I was never quite sure about the GAP outfit that Minako Yoshida（吉田美奈子）was sporting for the cover for her 3rd album "Flapper" from March 1976 but I don't have much in the way of doubt when it comes to the music that she was providing. I've been seeing her as the Queen of J-R&B and even as far back as the mid-1970s, Yoshida gave some good groove.
One example is the refreshing track "Asa wa Kimi ni" (The Morning to You) whose instruments start off representing waking up on a nice sunshine-y day in the city. I would love to have this playing on the stereo rising up on a good morning in a Toronto high-rise condo by Lake Ontario, but there is nothing wrong with my bedroom either since it does face east. Some nice musical orange juice, this is.
|I was only halfway filling this breakfast|