Khosh Amadid, friends, to this 4th volume in a series of compilations highlighting fiercely rare 45s from Tehran's pre-revolutionary golden age. Vivacious ladies with sassy Dorothy Hamill haircuts and skin-bearing pantsuits were once plastered across Tehran's newsstands. Those gorgeous sirens and their hunky male counterparts made all the teens sway to hand drums that boinked in 6/8 time. Plush brass & string arrangements took their cues from Latin grooves, psychedelic guitars, ritzy soundtracks, and sugary pop from the West. Within months of the 1979 Islamic revolution, pop music was labeled a symbol of the previous regime and became illegal overnight. In those same months, it also became illegal for women to be in public without conforming to the hijab dress code. By hook and crook, these little round records survived, and they attest to a time when Tehran's homegrown and exiled populations would have been united in an easygoing love for funk bass & buzzing synthesizers.
Zia - Helelyos
Farrokhzad - Avazekhan Na Avaz
Shohreh - Del
Shamaizadeh - Agar Bekhai Mitooni
Nooshafarin - Gole Aftabgardoon
Zia - Kermani
Azita - Yaare Chaghalo
Shahrokh - Koolehbaar
Shamaizadeh - Be Man Tekyeh Kon
Beti - Hele Dan Dan
Azita - Baba Heydar
Sattar - Sedayeh Del
Soli Feat. Neli - Tasvire Yek Fasl
Afshin - Tarhe Khoshbakhti
Shoreh - Omadi
Maziar - Mahigir
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.