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Friday 10 July 2020

Funky Turkish Friday

Today: some smashing sounds from Derdiyoklar (sometimes known as Derdiyoklar Ikilisi - maybe they dropped the Ikilisi when they became famous enough to be known by their first name only). 

Derdiyoklar were a couple of cool Turkish dudes living and working in Germany in the 1980s where they became the toast of the local ex-pat community, and many more right-minded people besides. These tracks are both from their "Disco-Folk" album. If anyone is expecting Donna Summer doing "The Gypsy Rover" they are in for a bit of a surprise.

"Seker Oglan" - Derdiyoklar

Just in case there is anyone out there who got their hopes up when I mentioned Donna Summer doing "The Gypsy Rover", here is something that may help you get over the disappointment. Dedicated, for reasons that will quickly become obvious, to No. 1 Reader George.

Derdiyoklar released "Disco-Folk" in 1980. Here is what other disco folk were up to that year - in two parts.

1 comment:

  1. We were on track here at the farm for a "drink up thy grape juice George", but, I kid you not, the goats ate the grapes.