Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Singapore A-Go-Go With Local Artistes On CD

This CD (image) is presently being sold on the international market too. Pop songs selected from our local music scene in the 60s and 70s featuring garage, rock, soul, beat, and "strange girl grooves taken from rare Malaysian 45s" are featured on this particular compilation.
The article explains that the tunes blend American, European rock and pop sounds with "more traditional sounds of Asia and the Malaysian peninsula - many with female vocals, and catchy and groovy" tunes. The article also describes that "the percussion and organ sounds are especially fantastic, with wailing and echoing grooves galore."
The songs become more familiar as each title and artiste name is provided. They include, Each And Every Flower by Grace Lee & The Stylers, Good Luck In The New Year by Linda Yong & The Silvertones, Mimi Cat by Chew Yan & The Stylers, "Mountain Lady" by Charlie Electric Guitar Band's South Of Japan, "Spring Wind Kisses My Face" by Chen Jie And Golden Melody Band. There are 22 tracks in all.
It is interesting news as the revival of Singapore 60s music is going places. Blogger loves a copy.
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Anonymous said...

Cool! I'll try to track this down.

I'm pretty familiar with the Singapore singers of the 60s, but I haven't heard of the ones you listed. Of course, I know about The Stylers and The Silvertones. They must have played backup for countless singers.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Yes they have. There are postings on The Stylers on this blog and John Teo (lead guit) was a neighbour during the good old days.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

I think Charlie's group is well known for accompanying Chinese singers and providing instrumental music for the masses in the 60s. What we call, "elevator music".

Another fave group is The Melodians who back the Chinese singers too.

Teoh said...

Andy, I heard title song of this album, "Four wishes" many years ago. Teresa Teng sang this song as well.

ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thanks BC for the information. Your ability to read Chinese helps and I think the title is there to attract people in the west who are familiar with Chinese pop in Taiwan and China too.

Anonymous said...

anyone tell me where I can download this?