Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Jul 31st 2011 4.00pm–6.00pm
N=music new at the station.
L=local music. Your
purchases using the
Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Gheorghe Zamfir and ensemble “Joie” from Musique Roumaine - L'Orchestre de Zamfir (Philips (LP)) —recorded in Concert in FranceBuy it!
Ion Lăceanu (vol 2, 1975) “Butucelul” from Ion Lăceanu (Electrecord (LP) 1975)Buy it!
Ion Lăceanu (vol 2, 1975) “Brîul pe Opt” from Ion Lăceanu (Electrecord (LP) 1975)Buy it!
Irina Loghin “Cîntecul lui Gheorghilaș” from Rencontre avec la Roumanie - 'Muntenie' (Electrecord (LP))Buy it!
Marin Chisar “Ca Pe Luncă și Brîuleț” from Marin Chisăr (Electrecord (LP))Buy it!
Dunav ens.-Vidin “Vlashki Igri” from Moesia (M sound) —this and the next track, are of Vlach (Romanian dialect) village groups from around Vidin in the Northwest, just across the Danube from RomaniaBuy it!
Village ens. of Kriva Bara, Montansko “Vârtezhka” from Moesia (M sound)Buy it!
Ibro Lolov “Vlashko Horo” from Chuchuligata (Milena Records 2001) —This is not a Vlach musician, but Rom - one of the most famous of the old school accordion players. This is in Vlach style, more so than the following cut, despite the name...Buy it!
Ibro Lolov “Vlashka Rûchenitsa” from Chuchuligata (Milena Records 2001)Buy it!
Jordan Iliev, Dimitar Bojadziev, Enei Vitanov, & Ianko Asenov “Shira” from Made in Bulgaria - 95% Dance Music ((Petûr Iliev, prod.) 1999)Buy it!
ork. Trûstenik “Vlashko horo” from Izbrani Harodni Pesni i Hora (Payner ww.payner.bg 1998) —this is not so much a Vlach piece played in local style as a stylization by a very famous Bulgarian new style ("Stambolovo style") band. There is something of a condecending quality about the way they do it. It was illegal for Vachs to speak their own lBuy it!
Ivo Papazov and his orchestra “Mominsko Horo” from Balkanology (Rykodisc 1991) —This is the second recording of this seminal group. Papazov and his group, including Yuri Yunakov, & Nesho Neshev. Together they established the style that came to be called "wedding Music", a blend of traditional Bulgarian rhythms, Jazz riffs, and TurkBuy it!
ork. Slavei “001 HOROVODNA KITKA-ork.SLAVEI” from Svatba Bofirov Music mp3 disc 2006 (Bofirov Music 2006) —this and the next selection is a typical dance set such as you would find out the the countryside in Bulgaria at a wedding where the families could afford such a band. They always begin with a Pravo, as here, with instrumental and sungs sections. EverybBuy it!
ork. Slavei “052 RACHENICA-ork.SLAVEI” from Svatba Bofirov Music mp3 disc 2006 (Bofirov Music 2006) —a pravo is usually followed by a rûchenitsa...Buy it!
ork. Trûstenik “rûchenitsa” from Izbrani Harodni Pesni i Hora (Payner ww.payner.bg 1998) —this band plays Bulgarian dance music with jazz and Rock influences - they are much more inventive than hte preceding band, rarely playing the same line the same way twice.Buy it!
ork. Kolorit “035 DAFINO LUBE-ork.KOLORIT” from Svatba Bofirov Music mp3 disc 2006 (Bofirov Music 2006) —a slow "table song", followed by a song in slow 7/8 "lesno" rhythm, a style popularized from recordings from across the border in FYR MacedoniaBuy it!
Ivo Papazov, Yuri Yunakov, Neshko Neshev, Salif Ali “Kurdzhaliiska Ruchenitsa” from together again (Traditional Crossroads www.traditionalcrossroads.com 2005) —this CD was the result of a North American tour by these ground-breaking musicians. The tour did come to St. Louis, but was attended by mostly the Bulgarian community and a few from the folk Dance community.Buy it!
Ivan Milev & ork. "Mladost" “Kopanitsa” from Bulgarian Folk Music (Payner ww.payner.bg 1994) —another seminal group. The leader now lives in America on the West Coast, but is not a full time musician.Buy it!
ork. Maritsa “Mollovsko Horo” from Trakiysko Nastoenie (Bofirov Music 2002) —this is also a 19+ minute medley of songs and tunes, but we will get to it all another time...Buy it!
Like everything else, times are approximate.
Spinitron and this station are not liable for errors or omissions.