Destination Hong Kong: Dim Sum Rock 'n' Roll Collection (CD)

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-Let's sail with this exotic CD compilation - full of rarities from the 1950s - on Bear Family Records® into the harbor of Hong Kong, the British crown colony in the south of the Middle Kingdom.
-Our CD from the Land of Dawn in our 'Destination' series is all about music, lifestyle, myths and Far Eastern food and drink.
-Musical travel companions include Webb Pierce, Jerry Lee Lewis, Moon Kim, the Five Keys, Jackie Lee, Jimmy Bryant and Melvin Smith.
-The playlist from the 1950s and early '60s features Oriental Hop, Chinese Boogie, Shanghied, Hot Sake, Ching Ching Wong, Hong Kong Blues and other musical highlights.
-Entertaining and well-founded liner notes and information on the individual artists written by Roland Heinrich and careful re-mastering round off this special project.

If you romanticize the idea of making your way through the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong's harbor on a junk, rock & roll songs are unlikely to come to mind first and foremost. But the Far East, inaccessible China and its centuries-old culture as well as Hong Kong's special status became a popular musical theme in the 1950s and early '60s, not least because the USA had become a new home for millions of Chinese immigrants since the 19th century. Hong Kong itself was an enclave of the British Empire. Far Eastern and European lifestyles came together here. With its culinary specialties, the Chinese gongs or the weird sounds of the Chinese zither, the fascination of big cities like Hong Kong or Shanghai - a variety of themes were reflected in the rock 'n' roll and country music of the '50s and early '60s.
Jerry Lee Lewis sings the classic Hong Kong Blues written by Hoagy Carmichael, Webb Pierce keeps coming to Shanghai unintentionally until he finds his love there and stays in Shanghai intentionally, and Annisteen Allen is about to explode and makes it clear to her guy that if he carries on like this, the atom bomb will be nothing against her wrath.

Track Listing

    • Jack Hale Orchestra - Bop Suey
    • Moon Kim - Oriental Hop
    • The Dazzlers - Oo-Clazy!
    • The Hi-Fives - Hong Kong
    • Melvin Smith - Zaki Sue
    • Danny Steel with Hank Farrell and His Rhythm Boys - Chinese Twist
    • The Glad Rags - My China Doll
    • Ken Nordine and His Kinsmen - Hot Sake
    • The Highlights - Ah, So
    • The Royaltones - Hong Kong Jelly Wong
    • The Five Keys - Ling, Ting, Tong
    • Bernie Turner and The Armorettes - Ching Ching Wong
    • Suzie Wong Clip PLUS The Calenders - Hong Kong
    • The Hy-Tones - Chinese Boogie
    • Jackie Lee - Hong Kong
    • Leroy Washington - My Chinatown Girl
    • The Nitecaps - Bamboo Rock 'n' Roll
    • Kenneth Deal - Chinatown Rock
    • Webb Pierce - Shanghied
    • Jimmy Bryant - Ha-So
    • The Quinns - Hong Kong
    • The Instrumentals - Chop Suey Rock
    • Annisteen Allen - Fujiyama Mama
    • Larry Frenchwith Duke Larson & The Geisha Girls - Chopstick Twist
    • The Revels - Foo Man Choo
    • Hong Kong Blues Clip PLUS Jerry Lee Lewis - Hong Kong Blues (Stereo)

    Additional Details

    Label: Bear Family Records

    Genre: Pop/Rock

    Run Time: 70:00 mins

    Region: 0

    Release Date: 07/05/24

    UPC: 4000127177537

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