Sunday, June 28, 2009
(2) Lisa Lim - The Stylers - Chinese 60s Music
The third singer is Lisa Lim, who recorded under Precious Urn, a well-known label offering mostly Chinese melodies and once owned by Roxy Music Company at North Bridge Road.
Her choice is the well-known golden pair combination of Guantanamera and San Francisco with Patches (1962), a song about teenage tragedies by Dickey Lee and The Last Waltz (1967) by Engelbert Humperdinck.
These four songs are totally different in rendition and Lisa Lim has a knack for providing a special feel for each one. It is difficult to ascertain if she really carries some of these songs but they are oldy goodies. (Image: KEP 522).
She has also pressed other covers on Amigo Records with The Stylers and the songs include, Nobody's Child, Proud Mary, Fraulein and I'll Never Fall In Love Again. Quite a repertoire with Proud Mary being in a different category altogether. Lisa Lim sings in Cantonese and has a high powerful voice to sing this selection.
Ronnie See and his New Burns may sing his own version of Patches during the Orchid Country Club gig in July, 2009.
Image/original article: Andy Lim Collection,