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Various Artists / Hungarian Noir
Album:Hungarian Noir Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:May 2016
Label:Piranha Musik 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-06-06 Pull Date:2016-08-08 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jul 31Jul 24Jul 17Jul 10Jul 3Jun 26Jun 19Jun 12

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 02, 2017:Melange
Szormoru Vasarnap
4.Jul 28, 2016:Melange
Triste Domingo
2.Jul 27, 2017:melange
Triste Domingo
5.Jul 23, 2016:Music Casserole
Domingo Sombrio, Triste Domingo, Szormoru Vasarnap
3.Dec 29, 2016:Melange
Szormoru Vasarnap, Triste Domingo
6.Jul 21, 2016:Melange
Szormoru Vasarnap, Triste Domingo

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-05-30 
High concept compilation of modern and classic takes by various artists on a Hungarian song originally composed in the 1930's that supposedly drove a lot of people to commit suicide. It was banned by the BBC until 2002. The film “Gloomy Sunday” documents this. Recorded in Germany, “Hungarian Noir” features a melange of languages, styles, and accents; reminiscent of one of my favorite CD's from the 80's, “Red Hot + Blue” – a modern take on Cole Porter by all sorts of interesting artists

No FCC violations; favorite tracks 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11

1- 4:04 – “Gloomy Sunday” Cuban a capella group “Vocal Sampling” leads off; pleasant, contemplative melody with romantic and death-obsessed lyrics

2- 2:58- African Portuguese version from Mozambique (“Domingo Sombrio”) with nice beat and male and female singers trading lines, segues into English

*3- 4:03 – nice instrumental intro to samba version; seductive voice by Matuto, blues band from NYC

4- 3:02 – “Triste Domingo” – mambo version with upbeat Latin Jazz rhythms; satin-y horns

*5- 4:23 – orchestral and synth background for Polish version with superstar Kayah; fantastic

*6- 3:45 – Brazilian hiphop version in Portuguese, very interesting; nice instrumental outro

7- 3:26 –English lyrics by Cuban Glenda Lopez in charanga rhythm

*8-4:24 – Argentine Chango Spasiuk instrumental tango version; bandoneon segues to guitar to violin; heartbreaking

**9—3:53 – Bambarabanda from Colombia with beautiful strings and Spanish lyrics; captivating; segues to folkloric hiphop – amazing

**10- 4:38 –incredible cimbalom version by two masters of the Hungarian dulcimer, all instrumental

*11-3:14 – classic Billie Holiday version of the song

12—3:10 – classic first vocal recording in Hungarian

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Vocal SamplingGloomy Sunday
2.Wazimbo Feat, KakanaDomingo Sombrio
3.MatutoGloomy Sunday
4.Manolito Simonet Y Su TrabucoTriste Domingo
5.KayahCzarna Niedziela
6.Gog Feat, PianolaTravessia
7.Glenda LopezGloomy Sunday
8.Chango SpasiukTriste Domingo
9.BambarabandaTriste Domingo
10.CimbalomduoSzormoru Vasarnap
11.Billie HolidayGloomy Sunday
12.Pal KalmarSzormoru Vasarnap