Monday, June 16, 2014

The Youth

Ang Plakang Walang Pamagat


Side A
Super Nova Scum
Multo Sa Paningin
Magulo Buhay ng Tao
Anak Ka Ng Ina Mo
Mukha Ng Pera

Side B
Tao Po

The Youth is a Filipino rock band. Their music is a mixture of punk and alternative rock, influenced heavily by Wuds, a pioneering Filipino punk band.
First, it was called “Boyish Day”; the band was formed in 1989 composed of Dodong Cruz (Bass/Backup vocals), Erap Carrasco (Drums), Pat Epino (lead guitars) and Zaldy Carrasco (Lead singer). They played music suitable during the time, New wave, alternative and punk music, which was common on the radio station XB102’s Capital Radio. The station saw the origins of what would be one of the most famous local acts of the early 90’s.

Due to musical differences, the group separated and formed another groups. Dodong and Pat formed EnVoice, while Erap and Zaldy, together with John Olidan, formed the Obscure Tone. Whenever there were concerts, Dodong, Erap and John always volunteer to be front act in concerts when nobody doesn't want to be first. The trio became popular, and they decided to form a new group called The Youth. Their first underground hit song was say “AMEN”. Dodong was thereafter named as Kristo. Another member joined The Youth in the person of Raul Velez. Prior to release of The Youth's first album, John Olidan migrated to Canada. He was replaced by Robert Javier. With their diverse influences, The Youth was able to produce their very own signature sound.

In 1990, Richard Tan of Backbeat Records took them under his wing. They were able to record and release a self-titled independent album. Like any other indie productions, the album had limited success. It is considered a collector's item today.

The band started performing in different underground gigs. They even penned themselves as “Da Wol” while signing up for the 1990 RJ Battle of the Bands, a contest strictly for amateur bands only. That meant the band having not recorded an album yet. Even with the indie album under their belt, they made it to the top and won the contest. Shortly after, however, Velez and Olidan left the band. The departure of two members was immediately replaced by a single Robert Javier, forming the classic thee-piece line-up of The Youth. As soon as he started jamming with the band, he injected his own off-beat humor into the band’s songs and performances. Due to frontman Cruz’s persistence, Club Dredd finally agreed to book the band in 1991. Considering their high-volume, high-energy and highly-impromptu performances, the band slowly established a cult following after several months of gigs. Soon, they became a headliner of the club. Their shows were sold-out, sometimes twice a week or more. Thanks to their combined punk, alternative rock, hard rock and satirical humor, audiences ate up their irreverent humor and distinct musicality. People returned again and again, each performance having surprises.
Going Major

1993 witnessed the band’s signing to a major label. A few months after Eraserheads were signed to Sony Music, The Youth was contracted by MCA Music. This started the so-called “alternative music boom”. In 1994, the band released their debut album, "Album na Walang Pamagat" (trans. Album Without a Title). It contained the carrier single "Multo sa Paningin (Multong Bakla)," which became an instant hit. Javier started writing songs. The Youth gained massive airplay on many different rock stations across the nation, and the album was certified Platinum.

In 1995, The Youth finished recording their follow-up album, "Tao Po." However, the album's release was delayed as the band performed concerts all over the country. In 1997, the much-awaited "Tao Po" was finally released. Though the album sales were similar to that of their debut album, the reviews were mixed, partly due to alternative rock's commercial decline. With lack of airplay and promotion, gigs slowly declined. The Youth gained a name for creating riotous concerts. One example was at the Araneta Coliseum where the band was unable to play a single song due to riots that broke out whenever they started playing. The riots eventually stopped.
Breakup/Post-The Youth/Reunion

Relationships between members were a stress especially for the two opposing songwriters whose influences caused the break-up of the band. Fans were in complete shock when frontman Dodong Cruz pursued a solo career and unexpectedly scored a deal with JML Records, marking the end of the band’s heyday. The two remaining members went ahead and formed Warehouse Club. Cruz's solo career was a moderate success as his debut album, Experimento hit gold status. As the label revamped into a newly formed Star Records, Cruz faded into obscurity for several years.

Then in November 1999, The Youth reformed and performed at Mayric’s. The gig was supposed to be a one-night reunion show only. However, the band’s magic was ever-present which inspired them to continue recording and get back into the mainstream.

Currently, The Youth is composed of Dodong Cruz as the band's vocalist and guitarist, Robert Javier on bass and vocals, and Erap Carrasco on drums. In 2004, the band released a song as part of the Jack Daniel's In Session: Manila compilation.

In 2012, The Youth finally came back in the OPM rock music scene with their much awaited 5th and reunion album Pirata.


Current members:
    Dodong Cruz (vocals, guitarist)
    Erap Carrasco (drums)
    Robert Javier (bassist, vocals)

Former Members:
    Pat Epino (lead guitarist)
    John Olidan (bassist)
    Raul Velez (guitarist)





Side A
Monkey On My Back
Yugyugan Na
Piece Of This

Side B
Love To See
Hindi Nyo Alam
Don't Blink

P.O.T. was a Filipino rock band, formed in 1996 and disbanded in 2005. The band is fronted by Karl Roy who also fronted the bands Advent Call and Kapatid. The group is famous for their 1997 remake of the song "Yugyugan Na", originally performed by The Philippine Advisors in 1977. The band held their reunion concert on July 22, 2006 at the 70s Bistro in Quezon City.

The initials of the band name P.O.T. is an orphan initialism, declaring that it has no meaning at all or as what Karl Roy stated in an interview, fans of the band can freely decide in making up any meanings that fit the initials.

On March 13, 2012, Karl Roy reportedly died due to cardiac arrest. Hours after his death, Roy became the top trending topic on Twitter Philippines


    Karl Roy† – lead vocals
    Mally Paraguya – bass guitar
    Francis Reyes – guitars
    Ian Umali – guitars
    Paul Anthony Bonifacio- Guitars
    Jeff Lima – drums
    Harley Alarcon – drums
    Jayman Alviar – drums


    Tom Vinoya – Keyboards
    Jay Gapasin – Percussion

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Ilonah Jean

Ilonah Jean


Side A
Hoy! Mr. bolero
M.A.H.A.L. K.I.T.A.
Ba't Hindi Lumapit
I Miss You So
'Di Magwawakas

Side B
Sa Piling Mo Lang
Walang hindi (Kayang Gawin)
Ewan Ko Ba

Carina Afable

Forgive And Forget


Side A
Forgive And Forget
Kingdom Of My heart
My Broken Heart
I Pray
Love Until Forever

Side B
Promise Me
The End of Our love Affair
Come Back
God Knows
Heaven knows
This Is The Song

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Carina Afable began her professional career as a member of The Philippines' singing Agoncillo family; the singer-actor Ryan Agoncillo is the son of her brother Chito. At age 7, her aunt, Dori Villena, began taking her to Filipino radio and television stations, and Afable started appearing in soap operas and doing commercials, including one for Carnation milk. In 1960, she joined the cast of the radio program Botika sa Baryo, and went on to the daytime television variety show Stop, Look & Listen, which ran from 1968 to 1972 on ABS-CBN. In her teens, she starred in such musical-variety shows as Chelsea Dance Time, Spotlight on Carina (which aired on Channel 3), Carina (Channel 11) and May I Sing to You (Channel 5) and went on to appear in movies, beginning with Vera Perez Pictures' version of Tawag ng Tanghalan (1958), and going on to I’m a Tiger and 1967's I’ll See You in September. She also starred in the children's television show Kiddie Land’ (Channel 5). In the 1970s, Afable, who recorded albums on the Villar label, sang in the girl group Hi-Pertensions with Norma Ledesma and Linda Magno.

Other films include “We Only Live Wais (1968), Agents Wen Manong (1968), Patria Adorada (Dugo ng Bayani) — an action-drama in which she played a nun in her best-known Filipino role — and Intensity '70 (1970), her last Filipino movie.

When martial law was declared in 1972, shutting down television production and curtailing live musical performances, Afable's career waned. Prior to this, she had toured North America, Germany and France as a solo act, and subsequently, in the late 1970s, she emigrated to the United States. There she appeared in the final episodes of the American police sitcom Barney Miller, in the recurring role of Deputy Inspector Frank Luger's (James Gregory) mail-order bride, then went on to do TV commercials, including for the Reggie Jackson barbecue grill and Wienerschnitzel hotdogs, for which she sang the commercial jingle.

As of 2012, Afable works for the insurance company Anthem-Blue Cross.

Personal life:
Afable married young, to TV director Raul Silos, and had the first of her several children at age 16. Before their divorce, the couple had four offspring: Richie, Robert, Cherry and Ronnie Silos. After Afable married Leonard Bell, an American, in the 1970s, she had another son, Christopher. She and Bell were married seven years, until his death. Sometime later, she married Samuel H. Gray.

Awards and nominations:
1970 nomination, Supporting Actress, Famas Awards.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Ten Ten Munoz

Ten Ten


Side A
Igalang Mo
Pagibig Ang Kailangan Ng Mundo
Nahihiya Sa Yo
Don't Let Go

Side B
Baka Sakali Pa
When I Paint Me A Dream
Pagibig Na Kaya Ito
Someone I'll Always Love

Ten-Ten Muñoz was an actress, known for Barbi: Maid in the Philippines (1989). She died in 1996 in the Philippines.

A singing champion, she won in Bulilit Bagong Kampeon.

The original version of Kaba was sang by the late Tenten Muñoz in the early 90's and later revived by Star Records artist Tootsie Guevara.

Mean Cristobal

Laging Ikaw Sa Alaala


Kung Di Ikaw
Sabihin Mo
Ikaw Ang Tanging Dahilan
Siya Pa Rin
Laging Ikaw Sa Alaala
Mamang Pulis
Hanggang Ngayon

Marizen Yaneza


Side A
Ngunit Dahil Sayo
Bigay Na Bigay
Saan Ako Nagkamali

Side B
O Ano Ba Naman
Puso Ko'y Sayo
Akin Ang Pangarap
Ayoko Nang Sabihin

Marizen Yaneza- singer, composer, lyrist

Maribel Aunor



Side A
Tama ka Na
Kung Ako'y Dalaga Na
Hoy Mama
I Love You Sinta

Side B
Mister Guwapo
Ay Moli
Ah Ewan

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Maribel Aunor is an actress and producer, known for High School Circa '65 (1979), Daigdig ng lagim (1976) and Ligaya ko'y inagaw mo (1976).

She is the cousin of Nora Aunor

Joe Bataan



Side A
The bottle
X-Rated Symphony
Lauhging And Crying
Hay Girl
When You're Donw

Side B
Woman Don't Want To Love Me
Ordinary Guy
What Good Is A Castle

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Joe Bataan (also spelled Bataán) (born November 15, 1942 in Spanish Harlem, New York City[1][2]) is a Filipino-African American Latin soul musician from New York.
Joe Bataan was born Bataan Nitollano and grew up in the 103rd St. and Lexington Ave. part of East Harlem where he briefly led the Dragons, a local Puerto Rican street gang, before being sent to the Coxsackie Correctional Facility to serve time for a stolen car charge. His father was Filipino and his mother was African American.

Upon his release in 1965, he turned his attention to music and formed his first band, Joe Bataan and the Latin Swingers. Bataan was influenced by two musical styles: the Latin boogaloo and African American doo-wop. Though Bataan was neither the first nor only artist to combine doo-wop-style singing with Latin rhythms, his talent for it drew the attention of Fania Records. After signing with them in 1966, Bataan released "Gypsy Woman" in 1967 (the title track is a Latin dance cover of "Gypsy Woman" by The Impressions). He would, in full, release eight original titles for Fania which included the gold-selling Riot!. These albums often mixed energetic Latin dance songs, sung in Spanish, with slower, English-language soul ballads sung by Bataan himself. As a vocalist, Bataan's fame in the Latin music scene at the time was only rivaled by Ralfi Pagan.

Disagreements over money with Fania Records head Jerry Masucci led Bataan to eventually leave the label. While still signed to Fania however, Bataan secretly started Ghetto Records, a Latin music label which got its initial funding from a local gangster, George Febo. Bataan produced several albums for other artists, including Papo Felix, Paul Ortiz and Eddie Lebron.

In 1973, he helped coin the phrase "salsoul", lending its name to his first post-Fania album. Along with the Cayre brothers, Kenneth, Stanley, and Joseph, he co-founded the Salsoul label, though later sold out his interest. He recorded three albums for Salsoul and several singles, including "Rap-O Clap-O" from 1979 which became an early hip hop hit. After his 1981 album, Bataan II, he retired from music-making to spend more time with his family and ended up working as a youth counselor in one of the reformatories he himself had spent time in as a teenager. In 2005, Bataan broke his long hiatus with the release of Call My Name, a well-received album recorded for Spain's Vampisoul label.
Bataan is also the father of Asia Nitollano, winner of The Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll.

In the 2006 video game, Driver Parallel Lines, Joe Bataan's song "Subway Joe" was included in the soundtrack.

In early 2009, Bataan was featured in the Kenzo Digital-produced "beat cinematic" City of God's Son. Bataan was featured as the narrator of the story, playing the part of an older Nas reflecting upon his youth in the street with cohorts Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, Biggie and Raekwon.