Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun Jul 31st 2011 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
Vitomir Stanojević “Sabor Kolo” from Kola na Fruli (Take it or leave it) —this frula (6-holed flute) player is from the Vlach area of East Serbia. One folklorist told me that all the really good frula players are Vlachs. See the next track for another Vlach player.Buy it!
George Skrbina Tamburitza Orchestra of Youngstown, Ohio “Hopshy Kolo” from Happy tamburitza Melodies (London) —LP from early 60'sBuy it!
Robi Sestili I Drazen Jozić “Vojvodanski Splet” from Oj Jelo, Jelo (Arbi productions 2005) —with the exception of the bass, all instruments are played by Robi Sestili in this multi-tracked recording. Drazen is the singer.Buy it!
Dragan Cvetković i Izvorna grupa pevača "Kadinjača", selo Buare kod Užica “Oj Đevojko Bedrija” from Zlatibore Pitaj Taru (RTS/PCP 2005) —traditional village singingBuy it!
Radojke i Tineta Živković “Božurevka Kolo” from (45 rpm disc) (RTB) —this classic duet/husband-wife team set the style for post WWII Serbian music, although it had its roots earlier. Radojke was considered the most artistically important of the two - unusual for a woman in those timesBuy it!
Gordana Lazarović “Zone Zamfirove” from Noć Meraka (pesme iz zona zamfirove - "Ikove Slave") (Jugoton (LP) 1977) —numerous Yugoslav films have been made of the story of Zone Zamfirove, the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the village, who fell in love with a young goldsmith whose social class was considered lower. The best of these films, with great musicBuy it!
Gordana Lazarović “Merak, Merak” from Noć Meraka (pesme iz zona zamfirove - "Ikove Slave") (Jugoton (LP) 1977)Buy it!
Gordana Jovanović “Tarapani” from Romi, Romi, Gypsy Soul (Jugoton LP) —This self-identified Gypsy singer is photographed on her album cover dressed in an outfit that is covered in sequins, mirrors, and oodles of glass beads, all overlying layers of draperyBuy it!
Boki Milošević i Orkestar Dragana Aleksandrića “Gračaniško - Sa, Sa” from Boki Milošević (RTB (LP) 1983) —dance music labelled "sa" or "sa, sa" is a style popularized in the last 40 years by Roma musicians, and was a departure from the older styles of playingBuy it!
Fejat Sejdić “Kacabačko Kolo” from Svirac Svira Kolo Igra (RTB (LP) 1976) —OK, so I played this only 2 months ago - I like this group - they have won several times at the Guča festival of Serbian Brass musicBuy it!
Bilja Krstić I ork. Bistrik “Izgrejala sjajna mesečina” from Tarpoš ((self)) —The group hails from Vranje, in south Serbia, but is not a "folk group" in the usual sense; insead they have taken old songs and presented them with unusual & inventive instrumentationBuy it!
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