Music from the Hills (Music)
With John Uhlemann
Sun May 20th 2012 4.00pm–6.00pm
Time zone: central
Sava i Stanimir Jeremić “Moravac” from Sava i Stanimir Jeremić (Jugoton 1974) —this classic LP from the 1970s captures the "classic" Serbian sound. Jeremic was the most famous frula player of his time and revived interest in it for use in bandsBuy it!
Zoran Andrejić “Harmonikaška igra” from Zoran Andrejić uz instrmentalnu svog ansambla (Beograd Disk) —some of the most idiomatic Serbian music in the 60s, 70s, and 80s came out on 45 rpm discs. This is the first of many I have transcribed for this show. Many of the labels have gone out of business.Buy it!
Perica Simonović “Dunavski Vihor” from Perica i instrumentalna pratnja narodnog orkestra Novice Negovanovića (Beograd Disk) —"Perica" was a recording star and child prodigy. He composed and recorded this when he was about 11. It is a zippy little tune, but what makes it remarkable is the rapid ornamentation.Buy it!
duet Lukić-Stanšić “Trnavka kolo” from Momci sa Oplenica uz ansambl Dragana Aleksandrića (Beograd Disk) —another 45 rpm disc. Accordion ("harmonika" in Serbian) duets were popular from the time of Radojka & Tineta Zivkovic. They are difficult because the heavy ornamentation of the tunes has to be played exactly.Buy it!
Perica Simonović “Slobodankino kolo” from Perica i instrumentalna pratnja narodnog orkestra Novice Negovanovića (Beograd Disk) —another composition by this prodigyBuy it!
Zarko Milanović “Cigansko Kolo” from Zapisano U Vremenu 1 (RTS/PCP 2004) —the title means "gypsy" kolo or line dance. The chromatic nature of the tunes is probably what is referred to. Milanovic was not, to my knowledge, RomBuy it!
Zlatomir Stevanović -»Zlaja« “Ciganski Preplet” from Kola (45 rpm disc EP 14350) (RTB) —This fiddle player is Rom, and the piece was composed by a Romani musician, although they argue just who...Buy it!
Fejat Sejdić “Leskovčka Četvorka” from Svirac Svira Kolo Igra (RTB (LP) 1976) —this group won first prize at the Guca festival in 1976, and several times since. This very slow dance is done in a line that moves symmetrically to the right and left.Buy it!
Zorica Brundlik Nina i ansambl Tihomira Paunovića “Povedi me na venčanje” from (45 rpm disc, S 10 314) (RTB) —This song evokes cafes in towns along the Danube from Hungary to the Black Sea. The band is Vlach SerbianBuy it!
Sondorgo “Jova” from Oj Javore (Periferic Records 2006) —More from this Serbian group from Hungary. They play in Tamburitsa style, now played more in the US than in the Northeastern Yugoslavia where it arose.Buy it!
Triola “Na kraj sela čadava mechana - Malo ja, malo ti” from Live album ((self) 2007) —this group plays in Beograd, but has visited St. Louis several times, and even recorded in KDHX studios. Here they pay tribute to American Tamburitsa groups by playing 2 songs known by every Serbian bar band in America.Buy it!