SINGAPORE 60's: ANDY's POP MUSIC INFLUENCE IS MY PERSONAL MUSIC AND MEMORY TRAIL. PICTURES TELL STORIES BUT I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO YOU TUBE VIDEOS, AUDIO TRACKS OR IMAGES. THEY HAVE BEEN UPLOADED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND ILLUSTRATIVE PURPOSES SO INFORM ME IF COPYRIGHTED AND THEY WILL BE DELETED. ANDY LIM (NOVEMBER, 2008).

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Singapore's Pop 60s Music Culture & History?

For the high brow, the intellectual, the uninitiated or anyone eager to delve into Singapore's music scenario the list below might help:

Chen, Andy & Mosman Ismahil , eds. No finer time to be alive?: voices of Singapore's English music. Singapore: Simpleman Book, 1996. 211p. [ML345.12 No]

Chua, Henry . “Call it Shanty!”: the story of the Quests. Singapore: Options Publications, 2001. 185p. The story of one of the greatest pop bands of the sixties. [ML421 Que.Ch]

Ho, Wai Chee . Sub-culture of rock music in Singapore. Singapore: University of Singapore, 1979. 98p. Academic exercise - Dept. of Sociology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Singapore, 1979. [HM15 *1979 7]
Kong, Lily . Popular music and a 'sense of place' in Singapore. Crossroads, 9(2):51-77, 1995. [DS501 JSA]
Lockard, Craig A Dance of Life: popular music and politics in Southeast Asia. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, 1997. 390p. Explores the connections between popular music genres and politics in Southeast Asia, with particular emphasis on Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore. Has a chapter entitled “Malaysia and Singapore: pluralism and popular music” (pp.207-261). [ML3502 Sou.Loc]
Pereira, Joseph C. Legends of the Golden Venus. Singapore: Times Editions, 1999. 127p. A collection of interviews, commentaries and photographs illuminating the history of Singapore’s pioneering rock ‘n’ roll and R&B bands of 1960s. [ML345.12 Per]
Phua, Siew Chye & Kong, Lily . Ideology, social commentary and resistance in popular music: a case study in Singapore. Journal of Popular Culture, 30(1):215-31, 1996. [AP2 JPC
Image: copland.udel.edu Book titles: nlb singapore.

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