Mitsu (Sakai Miki) meets Yoshioka (Watabe Atsuro) on Christmas and spends the night with him. But their happiness comes to an end quickly when Mitsu is dignosed with leprosy, and needs to be transferred to a sanitarium. Yoshioka dares not visit her. Fortunately, the pitiable Mitsu receives the warmest greeting from the people in the sanitarium. She decides to stay even after finding out her diagnosis was mistaken. She realizes her own identity there as Yoshioka eventually hurries to the sanitarium for her.
Live to Love finds Gerald Albright returning to urban R&B, turning in an album of laid-back, polished soul and smooth jazz. Several vocalists, including Albright's daughter Selina, his longtime partner Will Downing, and the Whispers' Walter and Wallace Scott, contribute their skills to these well-crafted tracks. The vocal cuts form the core of Live to Love, making it more of interest to an urban audience than to fusion jazz fans, although there are a few instrumental interludes as well. However, the key thing distinguishing Live to Love is focus – Albright hasn't had such a consistently engaging set of songs in years, and that's what makes the album such a pleasure for fans of his work.
On two days in 1969, pianist Phineas Newborn recorded enough material for two albums (the other is titled Harlem Blues), which is fortunate because these were his only recordings of the 1965-73 period. Newborn, who is joined by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Elvin Jones, performs a blues and bop set which includes such tunes as "Rough Ridin'," "He's a Real Gone Guy," "Little Niles" and his own "Brentwood Blues." The emphasis generally is on vintage tunes, and Newborn shows throughout that he was still very much in his musical prime.