Mr Nee Wong
Formiggini, Sun Dec 27 2015, 19:07pm



Although I tried to collect as much infos as possible for this little >> Article << about the CHINESE UKELELE IKE, his fate after 1946 is still unknown. Maybe someone will come up one day with more infos - looking forward!

MR. NEE WONG in YES SIR, THATs MY BABY 1925

You never heard "Yes Sir, that´s my Baby" like that before...early sound on movie talkie from 1925.Mr. Nee Wong = Alfredo Oppus, born on December 25th, 1895 in Baclayon, a province of Bohol in the Philippines. He toured in the 20s the US as a Vaudeville act called the 'Ukulele Ike'" or "The Gentleman of the Orient":"One of vaudeville's most talented entertainers in Nee Wong, a lackadaisical young Chinese . Nee Wong can make a ukelele talk. He sings American songs and translates them into Chinese, giving his audience a little lesson in Chinese pronunciation.""

Posted by Deutsches Grammophon & Schellackplatten Forum on Mittwoch, 8. April 2015
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