Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe

August 16, 2009, 5:56 am
Filed under: Lebanon

Susma Susma Susma

This week… I got nothing.

O.K., that’s not entirely true. I can tell you that Taroub (or as seen here, Tarup), along with her sister Mayada, were from Lebanon and were of Turkish descent. They had recording careers both in Lebanon and Turkey, where this single is from.

But beyond than, I can not tell you anymore.

Writer’s block? Perhaps.

I looked up writer’s block, and one of the major causes is “A project may be fundamentally misconceived, or beyond the author’s experience or ability”… This may be true. Guess we’ll find out.

If you have any further information, please contact me or leave a comment.

Catalog number MT-574 on Moda Plāk of Turkey. No other information is available.


I received some more information from our friend Hany Zaki. Here’s what he had to say:

Her real name is Amal Jarkas from Turkish roots, as you mentioned. From time to time she used to go to Turkey for making records, or films, or to fall in love. In 1968 [could be the time around when she made that single] she was in Istanbul taking a part in Lebanese -Turkish production film titled Gang of Women with Sabah as the film star and a Turkish actor. His name is Jonette Arkan. He is pretty much looking like Alan Delon [likely that’s what drove him to acting]. The film ended with Arkan and Taroub romancing reached the limit of marriage concept, but eventually it appears to be it was crush.

Thanks Hany!


3 Comments so far
Leave a comment

Haha, it’s a great great fun track, that’s all I need to know for now!

Comment by Arne

Have you tried ringing the number on the label?

Comment by fritzthecat

interesting or to say the least a bit “Odd”.
I was raised in Lebanon and yet I never heard this track ever, mind you, I know that Taroub and her sister are from Turkish descent (it was no secret really) but I doubt that this single was ever released in Lebanon. I pride my self with collecting all the oldies in any shape way or form… vinyl, four track, cassettes, CD’s, MP3’s… any platform I can get now you just through a wrench in it. it turns out Taroub released stuff in Turkey.
The HUNT IS ON. if you have more please post

Comment by RobsKabobs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: