Jay Chou plays Kato in the Green Hornet. Unfortunately this movie is the first impression most Americans will get of Jay Chou. They may hear that actor playing Kato in the Green Hornet is a Chinese Pop Star or a “heartthrob”. But Jay Chou is not only a Chinese Pop Idol but also a gifted, versatile and prolific composer. Here is a selection of songs he wrote for himself and others.
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Tizzy Bac ia a band that should be known worldwide. They caught my ear from their debut.Here are some videos starting first with the song that first put them on my radar. Tasteless video IMHO but a great song. This next one (especially the end) actually reminds me of early Electric Light Orhestra when they […]
Huiting Chen was part of a keyboard based indie-jazz-rock band called Tizzy Bac. Tizzy Bac makes world class music. The kind of music that’s accessible to pop music fans yet at the same time just quirky enough to keep it interesting. They are the kind of band that inspires me to do what I do […]
Peggy Hsu is one of those unique songwriters with a signature style that defied genre cassification. Often some combination of classical, jazz, pop or Bossa Nova with always a little bit of magic and childlike wonderment sprinkled in. Peggy went to high school in Vancouver Canada and studied Jazz vocal at Berklee College of Music. […]
Yun Duo is a mainland Chinese Singer best known for her vocal range and being the protégé of singer songwriter Dao Lang. Here are our three favorite Yun Duo videos. The first one happens to be among my faorite music videos so far this decade. Perhaps it is because I was raised in a family […]