Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas To All Readers Everywhere!

The Travellers is quite a well-known garage band from Singapore. Like The Stylers and The Melodians, they accompany singers in the 60s and 70s, especially those who record for smaller companies. These labels have released covers in English, Chinese and Malay. The originals are the ones usually in Chinese and Malay. Blogger has seen recordings where The Travellers accompany a singer like Zhang Xiao Ying.

The particular record highlighted (image) is one of many vinyls cut specially for the Singapore Christmas season and produced by Sina Records (HB-244). The selection is "played by" the group and includes, Jingle Bells, Mary's Boy Child, We Wish You A Merry X'Mas, Silent Night and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.

As blogger explained in earlier postings, these records are actually dance music and usually played during house parties for people who cannot manage live-bands. The Travellers are part of this Non-Stop Dancing Music genre. We might call it elevator music now.

Does anyone know where The Travellers are now? If you are a former member or a friend who knows where they are, do write. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

Image/original article: Andy Lim Collection.


Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas! Best wishes for 2010!

nomore said...

Merry Christmas ! It's almost a nice Christmas Card !

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you duriandave, I hope you will have another good year of blogging. The detailed information you provide is fantastic.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Yes it is nomore, Thanks for the good wishes. I hope you will have another great year of blogging too. Yes, the EP is like another Christmas Card.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

During my search I found a member playing at the Corpthorne Hotel at Bukit Timah Road. He says he's a member of The Travellers and still plays regularly at the nightclub of the hotel.

Unknown said...

My dad is one of the member

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you, Jonathan, for connecting. Do write in again to tell us more about this group of his.