Budabeats Records is proud to present the first ever release of the soundtrack of legendary Hungarian TV series called ’Linda’. The series started in 1983 focusing on the adventures of Linda, a young police woman defeating the criminals coming across her way by using her crazy karate skills.
Dj Bodoo started investigating the master tapes in 2009, in 2013 he finally managed to put his fingers on them with the permission of Vukán himself. Budabeats found out about the tapes in 2014 and decided to release the songs.
Budabeats Records was founded by Dj Gandharva in 2008. Since then the label has released 25 singles/albums in digital form from Hungarian and international artists.
Budabeats Records is now filling this gap of music history by releasing ’Linda Original Theme’ on crispy 7” vinyl and as digital download.
Composer György Vukán (1941-2013) was a fixture of the Hungarian Jazz scene with countless performances (both international and in Hungary) and almost 100 record releases. He compsed the main theme in a classic 70’s funky crime-jazz style (a’la Lalo Schifrin, Quincy Jones, etc.), very unusual for communist Hungary especially with such a rich orchestration. The series and the music itself is still iconic in Hungary but for mysterious reasons the soundtrack was never released on any format, there was only a crappy Youtube link of the main title available.
The full picture sleeve comes with illustrations taken from the original animation material created by Péter Kozma and László Ádám.
Side B contains a contemporary funk rework of the main theme performed by Mindig Más recorded in 2006 as a tribute to Vukán’s original.
The 7” is distributed via Reckord Shack Distribution and will be available at record shops worldwide, all big online stores or directly from the labels Bandcamp site: http://budabeats.bandcamp.com.
The single will be followed by a digital LP including two more orginal themes and a couple of remixes.
Artist: GYÖRGY VUKÁN & HIS ORCHESTRA / MINDIG MÁS
Title: LINDA ORIGINAL THEME / LINDA REJAM
Release date: 21ST OF SEPTEMBER, 2015 (PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED)
Format: 7” VINYL / DIGITAL