Music from the Hills (Music)
Sun Dec 8th 2013 4.00pm–6.00pm
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Lado A “Povraćanac” from Kolo Igra, Tamburica Svira Vol. 1 (HRT 1999) —This is a show of tmbura music from the former Yugoslavia and the Serbian and Croatian diasporaBuy it!
George Skrbina Tamburitza Orchestra of Youngstown, Ohio “Omer Rese” from Happy tamburitza Melodies (London)Buy it!
Marco Trbovich and the Second Generation Tamburaši “Propakala Zumbul Ajsa” from Oj Spomenče ((self) 2013) N Buy it!
Popovich Brothers “Čep Čep” from Popovich Brothers of South Chicago ((private)) —The Popovich brothers band of south Chicago was at one time considered the best tamburitza bands in the country.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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...Buy it!
Dave Zupkovich “Kokonješte kolo” from (45 rpm disc) (Balkan) —one of the better known dances - any tambura band would be expected to play this. It is a symmetrical line dance and one of the most basic forms in the Balkans.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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 weBuy it!
Johnny Krizančić Marjon Tamburitzans, Steve and Lou Markulin “Čačak” from Kolo Party (Festival Records)Buy it!
Popovich Brothers “A Šalaju / kolo” from Popovich Brothers of South Chicago ((private)) —it was standard to follow a song set up with a fast Kolo (dance)Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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)Buy it!
George Skrbina “Malo Kolo_” from (78rpm disc) (Stanchel)Buy it!
Peter Kosovec “Zvijezda Tjera Mjeseca” from Stara Škola (self 2010) —Here to prove that tambura is not dead is the younger generation of players - mostly from Pittsburgh, and desciples of Jerry GrcevichBuy it!
Peter Kosovec “Radovisko Kolo” from Stara Škola (self 2010)Buy it!
Robi Sestili I Drazen Jozić “Vojvodanski Splet” from Oj Jelo, Jelo (Arbi productions 2005)Buy it!
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 thBuy it!
Krunoslav Slabinac & ens. “Kolo” from Krunoslav Slabinac-Kićo (Jugoton (cassette)) —this recreates a Slavonian dance party, quite accurately. The sudden stops in the dance rhythm is for improvised rhymed couplets, often of a scandalous nature.Buy it!
Anđelka Govedarović i Tamburaški orkestar RTNS “Vojvođanska Berba” from Raspevana Vojvodina (RTS/PCP 2003) —one of the few tamburitza ensembles that is still going from the old tradition is the Tamburaški orkestar of radio-television Novi Sad. Here they are with one of their best singers.Buy it!
Anđelka Govedarović i Tamburaški orkestar RTNS “Banaćani Vragolani” from Raspevana Vojvodina (RTS/PCP 2003)Buy it!
Vujicsics/Marta Sebestyen “Jozo (Ft Márta Sebestyén, Júlia Radó & Antus Vizin)” from Podravina - Croatian Dance Melodies (Periferic Records 2001) —These are Hungarian musicians with music from the Croatian minority. Most of these melodies can be heard "south of the border" in Croatia.Buy it!
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 baBuy it!
Orkestar Vizin “Riči-Cigančica-Riči” from Panonska zona (Popex 1995)Buy it!
Rece-Fice “Šokac Dances from Baranya” from Rece-Fice (Bahia 1999) —the was the second and last recording of this group which has since disbanded. They did not only tambura music , as here, but also music from all the south Slav countries.Buy it!
Sondorgo “Jova” from Oj Javore (Periferic Records 2006) —This group is made up for the most part, of the sons and daughters of the Vujecsics ensemble. Their recordings are a bit more eclecticBuy it!
Rece-Fice “Rokoko” from Rece-Fice (Bahia 1999)Buy it!
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