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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

La Öbe: Kassim Slamat & The Swallows

Première Blog | Camera Log | 26th of May, 2011

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Camera Log: Kassim Slamat & The Swallows

According to my camera log, the last data was clocked on 26/06/2010 at Haji Kassim Bin Rahmat's apartment in Yishun, Singapore. The video recording was made as a follow up from a group interview with a Singapore Pop yé-yé band called The Swallows on 14/05/2010. The Swallows were a popular 5 piece rock band of the 60s which performed to a once-vibrant entertainment industry in Singapore/Federation of Malaya/Malaysia. This blog will serve as the band's fact sheet; facts that have been distorted due to the lack of new and credible information available since their last appearance on youth entertainment magazines, newspapers and television. Two fine examples are Kassim Slamat and The Swallows status as a Malaysian Band (Wikipedia) and video site (Youtube) that labels The Swallows as an Indo Rock band - all of which are contrary to the facts derived from video interviews that were conducted last year. The following contains a short write-up (due to be completed in stages) from the transcripts of a video interview with the band. The Swallows were represented by three out of five former members of the band.

The Interviewees : 
Haji Affandi Haji A. Rahman | Drummer (Song Composer/ Leader of the Band)
Haji Yusope Lamat | Rhythm Guitar/Piano - (Music Arrangement) 
Haji Kassim Rahman a.k.a Kassim Slamat | Lead Singer
Duration: 01:05:20


News Update:
On 17/05/2011, the drummer/leader of The Swallows,
Haji Affandi Haji A. Rahman suffered a stroke in Batam, Indonesia. 
He passed away at the age of 71.


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  2. Great blog. I have alerted the friends at Spore Memory Project about your stories of the old Spore and Sporeans.

  3. Thank you Chun See. Nothing beats your wonderfully written blog.
    I will link your blog to mine if its okay with you.

    I started to write only recently and found myself in a very awkward position to continue. I find it unfair to add breath to it; due to the fact that I wasn't born during that period. My unfinished writings came primarily from transcripts of video interviews which I did last year and tons of Malay Pop magazines from the 60s. (Some of which contains non Malay artistes from that time). Despite uncertainty over its credibility, I hope you'd correct any inaccuracy contained in my writing. (So that I can have the will to continue; by filling it with more old pictures and words).

    I was born in 1978 at Kandang Kerbau Hospital. (And yes I know ... there weren't any Buffalos at that time). : )