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BTW: I'm presently searching for another person who likes cheese-doodles.
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Monday, November 08, 2010

MY VICTROLA IS STUCK IN A PREVIOUS YEAR

Been listening to music on Youtube again this weekend. My musical selection either says something about me, or it doesn't. Probably the latter.
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.

Bandiera Rossa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5I-RTRBua0

Fischia il Vento
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqrInp08Z40&feature=related

Hej, Brigade!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTJwXhYUtSc

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)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9yz2h3aJYU

Second Time Spring (第二春 di er chun), sung by Tung Pei-pei (董佩佩)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzu4yWWZwNI

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).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME4TIHdXgkA



AFTER WORD

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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4 Comments:

  • At 12:25 PM, Blogger e-kvetcher said…

    There is a clip on youtube of Asia Argento in a movie singing "Bandiera Rossa". Asia is perhaps the sexiest woman in the world (though not in this clip where she is dressed like a Romanian peasant).
    I bought the damn movie because of her - paid over $30 for it. Turned out to be the worst movie I'd ever seen - but she was gorgeous. Especially in this scene...

     
  • At 12:39 PM, Blogger The back of the hill said…

    That is one eppes hot scene, yes.

    What is particularly fascinating is that it was uploaded by Szatmar666. And now I have a fond fantasy of a denizen of Kiryas Yoel with a rich inner life, which he keeps hidden from even his nearest and dearest……

     
  • At 12:46 PM, Blogger e-kvetcher said…

    I hate to break it to you but there are non-Jewish Satmars still extant... :)

     
  • At 8:02 PM, Anonymous cineastically amphibious said…

    Sorry to hear that a Tony Gatlif movie fell short of expectations; I very much enjoyed LATCHO DROM and GADJO DILO.

     

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