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Yao Lee – Songs by Yao Lee

One side of this 10″ record by Yao Lee has Chinese folk tunes, the other side has western songs. I rather like the sound and the arrangements on this. Yao Lee became famous in China in the 30’s and 40’s but fled to Hong Kong in 1949. She then got inspired by imported western records. Check out her very cool version of the song Bernadine, sung in Chinese:

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