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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Miyuki Kosaka/Shiho Fujisawa -- Nuance Shimasho (ニュアンスしましょ)



I came across this cute song purely by accident last night when I just managed to traipse into one of the J-Pop Internet radio stations "70s-90s J-Pop Stream" on Twitter. Miyuki Kosaka(香坂みゆき)was a name that I heard somewhere, and at first, I had thought it was Akiko Kosaka(小坂明子)who created the 70s classic "Anata"(あなた), but of course I was wrong there. Then, it later dawned on me that the Kanagawa Prefecture-born Kosaka was actually a familiar face on the morning wide show circuit when I was living back in Japan. I never knew that she was an aidoru who sang for about 12 years from 1977 to 1989.

"Nuance Shimasho" (Let's Have Some Nuance) is Kosaka's 17th single from August 1984 that was written by Taeko Ohnuki(大貫妙子)and composed by EPO. I remember the two singer-songwriters getting together to write the funky "Magnetic Love" for Akina Nakamori(中森明菜) on her "D404ME" album from 1985, but "Nuance Shimasho" is the type of song that the two would create. The melody is a quirky piece of techno kayo...something that Ohnuki herself sang in her early 80s albums while Kosaka's high and bright delivery sounds just right for EPO to cover.


Not sure how it did on the Oricon charts, but it was used as the campaign song for a Shiseido commercial. And now, I wouldn't mind finding out a bit more about Kosaka's aidoru career.






Unfortunately, I couldn't find the exact date or year that this cover came out, but this was a pretty nice take on "Nuance Shimasho" by Shiho Fujisawa (藤澤志保)featuring hiro:n.

2 comments:

  1. I first heard Nuance Shimasho on a compilation album called "Yellow Magic Kayokyoku". The first song I ever heard on this blog is on that album - Ikue Sakakibara's "Robot"!

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    1. Hi, Ryan.

      Gonna have to search for that compilation album myself. Sounds intriguing!

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