13 November 2007

Theme For A Dream!



Kong Ling started singing in Singapore in 1954, and was in great demand when she returned to Hong Kong, with regular nightclub appearances. In fact, she became known as "Hong Kong's Singing Sweetheart". Her ambition at the age of 25 (according to the album liner notes here) - "to be a very good singer and a very good wife"!! Besides Kong Ling, other artists in the 1950s nightclub market such as Rebecca Pan and Mona Fung became well-known for their mixed Mandarin and English repertoires.

Kong Ling - Theme For A Dream

A very interesting article on Hong Kong English pop from the era, here.
Liner notes from Kong Ling's LPs (translated to English!), here.

1 comment:

lucy said...

i love this! i also love your blog!