack is a music industry professional and has worked on the tours of Clapton, Jeff Beck, Mariah Carey, Def Leopard, and Santana to name a few that I remember him telling me. This was probably the reason he was scoring 3 Santana promos, as well as Bowie’s killer Let’s Dance, and Simon and Garfunkel’s Concert in Central Park, also both promos!

Great to meet you, fellas! Thanks for all your time and smiles!

More Tokyo Record Style on the way!

Simon & Garfunkel – The Concert In Central Park
Label: Geffen Records – 36AP 2271~2
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo, Gatefold
Country: Japan
Released: 1982
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock, Classic Rock

David Bowie – Let’s Dance
Label: EMI America – EYS-81580
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Country: Japan
Released: 1983
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock

Santana – Marathon
Label: CBS/Sony – 25AP 1628
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo
Country: Japan
Released: 1979
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Latin
Style: Jazz-Rock

Devadip Carlos Santana – The Swing Of Delight
Carlos Santana – The Swing Of Delight album cover
Label: CBS/Sony – 35AP 1907~8
Format: 2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve
Country: Japan
Released: 1980
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Latin
Style: Jazz-Rock

Carlos Santana – Oneness, Silver Dreams – Golden Reality
Label: CBS/Sony – 25AP 1337
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Country: Japan
Released: 1979
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Funk / Soul
Style: Jazz-Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Free Funk

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