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Saturday, June 20, 2009
MACEDONIAN HOROS II
by the Joe Tricoff Orchestra
JAY-TEE RECORDS 38249/38250 1970s? STEREO
The dances that are presented in this album are standard Macedonian Horos that lend themselves to different interpretations by different musicians. In this album, Joe Tricoff and his Orchestra have brought you their interpretations of these Horos for your listening and dancing pleasure.
Recorded and produced by JAY-TEE RECORD CO. 714 Ardmore Drive Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127
Editor's note: all horos aside this ain't bad dancing music (as IF I danced! In my head I did though). It thumps and it bumps and jangles and jingles and trumpets rather ebulliently. Repetition must be a central theme in these songs because I had to keep checking if the record was skipping because the same sections seemed to play over and over. It must just be my untrained ear or part of the structure. Anyhow, very powerful ethnic music if you're eager to have a sock hop or something akin to it.
I came across this record on a few blogs and managed to track down some audio from WFMU's site. I would love to hear more from this honky-tonkin' caterwaulin' queen. Listen to the tracks below and I think you will too!