For the past three years I have been working on this
CD set selecting
the old 78 rpm records of many forgotten tamburitza
orchestras, transcribing with
relatives in the old country, translating the
writing summaries of the songs.
you may know, I have been in the "international" record business
virtually all my life, some 59 years, and specializing in tamburitza
and other music of the Balkan countries. Fortunately, I
accumulated a collection of records of the old (but
in pristine condition- never sold) 78 rpm records. A large part are
a "Yugoslav" record and book store which folded just before WW2 and
were held in storage in San Francisco; I bought the lot in 1949.
Special thanks to the people who encouraged this project, helped with
information, and made suggestions. In this way this tamburitza
music will be promoted to the general public, including musicians,
ethnomusicologists, and all interested in folk music. We thank
you for whatever help you can give us in promoting this CD and, with
Call (323) 737-3500 to order!