NIK A RAMLI MUSIC COLLECTION

For everyone who loves music...

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My ‘... Music Collection’ blog was created on the 19 April 2012. This replaces the previous official site nikaramlimusic.com which was live on the 6 May 2008. This site is to share my love for music with anyone who is interested in the subject.

Feel free to drop by and read some of my music topics and if you have a little time My Playlist is updated each month. So don't be shy, come and say hello.

For my complete music collection and written topics go to CONTENTS page.

Thursday

MUSIC JOURNAL

This page showcases my journal related to my music collection.

NEWS
Nik's DONNA SUMMER THE THRILL GOES ON - A TRIBUTE is available in hardcover, paperback and Kindle. 
NOTE
This blog replaces the official (nikaramlimusic.com with visitors of 3741 on the 14 / 5 / 12) on the 19 / 04 / 2012.
NOTE
The official account for (nikaramlimusic.com) was created on the 03 / 05 / 2008 and available on-line on the 06 / 05 / 2008.
2018

10 / 04 / 2018
Donna Summer 'Love To Love You Baby' 40th Anniversary LP... a gift. I thank you.
Love To Love You Baby [40th Anniversary) [VINYL]

21 / 01 / 2018
OMG... what a wonderful surprise. A very rare LP by Pramlee & Saloma, produced in Canada. A Birthday gift.  

2017


27 / 04 / 2017
OMG finally the rare single Donna Gains 'If You Walkin' Alone / Can't Understand' with the original sleeve is on sale. Bought it on 23rd April received it in the morning of 27th... Happy
at last.


2016


27 / 09 / 2016
The thrill goes on and on and on... Finally I got hold of Donna Summer's rare single with the name Donna Gains 'If You Walkin' Alone / Can't Understand' with generic cover. Ordered it on 2nd September and received it on the 27th... I'm so happy.

20 / 05 / 2016
My reissue 'Donna Summer Disco Queen The Thrill Goes On (3rd e-Book Edition)' is now available on Amazon Kindle. Published under my own label keeping the first title by my former publisher. Let's Support Independent Author!

14 / 03 / 2016
Oh my... Just by chance I found this LP from my local second hand music store in mint condition YEY. My mother had the tape once ;-) Oh I bought some CD singles also.

20 / 02 / 2016
You can't go wrong with Miles Davis 'Kind Of Blue'. So happy about the 180g vinyl 2016 issue which I bought with my friend today.

2015

10 / 03 / 2015
I'm thrilled to see and share with you that after two and a half years of its release 'Donna Summer Disco Queen The Thrill Goes On' Kindle is back into the Amazon Italy chart! 


# 6 in Kindle Arts & ‪Entertainment‬ ‪‎Music‬
# 21 in Kindle Biographies & ‪Memoirs‬
# 75 in Book ‪Biographies‬ & Memoirs
   
10 / 03 / 2015
Hey some music fans may love them or hate them... But I love Modern Talking. I have been looking for their 'Romantic Warriors' ever since I started to collect their CD. Finally I received via the post today and also it was a gift.

09 / 02 / 2015
I downloaded two new albums today. By Kuqi 'Stark Raving Dark' and Lux Lisbon 'Get Some Scars EP (Special Edition). Great tracks, a new sound from my usual collection.


2014

01 / 11 / 2014

I'm delighted to announce that 'Donna Summer The Thrill Goes On - A Tribute' has won The People's Book Awards October 2014 Print Award. The book is now in their 'Hall Of Fame' and will now automatically entered their annual awards in December. All existing votes will be carried forward. Thank you for all your support.




06 / 09 / 2014
Two Year Anniversary for the hardcover today. It is still strong and still selling. I thank you.

22 / 08 / 2014
Released a Youtube video of my singed Jody watley CD 'Paradise'. Looking good. Check it out. Jody Watley re-twitted the video already :-)
 

21 / 08 / 2014
The wait is finally over! Paradise by Jody Watley is here. "Yeah yeah yeah" received today at 12.20 pm UK time. Great tracks, feel good CD. 

I posted a photo and notes to Jody Watley's Facebook. She shared the photo and posted to her wall with "Yessss!! Thank you Nik Ramli!! Shout out to my UK fans who have been patiently waiting for your signed CD's as well."


16 / 08 / 2014
Fabulous new world CD, a gift. Love it very much.

11 / 08 / 2014
Donna Summer The thrill Goes On - A Tribute new video book. Enjoy!

05 / 08 / 2014
It has been a month since Datuk Sharifah Aini, a Malaysian superstar's death. Today I decided to published her tribute Facebook page. This is simply to keep her musical legacy alive among her fans. So this is the link: Datuk Sharifah Aini - Abadi Dalam Sanjungan

07 / 08 / 2014
Got a new CD from Rokia Traore, I simply love the cover and now it is in my collection.

22 / 05 / 2014
The two year anniversary for my very first book venture :-) Donna Summer: Disco Queen The thrill Goes On, Kindle edition. Thank you for all your support.

03 / 04 / 2014
Live interview with a Malaysian radio Ewana FM about Donna Summer The Thrill Goes On book & my interior design. The songs we played - The opening Hot Stuff, She Works For The Money, Love To Love You Baby 2013, end show with To Paris With Love.

31 / 03 / 2014
 A wonderful gift. Thrilled to received 'Sally Go Round The Roses' single today. I have been looking for this rare single since 1996. Also I welcome the following singles & LP :-)

22 / 03 / 2014
I was so excited to designed a record cover for a competition with Secret 7" and War Child organization. Unfortunately my design was not selected. Still I love to share all of the designs I created here :-) I hope you'll like it. 


13 / 03 / 2014
VOTE day... my book 'Donna Summer The Thrill Goes On - A Tribute' Do vote, but only vote once! ;-) This is the link: BOOK AWARDS

23 / 02 / 2014
Oh what a day... fabulously happy, I finally got hold of the Donna Summer 'Lady Of The Night' LP, with a different cover issued in 1976, The Wanderer LP.  I also obtained Jody Wayley 'Photographs' 12". All a gift from Brussels. 

11 / 01 / 2014
An early Birthday Treat :-) visited a Jazz warehouse in my local city and got a birthday gift. Limited edition 45 RPM reissue of Royal Flush.

04 / 01 / 2014
Ordered yesterday, received today. My own Birthday Gift :-) Why not? Billie Holiday CDs: Last Recording & The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945 - 1959. Loving every minute of it.

03 / 01 / 2014
A new CD! I say welcome to my collection. A gift which I received today.
2013

25 / 12 / 2013
Merry Christmas to everybody that celebrate the event.

29 / 11 / 2013
Happy Thanksgiving from me, my book Donna Summer The Thrill Goes On - A Tribute. for friends that celebrate the event. Much love.

20 / 10 / 2013
Published today, I like to share my tribute to DONNA SUMMER, published in the USA by Dunia Magazine about her music that you must hear. Enjoy reading:


24 / 07 / 2013
I been listening to a lot of songs lately, to get in the mood when I'm writing my interior design book manuscript. This is one of the newest song I have in my collection :-)

18 / 05 / 2013
'Funk Off! Donna Summer Special'... will be a great night :-)

29 / 03 / 2013
I got Dido 'Girl Who Got Away' Deluxe Edition today as a gift. Love the CD.

11 / 03 / 2013
I welcome Diana Krall 'Glad Rag Doll' to my music collection. The CD is a gift, I received today. Fantastic tunes...
 
05 / 03 / 2013
Glad that finally Donna Summer's 'Something In The Wind', 'Denver Dream' and 'Virgin Mary' are all on CD. Also without me knowing, the track I been searching for so long by Melissa Manchester 'Thief Of Heart' short & extended version also included in 'Giorgio Moroder On The Groove Train'. I received the CD from then post today.
28 / 02 / 2013
I LOVE I LOVE I LOVE... received it today as a gift, Karyn White 'Carpe Diem'. Everything is going to all right :-)

31 / 01 / 2013
Hi there, this is my interior design & Donna Summer The Thrill Goes On - A Tribute interview with a Malaysian TV, TV3 MHI show. We talked about the book at the ending of the interview, after my interior design interview.

14 / 01 / 2013
Available now for US, Europe and Asia, 'Donna Summer The Thrill Goes On - A Tribute' paperback edition is now available for you... Happy reading. Thank you for your support :-) 

10 / 01 / 2013
Today is the released date for the paperback edition in the UK.

2012


06 / 11 / 2012
Today is the day :-) my interview with TV2 (HOT) Hello On Two about my book, Donna Summer The Thrill Goes On - A Tribute. Enjoy everybody.

16 / 09 / 2012
Hi everyone, I like to thank you all my guests for coming to my book launch on the 6th September, I thank you all of you for buying my book and for your great support.


Sponsors for the 10 Lucky Draws:

JMW House Of Heaven, Nik A Ramli Interior Design, HMV UK & Universal Music UK, Ning, The Body Shop, L'Occitane, Blu's Bakery.



Thank you to:

JMW House Of Heaven for the drinks, Nik A Ramli Interior Design for the cake & Millennium Hotel London Mayfair for the venue and canap├ęs
08 / 08 / 2012
The Donna Summer book promo video released.

16 / 07 / 2012
What a surprised at 2.30pm today I received my advanced copy of 'Donna Summer The Thrill Goes On - A Tribute'. Fabulous fans of Summer I hope you LOVE this book. New fans welcome to the world of Donna Summer music.
31 / 05 / 2012
Interviewed by East Lothian FM about my book venture.

30 / 05 / 2012
Posted the final proof read manuscript for my tribute book to the late Donna Summer. Six days to correct over 264 pages. RIP Donna Summer.

24 / 05 / 2012
Received my final proof read for my Donna Summer manuscript. I wonder how can I read all of this pages... at this time. Still I have to read in a train to York. Playlist throughout the journey - 'Adoni'.
17 / 05 / 2012
RIP Donna Summer. I will miss you.

05 / 05 / 2012
Finally its done, completed and posted the first proof read for my wonderful project to the great Donna Summer.

27 / 03 / 2012
The moment of truth... door bell and this is it, my book's proof read manuscript arrived this morning at 8.30. Happy happy happy :-)

2011

02 / 12 / 2011
The first part of DONNA SUMMER images rights to use purchased today for my tribute book.

19 / 10 / 2011
Happy 4th Year Anniversary to my DONNA SUMMER facebook group. Thank you all members for joining the group. DONNA SUMMER FACEBOOK GROUP

08 / 09 / 2011

Have you ever gone back to the memory lane of your music collection? Well I do, and mostly when I'm on a vacation in Malaysia, back to my parents'. Here I am... locking myself in my room listening to those songs from LPs to EPs. I'm in heaven! So let me share with you two Hindi tracks that I still LOVE:
  
26 / 07 / 2011
Today I had a great meeting with the publisher for my very first music biog book about Donna Summer music. So watch this space...

14 / 06 / 2011
Just a note to say that finally I've updated this page on the 6 June 2011 (for now). It took me several weeks really. The page included selected album covers and YouTube videos. In actual fact some visitors have suggested to me to include song clips or albums sleeve. As I'm not selling any items in this page the copyright issue(s) should not be a problem - I hope! You can enjoy some tunes by viewing the 'SHHH... NIK'S ANTHOLOGY '75 - '95' page and my monthly favourite playlist at 'NIK'S PLAYLIST'. Finally thanks for visiting.

06 / 05 / 2011
FINALLY... IT IS FINISHED - my Donna Summer tribute music BIO book. Tomorrow it will be in the post to the publisher.

04 / 04 / 2011
Happy at last, today I've received the original mastered song by Donna Summer 'Can't Understand' featured in the album 'FUNKY FRAULEINS' and the 'HIT MAN RETURNS DAVID FOSTER & FRIENDS'. The CDs was ordered on the 1st April 2011. 

19 / 03 / 2011
To my surprised, today I've received a package containing a CD by The Three Degrees '3D'. I was introduced to the album way back in 1979, by my sister. I love the tracks from the first moment she played the album. A couple of years ago, I bought the LP at a CD fare. As soon as I found out the album was re-mastered with extra 12" versions I wanted it. Ha ha ha, but I did not know that my friend have decided to purchased it as a gift for me. THANKS MAN...

15 / 03 / 2011
Today I bought two new CDs with a friend. I always wanted the CD after seeing the singer (Imelda May) performed live on TV. I love the album titled 'MAYHEM'. Another CD that I bought was by The Pointer Sisters. Oh YES, I have been looking high and low for the 12" Version of 'I'M SO EXCITED' and 'DARE YOU' for years! FINALLY I got it... compiled in a greatest hits CD - 'GOLDMINE: THE BEST OF THE POINTER SISTERS'.

03 / 01 / 2011
A brand new year! I was at home 'relaxing' and I decided to watch some old VHS tapes that I've recorded many years ago. The shows are from the BBC jazz series from Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington to Louis Armstrong. Billie, Dinah and Louis have recorded many great tunes. They have also recorded one jazz track that I love so much titled 'All Of Me'. From the three recordings, one version that I love most was recorded by Billie Holiday. It's so beautiful and I just love Billie's voice. This is her version.
2010

25 / 10 / 2010
HEY HEY HEY I was featured in 'BRYAN FERRY video 'Olympia Book Edition Signing at Selfridges' yeeesss briefly but I was the first fan to be shown in the film ;-)
19 / 10 / 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my DONNA SUMMER FACEBOOK GROUP She is *3* today ;-) Today also the day that I met Bryan Ferry at Selridges for an advance copy of his new CD 'OLYMPIA' plus a signed copy! It was great to meet the star face to face and talk very briefly with him.


15 / 10 / 2010
Bryan Ferry's NEW CD! An e-mail noted that if I would like to be the 100 LUCKY fans to be able to meet the star and to purchase the advance copy that will be signed by him. WOW I'll say YES...! 59 minutes later I received an e-mail stated that I've won a moment with the star at Selfridges London, I'm on the list of lucky winners. Huraayyyyyyyy... I can't wait.

13 / 09 /2010
I was at a record store and I saw a CD by Joshua Radin. Who is he? The CD cover looks very interesting and it was in the sale for £3.00. I put it back and never thought about it at all. But after a few days later, I went back to the shop and I've decided to give it a try and purchased the album. To my surprised I love the CD.
 
14 / 08 / 2010
I'm in love with 'TO PARIS WITH LOVE' by Donna Summer! It's my second buy from the cyber space store.

01 / 08 / 2010
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Uji Rashid official facebook page ONE year old today. I've written Uji Rashid's biography in Malay and English for the page.

22 / 06 / 2010
12th Year Anniversary of my 12" single of 'WORK THAT MAGIC' by Donna Summer. I bought the single 6 years after the original sale date at a CD fare. The song is still one of my best track to date.

15 / 06 / 2010
Do you remember yesterday's music? Well I do! There are so many music I have put on (old & new) while I'm working on my DONNA SUMMER book. Just name it from the 1970s classic Bollywood songs from the film 'Julie' and 'Chalte Chalte' to Gloria Gaynor's 'I WILL SURVIVE' to my new CDs. I must say that at present CD's by Sade 'SOLDIER OF LOVE', Jamie Cullum 'THE PURSUIT', Corinne Bailey Rae 'THE SEA', Madonna 'HARD CANDY', Mariah Carey 'E=M2' to the 'SEX IN THE CITY 2 SOUNDTRACK' - are the new playlist. I have taken a break almost a week from the book project and today I'm back on track.
10 / 06 / 2010
'SOLDIER OF LOVE'... finally I got it and it's a gift. I keep on playing it all day long. I'm so in love with Sade's new CD.
06 / 06 / 2010
After listening to Sharifah Aini, (Malaysian recording act) songs for so many years also e-mails between me and her, finally we have decided to produced the simply called 'Datuk Sharifah Aini (The Official Fan Page)' facebook page, requested by her. Yes today is the date and it is official DATUK SHARIFAH AINI (The Official Fan Page).


21 / 01 / 2010
Stop Look And Listen - I have been listening to a lot of music today while working on the book project. Not only records by Donna Summer but also by Jody Watley 'MIDNIGHT LOUNGE', Nina Simone 'MY BABY JUST CARES FOR ME' to world music acts such as Uji Rashid 'BISIKAN HATI', Sheila Majid 'WARNA' and more. The best part of it all, I have received an e-mail from Donna Summer's management (a reply to my e-mail) about my tribute project. I am thrilled at least they are aware of the venture...

2009

06 / 12 / 2009
Wow what a day! I'm so excited... I finally found some of my music WISH LIST. Hu Raaayyyy. Thank you to Baya, my friend. She took me to the antique collectors and second hand record place. I found lots of the LP's that I wanted for so long. To name a few, Donna Summer 'LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY' that included 'Virgin Mary' - I could not find it in the UK but I got all the way in Malaysia! Also three LP's of my friend and favourite singer Uji Rashid's 1976, 1977 and the best was 'BISIKAN HATI'. I looked at Baya and I said "Oh my... I was looking for the LP since 1988". She smiled and I got it. However 'BISIKAN HATI' condition was not very good. So my search on 'BISIKAN HATI' will continue. But I had a GREAT time out with my friend. Thank you dear old friend.
24 / 11 / 2009
Today I re-arranged my LP's collection at my parents'. Just in time for my afternoon shower I put on the LP by Kenny Thomas titled 'WAIT FOR ME'. What a great album. I did questioned myself why on this GOD GREEN EARTH, I did not keep the LP in my UK home? Instead I shipped it to my parents in Malaysia. Well anyway, it is here and I'm going to listen to Kenny's album until my return to the UK. 'STAY', 'PEICE BY PIECE', 'TRIPPIN' ON YOUR LOVE' and lots more seems to get me dancing.
                                                                                            

27 / 10 / 2009
WOW what can I say? I finally had the chance to listen to the project of 'THE MAKEOVER INTERNATIONAL' by Jody Watley. FAB tracks. I'm IN LOVE with the new smooth version of' 'WAITING IN VAIN' - the song has been one of my regular playlist. The first version of the song was released in 2007 (dance upbeat concept) taken from 'THE MAKEOVER' album. So let's dance to 'THE MAKEOVER'.

19 / 10 / 2009
HAPPY SECOND YEAR BIRTHDAY to my DONNA SUMMER facebook group. The group keep on growing with over 500 members. Thank you for joining. DONNA SUMMER FACEBOOK GROUP

14 / 10 / 2009
The making of my Donna Summer book was mentioned and promoted briefly while I was interviewed in Malaysia with regards to my interior design work. The interview was at the MHI TV3 morning talk show. It was FAB seeing the promo photo on the TV screen. Hurray...
06 / 10 / 2009
HISTORY! BREAKING NEWS! My DONNA SUMMER book is on its WAY! As noted from the publisher: 'With further reference to our letter...we found Donna Summer...to be an interesting work. The essential information is all there...We confirm that we would be pleased to work with you to publication'. I'm so thrilled! The manuscript was mailed to the publisher on the 21 September 2009, I must say that at first I was so worried to open up the e-mail, but HEY!!! Love it Love it.

04 / 09 / 2009
It was a relaxing morning for me and I have decided to take a walk to town hoping that I might get LUCKY! Actually I was hunting for one of the most 'talk' album, 'I LOOK TO YOU' by Whitney Houston. I went to the counter of the music store and ask for the CD. YES lucky indeed, when finally I got hold of the very last copy imported from the US. I went home straight away and I played the CD. LOVING every minute of it. 'FOR THE LOVERS' is my FAVOURITE song from the album and I know I will be playing this CD for a very long time!
01 / 08 / 2009
Finally I'm proud to say that the official facebook fan site for UJI RASHID is available (approved by the DIVA). The BIO was written by me. Other informations was compiled between me and Uji Rashid. So what are you waiting for? Just come and join the official fan page at: UJI RASHID FACE BOOK FAN SITE

02 / 06 / 2009
World music tune 'SEKADAR IN PINGGIRAN' video filmed today in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. I'm on it, playing a part with the SUPER DOOOOPER singer Francissca Peter. Will the video be out on TV? Lets hope. It was a great DAY for me. New chapter to my creative world. Thank you BIB and FRAN! Also that VERY '1' person that makes me looking good - LYANNA DEE! Also thanks to the production house.

14 / 05 / 2009
My interview video with regards to my wish to designed Donna Summer home and a brief mentione on my tribute facebook group filmed at the BBC building available now. Visit the site. http://www.youtube.com/nikaramli


21 / 01 / 2009
My oh My it was 15 years ago (today) that I bought my VERY 1st CD - 'THE DONNA SUMMER ANTHOLOGY'. I bought it at a local record shop in Leicester called MG at 11.50 am with two friends Adrian and Sophie. What a day. We went home to Adrian's room to play the CD. The other two friends was busy talking to each other but me... I was in my own little world listening to the CD. My friends are not a big fan of Donna Summer but since it was my birthday they can not say anything! ha ha ha.

2008

19 / 10 / 2008
HAPPY '1' YEAR BIRTHDAY to my DONNA SUMMER facebook group. Thank you to all members. DONNA SUMMER face book group

28 / 06 / 2008
'OPEN YOUR HEART' YES why NOT? Anyway I was looking at my music collection today and suddenly I came across M PEOPLE's 12". Wow I realised that I bought the 12" as a gift to myself for achieving Second Upper class (2.1) for my BA (Hons) in Interior Design 12 years ago! M PEOPLE was HOT at that time!

23 / 06 / 2008
I was at work and just can not wait for my lunch break! Yes RUSH RUSH... I GOT IT, I GOT IT... the album that I've been waiting for. Its Donna Summer's 'CRAYONS'. Lets dim all the lights and enjoy; 'THE QUEEN IS BACK', 'MR MUSIC', 'CRAYONS', 'IT'S ONLY LOVE', 'BE MYSELF AGAIN' & more... all GREAT tunes. I love it.

01 / 06 / 2008
I was amassed by this world music track I've listened earlier on today title 'HILANG RESAH TIMBUL SAYANG' recorded by Uji Rashid and D J Dave in 1976. I first listened to the song in the late 1980's on the radio and yes at that time I could not find the track in any albums because it was no longer available. I really wanted the track and I was looking high and low for the album. By LUCK on the 31 May 2005 I finally found the original LP, at a second hand record shop in Kuala Lumpur. I was so HAPPY and GOD only knows how I felt that very moment when I saw the LP in front of my eyes! It took me over 20 years to get hold of this track. Of course the price that I paid for is higher compared when it was first on sale. But it was worth it and I got it at the end! Thank you also to my friend, Khairol who took me there when I am on Holiday in Malaysia. Just because I LOVE MUSIC...

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