Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Soliman Gamil (Arabic: سليمان جميل; b. Alexandria, Egypt, December 24, 1924; died June 13, 1994) was an Egyptian composer and qanun player. In 1963 he began to experiment with the use of Egyptian traditional musical instruments in his compositions for films and theater, in an effort to evoke the sounds of Ancient Egypt.
He also wrote about music for the Al-Ahram newspaper.
I took that from Wikipedia. I bought this album many years ago, when it came out and I've been loving it ever since, just incredibly beautiful music that I had to share. I have another album from Soliman Gamil, Ankh, and I will post that one soon too...
Here's an album from a stern looking Emilia Contessa with Band 4 Nada on the A side and Broery & The Pro's on the B side....
Here's an album from Indonesian 70's/80's pop singer Ervinna with Singapore's Charlie & His Boys, all covers of Western hits, nice one from Abba's Waterloo with some rockin' guitar....
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Absolutely incredible gambus album from Orkes Al Wathan Medan, the music, the singing and the sound-quality of this album are just amazing....
Here's another album from 60's early 70's singer Alfian and Band D'strangers are in pretty good form on this album....
Here's a lovely cassette from the great, late actor/singer/director/songwriter and composer P. Ramlee.... There's two songs missing from side A and one song missing from side B because the tapes runs out...
For more info on P. Ramlee:
Incredible jaipong cassette from the great Gugum Gumbira and his Jugala Group with H. Idjah Hadidjah singing. Amazing music.....
Fantastic album from singer Diah Iskandar with great, great music from the incredible Jopi R. Item and his Jopie's Band....
Just check out this great song from this great album:
Here's a very special one for the Oslan Husein lovers, this is an album from Oslan Husein with his friend Alwi, they were close friends since school.... Lovely music from the Minang area in Sumatera! Unfortunately the cover is disintegrating....
Monday, February 27, 2012
Here's the vinyl version of Harry Sabar's 1979 prog-rock album Lentera....
You can find the cassette version of this album with more songs on it and more info here:
And here's my rip:
Here's an album from the great, late singer/comedian/actor/composer Benyamin Sueb. With Benyamin Sueb you never know what you will get, one album he's doing standard pop songs, the next album he'll be doing Gambang Kromong and the next one he's doing James Brown kind of funk. This one is pretty good, lots of at times pretty psychedelic music from Orkes Melodi Ria....
Here's an album from Broery Marantika who was a singer from Ambon, Maluku. He was born in 1948 and passed away in 2000.... A lot like that other crooner Bob Tutupoly he sang pop songs, soul, balads.... There's a nice version from Bob Dylan's Blowin' In The Wind on this one plus other covers....
Here's another album that many, many people are looking for. Ultra-rare, the first album from 60's all-girl garage band The Singers, and I love this album, very raw garage and if you like Dara Puspita you will absolutely love this one.... I've got this one in perfect condition, only the cover is a bit damaged....
Friday, February 24, 2012
One of the most sought after albums from Indonesia is Ariesta Birawa's "first" album which is often called Indonesia's first psych album. (Enteng Tanamal was already doing some pretty psych-y stuff for some years when that album came out). If you manage to find it, the original version on vinyl, it can set you back 2000 maybe 2500 dollar (Jakarta price). What most people don't know is that before that album they already released this album and back then Mus Mulyadi, the later King Of Krontjong, was a member of the band, and this is a great, great 60's garage album and very, very rare. You're in luck because I've got a copy in absolute mint-condition....
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Here's another Jugala cassette from Euis Komariah, music in the Kecapi Cianjuran style, kecapi, suling and singing....