|Various Artists / Rough Guide Balkan Gypsies|
|Album:||Rough Guide Balkan Gypsies||Collection:||World|
|Label:||World Music Network|
|Add Date:||2005-09-04||Pull Date:||2005-11-06||Charts:||Reggae/World|
|Week Ending:||6 Nov||30 Oct||16 Oct||2 Oct||25 Sep||18 Sep||11 Sep|
|1.||Thu, 01 Sep 11:||Ruben|
|4.||Mon, 10 Oct 05:||Alex|
|2.||Mon, 31 Oct 05:||Alex|
|5.||Fri, 30 Sep 05:||Fo|
No Cover, No Minimum
|3.||Mon, 24 Oct 05:||Alex|
|6.||Tue, 27 Sep 05:||Decca|
At the Cafe Bohemian
Virtuoso violins to energetic brass bands: transcending borders. a few facts: A small town hosts a "brassapalooza' with 300,000 brass heads attending. There were 30,000 musicians in the Romanian Army, people were thrown into labor camps for playing Rom or Turkish music in Bulgaria when the government was socialist. |
1: 4: 06 violins, accordions and a fast driving brass section
2: 6:00 mid to fast wailing male vocal, bass,violins,accordions and cimbalom (a hammered dulcimer) @ 4:00 picks up the pace
*3: 3:11 10 piece Brass band/jazz/funk
4: 5: 16 fast tempo, female vocal, Bulgarian wedding music
5: 3:06 6/8 Romanian dance given a jazz lift, mid tempo fem vocal.
6: 3:43 male vocal
*7: 2:52 slow to mid male vocal, brass rhythm fem chorus, more brass.
8: 3:54 slow to mid male vocal Greek, Albanian, Italian sound fused into Rom song
*9: 2:31 fast female wailing vocal, very nice voice
10: 2:18 mid to fast female vocal, clarinet, plucked strings
11: 3:37 slow intro. then fast fiddles and horns, instrumental
**12: 6:57 violin duet with brass band, slow intro then fast fast.
13: 5: 47 wailing male vocal, fast horns
14: 3:24 scat style vocal, minimal hammered dulcimer, cool sound, fast.
15: 3:47 low & slow intro, then fast accordion, military band modified to wedding tune.
16: 1:19 slow , haunting female vocal film score for movie ROM
17: 3:51 slow jazzy intro, female vocal fast gypsy style.
D Farrell 08/2005