Misora is a near-perfect folk masterpiece, recorded in Tokyo in 1972, alternating full-bodied arrangements (produced by Haruomi Hosono of Yellow Magic Orchestra and Happy End) with Sachiko’s lonesome guitar and pure, soaring vocals. For lovers of Judee Sill, Vashti Bunyan or Joni Mitchell.
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Sachiko Kanenobu is generally acknowledged as Japan’s first female singer-songwriter.
Discovered as an precocious 18 year old in Osaka, Sachiko was signed in 1968 to Japan’s first ever independent record company, URC (Underground Record Club), who changed Japan’s musical landscape irrevocably in the late 60s and early 70s with artists like Happy End, Folk Crusaders and [...]