Sunday, December 28, 2014

CUCU NURHAYATI & JAIPONG BALEBAT GROUP - KANDAGA


Here's a jaipong cassette from Cucu Nurhayati and it looks like these guys were from Dayeuh Kolot which is an area in the South of Bandung, and my heart goes out to the people there, they're suffering from heavy flooding there right now and they're under three meters of water there....

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

TUTTY SUBARDJO & ORKES WIDJAJA KUSUMA


Here's a 7" from Tutty Subardjo....

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AL STEPHANO & HIS TRIO - RHUMBA REFLEXIONES


Here's another album from Al Stephano...

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ORKES GUMARANG - KAMPUNG NAN DJAUH DI MATA



Posted this album a long time ago, here it is again, Orkes Gumarang's Kampung Nan Djauh Di Mata, a fantastic album, and these are the guys that started the whole Sumateran Mambo genre back in the 50's, one of my favorite Indonesian bands....

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

IMAS ROHIMA - KLININGAN DANGDUT VOL. 2


Nice percussion driven kliningan dangdut cassette from Imas Rohima....

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TARLING DANGDUT SURYA SANGKALA - GOYANG PINGGUL


Here's a bit of nice tarling dangdut....

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NYAI SUMIATI - HIDEUNG SANTEN


Here's another cassette from Nyai Sumiati....


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MAMBESAK - VOLUME 3



Here's another beautiful cassette from Arnold C. Ap and his group Mambesak....

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MAMBESAK IV/1980




Here's a beautiful cassette from the West Papuan group Mambesak, not only a beautiful cassette with beautiful music but I think this is important too, as the brutal occupation of West-Papua is still going on....

From Wikipedia:

Mambesak ('Shining Bird') was a West Papuan folk-based musical group, formed in 1978 at Cenderawasih University. Mambesak articulated Papuan political concerns (for example, opposition to environmental problems connected by the mining industry), and in 1984 the lead figure of the group Arnold Ap was killed by the Indonesian military in 1984. Mambesak inspired the formation of similar Papuan musical groups.

Arnold Ap (July 1, 1945 – April 26, 1984) was a West Papuan cultural leader, anthropologist and musician. Arnold was the leader of the group Mambesak, and Curator of the Cenderawasih University Museum. He also broadcast Papuan culture on his weekly radio show.

His prominent study and performance of Papuan culture and music was seen by many as a challenge to the efforts of the Indonesian government against Papuan nationalism and identity. At the time of Ap's death, strong attempts were being made to unify Indonesian peoples under a more Javanese culture.

In November 1983 he was arrested by the Indonesian military special forces Kopassus and imprisoned and tortured for suspected sympathies with the Free Papua Movement, although no charges were laid. In April 1984 he was killed by a gunshot to his back. Official accounts claim he was trying to escape. Many supporters believe Ap was executed by Kopassus. Another musician, Eddie Mofu, was also killed.

Music is still a potent source of cultural resistance in West Papua. Arnold Ap and Mambesak are still popular in West Papua, and their works are seen as symbols of Papuan identity.

Here's a nice piece written by Arie Brand:

http://arie.indonesiamatters.com/3-indonesias-claims-papua/

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

FARID HARJA - BEST 10


Here's a pop album from Farid Hardja who was known as "The Indonesian Elton John"....

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

KOES BERSAUDARA - TO THE SO CALLED GUILTIES


Posted this album before, that was a pretty good copy with a copied cover, got an even better copy now with the original cover....

This came out in 1967, their first album after being thrown in jail for playing the first cords of I Saw Her Standing There from The Beatles at a party in Jakarta in 1964 when the first president of Indonesia, Sukarno was still waging his war against Rock n Roll, which according to him was decadent and degenerate music from the West. It's a fantastic, very angry garage album, you might even call it the first Indonesian punk album.... Very glad I found this copy, it's a very, very rare album....

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MANSYUR S., TUTI KARDI & ILIN'S GROUP - BONEKA ABDI / BAND YUKAWI'S - CONGCORANG


Here's a bit of Pop Sunda....

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SI PECUT (YAYAH WARYATI) - GOYANG GOYANG


Here's another great jaipongan cassette from Si Pecut....


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KALYANJI ANANDJI - BLACKMAIL


Here's another album from Kalyanji Anandji and this one came out in 1973....

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SVEN LIBAEK - INNER SPACE



This beautiful album from Sven Libaek came out in 1973, it was the music for the documentary series on underwater life by Ron & Valerie Taylor....

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MUCHSIN & ORKES SAHARA - MIMPI



Here's some more classic dangdut music....

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RICARDO JUAREZ AND HIS ORCHESTRA - HAPPY TIME CHA CHAS


Very nice Cha Cha album from Ricardo Juarez and this one came out in 1960....

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ACYUTANANDA SWAMI & OTHERS - TEMPLE BADHA KRISHNA



Here's another album with Acyutananda Swami singing and it looks like George Harrison was also joining the fun....

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