A voice that spans generations… She will never be forgotten.
As a child, I would watch Japanese variety shows. I was mesmerized by this beautiful woman who would dress up as a samurai warrior and sing these wonderful songs. At the time I didn't know her name, or what the songs were about. It wasn't until years later when I asked my mom if she remembered who the woman was, and she told me it was Hibari Misora. Sadly, I was too young at the time to truly appreciate her when she was alive, but now, years later, I still find that I am mesmerized by her voice (and also, on those rare occasions that I can catch a glimpse of her old films, by her image on-screen as well). Thank you so very much Apple, for bringing such a wonderful talent to the U.S. iTunes. (I still hold out hope that someday her old films will be available on iTunes as well. Please…) :)