Tuesday, September 15, 2009

(F) Frances Yip - Cathay Pacific - Hong Kong - Geylang Sipaku Geylang - Oh Di Mana - Rak Khun Kao Laew - Beautiful Seoul - Widuri.

A sequel to Frances Yip's Discovery Album in 1974 by Cathay Pacific Airways, this album is Discovery 2 where, 'songs from the heart of Asia and beyond' had been recorded. With her strong, crisp and beautiful voice, Ms Yip sings melodies from 13 different countries.

They are Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

Until 1973, singing was only part time for her but when she came in first in a talent competition, the contracts came in fast and furious. She joined Cathay Pacific to promote the airline and has cut many singles, EPs and LPs too. The image shows the back cover of this particular EMI Long Play recording done in Singapore in 1978.

If the reader still cannot remember Frances Yip, then one of the greatest hits in Chinese pop history may. Shanghai Beach.


Roger said...

Though I wasn't into pop songs then, Frances Yip, with her powerful voice, I certainly remember. Thanks for the memory,Andy.

Andy Young* said...

Whatever songs you remember, don't forget to come home from the jungles of Sarawak and Borneo. You won't find Frances Yip records in these places.

Anonymous said...

Yip is pretty, especially when young. Voice is perfect.

Anonymous said...

she cut many albums