Kōzō Murashita

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Kōzō Murashita
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Background information
Native name 村下 孝蔵
Birth name Murashita Kōzō
Born (1953-02-28)February 28, 1953
Minamata, Kumamoto, Japan
Died June 25, 1999(1999-06-25) (aged 46)
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Singing, guitar
Years active 1980–99
Labels Sony Music Japan
Associated acts Akira Sudou, Yūzō Kayama
Website Sony Music Japan

Kōzō Murashita (村下 孝蔵, Murashita Kōzō?, February 28, 1953 – June 24, 1999) was a Japanese singer-songwriter who was born in Minamata, Kumamoto, Japan. He died of a stroke during a rehearsal in 1999.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Titles listed as: A side / B side (year, other info)

  • Tsuki Akari / Matsuyama Yuki Ferry (1980)
  • Shun'u / Kajin (1981)
  • Kikyō / Miseinen (1981)
  • Yūko / Kagerō (1982)
  • Hatsukoi / Oka no Ue kara (1983, a remake of Hatsukoi was used as the opening theme for the final episode of anime series Boys Be..., performed by Yuka Imai
  • Odoriko / Fuyu Monogatari (1983)
  • Shōjo / Karen (1984)
  • Yume no Tsuzuki / Nigaoe (1984)
  • Kazaguruma / Shiawase no Jikan (1986)
  • Negai / Tomarigi (1986, Negai was used in a commercial for "Myōjō Charumera")
  • Hi Damari / Shiroi Hana no Saku koro (1987, Hi Damari was a theme song for the Fuji TV anime series Maison Ikkoku)
  • Aishū Monogatari: Aishū ni Sayonara / Utsukushi Sugiru Mistake (1987)
  • Kaze no Tayori / Neko (1988, Kaze was an image song for Akai Hane Kyōdō Bakin)
  • Hatsukoi Mini Album (1988, includes Hatsukoi, Odoriko, Yūko, Shōjo and Shun'u)
  • Hatsukoi / Shōjo (1989)
  • Yūko / Odoriko (1989)
  • Sonnet / Kinjirareta Asobi (1990)
  • Akina / Takahashi (1991)
  • Kono Kuni ni Umarete Yokatta / Kitaku (1991, Kono Kuni was used in a House Shokuhin commercial for "Tokusensei Wasabi")
  • Hitotsubu no Suna / Hitorigoto (1992)
  • Romance Car / Pinball (1992)
  • Hatsukoi / Yūko / Akina (1993)
  • Tsuretette / Ringo demo Issho ni (1994)
  • Hatsukoi / Odoriko (1995)
  • 16-sai / Anata Odorimasen ka (1996)
  • Dōsōkai / Sunao (1998)

Albums[edit]

  • Sore zore no Kaze (1979, independent label)
  • Kiteki ga Kikoeru Machi (1980, along with Tsuki Akari, his debut album)
  • Izuko e (1981)
  • Yume no Ato (1982)
  • Hatsukoi: Asaki Yumemishi (1983)
  • Kajin (1984)
  • Hanazakari (1984)
  • Kazaguruma (1986)
  • Hi Damari (1987)
  • Kajin II (1987)
  • Koibumi (1988)
  • Nogiku yo    Boku ha... (1989)
  • Seiryō Aichōban (1990)
  • Shin Nihon Kikō (1991)
  • Na mo nai Hoshi (1992)
  • Ai Sareru tame ni (1994)
  • Ringo to Lemon (1995)
  • Dōsōkai (1999, memorial album)
  • Shinobi Aruki no Tasogare ni (1999)
  • Ramune to Peach Sandal (2000)
  • Yume no Kiroku (2000)
  • Junjō Karen (2001, contains rare recordings from his amateur days)
  • Tanabata Yasōkyoku (2005, singles best album, 7th anniversary memorial album)
  • Tsukimachi Aishūka (2005, collection of "live" recordings, includes a DVD)

Video releases[edit]

  • Junjō (2001, DVD/VHS)

Lyrics anthology[edit]

  • Hatsukoi: Asaki Yumemishi

References[edit]

External links[edit]