Monday, July 18, 2016
HIDEO MURATA - COLO SHEET BOOK + 6 FLEXI DISCS (+ ONE FLEXI DISC UNKNOWN ARTIST)
Hideo Murata (村田英雄 Murata Hideo?, January 17, 1929 – June 13, 2002) was a Japanese rōkyoku and enka singer, and an actor. He has taken part in the Kōhaku Uta Gassen 27 times.
Murata was born as a son of rōkyoku singer Senyu Hirosawa (広沢仙遊 Hirosawa Senyū?) and Tsutako Yano (矢野ツタ子 Yano Tsutako?). However, he was immediately adopted by Sumiko Deriba (出利葉スミ子 Deriba Sumiko?) and Haruo Kajiyama (梶山春雄 Kajiyama Haruo?) became his stepfather. His real name was Isamu Kajiyama (梶山勇 Kajiyama Isamu?). He studied rōkyoku under one of Kumoemon Tochuken's disciples, Kumo Sakai.
Murata was scouted by Masao Koga, debuting with "Muhōmatsu no Isshō" (無法松の一生 lit. "Life of Outlaw Pine"?) in 1958. His 1961 single "Ōshō" sold over one million copies. Along with Hachiro Kasuga and Michiya Mihashi, he became a famous enka singer and Haruo Minami was regarded as his rival. He died on June 13, 2002
You can hear him sing in many movies from Akira Kurosawa......
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Inside this booklet was also another flexi disc, beautiful, beautiful music, but I have no idea who the artist(s) is, I included it in the download, the last two songs....