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Saturday, October 14, 2006

A Slice of The North ............................

A long overdue selection of Northern Soul from yours truly .....

Roll back the carpet !!

No one can take your place - Inspirations
Wait till I get to know you - Bobby Treetop
Nothing can compare to you - Velvet Satins
I love her so much (it hurts) - Majestics

If you ever walked out of my life - Dena Barnes
She's wanted - Larry Clinton
Since you left - Inticers
Strange change - Herb Ward
I'll pay the price - Moses Dillard & The Dynamic Showmen


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Mini Mini Girl: Kanai Katsuko

Kanai Katsuko released a number of popular singles during the seventies including “Tanin No Kankei” [Love With A Stranger; 1973) and “Ningen Morou” (Human Condition; 1974). Kanai was born in the Japanese Occupied Territory of Tien Tzin in 1945. Joined the “Nishino Ballet Dan” Talent Agency in 1953. Got her big break as a regular on the NHK variety program “Uta No Grand Show” (The Grand Singing Show; 1964). It was there that she would meet the rest of the singers and dancers that would eventually form the “Nishino Bellet Dan Go Nin Musume”. After “Zero Zero Kunoichi”, Kanai went on to star in various Musicals and Stage Plays and also released a couple more singles.
Thank you ChaChaSheila for the photo!

Kanai Katsuko - Mini Mini Girl