Sam Saimun, The Mystery




The name Sam Saimun, keroncong singer in 60-ies for me is such mystery, until I get this album including his photograph on February 2008. The first time I know his name is from a cassette album which compiled Indonesian national anthems by old singers. They are Sam Saimun, Bram Atjeh, and so on.

Why Sam Saimun is such a mystery? Because we as 80-ies generation feel difficult to find his album. Also may be because his album is only a few, and is not produced anymore by record industry. What makes his name more mysterious is because legend singer Bing Slamet once upon time in a book Musisiku (2007) quoted as saying that Sam Saimun is his teacher in learning to sing keroncong. Wow? Even Bing Slamet recognized him that so high? Come on, who is Sam Saimun? This album at least can show you his talented voice. *

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  • nadya  On February 25, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    I’m looking for some of his songs : Nyanyi Sunyi,Pujaan Kalbu,Suara Asmara..

  • terry  On August 25, 2009 at 8:38 am

    singer(s) like sam saimun , s.effendi and oslan hussien have always been my favourite(s)…i can go on listening to their music on and on and on and on the whole day….as if the echoe of their music from heaven…..if god give a choice i would be very much to be born along with them….

    Response:
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope that someday I can share not only information of old musics including Oslan Hussein works, but also replay the longplay thru radio channel. Please pray for me Miss Terry in order that dream comes true as soon as possible.

    Kelik M. Nugroho
    Owner of piringanhitam.wordpress.com

  • Gentur  On November 28, 2009 at 6:03 am

    what about the legendary the late Said Effendy who echoed Seroja in his time of glory,don’t you have any record on him? How come you missed such a great singer?? we need a good supply of data concerning his career and works…please consider it

    Response:
    Thank u for visiting my blog and for your comment. Until now, we don’t get yet any original album of Said Effendi, whether in cassete or lp format. We post article based on material and factual data. (Kelik)

  • Pramudya Ardanta  On February 3, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Sam Saimun was the best friend of Bing Slamet , in the 1950’s , they are very popular like Dean Martin and Bing Crossby . In Malaya ( Malaysia ), they have rival was P.Ramlee , but most of P.Ramlee’s song are Malayan Songs just like his rival S.Effendi in Indonesia.

    In the 1962-1963 , Sam Saimun and Bing Slamet formed Commedian Group named TRIO BSA ( Bing Slamet ,Sam Saimun , Atmonadi )only in short period the group broken , Sam Saimun continued in Solo career ,and Bing Slamet continued in Commedian Group such as SAE Group ( Slamet ,Atmonadi/Ateng? , Edi Sud ) , the last commedian group was Kwarted Jaya ( Bing Slamet , Edi Sud , Ateng , Iskak ).
    I have a lot of songs collection of Sam Saimun and Bing Slamet.

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