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Asian Beat.An introduction to the music scene which flourished in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore in 1964-1969. From Tofu Magazine.
posted by onkelchrispy (8 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by onkelchrispy at 11:55 PM on August 20, 2006

Some absolutely fabulous album jackets, not to mention band names like the Zoundcrackers. Good find.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:57 AM on August 21, 2006

I hope other Singaporean me-fiers (dost thine exist?!) can correct me when I say this, but save the occassional band at CHIJMES or Sentosa, there's very little rock out here lately.

(Or rather, I've found very few homegrown, contemporary English-singing groups; or, am I not looking in the right places?)
posted by the cydonian at 2:55 AM on August 21, 2006

Nice links. I've heard a lot of this stuff and it's pretty good. I wonder if playing for GI's on leave from Vietnam helped them get their chops up on Brit/American pop hits.
posted by jonmc at 6:33 AM on August 21, 2006

Great find onkelchrispy! Woo hoo! Totally my cuppa chai! And the Tofu Magazine site rocks.
posted by nickyskye at 1:21 PM on August 21, 2006

Thanks onkelchrispy, that's fabulous. I've listened to The October Cherries' Barabajagal constantly today.
posted by Kattullus at 3:23 PM on August 21, 2006

Y'know, it really does wonders to Donovan's songs when they're played by someone else, which, amusingly enough, is how my wife feels about Bob Dylan's songs.
posted by Kattullus at 3:39 PM on August 21, 2006

Enjoying The Reynettes' Kowloon Hong Kong and Rescue Me. Love it! omg The Lotus' Spoonful Of Sugar, "so sweeeet".

Japanese ye ye singers from the mid 60's, YouTube.

1963, old fashioned Japanese crooner, Kitajima Saburo, YT.

Aoe Mina (Isezakichou Blues - 1968), YT.
posted by nickyskye at 8:56 PM on August 21, 2006

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