From time to time, I get the question from folks about whatever happened to the mysterious Ms. Takako Mamiya（間宮貴子）. Well, your guess is as good as mine. I even sent a query over to Toshikazu Kanazawa at Light Mellow.com to find out if he had any ideas. Well, I'm still waiting for a reply. But my theory is that anyone who has been able to fall off the online radar like she has probably wants to stay that way.
Still, we all share in her great legacy represented by her one and only album from 1982, "Love Trip", which has now become a much sought after album for all of those City Pop enthusiasts. The entire category about Mamiya here at "Kayo Kyoku Plus" has been on her music from this particular release, and I figure that someday I will finally close the category by covering every one of the tracks from "Love Trip".
Well, tonight's entry is "Kanashimi wa Yoru no Mukou" (The Sorrow is Beyond the Night) about Jenny, 3 am, and some lingering melancholy. The instrument of note here is that groovy guitar which makes things sound a lot earlier than 3 am and places things more in a rooftop hotel bar overlooking the streets of Tokyo rather than Jenny's lonely bedroom. Still, it makes for a fine nighttime piece of AOR/City Pop while nursing a tumbler of one's favourite booze. Yoshiko Miura（三浦徳子）provided the lyrics but unfortunately I couldn't even decipher how to read the composer's kanji.