Just added a 1974 LP by Ismail Haron titled "Hey, Hey, Sunny" for Side A and "MacArthur Park" for Side B. Out of eleven songs in this LP, IMHO, you will hear seven of his best and four of his worst works here (not saying which is which ヅ ). Arranged by Reggie Verghese.
Just added a 1974 LP by Ismail Haron titled "Hulurkan Tangan". Signature arrangements by Reggie Verghese for twelve great songs in one LP.
Just added a 1973 LP from Ismail Haron titled "Antara Pujangga Dan Insan Biasa". Arranged by Reggie Verghese. All songs in Side 1 and the first song in Side 2 were previously released in various EPs. However, for this LP, prologues and sound effects were added to them. The last five songs in Side 2 were previously unreleased tracks.
Just added a 1975 EP by Ismail Haron titled "Potret Sindiran" - His last solo EP. Three songs arranged by Reggie Verghese namely "Oh Kasihanilah Daku", "Potret Sindiran" and "Tujuh Tahun Engkau Merantau" - and one by Ahmad Jaafar, "Pembimbing Negara".
Just added a 1974 EP by Ismail Haron titled "Sutra Mulia". Other songs apart from the title track are "Mimpi Bukan-Bukan", "Wati" and "Joget Mak Andam". All songs arranged by Reggie Verghese.
Just added a 1973 self-titled EP by Ismail Haron known for the popular song "Mutiara Hikmat". Other songs included "Ucapan Pengantin", "Seniman Menangis" and "Pak Kasur, Pak Ali". Arranged by Reggie Verghese.
Just added a 1974 EP from Ismail Dan Anita (Anita Sarawak & Ismail Haron) titled "Keluarga Bahagia" - Popular songs included the title track, "La Aube", "Tiada Jodoh" & "Asmara". Arranged by Reggie Verghese.
Just added a 1972 EP by Ismail Haron, perhaps his most well-known original title "Ilham Pujangga" - Other great songs were renditions of International hits "Tolong Damaikan" (Mammy Blue) and "Antara Anak Dan Ayah" (My Boy) as well as the S. Effendy original "Joget Gembira" with some changes in the lyrics to three languages - Malay, Jawa, Bawean (MJB). Produced by Kassim Masdor.
Just added a 1972 EP by Ismail Haron titled "Ismail Haron Dan Maria". When I asked, Ismail Haron personally confirmed that the "Maria" in this instance is a fictional character from the last song "Dendamku Kerana Maria" (I Did What I Did For Maria - Tony Christie's 1971 hit). EP Produced by Kassim Masdor.
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 a 1970 EP by Ismail Haron "Kehilangan Chinta" - his first solo effort although the song "Tunggulah Puan" (Keep On Runnin') from his 1968 EP with the Guys was also included in this release. Other than the title song, which is a rendition of "Without Love (There Is Nothing)", other renditions are "Kenanga" (It's Not Unusual) and "Bawakan Ibuku Di Mimpiku" (I Can't Stop Loving You).
Just added a 1969 EP by Ismai Haron & The Guys "Sudi-Sudi Kah Dikau" (Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'). Ismail Haron's last group album.
Just added a 1969 EP by Ismail Haron & The Guys "Ismail Haron Dengan The Guys" - Recordings of the Malay versions of English hits "The Way It Used To Be" and "Call On Me" both by Engelbert Humperdinck. Also The Supremes' "You Keep Me Hangin' On" and lastly, The Temptations' "Get Ready".
Just added an EP by Ismail Haron accompanied by The Guys. Their first Malay record with EMI (It was also released under the label "Camel" cat. #LMK 4590 under the title "Delailah"). Popular renditions of English hits "Ribin Biru" (Pretty Ribbon), "Delailah" (Delilah), "Ku Takkan Jatuh Cinta Lagi" (I'll Never Fall In Love Again) and "Tunggulah Puan" (Keep on Running).
Just added a 1975 EP by Anita Sarawak & Ismail Haron "Anita & Ismail" also known for its first track "Ai-Yah! Che Siti" (originally "Apek Dan Marjinah" - a song from the movie "Ali Baba Bujang Lapok", 1961). Other popular tracks are "Kini Telah Tiba" (originally "Bint El Shalabiya" by Fairuz & The Rahbani Bros; also an instrumental hit "Barefoot Girl" by Ron Goodwin Orchestra). "Sudah Kahwin Kah Belum" (originally by Saloma & Ahmad Daud") and "Di Malam Yang Sunyi" (originally "In the Still of the Night" by Jack Jersey).
Just added a 1973 EP by Anita Sarawak and Ismail Haron "Anita dan Ismail" also known for the first track "Ikan Kekek" (originally an Indonesian folk song). Other hits namely "Rahsia Di Air Jernih" (The Yardbirds' "A Heart Full of Soul), "Janji Tetap Janji" (The Temptations' "My Girl") and lastly "Rentak Seratus Enam" (an interpretation of Ahmad C. B. and Saloma's traditional hit).
Just added a 1973 LP by Various Artists from EMI "Aslirama" (1973). Plenty of great traditional tunes from the likes of Sharifah Aini, Kartina Dahari, Saloma, etc.
Just added an LP by Various Artists from EMI "Rasa Sayang Eh" (1974) - a collection of well-known Malay traditional/folk tunes by well-known 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.