Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe

May 22, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

Gaegujangi / 개구장이

Bam Gil / 밤 길

San Ul Lim / 산울림 formed in 1977. The band – originally called Mui / 무이 – consisted of three brothers Kim Chang-wan / 김창완 (vocal, guitar) Kim Chang-hoon / 김창훈 (bass, guitar) and Kim Chang-ik / 김창익 (drums). Their sister, Kim Nan Suk / 김난석 often played keyboards with the group but is uncredited on the albums.

To the best of my knowledge 개구장이 has not been reissued, unlike the rest of San Ul Lim’s albums.

Catalog number SR-0139 on SRB Records of Seoul, Korea. Released 1979.

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Derdiyoklar İkilisi
May 15, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Turkey

Seherde Bir Bağa Girdim

Dert Deryası (Enstrumantal)

Ali Eker Aydoğan (AKA Derdioklar Ali) was born in the Fethiye town of Malatya. He recorded his first single under the name Derdiyok in 1972. Two years later, he would move to Darmstadt, Germany. In 1979, he met İhsan Güvercin – who was also originally from Malatya – and formed Derdiyoklar İkilisi. They released their first cassette that same year on Türküola – a German label that specialized in Turkish music. The group became popular among the Turkish population in Germany in the 1980s for their theatrical stage shows and for their songs against xenophobia in Germany.

TürkofonGmbH has reissued this album and it is available on bandcamp. For some reason they cut the extended intro off of “Seherde Bir Bağa Girdim” and omitted “Dert Deryası (Enstrumantal)”.

Catalog number 1153 on Türküola of Köln, Germany. Released 1979.

ከተማ እንደሻው
May 8, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Ethiopia


Ketema Endechaw / ከተማ እንደሻው released only one single on Kaifa Records. I have not been able to find any other information about him nor the songwriter Bediron Kemesew or arranger Ketachew Kebed. Also, unlike many Ethiopian records, the backing band in unlisted.

If you have any further information about this artist or anything else about this recording, please leave it in the comment section below.

Catalog number KF 15 on Kaifa Records of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Released 1975.

Dicky & Suzanna dengan Band Eka Septa
May 1, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Indonesia

Dia Jang Dulu

Dicky Suprapto and Suzzanna Martha Frederika van Osch – AKA “The Horror Queen of Indonesia” – are backed up by Eka Septa. In addition to this single, they recorded an album together. Dicky also record one other single with Lilis Surjani. But the star of the show here is Eka Septa.

Catalog number CRE 7001 on Canary Records of Malaysia. Released 1970.

La Barra de Chocolate
April 24, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Argentina

El Malecon

La Barra de Chocolate was founded by Alberto Ramón García – better known as Pajarito Zaguri – in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Pajarito Zaguri had previously been in Los Beatniks – who are considered Argentina’s first rock band – and Los Náufragos.

Munster Records recently reissued their sole album from 1970. The CD version includes their all of their singles – including this track.

Catalog number 31.353 on Music Hall of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Released 1969.

The Blue Birds
April 17, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Pakistan

Baro Chal

Bhit Ja Bhattai

Back in the first post when I restarted this mess, I mentioned how being ignorant of an artist’s / band’s other releases was bliss. And that once I did know that those records did exist, then I would start to obsess.

The Blue Birds were the band I was referring to when I wrote that. When I compiled the Pakistan: Instrumental Folk & Pop Sounds 1966-1976 compilation, I thought there was only one album by The Blue Birds. Once again, I was wrong. They actually have four singles as well. This is one of them. But none of their records provide any information about the band. The only information is that their music was composed by Sanesra Mohd. Ayub – who was the lead guitarist for 20th Century Deterioration.

If you have any further information about The Blue Birds, please leave it in the comment section below.

Catalog number EKDE 20009 on His Master’s Voice of Pakistan. Released 1973.

Marhaba Band
April 10, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Tunisia

Baba Bahri

On my last Tunisian post, I got some emails that there are plenty of musicians from there who released more than one single. And whereas that is true – like K. R. Nagti for example – most of the artists that I am interested in only did release one single. An exception to that rule is Carthago.

Carthago was founded in the late 1970s with Fawzi Chekili (guitar), Ridha Kouhen (bass) and Skander Almi (drums) of the band Dalton and Hechmi Miliani (guitar) and Kamel Sellam (synthesizer) of Marhaba Band. Both bands had similar musical influences, despite the fact that they were competition with each other. Musically, Carthago followed the same path of Dalton and Marhaba but incorporated disco, a relatively new style at that time. At the end of the 70s, Carthago went to Paris to record their self-titled album.

If you have any further information about Marhaba Band, please leave it in the comment section below.

Catalog number MB 01 on Marhaba Band Records of Tunisia. No release date listed.

Les Rapaces
April 3, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Comoros

Bouéni Zéna

Somehow, I have managed to not post anything from Comoros before now.

Located between Mozambique and Madagascar, Comoros is a volcanic archipelago. The religion of the majority of the population, and the official state religion, is Sunni Islam. As a member of the Arab League, it is the only country in the Arab world which is entirely in the Southern Hemisphere

The major islands are Grande Comore (Ngazidja), Mohéli (Mwali), and Anjouan (Ndzwani). The country also claims a fourth major island Mayotte (Maore), although Mayotte voted against independence from France in 1974. Since that referendum Mayotte has never been administered by an independent Comoros government, and continues to be administered by France as an overseas department.

Les Rapaces were the first group from island of Mayotte. Originally formed in 1958, they started out playing cover versions of Yé-yé and other Indian ocean styles – like Salegy and Sega. The band recorded two singles – this release being their first – on the Comorian label Voix Des Comores and a single and album on Prios of Réunion.

Catalog number 466 171 on Voix Des Comores of Moroni, Comoros. Manufactured by Discomad of Antananarivo, Madagascar. No release date listed.

ຈັນທະຣາ ອຸເທນສັກດາ
March 27, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Laos

A Happy Tune (Mashed Potato) / ເພງພາເພິນ (ບົດມັນຕົ້ນ)

I managed to find another single by Chanthara Outhensackda. Here, he’s listed as just ຈ້ນທະຮາ / Chanthara.

You can find more information here.

Catalog number JC 1010 on Laos Jaycee, manufactured by Thai Phonograph Record Co., Ltd. No Release date listed.

Mohammad Sharief
March 20, 2022, 1:00 am
Filed under: Suriname

Ham Kaise Aja Surinaam

Mohammad Sharief – AKA Mohammad Sharief Ishaak – was from Suriname.

The country’s largest ethnic group is East Indians. They are descendants of 19th-century indentured workers from India, hailing mostly from the modern Indian states of Bhojpuri speaking areas of BiharJharkhand, and Eastern Uttar Pradesh along the Nepali border and also the states of Haryana and Tamil Nadu.

The music is called called Chutney and is a fusion of Bhojpuri folk music with Calypso, Soca and Bollywood music.  The genre developed in Trinidad and Tobago and is also popular Guyana, Jamaica, other parts of the CaribbeanFijiMauritius and South Africa. Chutney music emerged mid-20th century and reached a peak of popularity during the 1980s.

Mohammad Sharief recorded two other singles, one on a label called Selection from the Netherlands and the other he self-released. He also recorded an album with the Bwia National Indian Orchestra for Acme Record of Trinidad.

If you have any further information about this artist, please leave it in the comment section below.

Catalog number Sam 1001 on Sam’s Production of Den Haag, Netherlands. Released 1976.