Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Dec 8th 2013 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
Marco Trbovich and the Second Generation Tamburaši “Propakala Zumbul Ajsa”
from Oj Spomenče ((self) 2013) N
Marco Trbovich and the Second Generation Tamburaši “Žena Moja/Zabaljka”
from Oj Spomenče ((self) 2013) N —The brač player here is Knez Jakovac, a St. Louis tambura player who can be heard around town doing a lot of international music.
Banat Tamburitza Orchestra “Veliko Kolo”
from The Banat Tamburitza Orchestra (CD II) (Festival Records) —"the most difficult" of the Serbian dances done in this country - the basic form is not that hard, but the variations the better dancers threw in made it very hard for outsiders to pick up. Trust me on this...
Johnny Krizančić Marjon Tamburitzans, Steve and Lou Markulin “Moravac”
from Kolo Party (Festival Records) —Moravac is well known in Serbia today, but the style has changed so much that newer accordion bands don't even play it this way.
Banat Tamburitza Orchestra “Milica”
from The Banat Tamburitza Orchestra (CD II) (Festival Records) —this is a re-issue of recordings made in the late 1950's for the recreational folk dance movement in the US - surprisingly little dance music was recorded for the ethnic community - but, after all, if you wanted to dance, you just to the local bar on a we
Steve Vesolich with Duquesne University Tamburitzans “Osman Aga”
from Selo (Du-Tam (LP) 1967) —The Duquesne University Tammies come to St. Louis every year and give a great show. This is from the first one I ever saw.
George Skrbina Tamburitza Orchestra of Youngstown, Ohio “Hopshy Kolo”
from Happy tamburitza Melodies (London) —this is the same melody as Radikalko kolo ("the radical's dance" , to which many off-color lyrics, mostly relating to the radical's dancing with their pants off)
Krunoslav Slabinac & ens. “Hej Bečari” (Jugoton (LP) 1975) —This starts some recordings from former Yugoslavia of the remnant of the Tambura tradition there. This singer, who stage name was "Kićo", was originally a nightclub singer, but "got into his Slavonian roots" and produced some really nice recordings of th
Orkestar Vizin “Erdeljanka / Đurđevka”
from Panonska zona (Popex 1995) —this tape was made for those who wanted to learn the dances. The ensemble was founded by Antun Vizin, who also sat in with the Vujcsics ensemble. "Erdeljanka" (litterally, "the Transylvanian Girl" was a popular dance tune done in Serbian-American bar ba
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