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.