|Birth name||Tomoko Asahina|
March 20, 1937 |
Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
|Genres||Jazz, rock and roll, pop|
|Associated acts||Chiemi Eri, Hibari Misora,
Masataka Matsutoya, Haruomi Hosono
Izumi Yukimura (雪村 いづみ Yukimura Izumi?, born March 20, 1937) is a Japanese popular singer and actress.
Yukimura made her debut with the song "Omoide no Warutsu" (想い出のワルツ "Till I Waltz Again with You"?) in 1953. Her style of singing varied from jazz to rock and roll. She became one of the three most popular female singers in the early postwar Japan, along with Chiemi Eri and Hibari Misora.
Eri, who died in 1982, and Misora, who died in 1989, also recorded songs with Yukimura as a group in the 1950s, but those recordings had not been released for about 50 years because they each belonged to separate record labels. In 2004, their album including those songs was finally released for the first time.
- Alice in Wonderland (1951) (theme song for the Japanese release of Disney film)
- So Young, So Bright (ジャンケン娘 Janken musume) (1955)
- Romantic Daughters (ロマンス娘 Romansu musume) (1956)
- Arashi (1956)
- The Badger Palace (大当り狸御殿 Oatari tanukigoten) aka The Princess of Badger Palace (1958)
- Hanayome-san wa sekai-ichi (1959)
- The Laughing Frog (2002)
- "Hara, 82, to hang up saxophone". The Japan Times. 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
- (Japanese) "Super Generation". Columbia Music Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
- (Japanese) "三人娘 半世紀ぶりにＣＤで集結". Sports Nippon. 2004-06-23. Archived from the original on 2004-06-26. Retrieved 2009-02-11.
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