Remembering the time when I was a little boy. Sitting in front of the record player, listening to my mother's LPs.
I remember my mother used to play this EP. Actualy it was my auntie's collection. When she bought a brand new HI-FI system, she give her old player to my mother including her EP's collection. I loved the track NIGHT IN LONDON...
What can I say? Love the song. I recalled, once me and my cousin recorded our voices in the bathroom, just to get the similar effect of it's recording! Ha ha ha those are the days.
10) I'M A LITTLE BIT COUNTRY AND I'M A LITTLE BIT ROCK AND ROLL by DONNY and MARIE (recorded as ABDUL'S OLD SHORT VERSION 95 for my home tape)
The euro-pop sounds of ABBA were really big globally once. This song is one pop classic that the group had released.I Still have the same thrill when I listen to it. They remain as one of my favourite bands to date.
18) TERBANG HELANG (FLY EAGLE) by SHARIFAH AINI
The cassette was a gift to me from my brother. I first hear the song many times on the radio also from our neighbour's house... it's a beautiful catch melody!
It all started one afternoon after school, my mother took me and my sister to watch the film at the Sentosa Cinema. It's a typical Hindi film story line, representing the love triangle, greed and also the soundtracks! MERE NASEEM MEIN, JOHN JANI JANARDHAN and others...it was fun to listen to.
YA HOOOOoooo I first recorded the song from the radio. A week later I got the LP. It was kind off, shall I say an early EID celebration gift.
25) HEAD OVER HEALS by ABBA
One of my sisters went to America to study in 1982. She came home for the Summer holiday and the LP by Michael Jackson, THRILLER was a gift to me. Well, I did request it though! Poor sister had to get me the LP, but I thanked her. I still remember the smell of a fresh LP opened from it's sealed packaging - lovers of LP's will know what I'm talking about here.
A beautiful voice and a great song from a beautiful friend of mine. I love the song and the album.
HAPPY! I longed to get hold of this song and album. After five years waiting and wishing... FINALLY I my dream came true on the 28 July 1985. (The song video mentioned above could not be located on YouTube).
30) LOVE IS IN CONTROL (FINGER ON THE TRIGGER) by DONNA SUMMER
I could say this was one of my first 7" singles from the UK, from my sister whom studied there. But it was her friend that came to our house and passed over her gift, my sister did not return home for holiday that Summer. Oh course I love all the singles... TAKE ON ME stood the most, A-HA become one of my favourite bands from that moment.
The first recording of this great tune was from the radio sometime in 1982! But on 3 November 1985 I managed to get the original song which featured in a various artists cassette. It was also the day I bought my VERY FIRST WALKMAN! Yey...
One evening I bought a cassette titled TERBANG LAH KAU BURUNG (A BIRD IS FLYING) by Mazuin at Jaya Jusco, a departmental store in our area. At the same time there was also a funfair going on, and when I went on the 'big wheel' I sat with a famous Malaysian sports figure named Mustaz Jaafar. She was lovely. May I say, I went to the same school as Jaafar's sister and her sister and me knew one another.
One popular song by the Queen Of Pop! It's kind of trendy for any young music buying market to listen to Madonna at that time... I'm one of many fans that enjoy this track. I bought the cassette TRUE BLUE in Fajar supermarket, on the 13 September 1986.
Ooo La Laa! It's a FREE tape! OK, I don't remember the actual event dated the 13 September 1986, but all I remember when I wanted to pay for the cassette, I saw that money to the value of about 10.00 or 20.00 RM was on the payout desk. The cash could have been mine, I'm still opening my wallet when the cashier took the money on the desk and gave me the cassette. Oopsss... NOW, only GOD will know the truth. If, I was ever in the wrong... GOD PLEASE FORGIVE ME!
I love this group and all their records. The song is taken from their second album called LET'S TALK ABOUT LOVE which I bought on the 4 October 1986.
This song was played at school during a party to say 'goodbye' to all the new training teachers that taught at my school. I love the melody and the beat of the song.
One of the most popular rock tunes, it was recorded by my sister and she posted the tapes to me from the United Kingdom.
Rock took the Malaysian music industry by storm in the late 1980s... All we heard on the radio was rock tunes. This is one of the biggest rock bands (in Malaysia) and one of their best hits also. I still love the song to date... But not known by many of the bands fans, the person who produced the song used to lived across from my parent's house. Once in a while he played and sang the song with his late wife on the piano, bringing a different feel to the song, a pop ballad! wow... now that's what I called a true melody.
A very nice melody by one of Japan's most popular pop singers. I first listened to the song at a work place where the music department used to play the tune... It's sad, romantic and evergreen. I don't understand the words but music is a universal language. It brought a lot of memories listening to this song. A great time when me and some friends were working while waiting for our final school results.
It was 7 August 1988, Sunday when I bought the cassette. I also went to the departmental store's DJ booth in Jaya Jusco and dedicated the song to my parents and my sister.
The first time I heard the long awaited song by Malaysian pop songstress, Uji Rashid was on the radio. Long after therelease, I bought the album at a record shop in Lucky Garden, which was the shop I first got hold of the singers first EP in 1975! Can you believe that? And the cassette also was the last I bought from that shop... (The song video mentioned above could not be located on YouTube).
Nice tune and lyrics... I played this song as my 19th birthday song.
Finally what I've been waiting for I finally get to see the video! Well it was during a 'fasting' season... so I've had to pray in the mosque shorter than usual. My idea was to drive my own car there rather than following my parents. This way, I could left the prayer and hop up in the car, GO HOME to record the video from a show called The Chart Attack. Yaaa Hooooo.
One of my favourite songs...
Loving every minute of this song. I bought the cassette on the 2 July 1991 when it was re-released for the EMI 25th Anniversary. Just before I moved to the UK, I worked in the Federal Hotel, looking after the Gift Centre shop... I played it so loud until one day one of the managers happened to pass by and gave a sign to quieten it down... OOOppssss.
49) LOVE TO HATE YOU by EREASURE
These two songs were so popular on the radio. I first moved to the UK and often heard them on the radio. But I didn't know the names of the singers. Until one of the students in my college told me who the singers were. The songs were kind off having a sentimental value to me as they remind me of when I moved and started a new life in the UK.
52) OYE MI CANTO (HEAR MY VOICE) by GLORIA ESTEFAN (recorded as YORK BELL 95 12" REMIX REPRISE for my home tape)
My first Donna Summer cassette in the UK. I love the album MISTAKEN IDENTITY. And Work That Magic is my favourite tune...as it's not a CD or LP, I had to rewind the tape over and over again to hear this particular track! I LOVE it so much up to the present day.
This home recording tape was given to me by a friend named Mark. I love the selection he recorded and the song E=MC2 stood in my mind as I used to play it during Easter holiday.
I love this song.
The song I danced to in a club! LOVE IT.
I bought this cassette with my college friends Grovender and Parish on the way back home. I put on this song a lot while getting ready to go clubbing every Friday and Saturday night...at times the student night too... I used to put it on my walkman on the way to work to Providen after college.
This song was a hit... I recalled that winter feeling in Bradford, Christmas holiday and also remembering the time, preparing to go to work with some friends with Providen.
While me, Khairol, Sam, Dina, Paula and Lynn busied ourselves dancing to this tune in Cecil Avenue, suddenly we heard a knock on the wall (we think) so we thought the neighbour must have complained about the loud music... But in actual fact the 'knocking door' sound we heard was on the song! We had great times as students.)
I bought this cassette on the 3 February 1993 during my college trip to BENIDORM! YEP that's the place. What was it like? Eeemm it was OK really. This song always reminded me about the trip. Study and party. At one time me and some friends went clubbing from 11.00pm to 8.00am!
During a study trip to Benidom, Spain I followed friends to Benidom's local bars and pubs. Interestingly they play a lot of Bob Marley's songs. So I asked Lee, a friend from college, who is this song by... and since that very moment I became a fan of Bob Marley.
At times I danced to the song in a club, at times with Liz in her room and at times I danced with Khairol in his shared house. We used to dance on his bed as his room was quite small. A neighbour across the road always peeped on us while he cooked in the kitchen (he's a fellow student too). ONCE he was so occupied watching us dancing, his stove caught FIRE! ha ha ha.
I LOVE THIS TRACK. The first time I heard this song was in Satya's room in McMillan Hall Of Residence, Bradford.
66) STAY by KENNY THOMAS
Two tracks that reminded me of summer time in Cecil Avenue around June to July. I had to rent one of the rooms in the house as I had missed the flight home for August. Due to the last minute ticket booking there weren't any flights to Malaysia until July. I bought both singles on the 7 July 1993.
68) HERE COMES THE SUN by NINA SIMONE (recorded as GOOD BYE NINA 95 MIX for my home tape)
I watched the remake of a French film titled THE ASSASSIN in Bradford, Odean Cinema on Wednesday 7 July 1993. Instantly I fell in love with the soundtrack and Nina Simone. I knew I was moving to Leicester in September away from my friends so HERE COMES THE SUN and I'M FEELING GOOD was kind off my new life soundtrack. This film soundtrack also opened a new musical horizon for me simply called JAZZ.
The track here was taken from my very first CD, THE DONNA SUMMER ANTHOLOGY. I bought it with Adrian and Sophie at MG Records, on Friday at 11.50am, 21 January 1994. Finally I got to hear the unreleased tracks by Donna Summer and the long awaited CARRY ON! (Please note: the track Carry On was deleted from my home tape)
The original notes for this track was: One of the sweetest memory on the 16 June 1994 at 1.45am until 12 July at 3.45am. Aaaaheemmmm well, well I wonder what that was!
She was popular at this time... a cover of a 1970s hit. Some how I just love they way Mariah Carey used her vocal in this song.
You know what? I still love this song... it really brought back memories of weekends away to visit my friends in Bradford for Easter break.
My favourite song at the time. I saw the film titled SEMBILU, which featured the actress who performs this track. Me, Narreque and Sam watched it in the capital city of Malaysia in one of the cinemas in Central Market on the 22 August 1994 at 3.30pm, during my Summer vacation.
I enjoy every minute of the song, I finally IT'S MINE on the 14 December 1994 after searching for it 'high & low' at everyrecord shops in my town. This is due to the fact that the single is no longer in the British music chart.
I love this 'modern' Malaysian jazz composition which was released 1988. The notes I have here stated it was my first Malaysian CD posted by my father. But I can't recall which album it was taken from.
78) MANUSIA (HUMAN) by SHEILA MAJID (recorded as 96 REPRISE for my home tape)
Two songs represent my new experience, performing at my university's 95 International Night event. MENTERA SEMERAH PADI was the opening for our traditional martial art dance. The song was re-mixed by me adding some special effect allowing some opening before the actual performance took place. The song MANUSIA played for fellow students showcasing Malaysian traditional outfit at the fashion show at the same event on the 5 February 1995. It was a great night.
I was so excited about Uji Rashid's new recording. I bought the album at a music shop on the night out clubbing with some friends. As soon as my return home I played the album in my room around 4.00am listening to it over and over again until 6.30am... what a great production. (The song video mentioned above could not be located on YouTube).
It's heaven! Donna Summer's voice is just too good... It was my first Christmas CD that I ordered from HMV. A standard holiday season CD I often play during Christmas time.