Play That Beat Mr Raja Selected Oddities From The Tamil Film Industry 1984-1991

Cartilage
  • LP CART003£12.99
    Out of stock
  • 1. illaiyaraaja – title music
  • 2. illaiyaraaja – vikram vikram
  • 3. skankar ganesh – cola cola coca cola
  • 4. illaiyaraaja – passing out parad part 1
  • 5. hamsalekha – nallavan nallavan (be a good boy)
  • 6. illaiyaraaja – raaja rajathi (king and queen)
  • 7. illaiyaraaja – love theme
  • 8. illaiyaraaja – thakkum thalaangu thatthom (magic of a tingling anklet)
  • 9. illaiyaraaja – puthiya ulagille (the whole day)
  • 10. panakkaran (1990) – i love you interlude
  • 11. illaiyaraaja – chittu kuruvi (the sparrow)

"Play That Beat Mr. Raja" is the very first compilation dedicated to Tamil recordings in the West. It explores the wild shores of these late 80's Kollywood music productions. With an avalanche of cinematic strings, analog synths, mind-blowing vocal punchlines and drumkit earthquakes mixed with folkloric percussive elements, it reveals the audacity of composers such as Ilayaraja, Shankar Ganesh or Hamsalekha.

Covering an impressive range of styles, it features Kamal Hassan's vocoded rap "Vikram Vikram", Shankar Ganesh's disco stomper "Coca Cola", and the irresistible bontempi instrumental "Love Theme", among many other hits. Straddling boundaries between traditional southern indian identity and digested western influences, these selected oddities remain a lesson of creativity and freedom in the world of soundtracks, with their stunning incorporation of the most typical of 80s tools in a classical context, and a constant love for daring structures and demented arrangements.

People also bought

Delta Swamp RockSounds From The South: At The Crossroads Of Rock, Country And SoulSoul Jazz Records
Monster double CD pack with a whopping 68-page book accompaniment / Two volumes of seriously heavyweight vinyl gatefold and 8page insert. Featuring...
New York Latin HustleThe Sound of New YorkSoul Jazz Records
New York’s melting pot of Puerto Rican, Cuban and Afro-American musicians led to stunning culture clashes in the 1960s and 70s when Latin styles...
  • Deluxe 2×CD£12.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • 2×LP Vol.1£14.99
    Out of stock
  • 2×LP Vol.2£14.99
    Out of stock
Invasion Of The Mysteron Killer Sounds in 3-DCompiled by Kevin Martin (The Bug) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records)Soul Jazz Records
Kevin Martin (aka The Bug) and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) have collaborated on a unique project bringing together new, exclusive and in-demand cutting-edge...
Miami SoundRare Funk and Soul from Miami, Florida 1967-74Soul Jazz Records
BACK IN PRINT!! Soul Jazz Records Miami Sound features rare and classic Funk and deep Soul from Miami, Florida from 1968-74. The album features million-selling...
  • CD£11.99
    Out of stock
  • 2×LP£14.99
    Out of stock
New Orleans FunkThe Original Sound of Funk 1960-75Soul Jazz Records
Album features Ernie K Doe’s ‘Here Come The Girls’, The Meters, Eddie Bo, Professor Longhair, Lee Dorsey, Wild Magnolias and more.This is the definitive...
  • 2. The Explosions – Hip Drop
  • 3. Lee Dorsey – Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further
  • 4. Gentleman June Gardner – It's Gonna Rain
  • View full info and tracklisting
Can You Dig It ?The Music and Politics of Black Action Films 1968 - 75Soul Jazz Records
''Can You Dig It?' is as definitive as it gets, and treats its subject seriously, lovingly and with an attention to detail that makes it a necessary purchase....
K Rob And RammelzeeBeat BopTartown
Long out of print proto-electro-hip-hop classic "Beat BOP"!!! Featured on Soul Jazz Records' New York Noise Volume One compilation. Finally this gets...
  • 12"£15.99
    Out of stock
EdanBeauty And The BeatLewis
BACK IN STOCK!!!! Repressed finally! While Edan’s critically acclaimed debut, ‘Primitive Plus’, was a celebration of Hip-hop’s...
  • LP£12.99
    Out of stock
Psych-Funk 1011968-1975 A Global Psychedelic Funk CollectionWorld Psychedelic Funk Classics
Killer funky fuzzy psychedelic tracks from 60s and 70s Nigeria, Iran, Turkey, Russia, South Korean and beyond!!!! Psych-Funk 101 showcases the global...
  • 2×LP£20.99
    Out of stock
  • CD£15.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
 
    Unknown Dem A Talk (TVSM REMIX) White
    Rudebwoy, skippy ragga-dubstep remix of Mavado's 'Dem A Talk' as featured on Mala's Xlr8r mix!
    • 12"£5.99
      Out of stock
    Studio One StoryStudio One Story Soul Jazz Records
    Soul Jazz Records’ feature-length documentary/CD/Book ‘Studio One Story’ is being re-released on 1 August 2011, and is also available...
    • PAL DVD/CD/Book£17.99
      In stockAdd to Bag
    • NTSC DVD/CD/Book£17.99
      In stockAdd to Bag
    • PAL DVD/2×LP/Insert£17.99
      Out of stock
    • NTSC DVD/2×LP/Insert£17.99
      Out of stock
    • NTSC DVD£9.99
      In stockAdd to Bag
    • PAL DVD £9.99
      Out of stock
    • New 2×LP £14.99
      In stockAdd to Bag
    • MP3 Release£7.99
      In stockAdd to Bag
    Sitar Beat Vol. 3Indian Style Heavy FunkSitar Beat
    Another essential volume of drum heavy Indian grooves from the 'Sitar Beat' camp featuring: Usha Khanna, kalyali Anandji, Annu Malik feta Asha Bhosie &...
    • 12"£7.99
      Out of stock
     
      Message From The TribeAn Anthology of Tribe RecordsUniversal Sound
      Newly packaged and remastered edition. CD comes in new Soul Jazz box-case with 60-page mini-Tribe book/magazine and very limited edition 5 postcard set....
      • 2×LP£14.99
        Out of stock
      • CD£11.99
        Out of stock
      • MP3 Release£7.99
        In stockAdd to Bag
       
        Disc 'o' LypsoDisc 'o' LypsoTrans Air
        BACK IN STOCK! Fantastic compilation simmering to the brim with Carribbean disco heat that will keep dance floors packed all Day and all night! Twelve...
        • CD£14.99
          Out of stock
        • 2×LP£14.99
          Out of stock
        MadlibBeat Konducta Vol. 4 - Live In IndiaStones Throw
        The mighty Madlib returns with volume 4 of his fantastic beats albums! Based around his love for Indian music, he has clearly been digging in the crates...
        • LP£12.99
          Out of stock
        Turkish Freakout!Volume 1 - Original 7" Records from TurkeyBouzouki Joe
        Ace compilation of 60's and 70's Turkish psych, funk and rock! Turkey is often referred to as the meeting point between East and West, a statement verified...
        • 2×LP£20.99
          Out of stock
        • CD£14.99
          Out of stock
        Nathan DavisIfUniversal Sound
        Soul Jazz Records continues its occasional re-issuing of seriously collectable deep jazz records from the 1970s, on their subsidiary Universal Sound...
        • CD£11.99
          Out of stock
        • LP£13.99
          Out of stock
        • MP3 Release£7.99
          In stockAdd to Bag
        Harald GrosskopfSynthesistRvng Intl
        Synthesist, the landmark 1980 solo album by Harold Grosskopf, the enigmatic percussionist behind Ash Ra Tempel, Klaus Schulze, and Cosmic Jokers. ...
        • LP + CD£16.99
          Out of stock
         
           
            Turkish Freakout!Psych-folk 1970-1978 - Volume 2Bouzouki Joe
             Another killer selection of 60's and 70's Turkish psych, funk and rock from the Turkish Freakout series! Sixteen classic tracks from the Golden...
            • 2×LP£20.99
              Out of stock
            • CD£14.99
              Out of stock
            300% DynamiteSka, Soul, Rocksteady, Funk and Dub in JamaicaSoul Jazz Records
            Even more platters that matter from the island of Jamaica ! Wayne Smith's classic "Sleng Teng", Sister Nancy's "Bam Bam", Byron Lee, Augustus Pablo,...
            • CD£11.99
              Out of stock
            • 2×LP£14.99
              Out of stock