The bourgeois Shanghai in 1930s-1940s was swinging. The innovation of the gramophone and the Bai Dai 百代 record company served to secure this period as the golden age of Mandarin popular music and a time of brilliant soundtracks for the young Chinese film industry. The era came to an abrupt end with the Second Sino-Japanese War and ensuing suppression of pop music by the Chinese Communist Party. One singer to survive was Liang Ping who sang the spirited The Youth of Mine (Shao nian re who) which is always revived and played during Chinese New Year.
(THE YOUTH IS MINE 少年的我)