18 Soviet Funk by Muslim Magomaev

Soviet Funk by Muslim Magomaev

Posted on August 20, 2007 by

Muslim Magomaev (Azerbaijani by origin) is one of the best and well-known Soviet singers. Unfortunately, the big part of his songs was forbidden by the State censorship as inappropriate for the Soviet ideology, but of course there were some exceptions, like this one.

The song about Baku, the capital of the former Soviet republic Azerbaijan, called "Baku, my city", is considered as one of the most non-typical Soviet musical hits. It was written in the funk style, what was unusual for the USSR era by itself. And Muslim Magomaev in this video clip looks like Sean Connery in the movie about James Bond. But the clip has passed the censorship, because of the positive impression about Baku and the USSR it created.

Also in this clip one can see Baku of the Soviet times.


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18 Responses to “Soviet Funk by Muslim Magomaev”

  1. Chuck Martel says:

    Groovy, man. Groovy.

  2. Pacific NW says:

    That was a bad jam.

  3. Chingau Wei says:

    I wouldn’t call this style funk, it’s more of a 60’s jazz-fusion style that was popular in the US and Europe at that time. Still, a cool video with a serious 60’s feel to it.

  4. buddy says:

    This is totally awesome.

  5. John from Kansas says:


  6. Boris Abramov says:

    Not a fan of this sort of music, but the video is certainly very insightful and a lot of fun to watch!

  7. the attentive one says:

    am i the only one who noticed all those jay-walkers in nearly every shot of streets?

  8. conejo says:

    On a posters wroten: Muslima Magomaeva. He’s a woman or that’s a specific azerbaijanin dialect?

  9. Gully says:

    That’s a bull right there, even i know that kinda music was very popular and widely played back in USSR time.. just take a look at kavazkay plennitsa movie…

  10. RG says:

    Nowadays, Baku is a city with a rich elite that supports terrorists.

  11. Elkman says:

    There’s nothing unusual in this style. there were more than enough songs like this one.

  12. haroon says:

    Anyone have an mp3 of this? I’m working on a mixtape that would incorporate many titles such as this.

  13. Nurlan says:

    As a person being from Baku, I liked the scenes more than song. Nice to see the youth of my city.
    Thanks for sharing

  14. Dominic says:

    Hello, I was researching the net and I ran into your blog. Keep up the great work.

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