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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Ikue Sakakibara -- Kaze wo Mitsumete (風を見つめて)

I actually discovered this one from one of my Twitter feeds for 80s Japanese pop music a couple of days ago. Ikue Sakakibara's(榊原郁恵)14th single, "Kaze wo Mitsumete" (Look at the Wind) from December 1979 sounds more like a summer song than something released closer to Christmas time, but thanks to lyricist/composer Ami Ozaki(尾崎亜美)and arranger Tetsuji Hayashi(林哲司), and the brilliantly sunny delivery by Ikue-chan herself, beaches and bikinis are more the images that come to mind.

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