New tracks for full length streaming

New tracks for full length streaming! 

MusicSG has recently signed an agreement with COMPASS that would allow 750 more tracks to be available for full length streaming for both onsite and online access on MusicSG. These tracks belong to defunct music companies and include music from the 60s to present day, and include genres such pop, xinyao, songs by veterans, cultural medallion recipients as well as young contemporaries.

These tracks have been rolled out on 1st March 2016 for public access. To view the entire list, click here.

Here are some highlights from the new collection. Click on the track title to listen to it!

 

The Quests

Track: Shanty

By: The Quests

Description: The Quests were a popular Singapore band of the 1960s. Formed in 1961 by Jap Chong, Raymond Leong, Henry Chua and Lim Wee Guan, and later including guitarist Reggie Verghese and singer Vernon Cornelius, the band is considered the most successful local band of that era. The band started out by performing cover versions of British and American songs, but went on to record a number of singles and albums containing original compositions. The band is best known for its original hit song "Shanty".

Tag: Singapore 60s English music

 

 Wu Suo Nan Yang

Track: 赤道朝阳  and  风雨同舟

By: Maggie Teng, Deng Miao Hua

Description: 

Veteran singer Maggie Teng was Singapore's first Mandopop export to Taiwan in the 1980s and is still remembered for her sweet-young-thing role in the 1983 local Mandarin TV drama, The Flying Fish, opposite Wang Yuqing. Hear her marvellous vocals in this track '赤道朝阳' and '风雨同舟.' popular theme songs from the hit television drama series, The Awakening (雾锁南洋). Produced in 1984 by the Singapore Broadcasting Corporation, The Awakening is regarded as one of Singapore's pioneer Chinese Dramas.

Tag: Singapore 80s chinese music

 

Track: 雨! 为何下不停 and  狮城勇探

By: Yue Lei

Description: 

VETERAN homegrown crooner Yue Lei is best known for his win in the 1981 Mandarin Talentime and his evergreen ballads. 雨! 为何下不停 is one of his more popular songs while《狮城勇探》the hit theme song of a 1983 television drama series of the same name. Sung by veteran crooner Yue Lei, the drama series was produced by Singapore Broadcasting Corporation and filmed in Singapore.

Tag: Singapore 80s chinese music

 

Track: 马林百列 (Marine Parade)

By: Liang, rongping; Leong Yoon Pin

Description: 

Many of Leong Yoon Pin's musical works incorporate distinct Singaporean sounds and accents. Fusing local culture and 20th century compositional styles, the cultural medallion recipient has managed to compose traditional songs with a striking sense of modernity. Listen to this composition inspired by Marine Parade.

Tag: Cultural Medallion Recipient

 

Track: 写一首歌给你

By: Liang Wern Fook; Liang, Wenfu

Description: 

Composed in 1980, “A Song For You”《写一首歌给你》was Cultural Medallion recipient, Dr. Liang Wern Fook's first ever composition. Singapore theatre doyen, the late Kuo Pao Kun, once referred to the academic, songwriter, and published poet and prose writer, Dr Liang Wern Fook, as “the bridge linking literature and music.” His compositions expanded the scope and richness of the xinyao repertoire, which otherwise included mainly songs expressing youthful emotions like friendship and love.

Tag: Cultural Medallion Recipient

 

Track: I'm crying for you

By: Arranger: Jeremy  Monteiro Performer: Sherry Aljunied

Description: 

Arranged by local jazz maestro Jeremy Monteiro, this song is from the 1987 album ‘Distinction’  featuring various artistes such as Claressa Monteiro and Clement Chow.

Tag: Cultural Medallion Recipient

 

Track: 我爱巴沙奴华

By: Poon Sow Keng; Pan, Xiuqiong

Description: 

Poon, known as the “Queen of Alto” (低音歌后) had started recording music in the 1950s. Her ardent fans included Loke Wan Tho, the movie magnate, and his mother.

Tag: Chinese music, music veteran

 

Track: 午夜香吻

By: Seong Koon Low Won; Shangguan, Liuyun

Description: 

Veteran singer-songwriter and getai performer Seong Koon Low Won has written many songs, filled with colloquial colour, humour and heartfelt emotions. 《午夜香吻》till this day remains a perennial favourite with many singers. He is also the lyricist of the acclaimed cantonese song, hang fai di la《行快点啦》

Tag: Chinese music, music veteran

 

Track: 蔓莉

By: Huang, Qingyuan; Wong Qing Yian

Description: 

Crooner Huang Qing Yuan/ Wong Qing Yian is affectionately known as the 'Elvis of Singapore'. With a career spanning nearly forty years, the stage veteran has recorded over 800 songs to his name. His notable songs include his first hit Man Li 《曼莉》 in 1965 , Ku Jiu Man Bei 《苦酒滿杯》 and Lu Dao Xiao Ye Chi《绿岛小夜曲》, a song which he sang and won in a talent show competition that kick start his singing career.  These songs have since been recorded by other artistes locally and overseas.   

Tag: Chinese music, music veteran

 

Track: Kaca mata cinta

By: Zaleha Hamid

Description: 

From the album Dankdut bang Vol. 2, legendary singer popular in Singapore and Malaysia since the 1960s, Zaleha is well known for singing ‘asli’ (traditional Malay) and ‘dangdut’ (Indonesian music style influenced by Indian and Arabic street music) songs. 

Tag: Malay music

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