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About the Guest
Ross Laird was formerly a sound archivist with the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia. He was awarded NLB’s Lee Kong Chian Research Fellowship in 2010, during which he conducted research into the history of the recording industry in Singapore. He is also the author of From Keroncong to Xinyao, which is a history of Singapore’s recording industry.
Tan Sooi Beng, “The 78 rpm Record Industry in Malaya Prior to World War II,” Asian Music 28, no. 1 (1997): 1–41. (From JSTOR via NLB’s eResources website)
This episode of BiblioAsia+ was hosted by Jimmy Yap and produced by Soh Gek Han. Sound engineering was done by Gibson Analytics. The background music “Di Tanjong Katong” was composed by Osman Ahmad and performed by Chords Haven. Special thanks to Ross for coming on the show.
BiblioAsia+ is a podcast about Singapore history by the National Library of Singapore.