I've been a fan of Japanese popular music for over 35 years, and have managed to collect hundreds of CDs during that time. So I decided I wanted to talk about Showa Era music with like-minded fans. My particular era is the 70s and 80s (thus the "kayo kyoku"). The plus part includes a number of songs and artists from the last 20 years and even some of the early stuff. So,let's talk about New Music, aidoru, City Pop and enka. (Sorry but music163 is now dead so ignore those links.)
I would like to give credit where credit is due. Videos are from YouTube and other sources such as NicoNico while Oricon rankings and other information are translated from the Japanese Wikipedia unless noted.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
All-Points Bulletin: Name This Tune
I have another mystery song for us to find a singer and a title. Received a message on the Contact Form and the sender was asking about the following tune.
I've listened to the long excerpt a couple of times but haven't been able to identify it so I'm putting it out there to the "Kayo Kyoku Plus" masses. It definitely sounds City Pop and the tone seems rather 1970s. As for the singer, I'm guessing it could be Kimiko Kasai（笠井紀美子）or Hitomi Tohyama（遠山ひとみ）with me leaning more towards Kasai since she debuted in the 1970s.
Anyways, if any of you can name this tune, let me know.