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Posted by: bakkie Sep 8 2007, 09:45 AM

In this Hit of the week there's a recording of a unknown Japenese artist.
I've informed at a school for Japenese lessions and they could give me the name of the artist and the titel of the b-side of the record.

The artist is: Misora( beautiful sky) Hibarit
The titel of the b- side is: Watashi no boyfurendo( my boyfriend)

They couldn't tell me what the titel of the A-side was.
Maybe it's because of the symbols the use in Japan to make the letters of.

Regards Theo rolleyes.gif

Posted by: matto Sep 8 2007, 02:19 PM

Thanks so much for the info!


Matt

Posted by: Victor C. Brunswick Sep 15 2007, 11:48 PM

Thought I'd shed a little more light on this charmingly enigmatic recording. I did a search on the net for Misora Hibari and it seems that My Boyfriend is a postwar recording made in 1950 when she was 12 or 13 years old -- though the song does have a 1930s, 40s feel to it.


Misora Hibari (born Kazue Kato in 1937) was one of the most beloved Japanese pop singers. Up until her death in 1989 at age 52 she recorded some 1200-1500 songs and appeared in 60 movies. In her early movies, such as Tokyo Kid, she was a sort of Japanese Shirley Temple. She is still regarded as a major icon in Japan.


And on other cultural notes, in 1920s Japan, the Japanese equivalent of a flapper or a sheik was known as a mobo (modern boy) and moga (modern girl).



Posted by: gregoryagogo Sep 22 2007, 12:31 AM

I asked my friend Stella Grimswald to help with the Japanese translations of the record labels:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AvoraAhIjZoVOnJtTrCoZZcjzKIX;_ylv=3?qid=20070910075959AActUM8

Gregory

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