Various

She Came From Hungary! 1960s Beat Girls From the Eastern Bloc

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  • $19.99

In recent years Ace Records has released a successful series of compilations spotlighting 1960s girl-pop recordings from Japan, France, Italy, Sweden and Spain. Here they visit Hungary, a country whose young female singers performed beat music every bit as bold and brazen as their male counterparts. Spanning the years 1966 to 1971, the collection features feisty freakbeat, folk rock, funky pop and more from 14 of Hungary’s foremost female recording stars, with musical accompaniment provided by some of the nation’s leading beat groups. Highlights include the freakbeat masterpiece Ez Az Utolsó Randevúnk by Éva Nagy with scorching guitar work from the band Liversing, the keyboards and brass-driven Fekete Beat by Sarolta Zalatnay with the group Metro, Kati Kovács’ great organ-based dancer Hazudik A Drága, the folk rock-flavoured Keresem A Szót by Zsuzsa Koncz and Clementina Magay’s anti-war message song Nem Én Döntöm El A Háborúk Idejét. It comes with a picture-packed 7,000-word note by compilers Mick Patrick and Matt Meek.

CD - 24 Track CD with Bumper 28-Page Booklet.

LP - 14 Track 180 Gram Transparent Red Vinyl LP with illustrated inner bag.