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The Balkan Strings Tamburitza Orchestra - Serbo-Croatian Cafe Melodies FLAC album

Performer: The Balkan Strings Tamburitza Orchestra
Genre: Folk and World music
Title: Serbo-Croatian Cafe Melodies
Country: US
Style: Folk, Vocal
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The Balkan Strings Tamburitzans. Serbo-Croatian Cafe Melodies ‎(LP). Joe Marmilich And His Marjon Recording Tamburitza Orchestra. Joe Marmilich And His Marjon Recording Tamburitza Orchestra - Yugoslavia - . Veseli Tamburitzans Vocals By Rose Husnick And Marilyn Puskarich - Yugoslav Tambura Melodies ‎(LP, Album).

THE BALKAN SINGLES VOL 2, TAMBURITZA FROM THE 1940'S 1st reissue of US, Serbo-Croatian folk music, featuring Dave Zupkovich and others. 22 tracks from 1940's Balkan Records singles plus 4 bonus tracks from Balkan's "Custom Series. GYPSY MELODIES AS SUNG BY EDO LUBICH Newly restored recordings by Edo Lubich with various accompaniments. This world famous interpreter of Gypsy melodies performs 26 songs, Russian, Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian, and Macedonian. Marty Kapugi and his Balkan Strings Tamburitza Orchestra, including Frank Kapugi with Horace Mamula and Walter Pravica performing live at The Rafters on December 21, 1985. 26 tracks in audiophile-stereo sound.

South Slavic dialects historically formed a continuum. The turbulent history of the area, particularly due to expansion of the Ottoman Empire, resulted in a patchwork of dialectal and religious differences.

John Pavkovich A beautiful rendition of the famous song "Grivna" by the Balkan Tamburitza Orchestra directed by John Pavkovich. Band members included Dave Zupkovich, Martin Kapugi, John Krilcich, and Joseph Matacic. This was likely recorded in the 1940's. The song is based on the poem "Grivna" ("Гривна"), written by famed Bosnian poet Aleksa Šantić (Алекса Шантић),⁽¹⁾ with music by renowned Serbian composer Stanislav Binički (Станислав Бинички).

The tamburitza is the most popular and most common of the national instruments of the Croatian people. It is a stringed instrument related to the Russian balalaika, the Ukrainian bandura and the Italian mandolin. The tamburitza is said to have first appeared in Bosnia, and from there it appeared in the regions of Slavonija and Backa. Learning to play the tamburitza was passed down from one generation to the next.

The tamburitza ensembles are all built around a core of stringed instruments (the tamburitza) based itself on the saz, baglama, tambur, and such from the Middle East and developed over the decades both in Eastern Europe and in America with the immigrant communities. There's quite a bit of music here, with some very nice performances sprinkled throughout.

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A1 Hvalila Se Lepe Mare Majka
A2 Oj Jesenske Duge Noci
A3 U Gori Raste Zelen Bor
A4 Blede Lica
A5 Sad Zbogom More Moje
A6 Kazi Leno
B1 Hej, Haj, Vinca Ca
B2 Sinoc Si Meni Rekla
B3 Marjon's Polka
B4 Mamino Mitke
B5 Ubava Si Ja No
B6 Mladi Kapetane

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Marjon Recording Studios, Sharon, Penna


  • Bass – Nick Veceran
  • Conductor [Directed By], Tamburitza [Brac] – Gus Rogan
  • Design [Cover] – Albert Dzurinda
  • Photography – Ricci Studio
  • Tamburitza [Brac] – Lou Kunovich
  • Tamburitza [Bugaria] – Pete Kunovich
  • Tamburitza [Cello] – John Krizancic*

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SW 99344 The Balkan Strings Tamburitza Orchestra* Serbo-Croatian Cafe Melodies ‎(LP, Album) London International SW 99344 US Unknown