Artist: Maki Asakawa Title Of Album: Collection Year Of Release: 1970-2015 Label: Express / Eastworld Country: Japan Genre: Jazz Vocal, Acid Folk, Blues Quality: FLAC (tracks) Bitrate: Lossless Time: 12:34L29 Full Size: 4.07 gb WebSite: wikipedia
Jazz and blues vocalist, lyricist, and composer Maki Asakawa (????) was born on January 27, 1942, in Ishikawa Prefecture. After a short stint working at the town office in her small village, she headed for Tokyo to pursue music. She started by playing at United States military bases and cabarets, where she refined her style, which was largely informed by Billie Holiday and Mahalia Jackson. Asakawa released her first EP, Tokyo Banka, on the Victor imprint in 1967. In 1968, Asakawa got her big break when she appeared for three days running at the Shinjuku underground theater known as Sasoriza, a project of underground playwright Shuji Terayama. Shortly thereafter, she signed with Toshiba (currently EMI Music Japan), making her official major label debut in July 1969 with Yo ga aketara / Kamome. Since then, Asakawa has consistently released music and appeared live, garnering praise for her unique interpretation of jazz and blues.
1970 - Asakawa Maki no Sekai - 1992 1971 - Maki II - 2011 1972 - Maki Live - 2011 1972 - Blue Spirit Blues - 2011 1973 - Ura Mado MAKI V - 2011 1974 - MAKI VI - 2011 1978 - Sabishii Hibi - 2011 1980 - ONE MAKI XI - 2011 1982 - My Man - 2011 1982 - CAT NAP - 2011 1983 - Who's Knocking on my Door - 2011 1986 - America no Yoru - 2011 1991 - Black [320 kbps] 1995 - Darkness I 2015 - Maki Asakawa