Siri Bintang Pujaan (2 CDs)
Malay roots with jazz, Latin, rock 'n' roll and other styles, from the wife of P.Ramlee who was popular in music and film from the 1950s and 60s until her death in 1983.
1.Tanjung Katong 2. Apa Guna Berjanji 3. Awan Mendung Telah Tiba 4. Ikan Kekek 5. Harapan Bonda 6. Airmata Di Kuala Lumpur 7. Kenek Kenek Udang 8.Berhutang Jiwa Dibayar Jiwa 9. Sesudah Subuh 10. Suasana Cinta 11. Gendang Berbunyi 12. Manusia 13. Di Renjis-renjis 14. Gerimis 15. Zapin Budaya 16. Kain Songket
1. Madahku 2. Istana Cinta 3. Hilang Terang Timbul Gelap 4. Pandang Kasih 5. Mengapa Dirindu 6. Bila Larut Malam 7. Bunga Tanjung 8. Jangan Tinggal Daku 9. Selamat Pengantin Baru 10. Kuala Sedeli 11. Layang-Layang 12. Alunan Biola 13. Sekapur Sirih Seulas Pinang 14. Bakti Dalam Seni 15. Jari Jariku Sakit Semua 16. Tiru Macam Saya
A Tribute to Saloma
Tribute to the Malaysian/Singaporean singer Saloma, ex-wife of another great P. Ramlee, who was popular in Malaysia from the 1950s until the 1980s. Released to coincide with a big budget biopic in Malaysia which has increased her popularity, especially with young people. This tribute features mostly contemporary rock groups and pop singers with only a dabbling of the more rootsy, traditional sounding style of Saloma herself. Includes Saloma on the final track.
1. Hanzama - Airmata Di Kuala Lumpur 2. Aweera - Aku, Dia Dan Lagu 3. AKIM - Biarlah Aku Pergi 4. The Typewriter & Azlan - Malam Terakhir 5. The Lomas - Bila Larut Malam 6. Rafidah Ibrahim - Mengapa Di Rindu 7. Amy Matsura - Bossanova 8. Persis - Apa Guna Berjanji 9. Numerus - Ada Ubi Ada Batas 10. Saloma - Istana Cinta
Dendang - Polynesia Mambo
New compilation by Japanese journalist and collector Katsunori Tanaka of the great Malaysian/Singaporean singer Saloma. Born in 1935, Salmah Ismail (her real name) was married to another legend, P.Ramlee, and became hugely popular in Malaysia and other countries in southeast Asia, both as a singer and actress. Her music encompassed a variety of influences including jazz, 60s pop, cha-cha, Latin and tradiitonal Malay folk. She died in 1983.
1. Polynesia Mambo 2. Lenggang Kangkong Bahru 3. Kechewa 4. Dengan Air Mata 5. Manusia 6. Keluhanku 7. Putri Berirama 8. Rintihan Jiwaku 9. Nasib Diri Ku 10. Gunong Payang 11. Doa Ibu 12. Mahligai Kayangan 13. Kasehnya Ibu 14. Kopi Susu 15. Jelingan Mata 16. Senyum Malam 17. Kenek2 Udang 18. Tari Tualang Tiga 19. Suasana Chinta 20. Tepok Amai Amai 21. Sudah Nasib 22. Tanjong Katong 23. Bakti Dialam Seni 24. Layang Layang 25. S'ribu Janji Tak Mungkin Jadi 26. Bunga Negara
PUAN SRI SALOMA
Lagenda Hit (2 CDs)
A true legend, Saloma, (1935-1983), is Malaysia's greatest ever female singer, and was a star of the screen as well. Her voice is described in Malaysia as lemak merdu, a kind of smooth, melodious sound, capable of singing everything from Malay folk to cha cha cha and jazz. She was also the wife of another Malay legend, P.Ramlee. Most tracks are from the 1950s-70s, from pop to bossa nova and folk.
P.Ramlee Satu Indiepretasi
Collaboration with Malaysian music radio station XFM, with popular artists from the Malay indie scene recording the songs of P.Ramlee. 18 tracks including a super band created for the project, The Ramlees, consisting of Liyana Fizi, Mira, Yuna and Najwa, plus local artists including Hujan, Bittersweet, Meet Uncle Hussain, Azian & The Typewriter, Seven Collar T-Shirt, Yuna, Monoloque and Altiment.
1. Hujan -Tunggu Sekejab 2. SevenCollar T-Shirt - Jangan Tinggal Daku 3. One Buck Short - Pok Pok Bujang Lapok 4. Couple - Menceceh Bujang Lapok 5. Altimet - Maafkan Kami 6. Subculture - Bunyi Guitar 7. Monoloque - Tiada Kata Secantik Bahasa 8. Azlan and The Typewriter feat. AG & Co - Jeritan Batinku 9. Bittersweet - Getaran Jiwa 10. Pesawat - Ai Ai Ai Twist 11. Kugiran D'Tepi Pantai - Nujum Pak Belalang 12. Pop Shuvit - Aci- Aci Buka Pintu 13. Awanband - Malam Bulan Dipagar Bintang 14. Grey Sky Morning - Malam Pesta Muda-Mudi 15. They Will Kill Us All - Sepanjang Riwayatku 16. Yuna - Gelora Jiwa 17. Meet Uncle Hussain - Ya Habibi Ali Baba 18. The Ramlees - Itulah Sayang
P.RAMLEE AND SALOMA
Malaysia's golden duo, P. Ramlee and Saloma, duet 50s hits remastered.
Superb album of early tracks from Malaysia's greatest singer, recorded for the Musicland label, as opposed to EMI. Some with Latin rhythms, some more crooner style, others rock 'n' roll and mostly with a strong Malay flavour. Quite different from his later film output.
Festival- Lagu Lagu Filem
18 track compilation of some of P.Ramlee's greatest film tunes, some performed by and in duet with the equally wonderful Saloma. Most tracks are of the crooner variety with some Latin, jazz, Arabic and Malay influences. Click here to email for availability
Ali Baba Rock
Compilation of P.Ramlee recorded at the height of his powers. Rock, mambo, Malay traditional and jazz are combined into a rich sound, great songs, wonderful singing from P.Ramlee and some in duet with Saloma. Quite simply, the cream of Malaysian music. Click here to email for availability
P. Ramlee is Malaysia's greatest ever recording star. In the age of the 1950s crooners, he sung Malaysian folk repertroire with a dance hall orchestra and latin flavors. He revolutionised traditional Malay singing, beginning as a playback singer, before becoming a leading actor during the 1950s. He appeared in some 63 films, singing more than 200 songs. This fantastic CD is of 12 tracks is of his biggest hits including Jangan Tinggal Daku and Putus Sudah Kasih Sayang. Click here to email for availability
Lagu Dan Filem
P.Ramlee had a wide appeal in Malaysia, attracting both Malay and non-Malay audiences, rural and urban. The music draws on Malay asli, inang, joget, masri, zapin and keroncong repertory. The film songs incorporated many western musical elements and western instruments such as trumpet, trombone, clarinet, sax, violin, accordion and percussion gradually replaced all the traditional ones. P.Ramlee sang in a crooning style adding vibrato. Latin American dances such as the samba, beguine and cha-cha-cha were popularized through films. 12 tracks including Jangan Tinggal Daku (from Ibu Mertua Ku) Putus Sudah Kasih Sayang, Azizah (from Penarik Beca) Gelora (from Bujang Lapok) and Do Re Mi.
Another briliant collection. More lighthearted, bright and breezy with electric guitar added to the Malay elements. P.Ramlee lived and worked in Singapore before returning to Kuala Lumpur where he died in 1973. A towering figure of Malay music, still today heralded as Malaysia's greatest ever singer.\n \n Click here to email for availability
Double album of P.Ramlee film songs and duets with Saloma. The packaging includes some rare bromide photos. Film songs derived from the Malaysian social dances, incorporated Western elements, and spawned new terms such as joget baru (new joget) and masri modern (modern masri). New Latin American dances were added to the mix such as samba, bolero and mambo with a local flavour maintained through the song texts. Excellent overview. Click here to email for availability
Marisan Tan Sri P.Ramlee, 22 Lagu Lagu Klassik Nostalgia
Greatest hits collection from the father of Malaysian song. From nostalgic,vintage Malay tunes with a jazz and latin influence to others under the spell of rock n roll. Classic music. Click here to email for availability
P. RAMLEE & SALOMA TANSRI & PUANSRI
Following the second world war Malaysian popular music developed alongside films. The most popular singer of all was P.Ramlee, who appeared in over 60 films and sung more than 200 songs. His films and songs appealed to everyone in Malaysia from rural and urban areas, Malay and non-Malay. The music derived from various Malay traditions and dances such as asli, joget, and keroncong. Western instrumentation replaced most of the traditional instruments and singers tended to adopt the crooning style of their Hollywood peers. This best of album also features the female version of P. Ramlee (and also his wife) Saloma. It's this music that went on to influence the modern pop and roots crossover artists such as Siti Nurhaliza or Sheila Majid. Still very popular today and a legend of Malay music. Click here to email for availability
Saloma is the greatest female singer in Malaysian music history. The wife of P.Ramlee she had numerous hits and starred alongside her husband in many classic films. On this best of compilation she sings both pop and more traditional songs. These songs include some Chinese Middle Eastern and Hindustani flavours, echoing the cultural mixture of Malaysia itself. Click here to email for availability