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|TMAK 012||Put Another Nickel In||Unknown||1980||–||
Unknown session artists.
|TMAK 015||Bunyips, Bunnies, & Brumbies||Unknown||1981||–|
|TMAK 022||Country Music Album||Unknown||1981||–|
|TMAK 029||Songs of the Protest Era||Various||1981||–||Compiled by Glen A. Baker|
|TMAK 033||Brave New Wave||Kim Humphreys||1981||YPRX 1556||Glen A. Baker.
Licenced from Message Records.
Pressed by EMI Custom
|TMAK 034||Start the Party Again||Lesley Gore||1981||–|
|TMAK 037||A Night At Orton’s Music Hall||Various||1981||YPRX 1576||Re-issue of 1975 TV soundtrack
recorded in Brisbane by QTQ 9.
|TMAK 046||Wonderful Wireless||Various||1981||–||Compilation of radio shows upto the 1950s.
Researched, compiled, edited, designed by Glen A. Baker.
|TMAK 052||Movie Award Winners||Uncredited||1981||–||Covers of film soundtracks.|
|TMAK 056||Off the Record – 110 Hits||Various||1981||–||Medley Tracks by known and unknown artists.|
|TMAK 068||Songs Of A Psychedelic Age||Various||1983||–||Compiled by Glen A. Baker.|
|TMAK 081||More of the Wonderful Wireless||Various||1983||–||Radio segements from prior to the late 1950s.
Compiled by Glen A. Baker.
|TMAK 084||Hits of the Sizzling 60s||Various||1983||–||Record 1 English, Record 2 American.|
|TMAK 086||The Essential Classics||Uncredited||1983||–||–|
|TMAK 087||Rap Attack||Uncredited Session Artists||1983||–||The only track is by Average Aussie Band and is licenced from Powerworks.
It was also released in the USA by Telmak USA with a Florida PO Box address.
|TMAK 091||Beatles Barkers||Woofer & Tweeters||1983||–||Beatles covers performed by dogs.|
|TMAK 092||Laugh – The Century’s Greatest Comedy||Various||1983||–||Old comedy by American comedians.|
|TMAK 093||Breakdance – 1-14 Top Dance Chart Hits||Uncredited session musicians.||1983||–|
|TMAK 108||’84 The Dance Floor / ’84 The Dance Club||Uncredited session musicians.||1984||–|
|TMAK 109||Black ‘n Blues||‘Various||1984||–|
|TMAK 110||Simon Townsend presents the Bible Stories||Simon Townsend, Moira McLean, Woodrow||1984||–|
|TMAK 115||’84 Street Beat||Uncredited session musicians.||1984||–||Covers.|
|TMAK 118||Country Countdown||Uncredited session musicians.||1984||–||Covers|
|TMAK 120||Hip Hop ’84||Uncredited session musicans.||1984||–||Covers|
|TMAK 126||Chartbusters ’84||Uncredited session musicans||1984||–||Covers|
|TMAK 127||Moments – Drifting & Dreaming||Uncredited session musicians||1984||–||EP?|
|TMAK 131||Bustin’Through ’85||Uncredited session musicians||1985||–||Covers|
|TMAK 132||Best of Broadway||Uncredted||1985||–||Released in New Zealand as K-tel KT111|
|TMAK 133||Hot Bullets||Uncredited session musicians.||1985||–||–|
|TMAK 138||Unreal!||Uncredited session musicians.||1985||–||Covers|
|TMAK 140||The Wonderful Wireless – The Ads||Various||1985||–||Compilation of Australian advertisements.
Glen A. Baker
|TMAK 143||In the Groove||Uncredited session musicians.||1985||–||Covers|
|TMAK 144||Groovin’On||Uncredited session musicians.||1985||–||Covers|
|TMAK 148||Alan Seales Music To Grow Plants By||Uncredited session musicians.||1985||–||Covers|
|TMAK 151||What You Need||Uncredited session musicians.||1986||–||Covers|
|TMAK 152||The Poems of Pope John Paul II||–||1986||–||–|
|TMAK 154||Fench Themes / Erotic Dreams||Uncredited session musicians.||1985||–||Covers|
|TMAK 158||Occasions||Uncredited session musicians.||1986||–||Covers|
|TMAK 159||Australian TV’s Greatest Hit’s||Uncredited session musicians.||1986||–||Covers of Australian television themes from the 70’s & 80’s.|
|TMAK 162||Give ém heaps. Sound Effects For Fun||Murray Tregonning.||1987||–|
|TMAK 163||The Great Composers – The Movies||Uncredited session musicians.||1986||–||–|
|TMAK 172||The World’s Greatest Voices||Various||1987||–||Covers|
|TMAK 174||The Collection||Sex Pistols||1987||–||Covers|
|TMAK 175||Broadway MegaMix||Uncredited session musicians.||1987||–||Covers|
|TMAK 179||The Ballard Box||Uncredited session musicians.||1987||–||Covers|
An off shoot of TCN 9 in Sydney, Telmak made some truely terrible records. When not making no name compilations of currents by anonymous artists, they actually produced some licenced recordings. A noteable employee was Glen A. Baker who put together some reasonable compilations by known artists. Mostly though the material was forgetable. The authorities finally caught up with Telmak and stopped them producing the covers without a big fat warning. That put an end to the covers business in Australia as people were no longer fooled. Glen A. Baker went on to formed Raven Records in 1979, but still released compilations on this label, who knows why.
Updated June 2017
Telmak appears to have some association with TCN-9 television in Sydney. Many of their original releases are by their “personalities” such as Tony Barber (Sale of the Century) Songs of the Century, and sound engineer Murray Tregonning’s Sound Effects for Fun.
Telmak were even less discerning than K-tel when picking its licensed material with artists ranging from Bing Crosby to the Sex Pistols.
In 1987 they were taken to court by CBS for their album: Chart Sounds – 16 Hits that contained versions of songs by artists other than the original – a practice that goes back many decades, the Golden Fleece singles issued by W&G being a prime example. The courts ruled thus:
There remain one or two other matters to be considered but weighing the factors affecting the balance of convenience I am of opinion I should make orders restraining the respondent until further order from advertising or selling the record or cassette without clearly indicating that the sixteen hit songs thereon are not by the original artists. I would regard a notice on the front of the sleeve of the record “Not recorded by the original artists” and a similarly worded notice on the paper contained in the cassette cover, so placed as to be clearly visible from the outside, as sufficient compliance with the first-mentioned order. I would also make an order restraining the respondent until further order from using the advertising poster “Chart Sounds 16 Hits /-/-1” without clearly indicating upon it that the songs were not by the original artists. I would also be disposed to restrain the use of the television advertisement, a video tape of which is in evidence, without a more satisfactory form of disclaimer.
This seems to have led to the demise of the company, and the general death of the the secondary compilation industry.
There are about 175 releases, we’ll start to catalogue them in the future.
Last updated: October 2015.