Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Feb 10th 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Mary Sherhart & Omer Pobrić “Srce Puno Bosne” from America I Sevdah (Institut Sevdaha 2005) —Mary Sherhart is an American from the West Oast who feel in love with music and went to Bosnia to learn it. She did so well and was so loved by the Bosnians that she was on TV and cut this CD. This song was composed for her by the late Omer Pobric.Buy it!
Nada Mamula “Bosno moja” from Dupli CD (RTS/PGP 2005) —One of the classic Sevda singers, in this re/issue of her old recordings.Buy it!
Himzo Polovina “Širi Mjesec Po Igmanu Zrake” from Sarajevo Divno Mjesto (Naroton)Buy it!
Himzo Polovina “Pokraj Vrela” from Kradem Ti Se U Večeri (Naroton)Buy it!
Safet Isović “Jablani se povijaju” from Zapisano U Vremenu - Safet Isović/disc 1 (RTS/PGP 2009) —one Bosnian now living here in St. Louis described Savet Isović as "the voice of the century". The smooth, high tenor, ability to ornament melodies and often understated consonants are all examples of the style that he exemplifies.Buy it!
Safet Isović “Da zna zora” from Zapisano U Vremenu - Safet Isović/disc 1 (RTS/PGP 2009)Buy it!
Nada Mamula “Aj, Gde Si Draga, Ziva Zeljo Moja?” from Pgp-Rts Dupli CD [Disc 2] —like the Turks, the Bosnians seem to prefer low alto voices for women and high tenors voices for men.Buy it!
Zora Dubljević “Moj Dragane, Sunce za Oblakom” from Zora Dubljević uz narodni ansambl Ismeta Alajbegović (Jugoton (45rpm disc)) —This was recorded in the 1960s. I got the CD on Ebay , having been alerted by a listener to this show, Jim Nelson.Buy it!
narodni ansambl ismeta Alajbegović “Kićino Kolo” from Zora Dubljević uz narodni ansambl Ismeta Alajbegović (Jugoton (45rpm disc)) —a typical old style Kolo (line dance) in 8/bar phrases, often alternating modes.Buy it!
Meho Puzić uz narodni ansambl Ismeta Alajbegovića-Šerbe i Jovice Petkovića “Mehmeda Majka Budila” from Bosanske pjesma pjeva Meho Puzić (Jugoton (45rpm disc)) —One of the classic songs.Buy it!
Radmila Jagodić i Zaim Imamović “Da Sam Nešto, Prelijepa Čamka (She is too beautiful to be lonely)” from Music of Yugoslavia - Bosnia (Monitor (LP)) —this old Monitor LP was a real eye/opener for those of us in the west who had never heard this style before. Monitor had licensed the music from Jugoton in Yugoslavia. I wish someone would clean up the tapes and re-issue it.Buy it!
duo Torbica-Petrović “Uskoro Će Dan Našeg Viđenja” from Bosanske pjesma pjeva duo Torbica-Petrović (Jugoton (45rpm disc))Buy it!
Himzo Polovina “U Stanbolu Na Bosforu” from Kradem Ti Se U Večeri (Naroton) —"In Istanbul on the Bosphorus" a love story set in the (then) Turkish Capital.Buy it!
Šerif Konjević “Ko će kome na konaku biti” from Asovi Sevdaha 2 (Naroton 2000) —a bit more zippy than most sevda, and in 9-8Buy it!
Zehra Deović “Okreni se niz đul-baštu” from Pokraj Grada Sarajeva (Jugoton 1971)Buy it!
Hanka Paldum i Rizo Hamidović “Oj Safete Sajo” from Asovi Sevdaha 2 (Naroton 2000) —ghastly sound quality, but a classic song from one of the new generation of Sevda singers.Buy it!
Zaim Imamović “Da Ja Imam Ata Svog” from Kraj Tanana Šadrvana (Naraton) —the chord changes in this one would drive a composition teacher of the old school nuts...Buy it!
Sejo Pitić “U STAMBOLU NA BOSFORU” from STARA STAZA (Terra) —this traditional Bosnian singer now lives in Germany, where this was recorded.Buy it!
Beba Selimović “Kraj potoka bistre vode” from Pokraj Grada Sarajeva (Jugoton 1971) —this shows some commonality with Romanian DoinaBuy it!
Hamdija Salković (frula) “Momačka Igra” from U Lijeom Starom Gradu Višegradu (Jugoton) —This is a style of frula playing that is more typical of music from farther east in former Yugoslavia. This is a rather studio/oriented arrangement.Buy it!
Kalesijski Zvuci “Oho Ho Što Je Lijepo” from Bosnian Breakdown (Globestyle 1992) —note the singing where the phrases end on a second. There is actually one group in St. Louis that can do this. This style is mostly found in the countryside in Bosnia.Buy it!
Omer Pobrić “Dadino Kolo” from Jugoton (Jugoton) —this was recorded in the late 1970s. It still shows the love for odd chord progressions. Pobrić went on to found the Institut Sevdaha and just died last year.Buy it!
Omer Pobrić “Kalesijsko Kolo” from Bošnjačka Kola - Omer Pobrić ((self Published)) —recorded at the end of his career, this fast kolo is the best of the style / new, but with old roots.Buy it!
Omer Pobrić “Brzac” from Bošnjačka Kola - Omer Pobrić ((self Published)) —One more from Pobrić; the name means "fast"Buy it!
Džemo Imamović “Džemino kolo” from Kola na Gitari (Diskoton) —quick kolo played on an electric guitarBuy it!
Ahmet Rasimov “Daj Daa Živim” from Dūkhavdi Asvin Perela (AR) —this and the next cut are examples of the style that the Roma play now - One can hear songs in this style in Macedonia, Serbia, and Bulgaria as well.Buy it!
Haris Džinović “O, Gila” from Extra Best Of Haris Džinović (Worth Music Machine) —this is sung in RomanyBuy it!
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