7th May 2018: Uschi Brüning – Hochzeitsnacht
Artist: Uschi Brüning Title: Hochzeitsnacht Language: German I’m loving today’s track – really funky with a chorus that’ll stick in your head!
Artist: Peter Nagy Title: So mnou nikdy nezostárneš Language: Czech I think the title translates as ‘You’ll never get bored with me’. This song is from 1984, from (I believe) a show called ‘Triangel’, which I’m hoping was some sort of Czech ‘Top of the Pops’ equivalent. Maybe with better presenters. Although Janice Long and John Peel were cool.
Artist: Angela Similea & Cornel Constantiniu Title: Te-aud mereu Language: Romanian This lovely song was released in 1976, but I became aware of it as part of the soundtrack of the excellent Romanian film ‘4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days’ (4 luni, 3 saptamâni si 2 zile), which I would highly recommend. Directed by Cristian Mungiu and winning the...
Artists: Mohammed Rafi / Manna Dey / Asha Bhosle Title: Hum Bhi Agar Bachche Hote, Happy Birthday To You Language: Hindi Happy Birthday to my lovely mum! This song is for you (from the 1964 film ‘Door Ki Awaaz’), and while I don’t advise that you dance along (not with your knees!), I do hope you have as much fun...
Artist: Nkwitchoua & Les Satelites Title: Po Lusi Language: The band are from Benin – I am not sure of the language…possibly Yoruba or Fon? If anyone knows, let me know please! Super 70s funk from Benin! Love this – that keyboard is amazing!
Artist: อรอุมา สิงห์ศิริ (Onuma Singsiri) Title: แม่ค้าส้มตำ (Mae Kha Som Tam) Language: Thai A song about what happens if you are a street food vendor and your papaya salad isn’t up to scratch. Yep, handsome taxi driver and tricycle boy will get their food elsewhere, and that’s a fact! Always make the best food you can 🙂