Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun May 20th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Zoran Andrejić “Harmonikaška igra”
from Zoran Andrejić uz instrmentalnu svog ansambla (Beograd Disk) —some of the most idiomatic Serbian music in the 60s, 70s, and 80s came out on 45 rpm discs. This is the first of many I have transcribed for this show. Many of the labels have gone out of business.
Perica Simonović “Dunavski Vihor”
from Perica i instrumentalna pratnja narodnog orkestra Novice Negovanovića (Beograd Disk) —"Perica" was a recording star and child prodigy. He composed and recorded this when he was about 11. It is a zippy little tune, but what makes it remarkable is the rapid ornamentation.
duet Lukić-Stanšić “Trnavka kolo”
from Momci sa Oplenica uz ansambl Dragana Aleksandrića (Beograd Disk) —another 45 rpm disc. Accordion ("harmonika" in Serbian) duets were popular from the time of Radojka & Tineta Zivkovic. They are difficult because the heavy ornamentation of the tunes has to be played exactly.
Perica Simonović “Slobodankino kolo”
from Perica i instrumentalna pratnja narodnog orkestra Novice Negovanovića (Beograd Disk) —another composition by this prodigy
Triola “Na kraj sela čadava mechana - Malo ja, malo ti”
from Live album ((self) 2007) —this group plays in Beograd, but has visited St. Louis several times, and even recorded in KDHX studios. Here they pay tribute to American Tamburitsa groups by playing 2 songs known by every Serbian bar band in America.
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