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Akiko Nakamura - Hit Album


Available on vinyl for the first time since 1984, Ship to Shore PhonoCo. and Light in the Attic are proud to present Akiko Nakamura’s Hit Album!

Born in Chiba, Japan, Akiko Nakamura gained notoriety as a singer and actress during the 1960’s and 1970’s. Starting as a beauty pageant contestant, she soon ventured into music, taking inspiration from the garage rock of the late 1960’s.

Hit Albumis an early J Pop rarity that shows the true size, scope and diversity of 60’s pop, containing a mix of covers and original songs (by Hiro Yokoi and Hirooki Ogawa). Collaborating with Japanese band “The Jaguars,” their hit single “Nijiirono Mizuumi” (featured on this release) went to #3 on the Japanese Pop Charts. Other album highlights include her beautiful rendition of the counterculture classic “San Francisco.” 

Available on limited edition purple vinyl, don’t miss your chance to own this J Pop gem!

Side A

1. Nijiirono Mizuumi
2. San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)
3. Taiyouni Koishite
4. Ai no Negai
5. La La La La La
6. Blue Chateau

Side B

1. Sunano Juujika
2. Wakare
3. Mujoo
4. Flower Tokyo
5. Yumemite Itai
6. I Dig Rock 'n Roll Music