|Released||May 27, 2005|
Mika is Mika Todd‘s first music release after graduating from Hello! Project. She had joined P-PRO Entertainment agency in 2005, and released this mini-album covering famous jazz songs by artists like James Moody, Roberta Flack and Etta James. The song "You Took My Breath Away" is an original written and composed by Mika Todd. The album is produced by Shiro Gutzie, and was recorded at Superb Records Studio in Los Angeles, on April 18th and April 23rd, 2005. Johnny Todd (her father, a jazz pianist) did all the arrangements for the tracks.
- Medley: The Look of Love (Dusty Springfield cover) / Killing Me Softly (Roberta Flack cover)
- Moody's Mood for Love (James Moody cover)
- You Took My Breath Away
- At Last (Etta James cover)
- Pick Yourself Up (cover from the film Swing Time)
Album Information Edit
Medley: The Look of Love / Killing Me Softly
Lyrics: Hal David / Norman Gimbel | Music: Burt Bacarach / Charles Fox | Arrangement: Johnny Todd
The Look of Love is a cover song, released in 1967 and originally sung by English pop singer Dusty Springfield. Killing Me Softly is also a cover song, released in 1973 by Roberta Flack.
Moody’s Mood for Love
Lyrics: Eddie Jefferson | Music: James Moody | Arrangement: Johnny Todd
This track is a cover of James Moody’s song of the same name. It was originally released in 1952.
You Took My Breath Away
Lyrics & Music: Mika Todd | Arrangement: Johnny Todd
Lyrics & Music: Mack Gordon, Harry Warren | Arrangement: Johnny Todd
This track is a cover song, released in 1960 and originally sung by Etta James.
Pick Yourself Up
Lyrics: Dorothy Fields | Music: Jerome Kern | Arrangement: Johnny Todd
This track was written for the film Swing Time (1936), where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Roger