Once again, thank you, Horace.
Mr Julai Tan Image from Straits Times 21.7.2017 Thank you.
Profuse protests from me as I explained that I would have to transpose the parts at sight and what a nightmare it would be. Of course, he was not accepting any of this and just informed me of the studio dates. For myself, the sessions were of intense concentration. As for Julai, he just smiled and said it was the right decision.
I pulled another one on him when we had to play at a state banquet with Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew at the front table. As it was a formal occasion we all had to wear white tuxedos. I borrowed mine as all my clothes were black. I had a large hole in the jacket under the left armpit and I indicated to Julai that I was going to raise my arm to show the Prime Minister how lowly paid we were.
Ha ha ha, it was a very calm but incredulous look from him.
A Happy National Day To All Singaporeans Everywhere.
*The recording on vinyl Horace Wee mentioned. 'Charlie' And His Orchestra was Charlie Lazaroo.
The Colour Purple in Singapore came way before Oprah Winfrey (Colour Purple Movie) and Prince (Purple Rain Song.)
Mr Julai Tan had many violin recording sessions with us at Kinetex and Oscar Studios. Besides the violin, Julai is also good at the accordion. Above is an LP featuring Julai Tan on the accordion (from Randy Lee Keng: Stylers rhythmist.)