Balkan party music in Seattle

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Posted on Aug 21, 2018

This communist-era comic song by Todor Kolev, the late Bulgarian actor, comedian and singer, is about a guy who takes a slacker job so he can hang out by the beach at the Black Sea and avoid his wife. We play it as a kjucek.

Caveat: This is one of the few songs in this collection where the transcription is different from the original recording. The transcription is based on a version of the song that we learned from Mary Sherhart in Seattle. It uses a different instrumental break (the original break just repeats part of the vocal melody) and a slightly shortened version of the verse.


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The original recording, with Todor Kolev on violin and vocals. (I think he also plays the musical blade of grass heard at one point.)



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