Saturday, August 15, 2015
Sayuri Kokusho -- Summer Blue
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Back on Thursday night, I wrote an article about Bread & Butter's relaxing song "Summer Blue" as I was commenting on the fine summer weather for getting together with a few buds for some brewskis at the outdoor section of the bar. Well, I didn't exactly do that today but I did enjoy catching the latest in the Marvel Cinematic Universe's franchise "Ant-Man" today with a good friend, sipped some Iced Chocolates at the nearby cafe before his wife arrived from work so that all of us could have a delicious Italian dinner.
Strangely enough, I came across another "Summer Blue". This was sung by late 80s aidoru Sayuri Kokusho（国生さゆり）for her 1988 4th album, "Summer Snow", and instead of the laid-back vibe enjoyed by a couple of older folk for B&B's "Summer Blue", Kokusho's namesake song has that young spirited feeling of running along the beach. After listening to it a couple of times, I think it's a notch up on the usual aidoru song with the Latin-tinged synths sounding like something that I would have associated with an early Miki Imai（今井美樹）contribution. Kokusho's high-pitched vocals kept it in the aidoru arena for me. Kudos to writer Yuriko Mori（森由里子）and composer Minoru Komorita（小森田実）.