Pengaroh Chinta

  • HMV His Master's Voice ; P-13002

    Record Label ; Catalogue Number

  • OMG-3998, OMG-4498

    Matrix Number(s)

  • Anthony L. Tobing; Muluk Karim


  • Malay,English


  • 1938

    Date Released

  • 10 inch Shellac Disc


  • 78 rpm


  • 2015010291

    Accession Number

  • 00:06:32

    Recorded Duration

  • Sound


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  • Description


    Matrix No.: OMG-3998
    Performer(s): Muluk Karim
    Title: Pengaroh Chinta

    Matrix No.: OMG-4498
    Performer(s): Antony L. Tobing
    Title: Moonlight And Shadows (From The Film: 'Jungle Princess')

    Side B contains a cover of 'Moonlight and Shadows', a song made famous by American actress Dorothy Lamour in the 1936 film 'The Jungle Princess'. Although shot in Hollywood, the film was set in the jungles of Pahang where the protagonist Ulah, a Malayan girl played by Lamour, grew up with a fearsome tiger and giant chimpanzee. 'The Jungle Princess' was notable for its use of the Malay language (in which Lamour speaks and sings 'Moonlight and Shadows' during the course of the film), and a large variety of animals – one scene features a horde of elephants stampeding through a Malay kampong.

    The film was well-received in Singapore, with crowds flocking to the Capitol Theatre upon its release in March 1937, and again to the Alhambra Theatre during its second run in July. Lamour quickly became a household name in Malaya, following this and similar roles as a sarong-clad native in exotic locales. She was so popular that she was invited to be the receiver of the first public call during the inauguration of the Malaya-America radiophonic service in 1939.

    'Moonlight and Shadows' is sung in both English and Malay on the record.

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