Monday, February 16, 2015

BIG A. KADIR POST


Time for a nice post about Abdul Kadir and his Sinar Kemala Orchestra.... A. Kadir came from the Arab Quarter of Ampel in Surabaya, he was of Yemeni ascent and formed the band Sinar Kemala (Radiant Stone of Magical Powers) in 1952-1953. He and his music were quiet important in the development of the genre now known as Dangdut and quiet a few singers had their start with him, A. Rafiq, Ali Alatas and Ida Laila to name a few.... His son still has a parfum shop in Ampel and the family still owns the record collection from A. Kadir, mainly exotica records, a genre that influenced him a lot. Other influences were Umm Khultum and Fairouz....

I love his music, his records are very, very rare and very hard to find. In this post I'll post what I've been able to find so far....



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The labels from this one are pretty worn out so I'm including the cover that came with this one....

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This is the first A. Kadir album I bought, quiet a few years ago, and it is still my favorite A. Kadir album, nowhere can you hear more the influence that exotica music had on him....

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This is such an incredible album, and I hope I will one day find a better copy, lots of damage, specially on the B-side.....

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And this was the Big A. Kadir Post, hope you all enjoyed it!

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7 comments:

  1. Mr.Henk,where is album ''ketaman remadja'' ?

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  2. Hi,
    Really nice & historical collections you have here.
    Do you happen to own a recording of rentak 106 sung by Saloma & Ahmad CB?

    Thanks

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  3. i wish! impossible to find any saloma or p. ramlee records here :(

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  4. Unbelievable that you have an amazing music collections.
    Thank's a lot for sharing.
    God Bless You!

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