The songs in this record, “Beyond the reef” and “This is the time” are by Bing Crosby. He was considered one of the most popular singers and actors of the 1930s to the 1950s. These songs were recorded by Brunswick record company, which was established in 1916. Music from England and America were gaining popularity amongst Peranakans in Singapore and the Straits during the early 20th century. Musical bands and troupes were formed during this period and they would perform at celebratory occasions organized by Peranakans such as birthdays and weddings.