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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Rajie -- Hold Me Tight

Rajie (nee Atsuko Souma....相馬淳子) is another singer that I only found out about via "Japanese City Pop". "Hold Me Tight" is the first track on her 1977 album, "Heart to Heart", notable for being produced by Yukihiro Takahashi(高橋幸弘), drummer for the yet-to-become famous Yellow Magic Orchestra. This song itself was composed and half-written by Takahashi.

I've given it a couple of listens already, and although it's no classic, it's a pleasant enough example of City Pop of the time....has those disco strings and bass.

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