The Shing-A-Ling, Boogaloo and Funky Broadway hit the Singapore music scene in the late 60s as it did a few years before in the U.S. Soul music captured the hearts of many people then, so when three real-life and beautiful sisters from Indonesia hit the circuit with their record Soul Source.
Singaporeans fell in love with both the music and the shimmering siblings. Their close, vocal harmony dominates as they give their best by coaxing listeners to, "do that funky music baby" with The X-periment.
Linda, Lolly and Elsie Idaly have also recorded, Sweet Inspiration, Knock On Wood, Oh What A Fool I've Been and Will You Love Me Tomorrow. Combining as a group proved a success as they were soloists before teaming up in 1967. The sisters are from a musically inclined Indonesian family of ten.
With Soul Sauce (image), they recorded, Unchained Melody, Micro-Mini, Don't Fight It, You've Lost That Loving Feeling/Soul And Inspiration, I Second That Emotion, A Place In The Sun, To Love Somebody, Soul Sister Brown Sugar, Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday, I Lost Someone and Funky Broadway.
Besides backing the sisters, members of The X-Periment featured vocally on some tracks. They had cut another LP in later years and also written original compositions. Siva Choy and Joe Chandran are vocalists and musicians in their own rights.
Image/original article: Andy Lim Collection.