Monday, July 12, 2010

Maggie Cheung Man Yuk Podcast


Here it is, my tribute to screen goddess Maggie Cheung. Thank you to all who contributed, I hope you enjoy listening.













Playlist:

  • Police and Thieves – Junior Murvin
  • Tears on My Pillow – Little Anthony and the Imperials
  • Siboney – Xavier Cugat and Connie Francis (Center Stage and 2046 soundtracks)
  • Me, Myself and I – Billie Holiday
  • Under the Bridges of Paris – Eartha Kitt
  • I’m in the Mood for Love – Fats Domino
  • Bengawan Solo – Rebecca Pan (In The Mood for Love soundtrack)
  • Yumeji’s Theme & Li-Zhen’s dialogue – Umebayashi Shigeru (In The Mood for Love soundtrack)
  • Strawberry Stain – Maggie Cheung (Clean soundtrack)
  • Angkor Wat Theme Finale – Michael Galasso (In The Mood for Love soundtrack)

8 comments:

duriandave said...

Hi Zoë! Thanks for the fun show.

I saw Hot Summer Days when I was in Hong Kong earlier this year. When Maggie appeared (unexpectedly to most people, I think), there was a collective gasp from the audience. That was pretty cool!

Hopefully, she can be lured back to the movies with a really good role.

Donald said...

Excellent podcast, Zoe. Thanks a lot.
Hadn't previously heard the first half dozen or so songs on the playlist before. I really like that Eartha Kitt song.
I have a question about the podcast opening theme song, the one about the bear cat. Is the recording from the Sun studio? I ask because the song sounds a lot like "Hound Dog."
I learn a lot from each podcast.
btw, I am an ABC, residing in CA. Don

Lucky Cat said...

Hi Dave
Thanks, glad you enjoyed the podcast. What was Hot Summer Days like by the way?

Welcome Donald, thanks for your comments, I'm glad you liked the podcast. Eartha Kitt is brilliant, I was so sad when she passed away last year.
The opening song is my theme and you're right it is on the Sun Records label. It is the answer song to Hound Dog by Big Mama Thornton (famously covered by Elvis)and it is called Bear Cat sung by Rufus Thomas. The movie clips I have added in are from the dubbed soundtrack of the Jackie Chan film Snake in Eagle's Shadow by the way.
Thanks for listening!

Donald said...

Zoe,thanks for getting back to me about Bear Cat. It's cool that it was an answer
song to Hound Dog. Another pre-Elvis Hound Dog I've heard is the one sung by Tommy Duncan, when he was the lead singer of Tommy Duncan and His Western All-Stars.
Previously, he was the lead singer of the
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys band. Don't quote me, but, I think Tommy Duncan's rendition of Hound Dog may have been the first version. It may have been recorded back in 1951, the year I was conceived. btw, in the 1980's, I had the pleasure of hearing and seeing Rufus Thomas at the outdoors Sacramento Blues Festival. Ciao, Yun-Fat

duriandave said...

What was Hot Summer Days like by the way?
I thought it was so-so. It's one of those omnibus romances. Frankly, I was expecting something a little more stylish and experimental from Wing Shya, who I know from his design/photography work with Wong Kar Wai.

Lucky Cat said...

Dave - sounds liek I shouldn't bother with Hot Summer Days I thought it looked a bit 'shiny/happy'!

Donald - I found this about 'Hound Dog':http://www.secondhandsongs.com/performance/93131
written by classic songwriters Leiber and Stoller (they wrote most of The Coasters songs).
First recorded by Big Mama Thornton in 1953. I am a fan of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys and I like the Wesstern Swing genre. Played a little on the show here and there.
That is great you got to see Rufus (brother of Carla) Thomas. I'll bet he was quite the showman.
Like you sign off - lol.

howardo said...

loved the Show.

You mentioned Zhang Yimo's Hero which really was a colour masterclass I was fortunatle to work on making the dropplets of water.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGq6FXcpxtY

If you have not already checked out Shanghai Triad.

Thanks for bringing back many happen memories, I'm off to Fopp ...

Howard

Lucky Cat said...

Thanks Howard glad you enjoyed listening. How cool that you worked on Hero! That scene is amazing. A beautiful film. Hope you can come to the prince Charles next month when I will be doing a talk after the screening of Hero.
I saw Shanghai Triad ages ago so it is a bot hazy in my memory. I need to re-watch it, in fact I think my next podcast will be a Gong Li special.