2nd August 2018: Los Dioni – Jamaica Ska
Artist: Los Dioni Title: Jamaica Ska Language: Spanish Jamaican Ska, via Venezuala. Some neat dancing in this video too! One of these chaps went on to become famous in Venezuela as Popy, a clown.
Artist: Conjunto Académico João Paulo Title: Sue Lin A Minha Chinesa Language: Portuguese This was the first track on this Portuguese band’s EP from 1967, which was entitled ‘Kilimandjaro’. It’s blinkin’ brilliant!
Artist: Seka Kojadinović Title: Pusti me da odem Language: Serbian Lovely pop song from what was Yugoslavia in 1968. Pretty sure Seka Kojadinović is from Belgrade, so I believe the lyrics are in Serbian. If I have got that wrong, please let me know!
Artist: Sandro Title: El Maniquí Language: Spanish How is England feeling today about the World Cup after last night’s football? I think (possibly without intending to), Sandro (from Argentina) sums it up best in this song from 1969 with these lyrics: “Mas tú creíste que eras reina, que yo, tu esclavo, debía darte todo, y así, y así te di...
Artist: Les Chabroll’s (1965) Title: N’y Touche Pas Language: French On my holidays, so this track might give you a clue to where I am…this band are from Antwerp! Looking forward to sharing some more travel-related tunes over the next few days! Antwerp – fashion, chocolate, beer, diamonds and frites…what’s not to love?
Artist: Hibari Misora with The Blue Comets Title: Makkana Taiyo (Red Sun) Language: Japanese To celebrate Japan getting out of their World Cup group, we have a great tune from 1967 (I really like The Blue Comets!). Wishing them luck – it is nice to see a non-European team doing well.