Sakura Teng: S/T

Sakura was a popular multilingual female singer in the Singaporean go-go/rock scene during the 60s and 70s. On this particular LP, she covers James Brown’s “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”, which is dominated by a loud fuzz guitar. The Thai surf group, The Quests, provided the rhythm on Mrs. Teng’s songs for many years before this. However, some other anonymous band is responsible here. Upon Google research, Sakura is still alive and kicking, even though she recently retired from her on-stage career. Her daughter, Amy Ting, is an aspiring actress who starred with her mother in an award-winning indy film called Miss Wonton in 2001. Shortly after its release, Amy narrowly survived the second World Trade Center attack an in response, enlisted in the U.S. Army. Wow.


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