Posted 4 years ago
Jazz and folk singer Ryoko Moriyama got her start in the 1960s and scored a number of hits in Japan. This top 10 LP (in Japan) finds Moriyama traveling to Music City and enlisting the help of harmonica great Charlie McCoy. It's more of a 60s-style chamber pop LP than a country record with tracks like "Honey," "Frank Mills" (from Hair) and a few Japanese numbers, but she does get out of town with a version of Green Green Grass of Home. I bought this album mainly for the cover, but I throw it on every now and again. Moriyama, by the way is still active today, and as lovely as ever, it would seem.