Just added a 1965 EP by Ahmad Jais - A self-titled EP with four excellent songs within. Backed up by John Lee Orkestra.
Just added a 1977 compilation LP of Hari Raya songs by Various Artists. Titled "Bergembira Di Hari Raya" contains the usual Hari Raya staples including two new songs (also now staples) by Sharifah Aini ("Suasana Di Hari Raya" and "Hari Yang Mulia") and a duet by Sharifah Aini & Hail Amir ("Bisikan Hati Di Hari Raya").
So far two reissues can be found in CD format, one in 1994 (Mat Jimat Series) and another in 2004. The latter version included "Takbir Raya" at the beginning and at the end of the CD as well as two additional songs not found in the 1994 reissue and the original vinyl LP. The two songs were "Dari Jauh Ku Pohon Maaf" (Sudirman) and "Cahaya Di Aidil Fitri" (Black Dog Bone).
Just added a self-titled EP by S. Latifah from 1969 otherwise known for its evergreen hit "Bahtera Karam". Backed by Dendang Perindu under the leadership of Kassim Masdor who doubled as the producer for the EP. He roped in good friends Rafeah Buang and Ahmad Jais to support this debut EP by S. Latifah.
Just added an album of Hari Raya (Aidil Fitri) songs from EMI released in 1973 - "Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri" is perhaps one of the most essential collection for the Hari Raya genre, containing ten of the most well-known and staple Hari Raya songs ever recorded. Tracks on Side A were specially produced for this LP, whereas the tracks on the B side were previously released in EPs/LPs of the respective artists.
The first two levels of "RAGA" are opened (and some of third as well):
As to date: the list of artists/duos/bands in RAGA:
A. Kadir, A. Romzi, A. Romzi & The Hooks, Ahmad Daud, Anneke Grönloh, Ahmad Jais, Aziz Ja'afar, Aziz Sattar, Clique Fantastique, Ebiet G. Ade, Emillia Contessa, Ger Van Leeuwen, Habibah Yaakob, Hamzah Dolmat, Ismail Haron, Jamaliah Shariff, Kamariah Noor, Kamsani Saat, Kartina Dahari, Kartina Dahari & Aziz Ja'afar, M. Sani, Nona Asiah, Normadiah, Normadiah & Kamsani Saat, Norma Mam, Omar Suwita, Orkes Konsert Majlis Kesenian, P. Ramlee, The Quests, R. Ismail, Rahmah Rahmat, Rahmah Rahmat & Aziz Sattar, Rafeah Buang, Rafeah Buang & Ahmad Jais, Rafeah Buang & Omar Suwita, Rafeah Buang & R. Ismail, S. Hamid, S. M. Salim, Saloma, Saloma & Ahmad Daud, Sanisah Huri, Sarena Hashim, Sharifah Aini, Sharifah Aini & Hamzah Dolmat, Sharifah Aini & M. Sani, Zailan Kamaruddin, Zainab Majid, Zain Azman.
From this point onwards, new additions will be announced here as a featured blog entry. Also I've decided to open up those albums/songs in level three (see above) sourced via contributions e.g. "Rayuan Ramlee" (contributed by Khir Johari) and those that requires contributions e.g. "Lambaian Kasih" from "Gurindam Jiwa" - So the more you contribute, the more open and free MN will be ヅ.