All the aches of long distance travel has been forgotten, hearing the soothing voice of Djuwita on my now-working-again gramophone.
As I have mentioned before, I do have a collection of over 300 vinyls (let me qualify my statement in saying that I am the custodian of this collection) and my most coveted vinyls would be the 78 rpm ones. Many of them are rare. While the records are not dated, unless if bapak had signed and dated it himself, so we we would never know when they were actually rleased, but I do believe that they would be 50s or earlier. Miss Maimoon, Miss Dinah - many of us would not have heard or remembered them.
But tonight, as I was trying to get my gramophone going again, I saw a vinyl that set my heart skipping a beat.
It is Langit Biru by Djuwita. I didn't know that we have her in our collection. See how bad I am with my record keeping, the pun was unintentional!
The trip to Jalan Surabaya has been worth the effort.
Enjoy this song - never mind the dusts on the gramophone. It has been sitting there on the table for too long, neglected until tonight. You won't find it in Youtube and you will hear it like you would, if you were listening this song when it was first release.
For the record, I do have a better CD-like quality and it is sitting in my car. For once, let's hear the song like it was supposed to be listened, so to speak.
I have also earlier blogged about Langit Biru.
Just for the record, this song was written by R Maroeti while Djuwita was accompanied by Orkes Dendang Kelana under the direction of R Maroeti. The vinyl was released by The Indonesian Music Company "Irama" Ltd, and it was recorded and made in Indonesia.
Could this be the same R Maroeti who wrote the song Indahnya Alam sung by Sudirman? A quick check on Youtube confirms my suspicion.
I just got this from the net. It can be found here.