Sax Rohmer's Fu Manchu in Popular Music

1 March 2005


July 8, 1935.  "Fu Manchu, Why Don't You Behave?" Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians, On The Air, Rare Radio Recordings 1935 - 1936. Radiola/Sandy Hook Records S.H.2023.

1943? "Perilous Task" from Drums of Fu Manchu. Paul Sawtell. Cliffhangers! Music From The Classic Republic Films. Various Artists.

1965. "Don't Fool With Fu Manchu" The Rockin' Ramrods. Claridge Records CR-301-D. Written by Bob Stone and Warren Schatx. The lable notes the song was "Inspired by the Seven Arts Film 'The Face of Fu Manchu'."

A promotional idea from the pressbook for The Face of Fu Manchu.
Stephen Shutt supplied it for publication in The Rohmer Review No. 13

1969. "Drums of Fu Manchu."  Headley Bennett.   Unity N529

1982. "The Night (La Noche)"(6:08) Side 2 features the track "Fu-Man-Chu" (Instrumental) (4:55)  12" vinyl disc from the group Azul Y Negro released in 1982 on Mercury Records/Madrid (cat.# 64 00 749) Produced by Julian Ruiz,  Both tracks engineered by Luis Fdez.

??  "Place of Fu Manchu" 45rpm Flip side of "Gimme." Desmond Dekker. Beverly's Records.


1992. "Fu Man Chu"  Desmond Dekker, Rockin' Steady: The Best Of Desmond Dekker Rhino Records, Inc. R2 70271.

2002, September 24. 
Israelites (The Best Of Desmond Dekker 1963-1971). Trojan Records.
2003, June 23.
Desmond Dekker - Rudy Got Soul.

1993, March 9. "Fu Manchu" Frank Black, Frank Black. Label: Electra, CD: CAD3004CD, LP: CADD3004.

"You heard about, A criminal man of virtue, Is there any doubt, His minimal strands would suit you?"

1995. "Funky Fu Manchu" Big Bad Johns. Plymouth Rock. Label:  Feralette Records F-95082  Sample
LCM-Highlights Vol. 1 Rock, Country, Dance, Jazz & More. Various Artists. Label:

1997, February 3. "Fu Manchu Theme" I Told You Not to Cry. Gert Wilden and Orchestra. Label: Crippled Dick Hot Wax.

2000. "Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu." (1:34)  Jason Willett, Jad Fair & Gilles Rieder.  Megaphone label.

2000. "Fu Manchu." Wesley Willis & The Dragnews.  Never Kill An Ape.

2001. "The Chalice Of Fu Manchu." Top Cats. Ska Revolution. Various Artists. Label: East West Japan.

2003. "Evil Dr. Fu Manchu" Group: Mohammed. Hyena. Norway. Label: MECCA 666

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