Well, I've got a couple of surprises concerning singer-actress Lily （りりィ）coming up, but let's first get onto her most successful song, shall we? I came across "Watashi ga Naiteimasu" (I'm Crying) through one of the albums from the "Good Times Diva" series that I have, and as soon as I checked YouTube out for the song, I remembered the husky vocals and the slightly jazz-inflected folk.
Lily was born Saeko Kamata（鎌田 小恵子....I'm hoping I'm pronouncing the family name correctly）in Fukuoka Prefecture in 1952 but moved to Tokyo when she was in Grade 3 of elementary school. Her career in show business started as a child model and then metamorphosed into that of a singer in 1972. A couple of years later, she would come out with "Watashi ga Naiteimasu", a song that she wrote and composed herself for release in March 1974 as her 4th single which became her biggest hit, peaking at No. 3 on Oricon and selling close to a million records.