Just added an EP by Various Artists from a series of "Lagu2 Pop" (Pop Songs) produced and recorded by Radio Malaysia in the 60's and 70's. Mostly used for their internal radio spin, these series of EPs (and later on, LPs) are now highly sought after by vinyl collectors. This edition highlighted the compositions and arrangements by well-known stalwarts of the time with vocals by the likes of Kartina Dahari, Rugayah Busrah, Jaafar Osman and Samad Haroun.
The album is sponsored by Eddie Vader (not his real name) from Singapore. Hopefully with his help and others like him, we will be able to enjoy more of these kind of rarities in MN in the near future.
Just added a 1974 radio recording by Kombo Ahmad Wan Yet for the Radio Malaysia "blue label" series of vinyl LPs. Titled "Dendang Tebrau", guest (jazz) vocals including Alina Rahman, June Abdullah and Kartina Dahari.
Just added a 1973 LP by Kartina Dahari "Kronchong". Four of the twelve songs first appeared in an EP of the same name earlier in the year. Arranged by Kassim Masdor and A. J. (Ahmad Ja'afar). Produced by Kassim Masdor.
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 a 1968 EP by Kartina Dahari "Sriwana/Di Bawah Bulan Purnama" accompanied by The Ahmad Wan Yet Orkestra. The four songs already appeared in MN before in the LP compilation "Sampaikan Salam Ku" from 1972. The front and back album covers were contributed by Rusli Hashim, Malaysia.
Just added a 1966 duet EP by Julie Sudiro & Kartina Dahari "Burong Nuri / Pulau Harapan".
Just added a 1967 EP by Kartina Dahari with Dendang Perindu - another self-titled album otherwise known for the first track "Sitara". Two of the songs were contributed by Yudhie from Sarawak, Malaysia.
Just added a 1967 self-titled EP "Tina" by Kartina Dahari otherwise known for the first track "Senandong Buaiyan" - Backed by The Swallows. All songs were contributed by Yudhie from Sarawak, Malaysia.
Just added an EP from Kartina Dahari "Gerak Kilat" (1966) - The title track inspired by the film of the same name but not included/from the movie (at least I don't think so) - Although Kartina Dahari did contributed her voice for "Jefri Zain" in the movie soundtrack (that EP was featured here just recently). All songs and album cover contributed by Yudhie from Sarawak, Malaysia.
Just added a OST EP by Kartina Dahari & Rafeah Buang from 1966. Side A is by Kartina Dahari "Jefri Zain" from the film "Gerak Kilat" and Side B is by Rafeah Buang "Menanti Bahagia" from the film "Anak Buloh Betong" - The latter was contributed by Yudhie from Sarawak, Malaysia.
Just updated the song "Hatiku Pernah Luka" and added "Pernah Ku Jumpa" from the EP "Rindu" (1969) by Kartina Dahari. Both songs contributed by Yudhie from Sarawak, Malaysia.
Just added an LP from Kartina Dahari "Sampaikan Salam Ku" (1972).
Just added an LP by Kartina Dahari "Senandong Lagu Lama" (1976). The album cover and some of the songs were contributed by Khir Johari of Singapore.
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.
Just added an EP from Kartina Dahari with Dendang Perindu "Rindu" (1969) and a duet EP with Sugiman Jahuri "Antara Dua Dunia" (1972). "Rindu" is FREE to stream because a song is missing from it "Pernah Ku Jumpa" - Your contribution is appreciated ヅ
Just added two EPs by Kartina Dahari - "Mawar Melati" (1970) and "Kronchong" (1973). Both with her everlasting Keroncong hits.
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.