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 - 芸道一代 1967 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
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 - 柔 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 - 別れの宿 / 浮き草ふたり 1980 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* = Hibari Misora - 浪曲渡り鳥 = Rokyoku Wataridori 1972 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
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 - 悲しい酒 / 真実一路 1965 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"
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 - 柔の男 / 書生気質 1965 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* = Hibari Misora - 悲しい酒 / 真実一路 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, 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 - 柔の男 / 書生気質 1965 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, 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 - それでも私は生きている 1971 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
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 - 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 - 悲しい酒 / 真実一路 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue, 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 - 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 1965 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 - 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* = 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 - びばりの博多夜船 = Hibari No Hakatayobune 1967 Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM
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 - 雨にぬれても 1966 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* - 熱祷 (いのり) / 夜明けまで 1968 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Stereo
美空ひばり* - おまえに惚れた 1980 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM
Hibari Misora - Sings Jazz Songs - Memories Of Nat King Cole 1988 CD, Album, Stereo
美空ひばり* - 歌のハイライト 1966 Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM
美空ひばり* - 博多夜船 / 明治一代女 1977 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue
美空ひばり* - 影を慕いて 1969 Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Hibari Misora - 魅力のすべて Vol.5 映画主題歌篇 1982 Vinyl, 12", Compilation, Mono
美空ひばり* - ロカビリー剣法 = Rock-A-Billy Kempō / 花笠道中 = Hanagasa Dōchu Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Reissue
美空ひばり* - さのさ節 Vinyl, 7", Single, Reissue
美空ひばり* - ご存じ弁天小僧 1959 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Mono
美空ひばり* - 女の並木路 1968 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Promo
美空ひばり* - チャルメラそば屋 = The Soba Song 1953 Shellac, 10", 78 RPM
美空ひばり* - ベスト・セレクト 1974 Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Quadraphonic
美空ひばり* - 最後の一本 / 俺達の歌今どこに 1979 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single
美空ひばり* - ひばりの真実一路 = Hibari No Shinjitsuichiro 1966 Vinyl, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
美空ひばり* - 柔の男 Flexi-disc, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single Sided

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