MY VICTROLA IS STUCK IN A PREVIOUS YEAR
Feel free to leave insightful comments about that underneath this post.
WORLD WAR TWO PARTIZAN SONGS
The first two are Italian, the third is Yugoslav.
Fischia il Vento
Both Italian songs are described in Wikipedia. So is the Yugoslav song, but unfortunately not in English. The Serbo-Croat wikipedia article does give the lyrics, though, both for the first version (prva verzia) and the later version (druga verzia - second version).
Note that the J in Serbo-Croat is pronounced like Y in English.
Please do sing along if you are so inclined.
CHINESE SONGS FROM THE LAST CENTURY
Before flower power, free love, and rock & roll.
Whole World Again Spring (大地回春 ta-di hui chun), sung by Wu Ying-yin (吳鶯音)
Second Time Spring (第二春 di er chun), sung by Tung Pei-pei (董佩佩)
This Spring is Ours (春天是我們的 chun-tian shr womende), a duet by Tung Pei-pei and Huang He (合唱: 董佩佩和黃河 ho-chang: Tung Pei-pei he Huang He).
The first song listed (Bandiera Rossa) features a very personable hippo. Gotta like the hippo. Dig the hippo.
The final two songs listed are sung by an artist whose records are no longer commonly circulated. Unlike several other songbirds of the Mandarin movie and nightclub world that flourished from the late twenties to the fifties, Tung Pei-pei seems to have come from obscurity and faded back into obscurity. I think she has a lovely voice.
If any of my readers know more about her, I would keenly appreciate your information.
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