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“Keiko Kimura – Good Morning”

“Keiko Kimura – Good Morning”
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Keiko Kimura debuted in 1988 with the album “Style”. Since then, 6 singles, and 4 original, 1 best albums has been released until now.
(Wikipedia, Keiko Kimura)

In 1991, she formed a Bossa Nova unit “Quelqu’un”(somebody) with Haruo Kubota and released 3 albums till 1993.

She is also known as a collector of the vintage “Barbie” dolls, which were exclusively produced and marketed in Japan in the 1960’s.

A photo book of her collection was published in the US in 1994 under the title of “Barbie in Japan(Amazon)” from “Hobby House Pr Inc” authored by Keiko Kimura.

The small column of the Barbie dolls used to be here, but has been moved to the separate page, because it is a litle long.

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“5 Oldest Bars of New Orleans – History and Tour” 

“5 Oldest Bars of New Orleans – History and Tour” 

 
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“True” By Spandau Ballet

“True” By Spandau Ballet

True” is a song by the English band Spandau Ballet. It was released on 14 April 1983 as the third single from their third studio album of the same name. The song was written by band member Gary Kemp.

The song was a huge worldwide hit, peaking at number one in the UK Singles Chart on 30 April 1983 for four weeks, becoming the sixth biggest selling single of the year, and charting highly in 20 other countries. It is Spandau Ballet’s biggest hit and their only major hit in the U.S., reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 in the autumn of 1983 and topping the adult contemporary chart for one week.

In 1985, the band performed the song during Live Aid. A new mix by Tony Swain and Gary Kemp was released in 2002 on the compilation album Reformation.

On 30 April 2008, the single celebrated its 25th anniversary, and in honour, EMI released a brand new True EP on 5 May 2008, which included the original single, the new mix found on Reformation and the remastered album version, plus a live recordings of “True” and “Gold” from the last show of the group’s 1983 tour at Sadlers Wells.

A notable omission is that Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp did not perform on the track, rather a bass synthesizer was used instead. However, Kemp would play in his capacity for future live performances.

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Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics

Here Comes The Rain Again Eurythmics

“Here Comes the Rain Again” is a 1983 song by British duo Eurythmics. It was written by group members Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart and produced by Stewart. The song was released on 12 January 1984[1] as the third single in the UK from the album Touch and in the United States as the first single. It became Eurythmics’ second Top 10 U.S. hit, peaking at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Here Comes the Rain Again” hit number eight in the UK Singles Chart, becoming their fifth consecutive Top 10 single in that country.

 
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A-Ha – Take On Me 

A-Ha – Take On Me 

Take On Me” is a song by Norwegian synthpop band A-ha. The self-composed original version was produced by Tony Mansfield, and remixed by John Ratcliff. The second version was produced by Alan Tarney for the group’s debut studio album Hunting High and Low (1985). The song combines synthpop with a varied instrumentation that includes acoustic guitars, keyboards and drums.

The original “Take On Me” was recorded in 1984 and it took two versions and three releases to finally chart in the United Kingdom, reaching number two on the UK Singles Chart in October 1985. In the United States in October 1985, the song became the only A-ha song to reach the top position of the Billboard Hot 100, due in no small part to the wide exposure on MTV of its innovative music video, directed by Steve Barron. The video features the band in a pencil-sketch animation method called rotoscoping, combined with live action. The video won six awards and was nominated for two others at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.

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 “Spirit in the Sky” Norman Greenbaum

 “Spirit in the Sky” Norman Greenbaum

Norman Joel Greenbaum (born November 20, 1942) is an American singer-songwriter. He is best known for writing and performing the 1969 song “Spirit in the Sky“.
Greenbaum was born in Malden, Massachusetts. He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish household and attended Hebrew school at Congregation Beth Israel.[1] His initial interest in music was sparked by southern blues music and the folk music that was popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He performed with various bands in high school and studied musicat Boston University for two years. In college he performed at local coffeehouses but eventually dropped out and moved to Los Angeles in 1965.

Greenbaum is best known for his song “Spirit in the Sky“. The song, with its combination of ‘heavy’ guitar, hand-clapping, and spiritual lyrics, was released by Warner Bros. Records in 1969. It sold two million copies in 1969 and 1970,[3] and received a gold discfrom the R.I.A.A. It has subsequently been used in many films, advertisements, and television shows.[3]

Although “Spirit in the Sky” has a clear Christian theme, Greenbaum was and remains an observant Jew.[4][5]Greenbaum says he was inspired to write the song after watching country singers singing a song on television. In an interview Greenbaum stated that western movies were the real inspiration for “Spirit in the Sky”:[6]

Norman Greenbaum: If you ask me what I based “Spirit In The Sky” on … what did we grow up watching? Westerns! These mean and nasty varmints get shot and they wanted to die with their boots on. So to me that was spiritual, they wanted to die with their boots on.

Ray Shasho: So that was the trigger that got you to write the song?

Norman Greenbaum: Yes. The song itself was simple, when you’re writing a song you keep it simple of course. It wasn’t like a Christian song of praise it was just a simple song. I had to use Christianity because I had to use something. But more important it wasn’t the Jesus part, it was the spirit in the sky. Funny enough … I wanted to die with my boots on.

Though Greenbaum is generally regarded as a one-hit wonder,[4][5]several of his records placed prominently in the charts, including “Canned Ham” in 1970, which reached number 46 on the Billboard pop chart. In 1966,[7] under the name Dr. West’s Medicine Show and Junk Band, he recorded the novelty hit “The Eggplant That Ate Chicago“.[7] In the 1960s Greenbaum also performed under the name Bruno Wolf with the Jim Kweskin Jug Band.[

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“Lauren Daigle – You Say”

“Lauren Daigle – You Say”

Lauren Ashley Daigle (born September 9, 1991) is an American contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter from Lafayette, Louisiana. Daigle is signed to the Centricity Music label.

 
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