14 December 2005

vintage singaporean pop



She won Singapore's Helen Shapiro sound-alike competition in the Sixties, but here she sounds uncannily like Brenda Lee! I don't have any pictures of her, but I imagine her to be pouty and sultry in her go-go miniskirts. She's now married to one of The Firebirds.

Catherine and The Firebirds - He's Sure To Remember Me

It sounds a little bit disjointed, because it's taped off radio, so I had to fade the DJ's voice out.

10 comments:

Bruno said...

Yummy! :)

QQF resident said...

Very sweet, indeed :)

Anonymous said...

Excellent!
Do you have any release info?

modcentric said...

i wished i knew more about this band! unfortunately, what i typed in that blog post reflects all the information i know about them. i heard it on the radio and quickly taped it!

chiau said...

Hi
I was talking to a colleague of mine who likes 60s music and was telling her about how my sis used to sing in the 60s. Thought I'd just type my sister's name to see if something might appear on google and it did!!! Oh my god. I must tell her. She still might have a copy of her album and yes she does sound like Brenda Lee. Just let me know if u want to find out more.
She is married with 2 kids and sings once in a while at home. Her voice is still pretty good.

Chiau.

modcentric said...

wow! that's very cool! i first heard of her last year on Gold 90.5, when she was being interviewed by Brian Richmond. that's how i managed to get a recording of this song. pls give her my regards, i think she has a very nice voice! how many albums did she release? do you happen to have a photo of her and her band in the 60's?

chiau said...

Yes I will let her know that someone is still playing her song. She had only 1 album and EMI was interested in signing a contract with her but without her band so she declined. One of the guitarist is after all her husband. But having said that, she is very loyal to her friends. I think she still has her old album and some photos of her band. I will write to her and let her know that ppl are still interested in her voice (I dont live in Singapore). I'm sure she'll be flattered.

Sharon said...

Glad to know there are people who still enjoy her music. Yup! I just spoke with mum and she was tickled pink that she's on a blog site. Anyway, I shall get a photo of her and her band (and yes, the guitarist is me daddy!).

modcentric said...

thanks for your comment, sharon! i'm really glad that catherine likes the blog post! if you manage to find any photos, you can email it to me at: modifiedmusic@gmail.com. i'll love to repost the song again, this time with the photograph! =)

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