White Rainbow and Autumn Clouds

This installment features Bai Hong and Gong Qiu Xia, who joined the entertainment field and achieved fame even before the Golden Voice, Zhou Xuan. What is also afforded here is a rare opportunity to experience the harbingers of antique Shanghai pop music, Li Li Li and Wang Ren Mei, who were indeed the very first of the breed. Though their presence was brief and their vocal styles bespoke a highly experimental phase of the genre, their legacy is not something to be overlooked.

Erratum: "Drizzly Rain" was recorded in late 1938, as listed below, not in 1939 as announced.
1
Farewell, Sha Sha! 莎莎再會吧
Bai Hong / 白虹
November 18, 1944
2
Rose, Rose Everywhere
Gong Qiu Xia / 龔秋霞
1942
3
Drizzly Rain
Li Li Li / 黎莉莉
1932
4
Pining for My Love’s Return
Wang Ren Mei / 王人美
November 21, 1938
5
Don’t Walk Away So Fast
Bai Hong / 白虹
April 16, 1948
6
Mimi
Bai Hong / 白虹
December 12, 1946
7
The Boating Song
Gong Qiu Xia / 龔秋霞
November 30, 1942
8
Without the Rain, the Flowers Won't Bloom
Bai Hong / 白虹
June 16, 1948
9
Under the Lilac Trees
Gong Qiu Xia / 龔秋霞
December 23, 1940
10
The Person of My Dreams
Gong Qiu Xia / 龔秋霞
1942
11
He Is a Spring Breeze
Bai Hong / 白虹
June 18, 1941
12
The Mad Band
Bai Hong / 白虹
November 4, 1946