Just added a 1988 Hari Raya compilation of new songs from EMI - "Varia Pop Aidilfitri", which according to a blogger and archiver, one of the only two Hari Raya compilations that is not (yet) released on CD - the other one being the classic "Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri" compilation of 1973 (It should be noted however that all songs from that LP has been 'CD-fied" in several different compilations separately). This one, gave us the first time that we heard the now staples radio plays from Sheila Majid (Hari Mulia), Sudirman (Selamat Hari Raya) and Rahimah Rahim (Selamat Berhari Raya). Two years later in 1990, it was reissued by EMI with a different package and title "Salam Aidilfitri". Produced and arranged by S. Atan. Filed under Various - Ramadan & Syawal Specials.
Updated the 1959 10-inch LP "Malam Gemilang (Bright Night)" by Jamaliah Shariff, Hamzah Dolmat & Ahmad Daud. The two songs from Ahmad Daud were just added thanks to the contribution by Hadi Rahmat Wahid from Singapore. He also contributed the images for the album covers. Filed under "Various Artists".
Just added a 10-inch LP by Various Artists from Indonesia namely Nila Kesuma, Rien, Kamsul & Sjaugi. Sjaugi performed 6 out of 10 of the songs in this compilation album backed by Orkes Irama Special Trio led by Nick Mamahit as well as Orkes Irama Agung led by Effendy (S Effendy). Best tracks "Apabila Kau Tersenyum" by Rien; a track which was also recorded by P. Ramlee in 1955 and "Lamunan Jiwa" by Sjaugi. The songs might have be recorded much earlier but the album "Serampang 6" was released in 1957 by Irama Indonesia. The streaming of the album is made possible by the donations made by Khir Johari from Singapore and Yudhie from Sarawak, Malaysia.
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 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 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 1983 LP, the second of the series titled "Album Melayu Deli Vol: II" by Sharifah Aini, Zaleha Hamid, Herman Tino and Sudirman Hj. Arshad. Produced and arranged by S. Atan. Filed under "Various Artists".
Just added a 1963 OST EP from the film "Raja Bersiong" with recordings by Julie Sudiro, Marsita & K. Godobell. Filed under "Original Soundtracks (OST)". Seeking contributions for the actual EP covers (front and back) to replace the one put up below, taken from the VCD release.
Just added a 1963 EP by Julie Sudiro, Arthur Lee D.K.K. with The Megawati Orchestra conducted by Wandy Yazid, who was also the arranger and writer for songs in this EP. Sung in both Malay and English, the album was titled "Twist-Lah Lagi..!". Since it's not a duet album, it is filed under "Various Artists".
Just added an OST EP for the 1968 film "Lain Jalan Ka-Shorga" directed by Jamil Sulong and produced by Merdeka Studios. This EP featuring Saloma, Julie Sudiro, Annuar Idris and Norli Ismail doing the title track. Filed under "Original Soundtracks (OST)".
Various Artist - Album Melayu Deli Bersama Sharifah Aini, Sudirman, Zaleha Hamid, Herman Tino (1982)
Just added a 1982 LP by Sharifah Aini, Zaleha Hamid, Herman Tino & Sudirman Hj. Arshad celebrating Malay traditional songs. "Album Melayu Deli Bersama...." which is the first of two-part series. The Volume 2 was released the next year in 1983. Produced and arranged by S. Atan. Filed under "Various Artists".
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 another 1967 record from the "blue label" series of EP by Radio Malaysia. "Lagu2 Pop"(RMEP-10). Vocals by Various Artists namely Fazidah Joned, Saloma, Abdullah Chik and Ahmad Kamal Ariffin.
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 10-inch LP by Various Artists "Dendang Asmara Malaya (Love Songs of Malaya)". Released in 1955, "the force is strong with this one" ヅ - Plenty of evergreen hits.
Just added a 1981 compilation LP by Various Artists titled "Bintang Polygram" - the line-up which consisted of Polygram's 1980's staple of Malay artists namely M. Nasir with the new (and rare "theme") song "Demi Kedamaian" (credited as "Nyanyian Ramai") as well "Masing-Masing" which made its first appearance on this LP. All the other songs were lifted from the individual artists' previously released LPs as far back as 1979 for Alleycats' "Penyanyi" from their LP of the same name. This is free to stream since half of the songs already made it on CDs. Enjoy!
Just added a 10-inch LP by Various Artists "Empat Bintang (Four Stars)" featuring Zaharah Agus, Jamaliah Shariff, S. Hamid & Kamsani Saat. Best songs IMHO are "Keindahan Bintang Malam", Samba Ria & Pembela Tahan Air.
Just added a 10-inch LP by Nona Asiah & Jasni from 1959 "Lambaian Pohon Kelapa (Swaying Malayan Palms)" - All songs and album sleeves contributed by Yudhie from Sarawak, Malaysia. Filed under Various Artists as there's only a single duet out of ten classic tracks.
Just added a 10-inch LP by Lena Abdullah & Laila Sani "Bintang Biru (Blue Stars)" produced by EMI Columbia under their Magic Notes label from the 1950's. All the hits are here: "Bersenda", "Penang Samba", "Tamasya Alam Pilu" (Lena); "Segenap Jantungku", "Menjelang Kasih", "Mata Keranjang" (Laila). Filed under "Various Artists" since this is not a duet LP.