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Friday, April 7, 2017

Hiroshi Mizuhara -- Kuroi Ochiba (黒い落葉)

If I'm not mistaken, the first Hiroshi Mizuhara(水原弘)article was for his big hit "Tasogare no Beguine"(黄昏のビギン)from 1959.

Well, this time, I'm taking care of the flip side which was actually the A-side of the 45", "Kuroi Ochiba" (Black Fallen Leaves). Written and composed by same duo behind "Tasogare no Beguine", lyricist Rokusuke Ei(永六輔)and composer Hachidai Nakamura(中村八大), this song is more of the conventional bluesy Mood Kayo about some poor guy walking the streets of Ginza without anyone hanging onto his arm anymore while the leaves are coming down (I guess the area was a lot a leafier in those days). The title says it right there...falling leaves or anything autumnal in the kayo and it'll usually be about lost love.

It's just a karaoke cover at the very top and an empty karaoke version here but I still wanted to have this represented on the blog, if only to provide a Mood Kayo that doesn't involve life in a bar or sung flirtation.

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