I wrote about a Masayuki Kishi（岸正之）ballad the other night, and so far on the blog, I've only covered two songs performed by him and one tune that he provided 80s aidoru Marina Watanabe（渡辺真理奈）, so I can hardly say that I can gauge the man's style. But my impression was that Kishi was one of those really mellow AOR balladeers.
Well, perhaps he himself is when performing, but I came across this song composed by him and written by A-mi, which shows that he can show off some uptempo chops as well. "Natsu e no Express" (Express to Summer) is a track on Tomiko Kobayashi's（小林登美子）1st full album after 2 mini-albums, "Soul Wonderland" from September 1994.
There's barely anything about Kobayashi online (no J-Wiki article) aside from the fact that she apparently went from MOR material in her first two releases before hitting the soul music with "Soul Wonderland". As for "Natsu e no Express", it's a great summer nighttime number (heck, I think it's good for any season) for driving around to as Kobayashi herself is doing on the cover, and there is that old/new Motown feeling reminiscent of what Keizo Nakanishi（中西圭三）was doing at the same time.
Looking at another site, though, that so-called first mini-album, "Profile", looks pretty full to me.