MÉI GUI

Latest update on 02/02/2010

Artist: Yao Lee
Author: Chen Ge Xin/Ng Chuen
Label: EMI (China)
Year: 1940

Singer from Shanghai. Song blacklisted following the Communist take-over in 1949. Recurring theme in Peter Greenaway film Pillow Talk. Brought to London by an Australian DJ named Wilfrid Thomas, who was asked by Chappell Music to write English lyrics to it.

Covers:

1951:

Frankie Laine [n°3 US as Rose, Rose, I Love You; lyrics by Wilfrid Thomas]

1951:

Buddy Morrow [idem; hit US]

1951:

Cisco Houston [idem; with Gordon Jenkins' Orchestra]

1951:

Petula Clark [as May Kway; lyrics by John Turner]

1951:

Billy Cotton [idem]

1983:

Aneka

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