DIRLADA

Latest update on 26/02/2018

Artist: Pandelis Ghinis
Author: trad./Pandelis Ghinis
Label: Fidelity
Year: 1965

Captain of a sponge divers boat from the Greek island Kalymnos, traditional centre of the sponge diving industry. Worksong while rowing, dance song on shore. Recorded by Greek folklorist Domna Samiou. Reissued on double cd Kalymnos - Polysticha Tragoudia, Choroi, Disticha.

Covers:

1969:

Dionysis Savopoulos [Greek hit]

1970:

Dirlada [as Darla Dirladada]

1970:

Dalida [idem; n°1 Fr; reworked by Boris Bergman]

1970:

Marva [idem; Dutch version]

1971:

Polis & Tes Nika [hit NL]

1971:

Juan Bastos [arranged by Michael Schepior as Loop Di Love; hit B & NL]

1972:

Shag [alias Jonathan King; idem, n°4 UK]

1993:

G.O. Culture [Belgian; sold half a million in Fr as Darla Dirladada, inspired by the version used in '78 film Les Bronzés]

1994:

Recto Verso [as De Loop Di Love]

2001:

DJ Otzi [idem]

2002:

Dana International [as Makát Chom (Heatstroke)]

2014:

Wendy Van Wanten

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