Saturday, February 22, 2014

Raye Lucero

Mga Awit Ni Raye Lucero


Side A

Ang Aking Paglalambing
Kahit Sulat Man Lang
Oras Ay Aking Binibilang
Ang Dalangin
Lumuluha And Abang Puso
Hatulan Mo Ako

Side B
Di Ka Na Naawa
Ang Rigalong Alay Mo
Huwag Bayaang Nagiisa
Ako'y Nangangamba

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Raye Lucero, is a member of the famous Mabuhay Singers and also dubbed, the Orginal Ilocano Jukebox Queen

Maria Theresa

Pusong Salawahan

Side A

Pusong Salawahan
Iniibig Kita
Rosas Ng Pagibig
Batang Pagibig
Sampaguita Ng Pagibig
Noche Buena

Side B
Umid Ang Puso Ko
Hindi Maglililo
Ang Ating Kahapon
Sumpaan Natin
Maligayang Pasko

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Maria Theresa, talented singer and movie star, is from Ormoc Leyte.
When she was only ten years old, she delighted her parents by winning the first prize in a Purico Amateur Hour.Much impressed by their daughter's good voice and obvious talent, her parents sent her to Manila to join the then famous La Tondena Amateur Hour, As hoped for by her loving parents, she won first prize.

She was singing in various programs at the ABS studio when she was spotted by Scale Recording Company who signed her up promptly.

Mildred Ortega

Pretty Little Baby


Side A
Pretty Little Baby
Why Don't You believe Me
Everybody loves A Lover
No Other Love
High noon
Where Is Your heart

Side B

Automatically Sunshine
Betcha By Golly Wow
Echoe Valley
Will You Love Me Tomorrow
That's The Way I've Always Heard It Should be

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Mildred Ortega is an actress, known for Signos Trece (1971), Unang tibok ng puso (1972) and Santiago! (1970).

Letty Liboon

Letty Liboon Sing in New York


Side A
I Bleive
Lyric Cry
Climb Every Mountain
The Impossible Dream
Beyond Forgetting
If Ever I Wopuld Leave you

Side B
And This Is My Beloved
You Can TRurn Back The Time
Somewhere In The dawn
The Shadow Of Your Smile

Letty Liboon was billed ‘the girl with the golden voice’ in LVN’s musical drama Nasaan Ka Irog, circa 1957. Letty, a soprano, studied at the UST Conservatory of Music.

Nasaan Ka Irog was inspired by Nicanor Abelardo’s immortal kundiman of the same title, the story of two brothers falling in love and fighting over one woman, a singer, Letty. Mario Montenegro played the pianist and Val Castelo the guitarist.

Letty made only a few movies with LVN. She married poet Rolando Carbonell and migrated to the US.

This columnist remembers that in 1983, when the Tribung Pinoy mounted a concert in Los Angeles, California, Letty sang the National Anthem.     — RKC

Lilia Reyes, Las Pinas Bamboo Organ

A Family Album Of Sacred Songs


Side A

Georges Bizet
Alessandro Stradella
Luigi Luzzi
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Fancisco Santiago

Side B
Gioacchino Rossini
FM ALvarez
Charles Francois Gounod
Cesar Franck
Johhan Sebastion Bach
Francisco Buencamino

Las Pinas Bamboo Organ

The Bamboo Organ of Las Pinas
Wolfgang Oehms


Side A

Sonata V in F
Siguense Tres Glosas
Fuga in G
Sonata De Clarins
Theme Und Variationen Fur Die Bambus-Orgel

Side B
Five Improvs on Phil Folrtunes
Zwolf Stucke Fur Die Flotenuhr

Las Pinas Bamboo Organ
Hans Haselbock


Side A

6th Concerto
5th Concerto
1st Duet
2nd Duet

Side B
1st Concerto
Concerto for Organ and Harpischord
3rd Duet
4th Duet

The Las Piñas Bamboo Organ in St. Joseph Parish Church in Las Piñas City, Philippines, is a 19th-century church organ with unique organ pipes; they are made almost entirely of bamboo. It was completed in 1824 by Father Diego Cera, the builder of the town's stone church and its first resident Catholic parish priest.

After age and numerous disasters had rendered the musical instrument unplayable for a long time, in 1972, the national government and the local community joined together to have the organ shipped to Germany for restoration. For its anticipated return in 1975, the home church of the bamboo organ and the surrounding buildings were restored to their 19th-century state by Architects Francisco Mañosa and partner Ludwig Alvarez in time for its scheduled return. The annual International Bamboo Organ Festival, a music festival of classical music was started to celebrate the music of the reborn instrument and its unique sound.

Since 1992, Prof. Armando V. Salarza has been the titular organist of the Bamboo Organ. He is also the Artistic Director of the International Bamboo Organ Festival, now the longest-running annual international music festival held in the country.
The organ was declared a National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines in 2003. The St. Joseph Parish Church, the church museum at the old convent house, and the famous organ is a popular tourist destination for Filipinos and foreign visitors alike in Las Piñas.


Ernani Cuenco

Mga Awitin Ng Pag-Ibig


Side A

Isang Dalangin
Gaano Ko Ikaw Kamahal
Kahit Na Magtiis
Diligin Mo Ng Hamog

Side B
Bato Sa Buhangin
Habang Ako'y May Buhay
Sa Bawa't Sandali
Ganyan Pala Ang umibig

Ernani Joson Cuenco (May 10, 1936) was a Filipino composer, film scorer, musical director and music teacher. He wrote an outstanding and memorable body of works that resonate with the Filipino sense of musicality and which embody an ingenious voice that raises the aesthetic dimensions of contemporary Filipino music. Cuenco played with the Filipino Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Manila Symphony Orchestra from 1960 to 1968, and the Manila Chamber Soloists from 1966 to 1970. He completed a music degree in piano and cello from the University of Santo Tomas where he also taught for decades until his death in 1988.

His songwriting credits include "Nahan, Kahit na Magtiis," and "Diligin Mo ng Hamog ang Uhaw na Lupa," "Pilipinas," "Inang Bayan," "Isang Dalangin," "Kalesa," "Bato sa Buhangin" and "Gaano Kita Kamahal." The latter song shows how Cuenco enriched the Filipino love ballad by adding the elements of kundiman to it.

Conchita Penalosa

Tagalog Songs


Side A

Kung Di Lang SayoWala Kang Kapantay
Pagkat Minamahal Kita
Sayang Lang Ang Sumpaan natin
Ako Sanay Ibigin Mo
Gabi Ng Kalungkutan

Side B
Sa Harap Ng Larawan Mo
Di Ko Matiis
Hindi Ka Rin Malimutan
Lihim Ng Puso
Paano Ko Sasabihin
Nahan Ba Ang Iyong Sumpa

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1962, Conchita Penalosa, If You are But a Dream, Davao; Tawag Ng Tanghalan Champion

Carmen Camacho

Sa Ulap Ko Sinulat


Side A
Ang Aking Awit
Bahagi Ng Buhay
Bulag Nga Ba Ang Pagibig
Lihim Kong Damdamin
Hinihintay Ko

Side B
Sa Ulap Ko Sinulat
Dagli Mong Nakamit
Hanggang May Buhay
Ikaw Pa Rin
Sa Harap ng Altar

Sariling Lakigtasan


Side A
Sariling Kaligtasan
Ikaw Na Ang Bahala
Kapus-Palad Ng Isilang
Dahil Sa Minamahal Kita
Inulila Mo Sinta

Side B
Nagkamali Ako
Di Ko Iluluha
Hindi Mo Nalalaman
Naalaala ko Hirang
Hinihintay Kita
Irog, Dumadalangin

Love Songs, mini LP


Side A
Lunasan Mo
Alang-Alang Sa Iyo
Dangan kasi

Side B
Pangarap Ko
Ako'y nauuhaw
Sawing Pag-ibig
Naiwang Ala-Ala

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Carmen Camacho (born 1939, Catanduanes, Luzon, Philippines) in is one of Philippine Kundiman Diva of the 60s along with Norma Ledesma, Norma Balagtas, and Pilita Corrales among others.

Camacho was a member of the Mabuhay Singers in the 1950s. She recorded her first album in the early 1960s, and recorded most of her songs with Villar Records. Camacho continued performing into the 2010s, at which time the Philippine Daily Inquirer called her "the country's top kundiman diva".

Betty Rivera

Sa Iyong Sa Iyo


Side A
Tanging Ligaya
Tuwing Maalaala Ko
Nasa Sa Ispi Kita
Sa Pagbalik Mo
Kitay MinahalAng Lahat Ay Iyo

Side B
Sa Iyong Sa Iyo
Totoongtotoo Hirang
Ikaw At Ikaw
Ligaya Ko
Ang Sabi Mo

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Banig, Josephine Roberto



Side A
Billy (Make-Up Your Mind)
Wind Beneath My Wings
Get Down Get Funky Get Loose
One Moment In Time
If I Had A Hammer

Side B
Old Mcdonald
Anyday Now

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Josephine Roberto (born December 25, 1977), commonly known as Banig or Banig Roberto, is a singer, songwriter, actress and record producer born in the Philippines. Although she began singing when she was 3, her professional career started at the age of 8 when she appeared on Ang Bagong Kampeon, a nationally televised talent show in the Philippines. She was a 7-week champion and placed third in the grand finals. After her success on Ang Bagong Kampeon, she appeared on many other television shows and in 1989, won the International Star Search TV competition to become the Junior Category Champion representing the Philippines. This prompted her move to the United States where she has enjoyed a successful international career that continues today.

Star Search led to numerous U.S. television appearances including the Arsenio Hall Show, Into the Night with Rick Dees, The Maury Povich Show, AM Los Angeles, Good Day L.A.. She headlined solo concerts in various musical landmark venues including The Wiltern Theater, Hollywood Palladium, Mark Ettess Arena Trump Taj Mahal, City Center NY, Cow Palace San Francisco, Roxy Theatre Los Angeles, Alex Theatre Glendale CA, Spreckles Theater San Diego, Copley Symphony Hall San Diego and more. At the age of 16, Banig released her first international album in the U.S. entitled "Can You Feel My Heart" from Del-Fi Records. Singles "Everlasting", "This Time It's For Real" and "I Talk to Everybody" received airplay and charted on radio stations across the U.S. In 2001, Banig and her younger sister Jhoanna Roberto, formed their own record label, Double Play Entertainment. Under this label, Banig released the album "Silent Whispers" along with singles "Boogie On the Dance Floor" and "Walk". Both singles received overwhelming support from radio & club play and peaked at #1 on several radio stations across the U.S. Josephine Roberto (a.k.a. Banig) continues to sing, write and produce and is currently working on new music projects while based in the United States.