Hibari Misora

Hibari Misora (美空 ひばり, Misora Hibari, May 29, 1937 – June 24, 1989) was a Japanese singer, actress and cultural icon. She received a Medal of Honor for her contributions to music and for improving the welfare of the public, and was the first woman to receive the People's Honour Award which was conferred posthumously for giving the public hope and encouragement after World War II.

Misora recorded 1,200 songs, and sold 68 million records. After she died consumer demand for her recordings grew significantly and by 2001 she had sold more than 80 million records. Her male contemporary was Michiya Mihashi and although he was more popular as a singer, Misora's movie career made her more popular with the general public. Her swan-song "Kawa no Nagare no Yō ni" (川の流れのように) is often performed by numerous artists and orchestras as a tribute to her, including notable renditions by The Three Tenors (Spanish/Italian), Teresa Teng (Taiwanese), and Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan (Mexican).

Each year there is a special on Japanese television and radio featuring her songs. A memorial concert for Misora was held at the Tokyo Dome on November 11, 2012. It featured numerous musicians such as Ai, Koda Kumi, Ken Hirai, Kiyoshi Hikawa, Exile, AKB48 and Nobuyasu Okabayashi amongst others, paying tribute by singing her most famous songs.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 柔の男 / 書生気質 1965 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - それでも私は生きている 1971 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
美空ひばり* = Misora Hibari* - 傑作集 第4集 = Hit Songs Vol. 4 1955 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, EP
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 別れの宿 / 浮き草ふたり 1980 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Hibari Misora = 美空ひばり* - 歌は生きている ~美空ひばりゴールデン・ヒット・アルバム~ 1965 Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 悲しい酒 1978 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 柔の男 / 書生気質 1965 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 芸道一代 1967 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 太陽と私 / 星空の微笑み 1968 Vinyl, 7"
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 柔の男 / 書生気質 1965 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 思い出の鞄 1972 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 悲しい酒 / 真実一路 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Stereo
No Image Hibari Misora = 美空ひばり* - 歌は生きている ~美空ひばりゴールデン・ヒット・アルバム~ 1965 Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 唇に花シャッポに雨 1968 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - びばりの博多夜船 = Hibari No Hakatayobune 1967 Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 浪曲渡り鳥 = Rokyoku Wataridori 1972 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 芸道一代 1967 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 柔 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Stereo
美空ひばり* - のれん一代 1965 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* - 歌は我が命 第4集 = Uta Wa Waga Inochi Vol. 4 1970 Vinyl, LP
美空ひばり* - 歌は我が命 第3集 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
美空ひばり* - ロカビリー剣法 / 花笠道中 1958 Shellac, 10", 78 RPM, Single
Hibari Misora - Hibari In Los Angeles 1974 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
美空ひばり* - 浪曲渡り鳥 / 新しい笛 1972 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 悲しい酒 / 真実一路 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Stereo
Hibari Misora = 美空ひばり* - 歌は生きている ~美空ひばりゴールデン・ヒット・アルバム~ 1965 Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Stereo
美空 ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 真赤な太陽 / やさしい愛の歌 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 悲しい酒 / 真実一路 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 太陽と私 / 星空の微笑み 1968 Vinyl, 7"
Hibari Misora = 美空ひばり* - 歌は生きている ~美空ひばりゴールデン・ヒット・アルバム~ 1965 Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Promo, Test Pressing, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 悲しい酒 / 真実一路 1965 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 悲しい酒 / 真実一路 1965 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - ある女の詩 / 思い出の鞄 1972 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 雨にぬれても 1966 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 太陽と私 / 星空の微笑み 1968 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 少しの間サヨウナラ 1968 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
Hibari Misora = 美空ひばり* - 歌は生きている ~美空ひばりゴールデン・ヒット・アルバム~ 1965 Vinyl, LP, Album, Compilation, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - ある女の詩 / 思い出の鞄 1972 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 悲しい酒 / 真実一路 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, Stereo
美空ひばり* - 魂 / 鳴呼舟がくし 1969 Vinyl, 7", Single
美空ひばり* - 歌は我が命 第3集 1969 Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
美空ひばり* - 美空ひばりの流し唄 1974 Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo
美空ひばり* - 魅力のすべて Vol.3 酒・恋・涙 1982 Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo, Mono
Hibari Misora - ミソラヒバリ リズム歌謡を歌う 1949-1967 2006 CD, Compilation
美空ひばり* - 不死鳥 In 東京ドーム 1988 Cassette, Album, Stereo
美空ひばり* - さすらい東京/酔いどれ子守唄 1973 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
美空ひばり* - 芸能生活30周年記念歌謡曲50年第4集 1975 Vinyl, LP
美空ひばり* - 不死鳥 1988 CD, Album, Promo
美空ひばり* - 美空ひばりオリジナル全曲集 その24 1978 Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Stereo

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