Monday, July 31, 2017

SANDRA REEMER & THE HEART - RATU POP DUNIA DARI NEGERI BELANDA




Here's an album from Sandra Reemer, the Dutch-Indonesian singer who passed away a while ago, singing songs in Bahasa Indonesia, the album title translates as The Queen Of The Pop World From The Netherlands and she's working with some of the bigger pop musicians from the 70's like A. Ryanto, Is Haryanto, Harry Toos, Joko S. and Rinto Harahap....

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PAUL NERO - BUBBLE GUM PARTY




Here's Paul Nero's 1969 Bubble Gum Party album....

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FRANCOISE HARDY




Here's Francoise Hardy's 1968 self-titled album.....

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THE GOLDEN HITS - VARIOUS ARTISTS FROM TAIWAN



Another album with various artists from Taiwan, can't find any info about this album....


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RAINBOW SONGS - VARIOUS ARTISTS FROM TAIWAN



Here's an album with various artists from Taiwan, I don't know who the artists are....

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

CALLUDRA / KENJI


Here are three songs from an Indonesian hip hop crew from Yogyakarta, Calludra, they were active in the early 2000's.... I'm also including an unreleased track from an Indonesian rapper named Kenji, I did some tracks with him way back when he was living in the USA....

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Friday, July 28, 2017

IRAMA SPECIAL TRIO - SARINANDE


Here's a jazz album from the Irama Special Trio which is Nick Mamahit on piano, Espehana on drums and Risakotta on bass... Got this one without a cover so I got a pic from the net....

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

MANG MEMED


Mang Memed and his friends Mang Dodo and Mang Iput joking and playing the kecapi and violin....

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SANGGAR SENI PARAMESTHI IKIP SEMARANG - TARI SEMARANG



Gambang Kromong is a kind of traditional music made by the people from Betawi (Jakarta) but in Semarang in Middle Java they play it in their own style which is totally gamelan based and they call it Gambang Semaarang. Here's a fine example....

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IDA LAILA & ORKES MELAYU AWARA - VOL. 9


Here's a classic dangdut cassette from Ida Laila with Orkes Melayu Awara....


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WONG KIM YUU



Here's an album from Wong Kim Yuu...

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Monday, July 24, 2017

KUBIK - VELVET WORDS AND LIES



Here's a 2004 cassette from Jakarta band Kubik and as you will hear these guys liked bands like The Cure, Bauhaus and such....


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KWARTET JAYA - UANG DAN ASMARA


Here's a comedy records from Mang Udel, Eddy Sud and Kris Biantoro with music from Band Panca Nada and singing by Deasy Arisandi and the Pattie Sisters (who sing one song in Dutch on this one)....

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SI PECUT (YAYAH WARYATI) - PANGANTENAN


Cool jaipong cassette from Si Pecut who's real name was Yayah Waryati....

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

JENAKA SUNDA


Lovely kecapi cassette, it doesn't say anywhere who the artists are..... Had a very busy week, going to a festival the last few days here in Bandung, among other acts my friends from Samba Sunda and I've been to their practice sessions too, not much time for blogging and the next few weeks.... well... let's not get into that, but they will be quiet busy too I'm afraid.... I'll do my best to keep posting stuff in the mean time, plenty of stuff to share....

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Friday, July 21, 2017

GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET WITH CHET BAKER / BUDDY DeFRANCO QUARTET



Here's a cool jazz album... On the A side You've got Garry Mulligan on the baritone sax, Chet Baker on the trumpet, Carson Smith on the bass and Larry Bunker on the drums.... On the B side you've got Buddy de Franco on clarinet, Kenny drew on the piano, Eugene Wright on the bass and Art Blakey on the drums with the Herman McCoy Swing Choir..... And both sides were originally released as 10"'s in the 1950's....

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THE TONICS' HIT PARADE



Cool 1965 album from German beat group The Tonics.....

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

HUANG MIAO LING & THE SILVERSTONES



Here's an ep from Huang Miao Ling and The Silverstones.... And thanks to Zopa Zay and the person who does Scaresounds for letting me know who the singer is....

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IDA LAILA, HAMDAN ATT. & YUSNIA - HIDUP SEDERHANA


Nice dangdut cassette from Ida Lila, Hamdan Att. and Yusnia....


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Friday, July 14, 2017

ZHOU XUAN





This is such a sad, sad story.....

Zhou Xuan (August 1, 1918 – September 22, 1957), also romanized as Chow Hsuan, was an iconic Chinese singer and film actress. By the 1940s, she had become one of China's seven great singing stars.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Great_Singing_Stars

She was the best known of the seven, nicknamed the "Golden Voice", and had a concurrent movie career until 1953. She recorded more than 200 songs and appeared in over 40 films in her career...

Zhou was born Su Pu (蘇璞), but was separated from her natural parents at a young age and raised by adoptive parents. She spent her entire life searching for her biological parents but her parentage was never established until after her death.

According to later family research, a relative who was an opium addict took her at the age of 3 to another city and sold her to a family named Wang, who named her Wang Xiaohong. She was later adopted by a family named Zhou, changing her name to Zhou Xiaohong.

At the age of 13, she took Zhou Xuan as her stage name, 'Xuan' (璇) meaning beautiful jade in Chinese.

n 1932, Zhou began acting as a member of Li Jinhui's Bright Moon Song and Dance Troupe. When she was fourteen, she won second prize in a singing contest in Shanghai and was given the nickname "Golden Voice" (金嗓子) for her effortless high-pitched melodies.[2]

Zhou began her film career in 1935, and she achieved stardom in 1937 when director Yuan Muzhi cast her as one of the leads as a singing girl in Street Angel. Zhou rapidly became the most famous and marketable popular singer in the gramophone era up to her death, singing many famous tunes from her own movies.

Between 1946 and 1950, she often went to Hong Kong to make films such as "All-Consuming Love" (長相思), "Hua wai liu ying" (花外流鶯), "Qinggong mishi" (清宮秘史), and "Rainbow Song" (彩虹曲). After introducing "Shanghai Nights" (夜上海) in 1949, Zhou returned to Shanghai. She spent the next few years in and out of a mental institutions owing to frequent breakdowns. Through the years, Zhou led a complicated and unhappy life marked by her failed marriages, illegitimate children, and suicide attempts. Zhou's first husband was the composer Yan Hua (严华, 1912-1992), who wrote and sometimes also performed songs with her.

Having made a total of 43 movies, her favourite film was always Street Angel. This contained two theme songs: "Four Seasons Song" (四季歌) and "The Wandering Songstress", which enjoyed long-lasting popularity. Other well-known songs by Zhou Xuan include "When Will You Return?", "Shanghai Nights" (title song from the film of the same name), "Yellow Leaves Dancing in Autumn Wind" (黃葉舞秋風), "Forever Smile" (永遠的微笑), "Hundred Flower Song" (百花歌), "Advice" (叮嚀), "Where Can the Soul Mate be Found" (知音何處尋), and "Picking Betel Nuts" (採檳榔).

In 1957 she died in Shanghai in a mental asylum at the age of 39 during the Anti-Rightist Movement. A possible cause of death may be encephalitis following a nervous breakdown.....

Unfortuanely the first song is missing because of damage to the lp....



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NISYA LAILA & ZENY RUSMAN - PESONA CINTA


Nice dangdut cassette from Nisya Laila and another Rhoma Irama impersonator, Zeny Rusman, just listen to him singing, it's Rhoma Irama all the way... Nonetheless, this is some pretty good dangdut music....

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AHERMANA, MILA K. & SONICA GROUP - RENIE



In the late 70's and the 80's when Rhoma Irama was super popular quiet a few dangdut artists went what I'll call "The Rhoma Way", looking and/or sounding like Rhoma Irama, his music and his singing.... Here's a nice example, Ahermana with Mila K. and the Sonica Group, and it's not bad at all, I specially like the songs where Mila K. is singing.....

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JOHN YAM & GRACE HONG



Cool ep from John Yam and Grace Hong....

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ORKES MELAYU NIRMALA - SENYUM DAN AIR MATA



Here's an album from Orkes Nirmala with Meggy Z., Hikmah and Bubun Komaria....

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LIU CHIA CHANG



Here's an album from Liu Chia Chang, no idea who the female singer is....

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