Mieko Hirota – My Funny Valentine (Japanese Jazz Vinyl LP)
A funky masterpiece that conveys the enthusiasm of the times, produced with the top members who lead Japanese jazz.
Hiromasa Suzuki’s arrangement is also wonderful.
Mieko Hirota (Vocal)
Hiromasa Suzuki (Arrangement, Conductor, Piano, etc.)
Akira Ishikawa (Percussion, etc.)
Ken Muraoka (Tenor Sax, Flute, etc.)
Yasushi Ichihara (Drums)
Akira Okazawa (Bass)
Takao Naoi (Guitar)
Tsunehide Matsuki (Guitar)
Isao Eto (Bass)
Original Edition: SP-7008 (Released on May 10, 1976)
Debuted in 1961 with “Kids Janaino”. After that, he made a series of big hits of cover pop such as “Vacation”.
In 1964, the first transfer to Columbia, “Tears that disappeared in the sand,” became a big hit, and in 1965, he became the first Japanese singer to participate in the Newport Jazz Festival.
In 1967, Kyohei Tsutsumi’s first hit, “Nagisa no Rumor,” and in 1967, “Ningyo no Ie,” became a big hit and transformed into an adult singer.
Since then, he has been active mainly in jazz, but died suddenly on July 21, 2020 due to heart failure. Year of enjoyment 73.
- 1 My Funny Valentine
- 2 Easy Evil
- 3 What’s Going On
- 4 Sweet Love
- 1 There Will Never Be Another You
- 2 You Are As Light As Rain
- 3 day dreaming
- 4 My Love