Saturday, April 28, 2012

China A Go Go | A Bodegapop Original


Listen to "偷心的人"

Listen to "Shaking All Over"

Listen to "淚的衣裳"

Get it all here.

A selection of supremely rockin' 60s (and perhaps one or two 70s) songs from Hong Kong, Taiwan and maybe a few other places on the globe.The temptation to poach from other music blogs was great, but I instead limited myself to what I've found on CD in Manhattan and Brooklyn's Chinatowns and Flushing, Queens. (The sole exception is the Nancy Sit version of "Shaking All Over," which I couldn't find anywhere else but on a YouTube video, so I grabbed it as it's rather insanely great.)

Not enough for ya? You'll find more in this vein on No Not Nyet, here (including a version of the first song above, but ripped from fabulously warm & scratchy vinyl) and on Ghost Capital, here. (Trust me, both are well worth the time it takes to download them.)

12 comments:

Hammer said...

Rockin' go-go-goodness!

Danke, bra.

H.H.

Carol said...

Right on!

Holly said...

Gary, this is a fabulous comp. Thank you so much!

dubme said...

...brilliant! this is the stuff I am looking for!!! Is so hard to get by... Youtube gives us a glimpse what is out there - but then finding it on vinyl or cd is almost impossible. So I am more than grateful for everything I can get! downloading now... knowing that it is going to be good! I am kinda working on my own compilation of 40ies to 80ies Mandarin Goldies which I am going to share on my blog some time! Meanwhile check out this other compilation of mostly Hongkong 7inch ripps: http://www.ponytone.com/2011/02/sam-hui-genius-idiot-last-message-1975.html (Some good songs in there - my favourite being: "Stella Chee - My Mother Sent Me A Guitar (1969)") - - - Another good compilation which I bought on CD like 10 years ago is "Teen Dance Music From China And Malaysia" - more on the instrumental side... but exotic, groovy, funky, at times cheesy - but good!!! DubMe

Gary said...

Glad you all enjoyed this one. And, DubMe, thanks for the link to the Ponytone comp; I just downloaded it and it's great, that Stella Chee song in particular.

JamesL said...

Your mixes are always solid gold. This one should be pretty awesome! I love Asian 60's pop/rock (especially Indonesia).

Thanks for all your work on this!

Ross said...

I don't see a track listing anywhere... Is there one? By the way if you want Nancy Sit's "Shaking All Over" on vinyl I have a spare copy of this on an original 60s EP... plus a lot of other 1965-1975 vinyl by her and other artists doing pop/beat/soul/funk/a-go-go from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia & Indonesia. Nothing from China though, as despite the title of your comp there were no a-go-go recordings made in Maoist China. If you, dubme or anyone else is interested, feel free to contact me: visviva@gmail.com

Dr.S said...

This is so great, I am going to play this at my job!

Anonymous said...

first of all - this blog is INSANE! - it is such a blast from my past - like stepping into a time capsule! - you've done well my son! - thank you for that!
Randy
Singapore

Rob said...

Great mix but as asked before, what is track list or best running order?

leoylp said...

first of all, awesome blog! been wanting to find these chinese gems for a while.... HOWEVER... the download link seems to be down :/ is it possible to reup? also for the Yao Su Rong one... will be much much appreciated~

ZzzzzzZ said...

Could you reupload? I had this on my old work computer and listened to it all the time!