:: Cocktail Dance ::
:: Deeply in Love ::
Looking at the cover of this EP, you might think there’s some fairly lame music to be found on the disc inside. But you’d be wrong, my friends. Oh, so very wrong. Well, on second thought, maybe you’d be right. This record is typical of the kind of stuff that I find fun, but when I play these types of records for folks, more often than not, eyeballs roll and brows raise, quizzically, at me.
What is it? It’s a soundtrack to a film starring 60’s Hong Kong movie star, Chan Po Chu (a.k.a. Connie Chan). I’m not sure which film – she appeared in over 200 by the time she retired in her mid-twenties. What’s going on in the songs I’m posting? I don’t know, but let’s guess: In “Cocktail Dance,” Connie and a man, who may or may not have an initial dislike of each other, are challenging each other to a dance-off to different types of dance styles. By the song’s end, they are falling for each other, and join together to sing the end of the song. In the next track, “Deeply in Love,” Connie sings of her love for this lucky man, and he’s so happy he lets out a couple of ticklish, uncomfortable laughs at her advances. Why do I like this? I don’t know. I like pizza, too, ‘cause it just tastes good. And just as I seem to gorge myself whenever I eat it, I’ve managed to acquire not just a few, but a whole box full of Connie Chan soundtracks, so you’ll be hearing some more of her down the line here. Hey, stop rolling your eyes at me!