Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Annie Rae - ( Polydor 2399002 )

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ANNIE RAE ( POLYDOR 2399002 )
"Djatuh Tjinta"
Bands:
Side 1: The Rollies.
Side 2: Zaenal Combo.

The Polydor label was one of the European labels that venturing into Asia.
This label formed a kind of conglomerate with Philips, Fontana, and Popsound labels, who were even more active in Asia (based in Malaysia, but with many releases of Indonesian bands and singers.
5 songs written by Kosaman Djaja a Sundanese Composer. Probably special for this record, as never heard before by other singers.
Some songs are slow, lounge like. From this catogory Maz's favo is:" Hampa Menanti". ( waiting in vain )
The faster more upbeat ones are more according to M's preferences: "Selamat Tinggal Singapura" ( Goodbye Singapore ) " Bang Becak " ( "Becak Driver" ), maybe you know already, The Becak is a bicycle taxi, already longtime banned from Jakarta's streets.
"Aku Dikibulin" ( I am fooled ) "Hijau Daun Rambutan" ( Green are the leaves of the rambutan tree ) a kind of "Pantun" ( Poem ) sometimes with nonsense rhymes, but also with hidden double meanings, nice pretty beat by the music.
"Suratmu" ("Your letter") just fine in style it. M. likes the most, resembles songs by Ernie Djohan.
"Mengapa Kau Curi Hariku" ( "Why You Stole My Heart" )The guitar sounding like Enteng Tanamal was present.

Another LP album by this singer is "Kahuma" with Sundanese songs.
Jatuh Cinta - ( Deddy Damhudi )                  Annie Rae         Download
Selamat Tinggal Singapura - ( Kosaman Djaja )                  Annie Rae         Download
Bang Becak - ( Kosaman Djaja )                  Annie Rae         Download
Andaikan - ( Nus S. )                  Annie Rae         Download
Lambaian Tanganmu - ( Deddy Damhudi )                  Annie Rae         Download
Aku Dikibulin - ( Kosaman Djaja )                  Annie Rae         Download
Kenangan Rindu - ( Wedhasmara )                  Annie Rae         Download
Hampa Menanti - ( Kosaman Djaja )                  Annie Rae         Download
Cukup Sepata Kata - ( Wedhasmara )                  Annie Rae         Download
Hijau Hijau Daun Rambutan - ( Harry Santosa )                  Annie Rae         Download
Suratmu - ( Kosaman Djaja )                  Annie Rae         Download
Mengapa Kau Curi Hatiku - ( Wedhasmara )                  Annie Rae

Monday, 16 December 2013

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CANARY RECORDS CLP 17013
BING SLAMET & MAYA SOPHA
"Mak Comblang"
Band: Zaenal Combo
Conductor: Zaenal Arifin.

A few highlights from this record:
On the cover to be seen both singers dressed at their Jakarta-best, fine for attending social events and festivities.
Maybe they are both discussing the approval of the miniskirt, in the song "Ade Ade Aje" Bing Slamet is upset seeing those modern miniskirts, but Maja Sopa reassures him "it is all in the eye of the beholder, girls are just happy to wear them, so finally he agrees with her.
"Jangan Ragu" ( Don't be upset" )has a fine old Jakarta touch in the melody, a fine composition by Zaenal Arifin.
"Raja Sehari" ( King for one day ) A king was granted to fly for one day, with a pair of wings. So he could fly everywhere, but forgot it was just for one day ( and fell back to earth ). It is almost like the story of Icarus.
About Bing Slamet. He took "Bing" as his first name, because he admired Bing Crosby.
He was a film actor, singer and a member of the Eka Sapta band.
His children are also well known in the entertainment business.
He died in 1974 at a young age, just 46 years old.


Saturday, 7 December 2013

Sandra Sanger - ( Mesra MP 6 )

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SANDRA SANGER
MESRA MP 6
Bands: "Melodi Ria" Conductor: Rachman A. ( songs 1 -4 )
" Sono" Conductor: Herman ( songs 5 -8 )
Probably just 2 records released: this one, and another, also by Mesra ( Dimita ) records.
The other one is with the song "Ayo Mama" , not in Mazefs collection.
There is also a Norma Sanger, maybe her sister. She sings "Gembala Sapi" on Mesra Record MP 17.
"Muntep Rumah Tangga" is in Batak language (?)
p.s. The record is rather damaged, the crachts have been muted by software called " DePopper" which I can recommend.


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Elly Kasim - ( Fontana 6455006 )

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FONTANA 6455006
ELLY KASIM
"Kudo Djanggo"
Band: Zaenal Combo
Conductor: Zaenal Arifin
Genre: Minang
Year: approx. 1969

Most songs I cannot translate because they are in Minang tongue, with here and there some words I can understand. Maybe the Minangkabau language differs from standard Malay or Indonesian the same way as Dutch from English.
3 songs however in the usual Malay which I can understand:
"Mat Kuantan" it is about a legendary person from long ago, a brave swordfighter. From "Melayu" the Malay peninsula maybe. interesting sound, no wonder, as the composer is the famous Zaenal Arifin.
"Ditaman Firdaus" - In Paradise.
"Adikku Pandai Berjalan" - My ( younger )sister is good in walking around, or she likes ( to much ) going out. It is a kind of funny song which one rather would expect from a singer like Titiek Sandhora. Elly Kasim is at her best in the more or less dark and ominous songs.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Lilis Suryani - ( Irama LPI 175111 )

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IRAMA LPI 175111
LILIS SURYANI
Band: Orkes "Bayu"
Conductor: F. Parera
The record is from approx 1965
On this records also: own compositions by Lilis Suryani.
Other songs are from Titiek Puspa a singer who also was creative in making her own compositions, she was known already even before Lilis Suryani.
"Sakuntala" has a nice oriental setting, like a soundtrack for an "Alladin" or "1001 nights" film . In fact the name is Sakuntala is from a Sanskriet mythological drama.
"Mohon Diri" is from Sutedjo who also composed the praise-song for President Sukarno, which is on another LP.
"Jali Jali" is a traditional from old Jakarta.


Sunday, 3 November 2013

Arie Koesmiran - ( Mutiara MLL 070 )

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MUTIARA MLL 070
ARIE KOESMIRAN
"Gadis Rimba"
Band: Empat Nada
Conductors: Jadin / A. Rijanto

Year: approx. 1970
Her second LP album:
The Songs:
"Gadis Rimba" ( Jungle Girl ) is recognizable as a song originating from South China, these songs often are about Rivers. Mountains, Lakes and other features of Nature. The original title is: " Gao San Qing " (  高山青 )
"Sadis" ( Sadist ) Has got Soul, quite rare.
"Pergilah Dariku" ( Go Away from Me ) an imported song: orig, "Black Is Black"
"Kecek Kecek" is a Javanese oldie. Nice Melody
"Hallo Sayang" ( Hello Dear ) imported orig ???? sounds well known, a country song? cannot retrieve the title, maybe later.
"Kakakku" ( My Big Sister )
"Adu Tinju" ( Oh, Boxing Match ) On TV, with Moh. Ali, her parents are betting money on it.
"Peganglah Janjimu" ( Keep Your Promise ) an imported song: orig: "Chala-La I Need You"
"Bunga Aster" ( Aster Flower ) nice melody
"Jangan Kau Lupa" ( You Must Not Forget ) also a nice melody
"Abang Bergandengan" ( Hand In Hand With Dear Fellow )
"Tamasya Ke Gunung" ( A Day Out To The Mountains ) an imported song: orig: " Yellow River"


Sunday, 27 October 2013

Wiwiek Abidin, Deddy Damhudi - ( Remaco RLL 363 )

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REMACO RLL 363
WIWIEK ABIDIN - DEDDY DAMHUDI
Band Empat Nada.

The original cover of this record is missing.
The photo is a part of another record-cover (RLL 377)
All songs are Melayu in style.
The most well known, I think are:"Boleh Boleh Jangan"
and "Mustika". both can be found in many versions.
"Sepasang merpati" is by P.Ramlee, a famous Malaysian Actor/Singer/Composer.