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Puceanu, Romica & The Gore Brothers / Sounds From A Bygone Age, Vol. 2
Album:Sounds From A Bygone Age, Vol. 2 Collection:World
Artist:Puceanu, Romica & The Gore Brothers Added:02/2007
Label:Asphalt Tango Records 

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Add Date:2007-02-25 Pull Date:2007-04-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:22 Apr1 Apr25 Mar18 Mar11 Mar4 Mar

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Album Review
Reviewed 2007-02-21 
ROMICA PUCEANU & GORE BROS. – “Music from a Bygone Age, Vol. 2”
Asphalt Tango, 2006

ROMANIA – Awesome Gypsy café music from the 1960s, sounds like something you’d find on a dusty old 78. The sweet-voiced Puceanu was queen of a genre known as “cântece de mahala” (songs of the suburbs), which reflected the lives of poor people through bouncy rhythms and emotional lyrics. The vocals are almost deadpan but hint of hardship and restrained power. The band is great fun, with accordion, 2 violins, cymbalom (dulcimer), bass and cobza (lute). Makes me want to drink.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 5, 7

1. 4:24 – fast and extra-bouncy
2. 2:43 – relaxed pace, heavy bass
3. 1:11 – quick, cartoonish inst.
4. 4:19 – dragging, circular rhythm
5. 7:15 – speedy, fantastic playing
6. 4:38 – loping rhythm, male vox
7. 2:20 – instrumental, Turkish feel
8. 3:28 – slow, plodding beat
9. 4:07 – bright and speedy
10. 2:15 – inst, tricky little melody
11. 4:19 – slow, high male vox
12. 3:53 – nice vox, record-skip feel
13. 2:14 – lilting instrumental

[ Fo ] 21-Feb-07

Track Listing
1.In Gradina Cu Tufani 7.Maneaua Florareselor
2.Balanus 8.Inima Suparacioasa
3.Hora Lui Baila 9.Doi Tovarasi Am La Drum
4.Sa Te Ajunga Dorul Meu 10.Hora Dinspre Ziua
5.Vintule, Bataia Ta 11.Adu Calu Sa Ma Duc
6.Pleaca-O Nevestica-N Lume 12.Unde O Fi Puiul De Aseara
 13.Hora Lui Gore Ionescu