Nafkah

  • Columbia

    Record Label

  • GE-10062

    Catalogue Number

  • CEI-9005, CEI-9225

    Matrix Number(s)

  • Miss Julia

    Performer(s)

  • Malay

    Language(s)

  • 1939

    Date Released

  • 10 inch Shellac Disc

    Format

  • 78 rpm

    Speed

  • 2015010166

    Accession Number

  • 00:06:20

    Recorded Duration

  • Sound

    Type

  • Access permitted

    Conditions Governing Access

  • Use and reproduction require written permission from NAS

    Conditions Governing Reproduction

  • Description

    :

    A1
    Matrix No.: CEI-9005
    Artist: Miss Julia
    Title: Nafkah -  Malay vocal Krontchong fox trot

    B1
    Matrix No.: CEI-9225
    Artist: Miss Julia
    Title: Goreng Pisang - Malay vocal continental rumba

    The two songs on this record were performed by Miss Julia, a popular local Malay singer. Miss Julia was born in Singapore and adopted by European parents, who named her Julia binte Abu Bakar. Although she loved singing from a young age, she only began a professional career in 1932 after some persuasion from her husband. Miss Julia, then 22, shot to fame after the release of her first record. She began touring Malaya and the Dutch East Indies, and was known as the "Sophie Tucker of Malaya" after the famous American singer.

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