Monday, September 21, 2009

(1) P Ramlee & Saloma Air Mata Di K. Lumpur

***********************************************While searching for some Singapore pop 60s malay records, two P. Ramlee LPs surfaced. The first vinyl is Air Mata di Kuala Lumpur, the last song he composed before he passed away.

On Side One, Saloma, his wife, sings the title track followed by Anak-ku Sazali, Jeritan Batinku, Jangan Tinggal Daku and Di Mana Kan Ku Cari Ganti. On Side Two, Ramlee and Saloma sing, Uda Dan Dara, Hanya Angan Angan, Ku Kehilangan Kanda, Nasibnya Manusia and Gelora.

Many of the songs on this LP are from Ramlee's movies and have been hits on the Malayan pop charts in the 50s and 60s. These classics are still being played today. All songs are composed by Ramlee except Uda Dan Dara with lyrics by Usman Awang.

In his short but dynamic career in the local entertainment scene, Tan Sri P. Ramlee directed 54 films, acted in 62 films, wrote 359 songs and sang more than 200 of them. If any P. Ramlee and Saloma enthusiast is willing to contribute more information on this record please do so.


Rudy Djoharnaen said...

The main track 'Air Mata Di Kuala Lumpur' was meant to be for a film (same title) that was never made.

Andy Young* said...

Thank you very much Rudy for your information. I was told about it but did not publish because I was not certain.

Are you familiar with the works of P. Ramlee? Do you know Yusnor Eff?

rudy djoharnaen said...

Hi Andy,

sorry for the very late reply.

kind off. ya i know Yusnor Ef, u wanna interview him?

Andy Young* said...

Hi Rudy,
Thanks for the offer but if you notice from my other postings on this blog, Yusnor Ef is a good friend. We keep in touch with one another quite often. In fact we just spoke last week as he commutes often on the Singapore, Kuala Lumpur route.

I hope to meet you one day.