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Sunday, June 10, 2012

1981 Kohaku List of Singers (32nd edition)



Since I wrote about the Kohaku Utagassen yesterday, I decided to write down the list of the Red and White teams from that fateful year....for me, anyways. The above video is for Masahiko Kondo's (近藤真彦)"Gingiragin ni Sarigenaku" although not from the Kohaku itself.






Red Team

Naoko Kawai                 Smile for Me                           1st time
Hitomi Ishikawa              Machibuse                              1st time
Kazuko Matsumura         Kaette Koi Yo                         1st time
Mizue Takada                Namida no Jitterbug                 4th time
Seiko Matsuda               Natsu no Tobira                      2nd
Kiyoko Suizenji              Yuuake no Umi                         17th
Miyuki Kawanaka            Futari Zake                             1st
Rumiko Koyanagi            Tasogare no Love Call              11th
Chiyoko Shimakura         Housenka                               25th
Mieko Makimura             Michizure                               1st
Mayumi Itsuwa              Revival                                   2nd
Ikue Sakakibara             Shining Love                           4th
Junko Sakurada            This is a Boogie                        8th
Los Indios and Silvia       Uso yo Kon'ya mo                    2nd
Mina Aoe                      Anata ni Yurarete                   15th
Naoko Ken                    Bossa Nova                            5th
Sayuri Ishikawa              Namida no Yado                      5th
Hiromi Iwasaki                Sumire Iro no Namida              7th
Sachiko Kobayashi          Mayoi Michi                           3rd
Harumi Miyako               Uki Kusa Gurashi                    17th
Aki Yashiro                    Ushiro Kage                           9th
Masako Mori                  Kanashimi Honsen Nihon-kai     9th



White Team

Masahiko Kondo             Gingiragin ni Sarigenaku               1st time
Toshihiko Tahara            Kanashimi  2 (TOO) Young        2nd time
Joji Yamamoto              Michinoku Hitori Tabi                1st time
Hiromi Go                     O-yome Samba                       9th time
Masao Sen                   Boukyou Sakaba                      9th
Haruo Minami                Yuki no Wataridori                   24th
Hideki Saijo                   Gypsy                                   8th
Youichi Sugawara           Bojou                                   15th
Frank Sakai                   Omae ni                               25th
Takashi Hosokawa           Itsuka Dokoka de                   7th
Akira Terao                   Ruby no Yubiwa                     1st
Toshiyuki Nishida            Moshimo Piano ga Hiketanara   1st
Yuzo Kayama                 Kimi to Itsumade mo              8th
Kenji Sawada                 Stripper                               9th
Hideo Murata                 Namida Zaka                        20th
Tetsuya Ryu                  Okubita Bojou                       1st
Goro Noguchi                 Uragiri Kozou                       10th
Kenji Niinuma                 Mataseta ne                         6th
The Cool Five                Onna Konuka Ame                10th
Shinichi Mori                  Inochi Ataete                       14th
Hiroshi Itsuki                  Jinsei Kakurenbo                  11th
Saburo Kitajima             Kazeyuki Nagare Tabi             19th

For the actual Japanese characters behind this list, you can go straight to the NHK website.
The romanization matches the original order of the list on the site.      


4 comments:

  1. Hi J-Canuck

    ohhh you are soo fast..lol
    some interesting names here..like
    Kazuko Matsumura and Kawai Naoko..
    Was Kaette Koi Yo Kazuko the most popular hit?

    See ya
    makoto-gawa

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  2. Hi, Makoto-gawa.

    Yes, it was a very interesting mix...probably helped raise my interest in kayo kyoku and J-Pop. Not sure which song was the song of the night, though. But my personal favourites were Akira Terao and Hiromi Go. Have you seen a lot of the Kohakus?

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  3. Hi J-Canuck

    I have seen few late '80 and few early '90 Kohaku shows..from old tape recordings..somehow the recent ones kept me away..I only pick up names he he..

    keep writing!
    makoto-gawa

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  4. Hey, Makoto-gawa.

    Yeah, I think my keenest period for the Kohaku was pretty much from 1981 to 1986. But I still watch the show on New Year's Day here while I eat my o-zouni and o-sechi just to get an idea of who the popular acts are.

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