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    Orkestar Kriminal's award-winning full length "TUMMEL", 12" Vinyl. Recorded live off-the-floor at Hotel 2 Tango with Howard Bilerman in the style of the 1920s, mixing the record by physically placing the musicians in the studio. Original album artwork by Popolo Press, and lyric sheet with French/English translations included. Includes 11x17 poster and digital download.

    SIDE A
    1. DER SHMAYSER 03:21
    2. TO TOUST 03:36
    3. POLOMANY KRYL'YA 03:35
    4. TSAMIKOU 02:57
    5. SHIMKE KHAZER 03:12

    SIDE B:
    6. OI CHASIKLIDES 02:16
    8. OZREINI KEL CHAI 03:38
    10. LA COCAINA 03:35

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6. Oi Chasiklides (The Hash Smoker)

Δε μου λέτε, δεν μου λέτε.
Η νταμίρα που πουλιέται
Α, στους απάνω μαχαλάδες.
Το πουλούν οι ντερβισάδες.
Τη(ν) νταμίρα, τη νταμίρα.
Μου την έμαΦε μια χήρα.
Αχ, (μ' έκανε) και αλανιάρη.
Χασικλή και κουρελιάρη
Γύρω γύρω ντερβισιάδες.
Και στη μέση οι λουλάδες.

Won't you tell me, won't you tell me
Tell me where they sell the dope
Ach, it's there in the upper town
That's where the dervishes sell it
Oh that black dope, oh that black dope
It was a widow got me hooked
And she made me a wanderer
A dope head and a raggedy-ass
All around are the dervishes,
In the middle the water-pipe
Ach, see Gianni hasn't smoked any
Now he's totally jonesing.

Pourriez-vous me dire, pourriez-vous me dire
Dites-moi où ils vendent la drogue
Ach, c’est là, en haute-ville
C’est là que les derviches le vendent
Oh cette drogue noir, oh cette drogue noir
C’est une veuve qui m'a rendu accro
Elle a fait de moi un vagabond
Un drogué et un crotté
Tout autour, les derviches,
Au milieu, la pipe à eau
Ach, Gianni n'a encore rien fumé
Maintenant il est en manque.


from TUMMEL, released March 27, 2015



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Orkestar Kriminal Montreal, Québec

Along with their Yiddish gangster repertoire, Orkestar Kriminal has absorbed the Rebetika Mortika hash den anthems of the 1930s Greek underground. They can also be found performing in Khmer, Spanish, Danish, Romani, Ladino, Russian, Vietnamese, Hebrew or whatever other tongue might attract them. So long as the tune is catchy and a little shady, they'll give it their best shot! ... more

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