Friday, August 31, 2012
Incredible Jugala jaipong cassette with the great tarling artist H. Abdul Adjib and Uun Kurniasih and the great Gugum Gumbira with his Jugala Orchestra, truly a great meeting of two incredible forces in West-Javanese music!!!
Got a whole bunch of songs from my buddy Arjan van Bommel who is a singer/musician and the frontman of the De Bommelband from Rotterdam. Me and Bommel and guitar player Marko go back a long way, we used to work in the same cafe many years ago and I actually played drums with the Bommelband a few times.... They play country, blues and rock and their performances are always a PARTY!!!!
Here's their website:
And here's a bunch of songs from Arjan solo and a bunch of song from De Bommelband....
Lovely Orkes Melayu cassette, not complete, missing the last few songs on the B side...
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Here's another Orkes Melayu album with a nice cover from Shocking Blue's Venus....
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Amazing garage album from Kwartet Bintang, Yopi R. Item, Zaenal Combo, Benny Mustafa and Jessy Wenas. This album came out in 1968, check out the amazing song Abunawas, just incredible!
I've got this one without the cover but found a picture of the cover on the internet....
Fntastic album from Ellya Khadam with her first husband M. Harris, Said Effendy and Orkes El Namiras. This could be a 60's Bollywood album, fantastic!
Here's another album from Elly Kasim with Orkes Arsianti and it's funny how you can hear how influenced they were by The Beatles in some of the songs....
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Great kliningan cassette from E. Mintarsih aka Si Geureuleung. There's a few songs where her singing is barely audible but really, this is a great cassette....
Monday, August 27, 2012
Here's some dangdut from Cirebon and they have a special flavoured kind of dangdut there, lots of tarling influences in the music, nice!
Here's another fantastic tarling cassette from the great H. Abdul Adjib....
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Nice record from the Lokananta label, Dewi Husain singing on side A and the Diah Bersaudara singing on side with music on both sides by Kabama....
Saturday, August 25, 2012
Now the sound quality of this records is terrible, but then again, this is a record that came out in 1927!!
Miss Riboet was the first huge star of recording in Indonesia and the Malay peninsula. She was the lead actress of the Orion theatrical company, a tooneel troupe which was founded in 1925 in Batavia (Jakarta). In fact, she was so popular that by the time recording engineer Max Birkhahan made this recording in 1926 she already had her own series of “Miss Riboet Records.
If you are interested you can read more about Miss Riboet at this excellent website:
And here's the record:
Here's another album from Orkes Melayu Irama Seni, quiet a few cracks and pops on this one but I'm sure the Orkes Melayu fans coming here will want it regardless....
Great album from Orkes Melayu Chalia with singing by Titing Yeni, Hasjim Khan, Noor Hasanah, Mansjur S. and a very, very young A. Rafiq.... Really a beautiful album with a bunch of compositions from one of my favorite Orkes Melayu artists M. Mashabi....
Super great album from Ernie Djohan with Yopi R. Item leading Band 4 Nada and Johnny Swadie leading Band Buana Suara Jr., The music is just incredible on this great party album!
Here's another original master tape from Asmara Records, a beautiful kliningan cassette from Si Pecut....