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Miyoshi Sings For Arthur Godfrey – Miyoshi Umeki Sings American Songs In Japanese

LP (Item 354174) Mercury, 1955 — Condition: Used
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An obscure American recording by Japanese vocalist Miyoshi Umeki – recorded under the aegis of Arthur Godfrey, with arrangements by Hugo Peretti! The tracks are a mixture of standards and tunes that have a slightly "eastern" feel – a bit kitsch, perhaps, but it makes for a nice album of vocal tunes with a twist that's slightly different than the usual 50s fare – and a surprising standout in the Mercury Records catalog of the time. Miyoshi sings in Japanese, which is quite a fresh sound amidst these American backings – and titles include "My Baby's Coming Home", "China Nights", "If I Give My Heart To You", "Teach Me Tonight", "I'm In The Mood For Love", and "Slowly Go Out Of Your Mind". (Black label pressing with a deep groove.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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