Bill Saragih: Song From My Father

Bill Saragih (1933-2008) who passed away on 29 January 2008 is one of jazz maestros from Indonesia.  His education background — as student of Berkeley College of Music — gave him a basic legitimacy for his career.  More than that is his talent as entertainer and his unique voice — his soprano timbre voice — which made him very special. I saw his performance for the first time in 1998 for Tempo magazine first launching after banned by Indonesian government since 1994. 

Fortunately we dont have data for his compositions and his album. When my friend Idrus F. Shahab from Tempo magazine asked about Bill Saragih album among my collections, I can not say any words because I dont have it. But last month, fortunately I find Bill Saragih album cassete entitled Sings ‘N Plays which consists of 12 songs. Five of them are composed by Bill Saragih, for instance Anna My Love, Tiana, Billy’s Groove, Tony’s Dream, and Song from My Father.  This last song Song from My Father is slow jazz with ethnic lyric and accentuation. Truly superb melody. *

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  • philipsvermonte  On July 23, 2008 at 1:37 am

    Nice blog..salam kenal


  • philipsvermonte  On July 23, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    kelupaan sedikit…ada review Harry Roesli dan DKSB? Saya sudah lama mencari lagu Harry Roesli yang judulnya Tegar, belum ketemu juga…thanks


  • Tiana Saragih Garringing  On January 24, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Bill Saragih, my father, my hero. Forever in my heart. Tiana – Sydney Australia

    Mrs. Tiana. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am honored.
    Kelik — blog owner.

    • Mark Holstein  On January 24, 2010 at 3:47 am

      How do i get a copy of Bill Saragih’s CD please??

    • Armando  On July 26, 2015 at 11:08 am

      do you have any songs from Bill Saragih ?

      • Kelik M Nugroho  On August 12, 2015 at 11:21 am

        Sure, I have. Please check Bill Saragih via Search.

  • Lounge Music  On April 6, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Mas saya kutip artikel dari mas, mohon izin dan silahkan di cek di blog saya.

    Thank before.

    Silakan mas Handi. Salam kenal. Terima kasih.


  • FA Bambang Sumitra  On January 17, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Dimana saya bisa mendownload rekamannya? Trims.

  • Denis Galba  On February 15, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Hello can someone send me this album please my email is ,,,,,

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