Ayako Hosokawa - To Mr. Wonderful - 180g Vinyl LP

Japanese Import

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2022 reissue

Japanese Import 180g Vinyl LP
From the Original Master Tapes.

At the age of 14, Ayako Hosokawa was already performing in the American military clubs in Japan, picking up the English language by singing international pop songs of that time. Now, she represents feeling and soul within her songs, no matter whether she sings in English or Japanese. After her marriage, she moved to the United States and was discovered and sponsored by Earl "Fatha" Hines. She found enthusiastic fans touring San Francisco, Las Vegas, Montreal and lots of places in California, performing in the clubs, local radio stations or on TV. In the '80s, she started a roving life between the United States and Japan. Due to her recordings for TBM and performances for radio stations and on TV, she became one of the best-known pop and jazz singers throughout her country.

Backed by a terrific band, Ayako tackles some of the most memorable jazz standards of all time on the 1977 release To Mr. Wonderful. Couple this with spectacular sonics for a memorable and beautiful album.

Ayako Hosokawa     vocals
Shoji Yokouchi     guitar
Konosuke Saijo     tenor sax
Tsuyoshi Yamamoto     piano
Isoo Fukui     bass
Tetsujiro Obara     drums
Yoshihisa Tamano     1st violin
Mihoko Morioka     2nd violin
Toshio Yokoi     viola
Kazuo Okamoto     cello

Side A:

    Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
    Our Love Is Here To Stay
    My Foolish Heart

Side B:

    Bridge Over Troubled Water
    When You Smile
    Mr. Wonderful
    Feel Like Makin' Love
    The Lady Is A Tramp


    180g Vinyl
    Ayako Hosokawa Collection
    2022 Reissue
    From the Original Master Tapes
    Recorded June 9 & 10, 1977 at Epicurus Studios, Tokyo
    Obi Strip
    Japanese Import



SKU 4988044072787
Barcode # 4988044072787
Brand Three Blind Mice

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