Sunday, January 03, 2010

Ronnie Ong Black Hills Of Dakota, 10,000 Miles

Handsome and a hit with the ladies, he used to play with a band (picture below) in the 60s and 70s. Ronnie Ong also recorded Buttons And Bows, together with 10,000 Miles on Side One and on Side Two: The Black Hill Of Dakota and Dear Heart And Gentle People.

Recorded in Singapore: TNA TEP 213 EP. (image), the selection is 1950s cowboy songs.

Do you remember Ronnie Ong? Is that him far left in the picture? Would you like to tell us about him? Do share with us your memories as Ronnie Ong was popular in the 60s too. He is also a crooner and sings jazz standards. Where is Ronnie Ong now?


Anonymous said...

The Ronnie Ong version of Buttons and Bows appearedon teh CD Steam Kodok a few years ago. The most popular version I think was that by Dinah Shore. You can read all about the song in wikipedia


ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Yes, Steve. I grew up with this song. 'Steam Kodok' has only this song from Ronnie Ong, taken from the same EP I featured. The others are from Singapore groups too.

Dinah Shore is actually 40s and 50s. She was a mighty fine singer. Thanks for contributing. Are you still at the U?

Anonymous said...

Hi Andy
I am actaully working at uni over the Xmas - New Year break.

I remember the Dinah Shore version also even though it was supposed to have come out in November 1947! I also have the Gene Autry 78, which according to the wiki article came out one month later, but my 78 player is broken.

Anyway, Happy New Year!


ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Hi Steve,
A Happy New Year to you too. I met this gentleman who has about 20 to 25 record-players for different types of records from the earliest to the ones found in the 50s. He has a collection of about 3,000 78rpm.

Fantastic guy. He's about 78 years young and is called The Gramophone Man. I will feature him soon.

DJ Carlito said...

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ANDY: Pop Music Not Pills. © said...

Thank you very much DJ Carlito. Appreciate your sincerity and compliment about this blog. I am glad to be of some use and able to spread this personal profile on 60s music.