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Various Artists / Rough Guide Balkan Gypsies
Album:Rough Guide Balkan Gypsies Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:07/2005
Label:World Music Network 

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Add Date:2005-09-04 Pull Date:2005-11-06 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:6 Nov30 Oct16 Oct2 Oct25 Sep18 Sep11 Sep
Airplays:1112211

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1.Thu, 01 Sep 11:Ruben
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4.Mon, 10 Oct 05:Alex
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2.Mon, 31 Oct 05:Alex
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3.Mon, 24 Oct 05:Alex
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6.Tue, 27 Sep 05:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2005-09-23 
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


Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Mahala Rai Banda Mahalageasca
2.Taraf De Haidouks Cintec De Dragoste Si Joc
3.Markovic, Boban Orkestar Mundo Cocek
4.Papasov, Ivo & Yuri Yunakov Lenorije Chaje
5.Simion, Nikolae Di, Murgule, Di
6.Bajramovic, Saban Opa Cupa
7.Fanfare Ciocarlia Lume, Lume
8.Vasiliou, Vangelis Pranvera
9.Redzepova, Esma & U. Jasarova Romano Oro
10.Vitali, Eleni To Tsantiraki
11.Taraf De Metropulitana Espresso
12.Lajko, Felix & Boban Markovic Felix Kolo
13.Hagopian, Richard Kadife
14.Shukar Collective Taraf
15.Lolov, Ibro Sofyisky Kjuchek
16.Pavlidis, Kostas & D. Masklava Rom
17.Petrovic, Vera Tsiganka Sam Mala