Sunday, April 3, 2016

Memory for the Hong kong legendary Singer Leslie Cheung

A tribute to many people' lover, friend, Performer by small gesture at the Mandarin Hotel 1, April 2016 after he selected this way to terminate his life 13 years ago.

HK  Snob

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hiromi Iwasaki and Agnes Chan Single LP

She , Iwasaki Hiromi had been one of the top pop star in 1983.
I bought these LP in one Small Grocery store in  Small Japanese village.

Obvious, you know why I bought Hiromi's  Lp.
HK Snob

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Ikuko Kawai

Ikuko Kawai's one of the best CD Wuthering Heights, played with Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Dayan Pavloy.
Ikuko is one of the most beautiful Violin Player, not just her beauty, her music could bring you to heights of Climax during the CD audition.

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Zhou Xuan

I used Marantz 7 (Japanese DIY) , 8B, Harbeth HL Compact to play this Xhou Xuan CD series no.1
Nothing can tell how sweet she is.

HK Snob
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Monday, September 15, 2014

Stereo Laboratory Vol.11 Barry White

I can have posted this album on other label.
Today, I had a chance listening to this album again, both side because of Hong Kong Typhoon no. 8 that allow me staying home.

What it surprises me is that. This recording is not just superb, it has a good balance in total tonal scale horizontally and vertically.

This music is loud but gentle, you don't feel noisy at all.

This is purely a demo for Analogue Music Show.

I had played this album using Koetsu Rosewood Signature II cartridge. Today, I use Lyra Helicon, it is another level up in clarity, but not as full as the Koetsu in bass performance...

I have started looking to buy other Volume under this Stereo Laboratory.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Grace Chang and her Chinese recording 1954

A well written article about Grace Chang, and her record, yes this is a rare and very beautifully recorded article in 1954. (half a century ago, printed in USA)

Price is soaring high, I bought it at HKD$1,600 5 years ago.

Try if you have not listened this LP! Try...

HK Snob

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tsrai Chin Lp by Wing Sing Record Company 1983

Very Pure voice from the fairy. sweet, and unbeatable singing technique of Tsrai Chin, 1983 Record.
Hard to find nowadays.

Side A first song : Never-ending Love
Side A 2nd Song: Sonata of the Moon
Side A 4th song: Lover's tear....

and many many others!
HK Snob

Monday, June 2, 2014

Mantovani and his Orchestra

   The Cover design itself is a fantastic artwork made by Al Hirschfeld

Mantovani and His Orchestra

To those Millions of people who as the baby bloomers all over the world know well about this man Mantovani as his music represents the ultimate in the listening pleasure.

Mantovani has devised a unique formula which relies on co-ordination of all talents to make possibility to transcending the barrier between the “Classic” a “pop”!

He draws upon an ast0onishing wide range of compositions for his recording: sometime adapting the melody of popular song, sometimes an operatic aria of an overture, sometimes a catchy tune imported from an European country, sometimes a haunting theme the highlights of a stage musical…

I came to talk to Paul to look for me as many as he could some of the goodies of Mantovani, he passed me these Yesterday at his shop!

I am glad and I am now listening to them, the masterpieces works from this Italian Music master.

Some cut out recordings from Wikipedia:-

Plays The Music Of Romberg, London LL 1031, 1954

Song Hits from Theatreland, London 125, 1955

Plays The Immortal Classics, London LL 877, 1956

Music from the Films, London 112

Waltz Encores, London 119

Film Encores, London 124, 1957

Gems Forever, London 106, 1958

Continental Encores, London 147, 1959.

Film Encores, Vol. 2, London 164, 1959

The Music of Victor Herbert and Sigmund Romberg, London 165, 1960

The Music of Irving Berlin and Rudolf Friml, London 166, 1956

The Breeze, London, Abbey road, 1961

The American Scene, London 182

Songs to Remember, London 193, 1960

Great Theme Music (Music from "Exodus"), London 224, 1961

Theme from "Carnival", London 3250, 1961

Themes from Broadway, London 242

American Waltzes, London 248

Moon River, London 249, 1962

Selections from "Stop the World - I Want to Get Off" and "Oliver", London 270

Latin Rendezvous, London 295

Manhattan, London 328, 1963

Folk Songs Around the World, London 360

The Incomparable Mantovani, London 392

The Mantovani Sound, London 419, 1965

Mantovani Olé, London 422

Mantovani Magic, London 448, 1966

Mantovani's golden hits, Decca 1967 SKL 4818

Mr. Music, London 474, 1966

Mantovani/Hollywood, London 516

The Mantovani Touch, London 526, 1968

Mantovani/Tango, London 532

Mantovani ... Memories, London 542

The Mantovani Scene, London 548, 1969

The World of Mantovani, London 565, 1969

Mantovani Today, London 572, 1970

From Monty with Love, London 585-586, 1971

Annunzio Paolo Mantovani, London XPS 610, 1972

An Evening with Mantovani, London 902, 1973

The Greatest Gift Is Love, London 913, 1975

Mantovani's Hit Parade , London 1966

Semi-classical music[edit]Strauss Waltzes, London LL 685, 1953

Strauss Waltzes, London 118 1958

Concert Encores, London 133

Operetta Memories, London 202

Italia Mia, London 232, 1961

Classical Encores, London 269

The World's Great Love Songs, London 280

Mantovani in Concert, London 578

Christmas and religious music[edit]Christmas Carols, London LL913, 1954

Songs of Praise, London 245

Christmas Greetings, London 338

Christmas Carols, London PS142

Merry Christmas to All of You, Decca 66445009 (1963)

Mantovani 1905-1980
HK Snob

Friday, May 2, 2014

Louis Amstrong Best 20 Songs

Sometimes when I am lonely, or when I was at Work on the Note Book Computer at home or Hotel, I try to put this CD onto the equipment, and you will follow Louis to Sing.

One of the best recordings as the songs are so good, so touching... you will mesmerize his way of singing, his trumpet and the way they play jazz in the 50s.

I rate this CD 4 star out of 5!

HK Snob