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October 19, 2019

Chang Loo East and West CD 張露 東西遊 未開封黑膠唱片 (Sepia records 2014)

I have waited a very long time before even doing an attempt on reviewing this singer and album. There are a couple of interesting mixtures of styles (hence "east and west") revealing the Shanghai jazz and ba...

September 29, 2019

 大上海時代 經典黑膠唱片 
母帶經英國 CEDAR 24 BIT MASTERING 處理調校 MADE IN E.U. CD/LP

LP 2014-07-31 CD 2014-05-20

Unfortunately I can hardly find words to describe this artist. I often prefer original LP's whenever they are compiled carefully with a vision, which was the case for th...

June 25, 2016

John Huie Music Prod/EMI   HKV.A.:Shanghai Jazz (AUS/HK,2003)***

As my previously made webpage explained (here), that there was a very interesting jazz and cabaret scene in Shanghai during the 20s to 50s, rooted in Chinese pop and adopting western influences to make a n...

June 25, 2016

Hoger  Mambo Girl: DVD (1957) ***'

Having seen a few fragments of “Mambo Girl”, I decided to pick up a copy and try. The movie starts very much as a music film, with mambo and songs giving lots of life’s pleasure and at first a more thin story of a student being known a...

June 25, 2016

Galaxie Rec.  (Bai Hong coll. 40-50) Bai Hong/Hung:

Gold Collection Classic Series Pop 2 ****

A CD and a voice from the Shanghai days which stands out very much is Bai Hong. The range of songs goes from very baroque-classical singing with orchestra (first 4 tracks)...

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