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Friday, January 9, 2015

Sayuri Kokusho -- Ohkii Neko (大きい猫)

A few months ago, I observed through an article for another late 80s aidoru tune that quite a number of Japan's cute bubblegum pop singers mixed in some international influences through their composers. When I was coursing through YouTube today, I just came across this song by Sayuri Kokusho(国生さゆり).

"Ohkii Neko" (Big Cat) has that ever-comforting polished Bossa Nova beat provided by composer Jun Sato(佐藤準)with Yasushi Akimoto(秋元康)writing the words about how much Kokusho wants to cuddle that cute feline. Knowing Kokusho's musical output only through the two other songs that are listed here on the blog, it was a nice switch hearing this pleasantly light ballad. The song was a track on her 2nd album, "Balance of Heart", which was released in February 1987 and peaked at No. 2 on Oricon.

The above is a fine karaoke version.

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