Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Jan 13th 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
Slobodan Božinović i orkestar S. Božinović-B. Ikonić “Vlaški melem” from Slobodan Božinović (Beograd Disk (45rpm disk)) —Vlaški refers to the Serbian name for the Romanian/related dialect the people of this area speak.Buy it!
Slobodanka Blagojević i Slobodan Domaćinović uz instrumentalnu pratnu orkestra Manojla Blagojevića “Dodă Floare (dragi svete)” from Vlaške Narodne Pesme pevaju Slobodanka Blagojević i Slobodan Domaćinović (Beograd Disk (45rpm disk)) —a very "Romanian sounding" arrangement of a song in fast 6/8 in the style of the romanian SirbaBuy it!
Slobodan Božinović i orkestar S. Božinović-B. Ikonić “Prahovljanka” from Slobodan Božinović (Beograd Disk (45rpm disk)) —a typical fast Vlainja - the typical dance of the Vlach Serbs. They are all in a heavily pulsed 6/8Buy it!
Banda , village of Radujevac “Hora Pa Margina Dunari” from Les Bougies Du Paradis (Ocora (LP) 1980) —Serbian Brtass Band music isn't limited to the Roma - this is from the town of Radujevac on the Danube river.Buy it!
Radojka Matušić uz kvartet sestara Janković, solo truba Miroslav Matušić “Unđe mndra nuje mndra” from Radojka Matušić (Šumadija)Buy it!
Radojka Matušić uz kvartet sestara Janković, solo truba Miroslav Matušić “Saraku najku danaku” from Radojka Matušić (Šumadija)Buy it!
Slobodan Domaćinović uz pratnju orkestra Slobodana Božinvića “am să mor bracile kuj me dor” from Vlaške Pesme (Beograd Disk (45rpm disk))Buy it!
ansambl Raka Kostić “Selmino Kolo” from Vesela Timočka Krajina (Jugoton (LP)) —the title means Happy Land of the Timoc, the name of the river that runs through both the Serbian and Bulgarian Vlach lands.Buy it!
Radoslavljević Đorđe-Kifla uz orkestar Slobodana Božinović “muma mja če maj făkut (Majko, sto si me rodila)” from Vlaške Pesme (Beograd Disk (45rpm disk))Buy it!
Radoslavljević Đorđe-Kifla uz orkestar Slobodana Božinović “ce frumoasă (Što je lepa ljubav)” from Vlaške Pesme (Beograd Disk (45rpm disk))Buy it!
Katica Arandjelović i ansambl Tihomira Paunovića “Ćam vazut la portă” from Vlaške Pesme (RTB (LP)) —this singer, who is related to the once of the Paunovic band members, does not sing in the Serbian style typical of the Slavic majority in Serbia, but, rather is with the voice placement typical of singers on romanian radio.Buy it!
Anon. frula player “Negotinka” from Folk Dances Of East Serbia (Balkan Arts) —this wonderful field recording was made by Martin Koenig about 40 years ago. The Frula is a 6-holed flute; once denigrated as a shepherd's instrument, it achieved popularity in Serbian music through the virtuosity of Sava Jeremic and those who came after.Buy it!
Tihomir Paunović “Radujevčko Kolo” from Kola (RTB (45rpm disc) 1973) —probably the greatest frula player of the last century, Paunovic was also a band leader, and, most importantly, a producer of many recordings of Vlach music from East Serbia.Buy it!
Staniša Paunović i ansambl Dragiše Pavlovića “Foje verdje Kamararu” from Aša fost šî tata meu (RTB (LP) 1982) —a Romanian-style "doina". The "foje verde" (foaie verde in standard Romanian) means "green leaf" - many slow Romanian laments begin by apostraphizing the green leaf or other inanimate objects in nature.Buy it!
Manojlo Balgojević i ansambl Dragiše Pavlovića “Stara Homoljanka” from Vlaška Kola na Violini (RTB (LP)) —the "B" melody is known to American recreational folk dancers as that used for "Trei Păzește"Buy it!
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