One of the greatest Japanese singers of the 20th century, Asakawa Maki -- or, simply, Maki -- got her start singing at U.S. military bases and cabarets in the 1960s. (Honest Jon's has just released a survey of her recordings from the 1970s, with liner notes by Alan Cummings.)
We don't have the Honest Jon's CD yet, but we do have just shy of 20 of Maki's albums. On Wednesday, November 11, Bodega Pop Live on WFMU's Give the Drummer Radio spun a handful of great Maki tracks from our collection in the context of Japanese popular music from the twenties to the sixties, when she began her career.
Listen to the show now in the archives