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Friday, May 27, 2016

EPO -- Yokogao (横顔)

Glad that I could find this video since the song is perfect for the warm sunny day we're having today. It really does feel like al fresco-friendly summer weather in the Six.

EPO provided her cover of the Japanese pop standard "Yokogao" (Profile) as originally done by Taeko Ohnuki(大貫妙子)for her 1978 album "Mignonne". EPO's cover was placed on her 1987 album of covers "Poptracks" which I wrote about several months ago. Instead of the whimsical jazz and the delicate voice that Ohnuki had provided in the original, EPO brought her strong pop-happy vocals to her version although that light and breezy air has still been retained. Mind you, some jazz guitar enters near the end.

Hope all of you enjoy the weekend.

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