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Author:  Timothy Love [ Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:05 am ]
Post subject:  Why was it Japan that invented the Karaoke concept and not A

What is it that made the concept invented in Japan first rather than the UK or the USA which are the countries that typically make these revolutionary advances in music?Did the leadng countries of English language lack specific cultural tendencies that delayed them from inventing the singing machines?

Author:  Alan B [ Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Why was it Japan that invented the Karaoke concept and n

Japan has always been at least 10 years ahead of us when it comes to technology. They introduce and market new technology and we adopt it.

Author:  jdmeister [ Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why was it Japan that invented the Karaoke concept and n

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The first karaoke machine was invented by Japanese musician Daisuke Inoue in Kobe, Japan in 1971, to practice singing, however Inoue admits to not creating the name “karaoke”. A Japanese entertaining group created the phrase after an orchestra went on strike and a machine was used instead to play the music. “Karaoke” translates to “empty orchestra”.


The above being said, we here in the US had Saturday morning "Sing Along" in movie theaters. (Follow The Bouncing Ball On The Screen) As I recall, it was in the 1950s, possibly earlier.

Author:  jdmeister [ Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Why was it Japan that invented the Karaoke concept and n

Also, This.

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From 1961 to 1966, the American TV network NBC carried a karaoke-like series, Sing Along with Mitch, featuring host Mitch Miller and a chorus, which superimposed the lyrics to their songs near the bottom of the TV screen for home audience participation. The primary difference between Karaoke and sing-along songs is the absence of the lead vocalist.

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