Yuko Hara

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Yuko Hara
Yuko Hara.jpg
Yuko Hara at the keyboards onstage
Background information
Birth name 桑田 由子 (Yuko Kuwata née Yuko Hara)
Born (1956-12-11) 11 December 1956 (age 58)
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Genres Pop, Rock and roll, blues
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, piano, organ, synthesizers
Years active 1978–present
Labels Victor Entertainment, Victor TAISHITA Label
Website Southern All Stars

Yuko Hara (原 由子 Hara Yūko, born December 11, 1956 in Yokohama, Japan, nicknamed "Harabo") plays the keyboards for Southern All Stars.[1] She is an accomplished vocalist, and writes many of her own songs.

She is married to Keisuke Kuwata, the multi-instrumentalist frontman for the Southern All-Stars, and bandleader of the Kuwata band. They share a love of the blues. Together, they have two sons. Her parents' home is a tempura restaurant in Yokohama.

Discography[edit]

Original albums[edit]

  • Yuko Hara ga Kataru Hitotoki (はらゆうこが語るひととき When Yuko Hara Talks to You?) (1981)
  • Miss Yokohamadult Yuko Hara 2nd (1983)
  • Mother (1991)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • Loving You (1998)
  • Hallad (ハラッド Haraddo?) (2010)

Cover Albums[edit]

  • Tokyo Tamoure (東京タムレ?) (2002)

Singles[edit]

  • "I Love You wa Hitorigoto" (I Love Youはひとりごと I Love You Is a Soliloquy?) (1981)
  • "Usagi no Uta" (うさぎの唄 Rabbit Song?) (1981)
  • "Tanjōbi no Yoru" (誕生日の夜 Birthday Night?) (1982)
  • "Koi wa, Gotabō Mōshiagemasu" (恋は、ご多忙申し上げます Love Means Busyness?) (1983)
  • "Yokohama Lady Blues" (横浜 Lady Blues?) (1983)
  • "Ajisai no Uta" (あじさいのうた Hydrangea Song?) (1987)
  • "Girl" (ガール Gāru?) (1988)
  • "Kaiju no Uta" (かいじゅうのうた Monster Song?) (1988)
  • "Tameiki no Bell ga Naru Toki" (ためいきのベルが鳴るとき When the Sighing Bell Rings?) (1988)
  • "Aishite Aishite Aishichatta no yo" (愛して愛して愛しちゃったのよ I've Loved You Loved You Loved You So Much?) (1990) (with Inamura Orchestra)
  • "Heart Setsunaku" (ハートせつなく The Heart Is Painful?) (1991)
  • "Jin Jin" (じんじん?) (1991)
  • "Makeru na Onna no Ko!" (負けるな女の子! Girls, Don't Give Up!?) (1991)
  • "Minna Ii Ko" (みんないい子 Everyone's a Good Kid?) (1997) (with Shingo Katori)
  • "Namida no Tenshi ni Hohoemi o" (涙の天使に微笑みを Smiling at the Angel of Tears?) (1997)
  • "Yume o Chikatta Ki no Shita de" (夢を誓った木の下で Under the Tree Where We Swore to Our Dreams?) (2007) (as Harafūmi, with Fūmidō)
  • "Yume o Arigatō" (夢をアリガトウ Thank You for the Dreams?) (2009)

Radio Drama[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harris, Craig. "Biography: Southern All Stars". Allmusic. Retrieved 25 May 2010. 

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