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Linkage [May. 11th, 2011|06:51 pm]
OMG! Is this a Chinese polka? It's commingled with "Jingle Bells!" And the record itself was manufactured in India!

Here is a Chinese mambo! Plus it's a Horse Record (says so on the label.)

And I think maybe the producer of this one gave a gig to a couple of mariachi violinists and horn players who somehow got stranded in Hong Kong. And maybe an Austrian or two as well.

This is Mandarin swing! (I should recognize this song, as I'm pretty sure it's American, but without the English lyric I'm lost.)

This one has an latinesque accordion part in the middle that's just begging to be sampled!

But with all the old Chinese records that have turned up on YouTube, I still haven't found any of that marvelously jazzy Chinese pop from the 1930s that served as background music to a documentary I saw on television a few years ago. That's what I'd really like to find.

I'd also like to find my memory. Last night I put the hose on a flower bed out front, and then forgot about it. It should have been moved several times, then turned off by midnight, but I irrigated one spot until this afternoon when I went out to fetch the mail and saw the hose still there. Drowned plants and a higher water bill. I'm such a dumbass in spring.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2011-05-12 12:29 pm (UTC)
OMG is right! those are wonderful. after i listened to the first one, though, they all sounded like jingle bells to me. :D

and yes, that one song has an alpine sound. that's just charming.
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