Saturday, January 29, 2011

LET`S TWIST AGAIN (Kong Ling and the Fabulous Echoes)

From Questing Bandstand:
Kong Ling is known as “Singing sweetheart of Hong Kong”. She won an inter-school competition in 1951. By 1954, she was singing in Singapore, an engagment which lasted for nine months. When she returned to H.K., her popularity only continued to grow. She was in such high demand that she was singing in three separate nightclubs every evening. In the beginning, Kong Ling was singing mostly Mandarin covers of popular English songs. She recorded her first LP in English in 1960 on Diamond label called “Hong Kong presents the Off-beat Cha Cha” (Off-beat was first popularized in Manila). In her second LP, “Theme from a Dream”, Diamond wanted the best so they got The Fabulous Echoes to back Kong Ling.

Friday, January 28, 2011


From Wikipedia:
Sam Hui started his career as a host to a youth music TV show on the TV station TVB. Sam and Michael Hui starred as the host in 精裝雙星報喜 (The Hui's Brothers Show). At that time, he was the lead musician of his band named The Lotus. In the early years of his career, Hui performed English songs that were popular in Britain and the United States. He wrote the theme songs for the comedies produced by his brother, Michael Hui, and started performing Cantonese songs.

Monday, January 24, 2011


From Wikipedia:
Teresa Carpio is a Hong Kong English pop and Cantopop singer, actor and singing teacher, born in Hong Kong. She is the mother of singer T. V. Carpio. For several years from 1975 onwards Carpio had her own TV variety show in Hong Kong, on which she performed both solo and with several of her siblings. She released many albums in Hong Kong from 1976 onwards; her early releases under EMI such as the EMI's "Sound Hit" series on vinyl record. Eventually six of her album under EMI went gold, in which she featured cover versions in English of western hits, including an album with George Lam. She made numerous television appearances in Hong Kong, in the late 1970s. Carpio was the first and the youngest Hong Kong singer ever, to appear on national TV, in Japan. She has performed in many other countries as far apart as Singapore, Malaysia, Tahiti, Brunei, the USA and Canada.

Saturday, January 1, 2011



MONTHLY TOP TEN (Most viewed posts in December)
01 SINGLE GIRL (Rowena Cortes)
02 Look for a Star (Joe Junior)
03 Time of the Season (The Charlie Santos Group)
04 Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (Rowena Cortes)
05 I Gotta Find Cupid (The Zoundcrackers)
06 Angel (Joe Jnr and the Side Effects)
07 Don`t Leave Me (baby baby) (The Mystics)
08 The End of the World (Tracy Hwang)
09 How Do You Do (Anders Nelson and the Inspiration)
10 Speak Softly Love (Christine Samson)

Congratulations Rowena!