Okumura Chiyo – Love Thief

Japanese movies, especially crime and pinky violence (ピンキー・バイオレンス) from the 60s and 70s, have made me appreciating Japanese jazz, enka, and kayōkyoku music. Although, I don’t think this was used in any movie, one of my favorite songs is Love Thief (恋泥棒) performed by Okumura Chiyo (奥村チヨ). Here is a rare music video which features the first 2 of the 3-minute song. Unfortunately, I don’t know the origin of this video nor if a complete version exists. But you can listen to a full audio version of the song here. Love Thief (恋泥棒) is part of the Love song trilogy. Listen to the other two songs: Love Slave (恋の奴隷) and Love Crazy (恋狂い).

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