Friday, February 20, 2009

Jamal Abdillah

I'm listening to Amy Winehouse's You Know I'm No Good. It's a cool song.

I like Amy Winehouse, despite her reputation for drug abuse. She's a bad girl, yes, but she has a brilliant voice. I guess, the drugs helped. Much like Jamal Abdillah.

I don't mean to ridicule Jamal ~ he is my favourite singer of all time. But like it or not, I think the D makes his voice sounds so much nicer. So garau, like that. Huu.... love it when he sings his love songs!

I watched him sing at almost every concerts held in KL. MrNordin yang dulunya tak pernah suka Jamal, has taken a liking for this outstanding performer. He followed me to all his concerts (either willingly or by force) and most of the time, he would come back wanting more.

This particular song is my favourite. He sang it at his first solo concert held in Istana Budaya two years ago. I masih dalam pantang masa tu, baru 25 hari. Pegi jugak... hee.. hee... jangan tak pegi.

The story has it that he was under D influence at that time. You could see that he looked nervous and acted quite strange on stage. I felt sorry for him.

But when he opened his mouth to sing, oh wow.... everything else is forgiven! He's just awesome. He's one in a million, I would say.

Enjoy this video and have a nice weekend!



53 comments:

Busybody said...

I lurrrve his voice too!

farizahb said...

MrsN,

Apa kabar?

My fav Amy's song is Back to Black - so sad. Anyway, I think Jamal is only one of a handsful malay artist that I could find on itune store, so I have 6 of his songs on my ipod (from the album Raja Cinta, Raja Pop 2). I wished there are more malay artist on itune.

Still remember when he won bintang RTM eons ago. . .

MrsNordin said...

Busybody,

I think, no one in Malaysia has a golden voice like his. My wish: Jamal singing to me "Tidurlah Wahai Permaisuri" before I go to sleep! Cair, babe...!

MrsNordin said...

Farizah,

It takes a posting on Jamal Abdillah to make you appear, huh?

I'm fine and I've missed you. I suppose you've been active on FB? But I malas nak check FB coz it's so slow.

Back to Black is quite nice too. I like the whole #1 album.

I remember vividly Jamal winning the Bintang RTM. I think dia nyanyi lagu Lancang Kuning and Senandung Semalam, kan? It was so long ago but he's still doing well, despite the occasional glitches with rehab. I guess, all these top artists have their own vices, huh?

Madam Tai Tai said...

Hi MrsN,

Amy? Errmm..I a bit left behind with the music scene kat Dhaka ni. Not really in tune with the new singers that have come out since 2006. Heard of a couple of Amy Winehouse's songs. Ok lah, but not really a fan.

You have been a Jamal fan eversince I've known you. He's ok. Also not a great fan, but I have to admit that his voice is absolutely brilliant. He captured my attention since the preliminary rounds of Bintang RTM dgn his song 'Lancang Kuning'.

muteaudio said...

MrsNordin,
Kebanyakan penyanyi yg ambil D bukan utk menyedapkan suara. Suara diorg memang dah sedap. D help to boost self confidence. Most of them are shy and still hv rama2 didlm perut whenever they gonna perform. despite performing for ages. D takes them into different realm. A world of their own where they thought everyone 'tersengih' at them.

For me it'll always be Alleycats!

bella said...

MrsN,
I am a big fan of Jamal too...Last show I saw him live was a Muzik muzik separuh akhir and I was seated in front, and I felt that he was singing that song for me only....he sang Kekasih Awal dan Akhir...oh my...sampai sekrg ingat that fuzzy feeling....mmmm...hehehhe
I takde geng nak pegi tengok his concert...next time will make a point to go...

chics said...

I used to think Amy Winehouse is weird but when I heard her album,Frank, I went wow! Eh but I still think she's weird.

So sad that she ruined herselflah.

Eta My said...

Hi Bj....di sini pun suke bebenor ngan Jamal..lagu raya, lagu sedih...kehebatan cinta ngan fran pun..bukan main garau sekali suara dia....

all time favourite...biarpun di sini tahu dia memang kelihatan 'berlainan'...mungkin kerana bebrapa perkara peribodinya...

And enMusaku kekadang agak sedikit cemburu sebabnya kalu dlm kete...dengar radio..suara Jamal keluar...di sini seperti hayal..termenun macam dengarg suara kekasih gitu..

Yes..nice weekend to u too!!

Anonymous said...

Never fail to sing Amy's Rehab at the Karaoke!

MA and Brood said...

If I am not mistaken, Jamal's rendition of Alleycat's Senandung Semalam was the one that propelled Alleycats and M Nasir into what they were today. Alleycats was well known in the club circuit but not in the general public.


I like Jamal's and Mawi's voices. Very jantan woo...hehe.

Kak Ezza said...

wooo woooo
Jamal ni kalau tak ambik bende alah ni..akak ingat dah kayo dah...tapi biar pun berapa kali dia keluar masuk 'U'pun..(dah tahap Phd dah..) kita masih memaaf kan nya...tapi mana nak cari pengganti Jamal..one in a million...

MrsN...I ada chat ngan nek rok hari tu..dia sampai KL isnin ni..23hb Feb ni..but so many makan calling for her...dia cakap dia duduk dekat ngan rumah you di ampang..so boleh ke I,you and Kay make arrangement jompa dia kat sana...please....

Kak Teh said...

Mrs N, kak teh ni memang ketinggalan zaman. I have heard of him but I have not heard him. I have just these last few years listened to M Nasir and I think he is great. I met him when he was here in London. Will watch your clip. Thanks.

Desert Rose said...

Mrs N,

Kelakar sangat sb as I'm reading this, I'm listening to him on d radio
The song yg goes

'Teman baru mu lulusan luar negeri'

Agreed. He's a legend. But sadly la kan. My hubby told me, once he did a concert wth Sharifah Aini, & my hubby need to attend d function in d line of duty (eleh)he said that backstage the guy kena 'tarik' dulu itu benda. Kalau tak tara boley nyanyi la. But unfortunately, halfway dia mcm lost, forgetten his lyrics tapi nampak hyper sgt.

I read it somewhere he confessed of taking syabu ke ice something like that laAnd d effect was like, he thought that he was doing excellent, singing on top of his voice but d truth is dia dok merapu on stage. Drug to dah mcm affecting his sanity tau.

Kesian kan ....

Naz said...

MrsN,
I have always liked his voice. His performance in this clip is rather sad and touching....both the text and the way he performed speaks of a sad, heart-broken seniman.
He came clean with his addiction but you tau la benda ni, once hooked memang susah nak get away. kesian kan...

aida yurani said...

Hi Mrs N,

Hehehe, dah jumpa in person, so nak kepoh2 kat sini jugak. Hehehehe.
Love Jamal Abdillah too. His voice is truly one in a million. Susah nak cari.

Ida Hariati Hashim said...

jamal ni yeob org peroq, so mesti le baguih...ni la org kata suara jantan..m.nasir pun best jugak..

wanshana said...

Arguably the best male vocal around. But, yeah, very sad that he doesn't seem to be able to stay clean for long everytime he comes out of rehab.

Never knew that he plays the piano though...If he had stayed clean and sharpened up his piano-playing he would be waaaaaaayyyyy up there, leaving the rest of the local singers waaaaayyy down there. It's an asset to be able to play an instrument or two, AND sing beautifully, too!

Mama Rock said...

i've always like his songs...in fact still do. not a fanatic fan, but bought his albums and exposed my kids to his songs. at least bila nak pasang cd in the car, takde la dia kata boring la lagu mama nih :)

ps - yeah, i always wish that someone would sing tidurlah wahai permaisuri before i go to sleep :)

kay_leeda said...

MrsN,

Jamal eh? His songs okay, but not him lah. Guess it's due to the D thing and he's too skinny.

My favourite song is Ghazal untuk Rabiah. Dia tarekkk dengan M.Nasir...power tuh :)

Anonymous said...

Rehab is actually my ringing tone ;) since last year.
I tak suka gila dengan si Saleem, but kalau dengaq suara dia malam2, tutup lampu, "engkau bagai air yang jernih subtitle: you are like crystal clear water... fuhhh naik semua bulu roma, bulu ketika, bulu mata. You are right... sangat KAW the D effect ni ;)

DeeDee <--- erhemmmm the D efffect! hehe

Anonymous said...

ketika pulak... ketiak!
sumpah bukan D effect ni. Keyboard problem

Lyana Mauseth said...

suara dia best kan..sayang addiction tu yg kacau hidup dia...moga2 he will be free of it....

busymum100 said...

MrsN,

DH and I like his voice too. Sorg lagi ialah Salim. Hubby kata, sayang mamat2 problematic, suara sedap...

the principal said...

my dad pun suka sgt kat jamal abdillah & saleem.

despite the D problem, I wonder kenapa ramai yg tertarik utk jadi isteri jamal? kuat betul aura dia kan...

tp sedih jugak memerhatikan sejarah hidup dia...brothers died because of D & parents sampai akhir hayat tak dpt tengok dia clean from D

busymum100 said...

Principal,

Not to mention that Jamal's father org kuat surau/masjid. Dulu Jamal's parents live in Rapat Setia Baru, Ipoh (skrg tak tua lah), and in 1986-1991 we were their neighbour - we rented a house on the same street as theirs, cuma different end. Ingat lagi me and my maid excited sangat kalau nampak jamal or his bro Jamilul Hayat lalu depan rumah kami! Maklumlah I was in my mid 20s, and my maid pun a few yrs younger than me :-)

Dugaan tuhan tu mmg besar, esp to those religious ppl.

MrsNordin said...

Jamal's Lancang Kuning was great then, huh? I wonder if we'd still feel the same had we seen the show again today...

MrsNordin said...

Muteaudio,

I suppose you're right.. it's more for self-confidence. But sad, isn't it?

Alleycats? I like them as well! Used to follow their gigs at Uncle Chili's PJ. I like it when they performed that Tamil song (Cinna tambhi something, something..). Cool!

MrsNordin said...

Bella,

Next time kalau ada concert Jamal, kita pegi sekali, nak? Tapi I sekarang dah macam kureng sikit minat tengok dia since he started wearing that wig. Alamak... spoil betullah! He shouldn't have..

MrsNordin said...

Chics,

She's weird, alright, but she's got an excellent voice. I only have her first album, haven't bought the second one yet.

She has somewhat cleaned up now, right? Since the husband/BF went to jail.

MrsNordin said...

Eta,

My husband pun kadang2 perli jugak but he understands that I'm just a fan. Nothing much that I can do with it.

That one duet song dia nyanyi dengan Raja Ema for raya pun best, kan? Hari raya, hari yang mulia... bersama kita meraikan nya... tua muda miskin dan kaya, menyambutnya dengan gembira.......

MrsNordin said...

Anon,

Cool!

MrsNordin said...

Ma,

Tak kusangka MA pun suka Jamal dan Mawi! Hidup Jamal! Hidup Mawi!

I think, the closest anyone could get to Jamal's voice is Mawi, but his voice is still very raw. Unpolished. Of course lah, nak compare sorang yang dah dekat 30 tahun pengalam menyanyi dengan sorang lagi yang baru 3 tahun, tak kan sama.

MrsNordin said...

Kak Ezza,

Boleh! Boleh! Kalau nak jumpa boleh! Akak arrange lah dengan Nek Rock. Jumpa kat Ampang boleh, kat KL pun boleh. I'm very free for the 3 of you!

MrsNordin said...

Hi Kak Teh,

Mungkin masa zaman kegemilangan Jamal ni, K.Teh dah duduk London. That's why you tak berapa tahu siapa dia. But try and listen to his love songs... boleh cair!

Jamal and M.Nasir are almost in the same league but I like Jamal's voice better. M.Nasir suara dia nyaring sikit, Jamal's deeper.

MrsNordin said...

Desert Rose,

Lagu "teman baru ku lulusan luar negeri" tu selalu I nyanyi masa first year pegi UK dulu. Berkumpul ramai2 kat dapur lepas makan, sorang petik gitar kapuk, and we'd all sing to that song. Nostalgia...

MrsNordin said...

Naz,

I know what you mean. This song is just so, so sad. He'd sing this song during most of his performances. Lagi satu, "Kasih Ibu", and he'd cry.

It seemed like he always feel guilty and remorse for what he did, but then he keeps on doing it again. Sigh...

MrsNordin said...

Hi Aida,

I tercari2 jugak your blog, but I didn't really know your name except Aida. It was nice to meet you that day. Rasa macam celebrity pulak when you said, "Aha... so you are MrsNordin!"

Jamal memang one in a million. Thanks for dropping by!

MrsNordin said...

Ida,

I agree with you 100%! Orang Perak ni memang talented, termasuk lah Zarina Zainuddin (hee.. hee... for a different reason!)

MrsNordin said...

Shana,

Why is that, kan? I read his book. He said the pressure is just too great. Every time he comes out of rehab, there'll be people trying to push that thing to him again and again and again. You can only resist it for a while, but once you get depress (for whatever reason), you turn to that thing for comfort. Verys sad..

MrsNordin said...

Mama Rock,

Huuuu.... best kan kalau Jamal sings to us "Tidurrr lah wahai permaisuri...." before we sleep? I wonder if he did that to his ex-wives.


Kay,

Ghazal untuk Rabiah is one of his best songs, that's for sure.

MrsNordin said...

DeeDee,

Saleem to me, is ok lah. Suara dia nyaring compared to Jamal. Lagu "Engkau bagai air yang jerneh tu" selalu kitaorang nyanyi masa karaoke. Tapi lepas nyanyi lagu ni je, sure tak boleh nyanyi lagi lepas tu. Dah tak de suara!

MrsNordin said...

Lyana,

I hope you like the video.


Busymum,

I didn't know you were neighbours with Jamal before!!! I can imagine how you must have felt everytime he passed by your house! Bestnya!!! Hari raya tak pegi rumah they all ke? Hee.. hee...

I remember buying Jamilul Hayat's album when I was doing my A-Levels in TKC. His songs pun best jugak.

MrsNordin said...

Principal,

I pun dulu selalu angan2, bestnya kalau Jamal jadi suami I! But then when reality sets in, perhaps that's not the best choice. Orang macam ni susah nak hidup berumahtangga.. unless he stays clean, then only it can work out.

Tak pe lah... kita admire dia from far je lah...

bella said...

MrsN,
Boleh saja...Erma Fatima is doing a pementasan with him in one of the shows. But it's more of nasyid songs and spiritual thingy...I'm not sure if its worth it or not...

MrsNordin said...

Bella,

Let's see the program first, ok?

Kitchen Guardian said...

BJ,

You know me-lah kan tak dengarq lagu and watch tv or movie...but, i value people who has good voices like jamal abdillah...but kesian dia, sendiri cari pasal, how? I suppose this people live in a lonely world despite their stardom like P Ramlee, Britney Spears (but she cant sing!) and Amy Winehouse, entah entah adik Siti pun behaving pelik kajwin dgn laki ornag sebab dia lonely duit banyak tapi tak tau nak buat apa??

tireless mom said...

Dear BJ

I saw them catching Jamal Abdillah tengah high in one of his concerts. Lo'laq betul. Sayang kan.

aida yurani said...

MrsN: the blog is www.aidayurani.com

okay lah tu, celebrity, hehehe

Anonymous said...

BJ,
Did we watch JA together? I remembered I menempil with you and mrnordin tengok JA. I still remember watching him at Ahmad Nawab's concert at Istana Budaya some years back...bestnyer,

Dada

MrsNordin said...

KG,

Talking about Siti, I bought the latest Hello (Malaysia) and in it, ada gambar dia dgn husband attend this launching for some prestigious watches. Tak pakai tudung pulak.

She was wearing this Chanel-like short jacket over a black slip dress. She looks better, actually, without the tudung yang macam nak tak nak pakai tu.

Itu pun kes tekanan tu... :)

MrsNordin said...

TM,

Iya ke you pernah tengok dia kena tangkap? Ish, ish, ish... kesian...


Aida,

Yes, I shall look out for your blog. Thanks!

MrsNordin said...

Dada,

Yes lah... we went to to see him perform at Dewan Perdana Felda (for Secretary's week, masa tu dia dengan Fran, I think) and that Konsert Ahmad Nawab at Istana Budaya. Yang tu, duduk 3rd seats from the front kan? Sumpah sakit tengkok, tapi Jamal felt so near... hee... hee...