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), of which the opener of the cd, on a oriental dance rhythm with castanets, flutes, orchestra and voice , a track called ““Intoxicating lipstick”“ very much stands out. Further more there are the movie-like music / broadway / cabaret / musical songs with jazz and boogie influence with a bit of brass, which are equaly good. It is entertainment, of songs but the songs are good. Track 11 is only accompanied by Hammond organ (with voice). Track 10 is more jazz. Track 15 is a chachacha. Track 13 has a small operatic melodic idea in it. Then suddenly there are a few tracks closer to Chinese traditionals with traditional instruments; Also here, Bai Hongs vocal abilities adapt to that area again equally well. A very pleasant and alternated collection.