More great music available agan! This time from the hungarian Sarolta Zalatnay, performing with various other hungarian artists, on a psych-funk rock tip!After ten successful albums, drawing together a veritable who's-who of Hungarian progressive and psychedelic rock and utilizing some of the toughest dancefloor friendly metronomic drum breaks and a hard funk-rock sound years ahead of their Western European counterparts, the decline of communism in Hungary Western music, literature and cinema predictably infiltrated Hungarian culture overnight and the young record buying public began to turn their backs on home grown music and many faithful Eastern European artists were demoted to mum and dad's record shelf like musical photo albums. Don't worry though - Gal Costa is a huge name in Portugal but not many Portuguese people have heard 'Tuareg'. The youth of Hungary certainly know who Zalatnay is... but how many of them have heard that break at the start of 'Hadd Mondjam El'?
All of Zalatnay's LPs have remained unknown outside of her native country. On a global scale, Zalatnay's releases sit alongside 'Did You Give The World Some Love Today Baby' by Sweden's Doris Svensson, Marta Kubisova's 'Songy A Balady' from Czechoslovakia, as well as early LPs by Greece's Elpida, Poland's Maryla Radowics and a host of French recordings from France Gall and the likes of Lulu and Pet Clarke in the UK.
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