Szorenyi Levente - Meg Faj Menden Csok (1966)
Koncz Zsuzsa - Nincsen Olvan Ember (1966)
Every once in a while (well..more often really) I take a stab at something on Ebay beacause it looks cool, and it’s cheap
. this 99¢ score is one one of the coolest things I’ve ever found scrounging around for records. What we have here is a 45 from Hungary, released during the thick of the cold war, and what we hear are two “artists”, a group that sound a bit like the Animals, and a chick who sounds like she’s being backed up by the same group. I don’t know Hungarian, although I do dig Hungarian cuisine a lot, so I won’t make an attempt at what the titles mean, but as you can se by these examples, Rock & Roll influenced everyone, even those teens tucked away behind the iron curtain. Further research shows that both these “artists” were extremely popular in Hungary at the time. Check out these videos…
As usual, great post, Dan. I can give you a little more on the first one, Shortnin Bread by Paul Chaplain & The Emeralds. I had this one at one time and used to spin it at The Red Creek. Lo and behold, I spin it one night when Roomful of Blues is there and their original drummer, Paul Rossi, comes up to me and says 'That's me on drums on that one!". He was a very cool customer and he and Duke Robillard used to always come up to the booth and comment on the records I'd play and even gave me a couple of mix tapes here and there (wish I still had 'em....they were always full of old jump blues and rockabilly). They were also regular guests at my home where my girlfriend and I would feed them up from time to time when they were in town before a gig. Those were fun days and I recall the search for more rare 45s I could play that would enhance their gigs at the Red Creek.ReplyDelete
Thanks for another interesting addition to the series.ReplyDelete
Hi Dan, in case you (like me) wanna be taken away by the breathtakin beauty of Zsuzsa Koncz, go and see the movie Ezek a fiatalok in which she is accompanied by Illes, Omega and Metro. Even if it's in Hungarian, I'm sure you'll dig it. here's the d/l- links (pw is: tag)ReplyDelete
Keepa goin', Dan!
Thank you very much. Аlex. BalakovoReplyDelete
Great Post, as always, my favorites: Ray Columbus & The Invaders, Razor's Edge and Ravin 'Blue.ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing so much music
Never ceases to astound me! Thanks Man the Dan!ReplyDelete
Thanks for an mp3 of "Fireball."ReplyDelete
Most people ignored that side (I didn't).
BTW, OfficeNaps had "The Saga" of Mercy:ReplyDelete
It's the second one down and it's pretty concise.
(It took me a while to figure out where I'd read about it before.)