Tuesday, November 29, 2011
La Öbe: Kassim Slamat & The Swallows
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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