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).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CHUCK BERRY 1:
In one of Roger Poh's recent postings, he has a classic picture of a 'man of the forest' or 'orang utan' (literal translation in the Malay Language). Then a few days ago a wonderful lady friend came home from England and presented blogger with Chuck Berry's The Latest And The Greatest, not a CD but the original vinyl. And one of the instrumentals he recorded was, O Rangutang. 'O' is probably an endearment and 'rangutang' the English equivalent.

Flying under the PYE International R & B Series banner, Chuck Berry has most of his greatest recordings from his earlier days on this vinyl. Fraulein, with Berry's unique flavour is one of them. Another hit, No Particular Place To Go, is a favourite amongst our own Singapore 60s band members. It is their anthem during the long bus rides to Malaya when they tour up North.
The others include Things I Used To Do, Don't You Lie To Me, Driftin' Blues, Lonely All The Time, Jaguar And The Thunderbird, You Two and Bye Bye Johnny. They are all Berry classics.
The instrumentals are, Guitar Boogie, Liverpool Drive, Deep Feeling and O Rangutang. Oh the guitar rang and twang. Really great and it didn't cost $2.00.

Vinyl No: NPL 28031/Monaural
Original article: Andy Lim Collection.

4 comments:

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, great tale and fun pix....have a great day in our Dino....

Andy Young* said...

Thanks DMP. Yours will be completed soon. Cheers.

Roger said...

Hey, that's Uncle Harry! Now I understand why the song is thus entitled. BTW, did you know that some orang-utans are able to use a stick as a tool to dig out worms from the ground? Amazing.Soon they'll be able to sing! Don't be tempted to laugh as...

Andy Young* said...

Chuck Berry has a 3 CD Box Set for the ultimate collector with 56 songs. The ladies are Carol, Maybellene, Nadine, Betty Jean and My Ding-A-Ling (is it what it means?)
Cheers.