Ramadan is upon us again, Alhamdulliah. Blessed Ramadan everyone. Re-added my 2015 compilation of "Ramadan Top 40" by Various Artists - Songs inspired by and about the fasting month of Ramadan. Are there any good ones this year?
Just added a 1981 LP by Rafeah Buang entitled "Dalam Ketenangan". Produced and arranged by Ooi Eow Jin. Best were saved for the last three tracks - a revival of "Udang Sama Udang" together with renditions of "Sayang Di Sayang" and "Awan Beralih".
Just added a 1974 EP by Anita Serawak & Ismail Haron entitled "Ismail & Anita" otherwise known for the first track "Mustafa". All four songs became radio-friendly favourites and evergreen hits for the duo. Music arranged Reggie Verghese.
Just added an album by Vina Panduwinata. Her third solo album from 1984 "Citra Ceria". Top-notch arrangements and musicianship suited for the trend at the time.
Just added a 1987 LP from Sharifah Aini entitled "Kasih". Produced primarily by M. Nasir also well-known for the duet (or some insisted just backing vocal) with M. Nasir for the song "Sabarlah Sayang". Other good songs written by M. Nasir for this album were "Hanya Dongeng Sandiwara" & the title track "Kasih". The latter, lyrics by S. Amin Shahab.
Just added a 10" LP by Various Artists (namely Hamzah Dolmat on Side A and Jamaliah Shariff on Side B). Titled "Malam Gemilang (Bright Night)" with Ahmad Daud appearing solo on two songs (your contributions appreciated) and Hamzah Dolmat did duets with Rosiah Chik & sister, Kamariah Noor. Filed under "Various Artists".