Jazz standards in Chinese?
November 8, 2009 3:14 AM   Subscribe

Where can I find American jazz standards sung in Mandarin?

So, yea, I just watched Temple of Doom again and just started listening to all the old jazz greats again. And as craptacular as Kate Capshaw is, I do so love the opening scene with her singing Anything Goes in Mandarin. I know there was a Jazz scene in Shanghai in the 20s and 30s...did any of that survive?

I've been able to find some great Chinese Jazz, but I'd really like to hear the standards.
posted by MostHolyPorcine to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Great question and I wish I had answers. While not exactly what you're asking for, you might like this anyway.
posted by timshel at 4:12 AM on November 8, 2009

You're looking for the Pathé 100 series.
posted by roger ackroyd at 6:51 AM on November 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

Shanghai Lounge Divas. I have this CD of original recordings of singers from the 30s, plus remixed dance versions. Not jazz standards, but still all kinds of awesome.
posted by typewriter at 7:26 AM on November 8, 2009

Or what roger ackroyd said. :)
posted by typewriter at 7:28 AM on November 8, 2009

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