Our tour of the ‘forgotten fifth’ of unplayed tunes on Spotify continues with more from Eastern Europe, in the form of nicely performed and recorded gypsy and gypsy influenced music from the Slavic lands, as sung heartily by the full-throated Zina Pavlova.
There are elements of polka and other European pop forms mixed in here — this is not insider gypsy music — this is show stuff, but performed with plenty of enthusiasm and sharp professionalism.
This is an eye-opener for morning play. A bouncy, tuba and squeebox-driven Alpine drinking song. At least, I’m guessing it’s a drinking song. Almost impossible to hear the jaunty sway of the music and not visualize a long wooden table full of cheery Germanic folk waving their giant beer flagons in time with the music.
We were delivered to the second track on this album, seeming to indicate a brief touchdown in the record by an earlier listener. We were greedy and listened to two songs.
But the fourth song is waiting for the next adventurous listener…