Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Smylonylon 13 + Shoreditch Radio

I recently had the pleasure of an e-mail from a guy called Ron Kutulas who offered to send me some Smylonylon tapes I didn't have.  I still have a bunch that I've not posted (because I'm too lazy) but what I'm mostly missing are the early ones, such as this one.

As you can see the tracks are largely early disco with lots of synths and weird foreign stuff. 

I'm particularly crazy about the Ibrahim Tatlises track but if you search for this track as titled, another lame ballad comes up.  So either this is an earlier version of the track or else it's a different one.  Would love any info from someone who knows.

Also, Ron Kutulas wanted me to particularly point out the Bappi Lahiri track which is an Indian cover of Buggles' Video Killed the Radio Star.

I was also recently invited to be on Shoreditch Radio's  show Dance Dance Dance to the Radio.  You can hear the show and the track I picked to recommend (Luther by Matthias Zimmerman) at minute 38:10 here.

Smylonylon 13 tracklisting

Side A (download)

Mike Post - The Rockford File
Fantastic Experience - Get It Right

Juggy Murry Jones - Inside America Pt. 2
Willie & Mighty Magnificent - Funky (8) Corners Pt. 1
Magnetic Sounds - Super Erotica
McLane Explosion - Love In Space
Space Factory - Radio Activity
Super Erotica - Performance
Rod McKuen - Easy In
Tchou Tchou Combo - Hooray For Love
Fusun onal - Insanciklar
Ibrahim Tatlises - Yalnizim (download rip)
Fusun onal - Ah Nerede
Bappi Lahiri - Auva Auva . . .(download)
Irwin Goodman - Poing Poing Poing

Side B (download)

McLane Explosion - Space Police
Performance - Dynamite Dragster
Gas - Odessa
Harpers Bizarre 4 - I Love You, Alice B. Toklas
The Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense & Peppermints
Noel Harrison - Museum
I. Ledesma - Faster Than A Speeding Bullet
Raymond Lefevre - Rockytrain
Lee Jackson - Satisfaction
Freedom Machine - Free Love
Average Disco Band - Eleanor Rigby
Muzak - Cherokee
Neely Blumb - My Funky Valentine
Rahul Dev Burman - Dil Diya Hai


Mautz & Tastaton said...

Auva Auva is DAMN great - I wish I got such great indian connections, too!


Anonymous said...

The Ibrahim Tatlıses track is absolute gold, but I've got no idea where it comes from.

He's probably the most popular singer in Turkey. This song is definitely not in Turkish though, sounds like Arabic - or it could be Kurdish. He's been in trouble for wanting to sing songs in Kurdish here before.

He's also been in trouble for beating his ex-wife, and is well known to have gangland connections. In fact he's still recovering from being shot in the head last year: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ibrahim-tatlises-shooting-trial-kicks-off-with-conflict.aspx?pageID=238&nID=12316&NewsCatID=341 The incident is generally thought to be connected to his relations with the Turkish mafia.

Still, great track!!

Anonymous said...

by the way, "yalnızım" is Turkish for "I'm lonely/alone", so I doubt that's the name of this tune, being as it's not in Turkish !

dalston shopper said...

well I'm dying to know where this track actually comes from. Wish I could find the original recording!!

Tommy de Roos said...

I posted the album where the Bappi Lahiri track originates from on my blog: http://old-junk-or-treasure.blogspot.com/2010/02/2392-357-various-disco-hungama.html

tommy said...

Great!! I posted the album where the Bappi Lahiri track originates from on my blog http://old-junk-or-treasure.blogspot.com/2010/02/2392-357-various-disco-hungama.html

dalston shopper said...

that's fab Tommy.