Just added a 1987 LP by Mazlan Hamzah at the height of the Pop-RnB-Jazz trend in Nusantara. Entitled "Refleksi", most of the hits were renditions of tunes by singer/composer/producer Imran Majid aka Oddie Agam from Indonesia e.g. "Beri Setengah Saja" and "Aku Cinta Pada Mu". Produced by Boon for ASP.
Just added a 1967 compilation LP by Anneke Grönloh, in memory of her passing just yesterday (16 Sept 2018). "Asmara" was accompanied by Orchestra directed by Ger Van Leeuwen. Recorded in The Netherlands and marketed in Europe (Philips) and UK (Fontana) with different album covers. The album cover below was for Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong markets (Philips). The 1993 CD reissue added two songs not available on the LP.
Just added a 1980 LP by Carefree, their last with EMI. By then, Lockman and Nana already left the band. "Kebebasan III" completed their trilogy. Radio hits were "Hentikan Fitnahmu", "Ku Bercinta Lagi" and a revival of a 1965 favourite by Jaafar Osman "Menyesal Tak Berguna". Produced by S. Atan.
Just added the sophomore LP from Carefree - "Kebebasan II" released in the same year as their debut LP "Kebebasan". S. Atan took over Omar Taib as producer and also arranged all of the songs. Popular on radios are songs such as "Kini Baru Kau Sedar", "Tahniah Dan Ucap Selamat", Sanisah Huri's "Baju Hijau", the soothing "Esok Masih Ada" used for the film of the same name and of course Simon-led evergreen "Belaian Jiwa".
Just added the first LP by Carefree from 1979 titled "Kebebasan" - The first of three during their short engagement with EMI from 1979-1980. Produced by Omar Taib and brought to you with contributions made by Hassan Sani from Brunei.
Just added an EP by A. Kadir from 1975 - "Putera Kodok", possibly his last EP. The awkward (some say ugly) title and album cover aside, the usual premises of martial art "Kung Fu Kembali" and food item "Kelapa" were the main attractions ヅ. Arranged by S. Atan.
Just added another 1975 EP by Kadir (A. Kadir) "Pahlawan Tinju (Mohammad Ali)" - a direct take from the original "Black Superman (Muhammad Ali)" by Johnny Wakelin & The Kinshasa Band (1974). Side A arranged and accompanied by X'quisites (plus a duet with Junainah M. Amin) and Side B assisted by S. Atan/The Breakthru'.
Just added a 1975 EP by A. Kadir (album credited as Kadir & The Breakthru'). An act famous for including titles about both food/fruit item and martial arts form in every EP. This particular one contained their most famous product "Lontong" - a catchy comedic sing-along and "Pendekar Kung Fu" - originally a Carl Douglas hit "Kung Fu Fighting".
Just added a 1974 LP by H. Nur Asiah Jamil accompanied by Orkes Gambus "Al Barkah" led by Utje Abdullah. A religious "Nasyid" aka "Irama Timur Tengah" album known for the title track "Panggilan Ka'bah" - a must-played tune during the Hari Raya Aidil Adha season. Another popular track "Pahlawan" was covered by the Singapore Pop Nasyid group "Al Mizan" in 1979.
Just added a 1979 LP by Aida & Jamalia (Aida Ahmad & Jamalia Arshad) who formed the duo which was formerly "Trio Manja" with Hamidah Ahmad. The album "Salam Rindu" similarly produced and arranged by S. Atan with Haron Abdulmajid on lyrical duty. Spawned plenty of radio friendly hits including "Joget Bunga Kasturi" & "Berkawan".
Just added an LP "Untok Mu Sayang" by Trio Manja, made up of Aida Ahmad, Hamidah Ahmad and Jamalia Arshad. This is the only "solo" LP by the ladies as a trio, Just two catalogues ago, they combined forces with Halil Chik for the Hari Raya LP, "Selamat Hari Raya" (two of the songs included here) and a year later in 1979, the trio became a duo "Aida & Jamalia" when Hamidah Ahmad left the group. Produced and arranged by S. Atan.
Just added another 1974 EP by Hamidah Ahmad entitled "Tolong Dayungkan". This EP included her signature song "Bobo-Bobo" - a rendition of a Japanese original by Cai Mi Mi. Arranged by Reggie Verghese and lyrics by Ismail Haron.
Just added a 1973 self-titled EP by Hamidah Ahmad otherwise known for the first song "Sudah Lah Tiada Lagi". Produced by Kassim Masdor, arranged by Reggie Verghese and lyrics by Ismail Haron.
Just added another EP by Hamidah Ahmad entitled "Tuan Posmen" from 1975. Just like the previous EP, all songs arranged by Reggie Verghese and lyrics by Ismail Haron.
Just added a 1974 EP by Hamidah Ahmad entitled "Twit Twit Twit". Arranged by Reggie Verghese and all lyrics by Ismail Haron.
Just added a 10-inch LP by P. Ramlee. It was a compilation LP of his various hits mostly the studio versions of his film songs. Appropriately titled "Dupa Kenchana (Golden Treasures)".
Just added a self-titled EP by Ahmad Jais with The Antartics from 1967. Containing "Oh Dewi", "Si Lesung Pipit", "Bunga Ku Puja Di Petik Orang" and "Tak Rela".
Just added two more albums by M. Nasir - His last two solo efforts after leaving BMG and signing on to WEA. Featuring "Phoenix Bangkit" (2001) - Considered by some to be his magnum opus, and "Sang Pencinta" (2006) - A move away from his previous Middle Eastern/Nusantara arrangements to rock, pop rock, progressive rock, folk rock, ska, polka, motown and even broadway. Nevertheless, an important album for 2006.
Just added two albums by M. Nasir. "Konsert Akar M. Nasir: Manifestasi Akustika" (1995) and "Srikandi Cinta Ku" (1999). The former is an audio recording or the celebrated live concert and the latter is a reimagining of songs composed/written by M. Nasir originally sang by others except for "Suatu Masa" which was an M. Nasir original hit from 1981.
This is the big one folks.. MN special (personal) selection of the Top 100 Hari Raya Aidil Fitri Songs Of All Time!!! "Lagu Raya Sepanjang Zaman" - Mostly iconic staples with some obscure favourites. Filed under Various Artists. Hit the comment box here and in FaceBook if you feel something's left behind or shouldn't be here in the first place... hmm.. will I care? We'll see ヅ