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 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
Just added a 1965 EP by M. Osman titled "M. Osman Dengan Siglap Boys". All songs written by M. Osman himself including one Hari Raya song - A song with his duet partner, Afida ES.
Just added a 1989 album by WEA's Various Artists titled "Gema Hari Raya" produced by Ramli Sarip, J Jay, S. Atan & Nasser Abu Kassim. A Special Edition was packaged for the MLM lifestyle company Avon in cassette tapes and vinyls, distributed to its members and clients - This was retitled "Irama Hari Raya Avon" with a different cover and four additional tracks which were basically Avon's theme song and advertisements.
Just added a 1985 EP by Various Artists on one side and Sharifah Aini on the other. Side A of this promotional EP consisted of Hari Raya songs by Anuar & Ellina, Khairil Johari Johar, Sweet September and Cenderawasih. Side B consisted of two non-festive songs by Sharifah Aini later included in her double compilation LP "Dari Masa Hingga Masa" of the same year.
Just added a 1975 EP by M. Shariff & Ahmadi Hassan titled "Selamat Hari Raya" - Not a duet album; they both have two songs each. Backed by The Zurah.
Just added an LP by Various Artists namely Syed Sobrie, Lina, Jatt Ali, Malek Ridzuan, Shareen, Aziz Ahmad & Point Blank highlighting their new Hari Raya songs of 1984 in this album titled "Salam Aidil Fitri". Apart from the title track by Jatt Ali, other soon-to-be Hari Raya staples were such as "Abang Pulang" by Malek Ridzuan plus his duet with Shareen, "Joget Kesyukuran". Also "Selamat Hari Raya" by Point Blank. Produced by Ruslan Imam and Razzi M.
Just added a 1969 EP by Eddie Lomato Dengan Exodus from Indonesia. Featuring "Bergembira Di Hari Raya". The other three songs are not bad too.. listen without prejudice ヅ
Just added a 1967 SP by P. Ramlee & The Veterans featuring two songs "Entah Di-Mana" (from the film "Keluarga 69) and "Dendang Perantau" (2nd and more popular version).
Just added a 1955 SP "Selamat Hari Raya" by Saloma & P. Ramlee. On Side A you'll hear P. Ramlee with Pancha Irama Orchestra led by Jose Daroya crooning his everlasting original "Suara Takbir" and on Side B, Saloma with Ahmad Jaafar Orchestra cha-cha-ing with her once-banned early version of "Selamat Hari Raya" - This album initiate an early start of featured Hari Raya album/songs for the 1439H Aidil Fitri season. The festivities come early this year for MN as MN shall rest during the upcoming month of Ramadan ヅ.
Just added a 1964 EP by Saloma featuring traditional songs like "Damak" and "Sri Mersing" with lyrics adapted by S. Sudarmaji. The EP was backed by Mohd (aka Ahmad) Wan Yet Orkestra.
Just added a 1972 EP by Saloma titled "Aslirama" with Saloma reviving her earlier recordings including one of her first - "Madah Pujangga" from 1955 - This time in full stereo glory. Produced by Kassim Masdor and arranged by P. Ramlee and Kassim Masdor. Not to be confused with the compilation LP of the same name in 1973 where two songs from this EP were also included.
Just added a 1969 self-titled EP by Saloma otherwise known by the first song "Entah Di-Mana". Not indicated anywhere on the album but probably produced by Kassim Masdor and probably accompanied by Dendang Perindu led by Kassim Masdor. Also probably the songs were never reissued on CDs.
Just added a 1979 LP "Kenangan Ayah" by Filipino superstar Freddie Aguilar (birth name Ferdinand Pascual Aguilar and Muslim name Abdul Farid since 2013). This was after his "Anak" record exploded in 1978 and churned many versions in different countries and languages. Freddie himself re-recorded it in English, Italian and Malay (the latter came from this LP). Perhaps his only Malay album, it was recorded and produced in Singapore by Eric Yeo under the Philips label. The album was reissued on CD as "Anak" in 1997 with different cover and different song order. All 12 songs were basically Malay renditions of his 1976-1979 Tagalog hits with majority of lyrics by M. Nasir and two by S. Amin Shahab. M. Nasir was also tasked as vocal coach to Freddie but that didn't stop a Berita Harian reviewer from giving the album the thumbs-down based on Freddie's Malay pronunciations and also the fact that the album was all "terjemahan" ヅ
Just added a double Live LP by Various Artists with Orkes RTM led by Johari Salleh. Recorded during the ASEANEKA II event in 1977 featuring songs and singers from Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Malaysia. Thailand presented their classical dances that's not included in the LP.
Just added a 1964 EP by Saloma titled "Lagu2 Sukaramai China Di Nyanyikan Oleh Saloma" - Probably her first EP to feature renditions of popular Chinese songs with 伺曰君再朱(When Will You Return) being the most recognisable as "Bilakah Tuan Kan Datang". Malay lyrics by Zain Mahmood and Ismadi.