Take a trip with me into the past.
This is Guitar Berbunyi, a 78 r.p.m. vinyl played on my 1950s/1960s player. I regret I cannot recall the names of the singers because the record is kept in Kuala Lumpur and all I have here is the video.
During our courting days the spouse introduced me to Tino Rossi (1907-1983) a popular French (actually he was Corsican) singer. Guitar D'Amour (1935) was my absolute favourite and I fell in love with this song as soon as I heard it.
Years later in Kuala Lumpur we were sorting out our collection of Malay 78s and imagine our surprise and joy when we heard Guitar Berbunyi. We allowed our minds to wander to the mid-1930s thinking how someone from Indonesia or The Straits Settlements heard Tino Rossi's Guitaire D'Amour and decided to record it in Malay. It's all the more fascinating because this is a French song. Just imagine!!
Here is Guitare D'Amour by Tino Rossi
Sit back. Let your mind drift to the 1930s. It's something I indulge in, more and more.