Tuesday, October 18, 2011

KOWLOON, HONG KONG (Frances Yip)

From Wikipedia:
Frances Yip Lai-yee is a Hong Kong Cantopop singer. She is best known for performing many of the theme songs for television series produced by TVB in the 1980s and early 1990s. Born on 22 Oct 1947, Frances is of Hakka ancestry, Yip hit international fame with her signature tune, The Bund from the TVB drama of the same title. Before her success, she tributed songs in her earlier albums originally performed by singers such as Adam Cheng, Roman Tam and Jenny Tseng. In her 41-year career, Yip has released more than 80 albums, mostly of songs in American English, Indonesian, Malay, Mexican Spanish, Japanese, Tagalog, Cantonese and Mandarin. She has performed on television, and in films, concerts and cabarets in more than 30 countries on five continents. Yip is fluent in both Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) and English. She recently overcame breast cancer.

THREE LITTLE WORDS (Michael Remedios)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

THE WEDDING II (The Fabulous Echoes)

The Fabulous Echoes. The early line-up:
Tony Ruivivar (guitar),
Bert Sagum (vocals, percussions),
Terry Lucido (keyboards),
Stan Robertson (bass guitar),
Danny Ruivivar (drummer)
Cliff Foenander (lead vocalist). Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Manager Frances Kirk

Saturday, October 8, 2011

SAYONARA (The Quests)

From MrRainbow64 (on youtube):
The year was 1967/68 when the Quests were in Hong Kong as our musical ambassadors. Sayonara was the signature song when the boys call it a night at the famed Mocambo Nite Club. Thanks for the fond memories and more...Jap, Reggie, Wee, Sam, Jimmy & Vernon.

Friday, October 7, 2011

COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW (Judi Jim)

SAD MOVIES (Kong Ling)

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.