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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Pop Yeh Yeh 60an - Swallows Kassim Selamat

The Swallows were well known too for Malay popular music in the 60s and have recorded EPs (vinyl) since. Below is an article written in Malay from: Meet UncleJ (Oc.21, 2007). It explains the popularity of 'La Aube' a Swallows favourite from 1965 to '71. Sung by Kassim Selamat, it even featured on German radio and was in the top pop charts in the country. It is unique that a Boyanese song becomes internationally accepted.

“La Aube” dari band The Swallows ni memang antara lagu paling meletup di era pop yeh-yeh dulu – antara tahun 1965-1971. Dulu muzik dan fesyen di era pop yeh-yeh banyak dipengaruhi oleh band dari British seperti The Beatles dan band rock and roll yang lain. Sebenarnya, term “pop yeh-yeh” pun diambil dari baris lagu popular The Beatles, “She Loves You” (“She loves you, yeah-yeah-yeah”.)

Lagu “La Aube” dari The Swallows dengan vokalisnya Kassim Selamat telah dimainkan di radio Jerman dan telah memasuki top chart di radio sana. Hebat jugah lagu boyan nih, dulu lagi dah meneroka pasaran luar negara… kalah Mawi! Mungkin dialek boyan tu lebih kurang sama dengan bahasa Jerman kot…ekeke.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very interesting account. I find it informati ve as well. But may I ask where they are now.From Azlan.

Andy Young* said...

I am wondering where they are too. Anybody out there care to comment?

Andy Young* said...

I met a friend of a Swallows member recently at Khandahar Street through an old friend Eusoof. I hope to meet him soon and take some pictures.

Moderator said...

Hi Andy, care to share the profile of The Swallows for example the year the band was formed, band members & number of album they have recorded. I dont find much info about The Swallows though they have been known for years. Thank you so much.

Andy Young* said...

Sorry Moderator if I didnt reply earlier. Have got in touch with them through a reader of this blog and will soon provide the information necessary.
Cheers.