I thought you might be interested to know that my late father was a recording engineer with EMI, then known as the Gramophone Company. He made records all over the world with for the COLUMBIA label. Near the end of his career and his life he was posted to Singapore recording local talent. I was born in Singapore in Nov. 1939 and we lived there until the Japanese invasion. My mother and I managed to leave by ship to return to the UK but my dad remained, joining the local volunteer force in a vain effort to save Singapore from the Japs. He was captured and sent to a POW camp and was murdered while building the Burma railway.
EMI do not have a list of his recordings but we do know that among many others he was in charge of the recording of the song; "Rose, Rose I love you" by Miss HUE LEE on Columbia DB2837, it was not released until the 1950's when it became a big hit. Just thought yo might be interested in that story.
Regards, Tony Lennane