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Spinitron - KDHX: Music from the Hills Sun Aug 26th 2012

88.1 KDHX Saint Louis

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Music from the Hills (Music)

Sun Aug 26th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm

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Time zone: central


Zengo “Majd megválik (We Will See)”
from Zengő: Hungarian Folk Music (Stenson 1994) —Transdanubian bagpipes, Moldvai Csango accompaniment, all in an inventive mix. This show will be about Hungarian music presented in non-traditional ways, but owing nothing to non-Hungarian sources. It will include everything from serious songs to childr


Zengo “Dudálás és ugrós (Bagpiping and Jumping Dance)”
from Zengő: Hungarian Folk Music (Stenson 1994) —a truly excellent suite of famous Transdanubian dancing tunes, with traditional instruments, but more "arranged" than traditional. But, who cares? -this is fun stuff.


Sebő-együttes “János bácsi, dudáljon kend / Arass rózsám, arass… / A barátok, a barátok faci pőbé ’ járnak”
from Hungarian Folk Music (Pepita 1975) —some say this is the LP that started it all...


Ensemble Ferenc Sebő “A tünder (Nyenyere & chant)”
from La Hongrie : Musique et danses (Arion 1978) —this is a French LP that was the first to present this material in Western Europe. It is available as a CD reissue. I hope they have corrected the atrocious misspellings of the Hungarian titles.


Kolompos “Kezdődik a mulatság”
from Egyszer egy Királyfi (Szerzõi kiadás 2008) —this is a series of traditional ugrós style tunes done up as a suite for children


Szvorák Kati “Pünkösdi Rózsa”
from Ènekeim (REP 1995) —this is a Moldvai Csángó song from the Eastern slopes of the Carpathians in Romania. Songs from this area were the subject of many imaginative treatments. The name means "peony" (literally, "Whitesun Rose"). They finish up the set with another song, "


Muzsikás “Rabnóta (Prisoner's Song)”
from The Prisoner's Song (Hannibal 1988) —Old words, new song, with a few blues riffs thrown in...


Karikás “Vendégküldõ”
from Búélesztõ Szellõ (Periferic 1998) —again, old song, but done up in "dudalas/ugros" style


Balogh Sándor “Kilenc alma / "Nine Apples"”
from Hangvető 2006 - 2007 Válogatás - Compilation (Hangvetó 2006) —they are playing this in 7/8 time - a non-western Hungarian tune, but rather a Moldvai Csángó dance song


Kiss Ferenc “Citruserdő / Citrus Forest”
from Hangvető 2006 - 2007 Válogatás - Compilation (Hangvetó 2006) —Ference Kiss, in addition to being a tireless researcher and recorder of other bands, was also in the forefront of the more "creative" approach to Hungarian folk materials. Hear the Gong recording later in the show.


Gereben “Túl a vizen kicsi ház”
from Feljött a nap ((self) 1983) —this wretchedly reproduced tape was purchased from the musicians by me in Hungary. I'd love to see it put out in a clean recording.


Karikás “Kapum Elõtt”
from Búélesztõ Szellõ (Periferic 1998)


Gereben “Feljött a nap - Kerek a szőlő levele - Tánci medve”
from Feljött a nap ((self) 1983) —mostly Moldvai Csángó songs, arranged with instruments from all over. It ends with a "bear dance" - everyone in the Carpathian area had one of those. Here they've actually borrowed a tune from the Tatra mountains of Slovakia/Poland, among others.


Ghymes “Kétkrajcáros dal”
from Bennünk van a kutyaver (Ghymes 1995) —from a tape of a children's concert. Nobody ever played stuff like this when I was a kid...


Ghymes “Bennünk van a kutyaver” (Ghymes 1995) —the name means "it's in the dog's blood"; anyone who can explain this all to me will earn my gratitude.


Muzsikás and Márta Sebestyén “Ha En Rozsa Volnek (If I Were A Rose) (Album Version)”
from Morning Star (Hannibal 1997) —this wonderful songs shares a CD with an ultra-traditional suite of dances and songs (played on last week"s show) from the Transylvaian village of Ördöngösfüzes, giving the listener a glimpse of this band versatility.


Nightlosers “Shame Shame Shame”
from Plum Brandy Blues (Vest Conex 1997) —the band hails from Transylvania, and has Hungarian, Romanian, and Roma members. They fell in love with Elvis and American Blues and created this amalgam. The YouTube video of this has to be seen. In the background you can hear a men's solo boot-slappi


Kiss Ferenc “Dance Of Death”
from Vízöntõ Kor (Gong 2004) —The band's name means "Aquarius", and the "Kor" of the title refers to the sacred circle. This is partly Moldvai Csángó instruments and tunes, and partly pagan ritual nonsense, but makes great fun. it is "traditional" to play this on this show at Hallow


Besh O Drom “Talyata (part)”
from Macsó Hímzés (Fonó 2000) —next time I'll talk less so I can play more...

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