Now here are two impressive torch songs from the early seventies for ya. As far as I know, Maki Asakawa's back catalogue is currently out of print, resulting in steep prices on the second-hand market. So it would be very much appreciated if some cool reissue label took on the complete oeuvre of this fine jazz and blues singer (1942-2010) from the land of the rising sun pronto.
Maki Asakawa - Yo Ga Aketara
Maki Asakawa - Gin House Blues