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Friday, July 22, 2016

Kumi Showji with Chikuzen Sato -- Neverfading Love

Kumi Showji(障子久美)is a singer-songwriter from Shiga Prefecture whose name and visage I've seen in the pages of "Nihon no Josei Singer-Songwriter"(日本の女性シンガー・ソングライター...Japan's Female Singer-Songwriters)a few times but I never bothered to find out any of her material. But then, I came across this soulful little ballad with her and Sing Like Talking's Chikuzen Sato(佐藤竹善)called "Neverfading Love".

A track on her 5th album, "Scope of Soul" from 1993, I realized that I will always be a sucker for that urban contemporary/jazz arrangement, and when you have such nice vocals by Showji and Sato...well, perhaps it's time to give some of her YouTube videos more of a look-see. From what I've seen of her J-Wiki profile, Showji, who also wrote and composed "Neverfading Love", was mostly active in the 1990s, releasing 8 original albums and 7 singles.

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