05 May 2007

Shirley Nair and The Silver Strings!



During Singapore's band craze of the 60s, "super bands" sprouted, featuring tie-ups of popular bands with well-known vocalists. For instance, besides recording on their own, The Thunderbirds also backed several vocalists in their recording career - Heather, Alan & Doug Lyford, and even Susan Lim (of The Crescendos)! The Quests is another example that springs easily to mind. I'm sure these attractive combinations worked well for the record-buying public!

This release features vocalist Shirley Nair, backed by The Silver Strings. Prior to joining The Quests, Vernon Cornelius was once a vocalist with the Silver Strings, though this line-up did not release any recordings.

Shirley Nair & The Silver Strings - If You Ever Go

An article on Shirley Nair, announcing her teaming up with the Silver Strings.

10 comments:

Maria said...

Where is Shirley Nair today? I think she is one of the very best to come out from the Far East?

Miss Pedantic said...

oh my, love this blog! Found it while googling images of Nouvelle Vague. I shall be back =)

modcentric said...

maria: shirley was one of the many talented singers from Singapore in the 1960s. i wouldn't like to define one as "the best" cos that's subjective isn't it? =) i don't think she released many records. my personal favourite female singer from that era is Rita Chao.

miss pedantic: hi! glad you like my site. =)

sid presley said...

When doing an internet search about Shirley Nair several months ago, I came across a site that referred to her as "the late Shirley Nair." Sorry

I have the Philips 45" YOU'RE THE BOY in my vinyl collection, and I've recently transferred it to digital. It's one of the few records I have that contains all-original material. The musical style and lyrics have JOE MEEK writen all over them, and that's a wonderful thing...

sid presley said...

Oops! I meant to add that I could not find any additional information to confirm or deny the quip about "the late Shirley Nair"

terrynair said...

Hi, I am a fan of Shirley Nair too.Grew up in the same area- Serangoon Gardens.Shirley passed away, from cancer, more then 15 years ago.Her brother, Bobby, is in Perth, Australia.

Hope this info help.

un sex shop said...

Pretty helpful material, much thanks for this article.

paycheckfan said...

Hi i am newly aquainted with this music but am really liking alot of it so far and i'm amazed at the nr's of songs that was recorded! Thanks for this blog and if its still alive i would be very thankfull if you could please re-up this post?
Thanks!

Gabriel said...
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Gabriel said...

Hi, can I get an audio copy of this song? This is so lovely and I got to know this song via SG50 video! Well done!!!