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    Kaye Eunsook  
    Ayako Fuji  
    Natsuko Godai  
    Sayuri Ishikawa  
    Miyuki Kawanaga  
    Saburo Kitajima  
    Kaori Kozai  
    Nobue Matsubara  
    Hibari Misora  
    Harumi Miyako  
    Yoko Nagayama  
    Mitsuko Nakamura  
    Miyako Ohtsuki  
    Fuyumi Sakamoto  
    Chiyoko Shimakura  
    Aya Shimazu  
    Kiyoko Suizenji  
    Toshimi Tagawa  
    Aki Yashiro  
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  • Album: (CD above) Toshiba TOCT-9849, Title: "Best Collection", Songs: 7, performance: 5, 16 songs, 1997, price no longer marked on my copy.

       Kaye Eunsook, as far as I know, is of Korean ancestry, which you might guess by her name. (Korean pronunciation "Gye Eunsug".) In person she sings in a gown, not a kimono, and her songs don't have a lot of the characteristics of Enka, so perhaps she could be described as "near-Enka". However, she always sings in Japanese. Her style is fairly Westernized, and her voice has an immediately recognizable sound to it. She has a good touch with song dynamics and conveys a lot of feeling. In some ways I don't rate her performance as high as others, but on the other hand she has some really great material on this album. Having songs from good songwriters makes a difference. There are a couple of songs which are duets with a male singer, and one where she has a choir backup. All in all, a fine album.

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