Balkan Records Folk Music

Balkan Records is a division of Esoteric Sound that produces Folk Music and various esoteric recordings. We specialize in music of the ethnic American Slavs, and Eastern European Bluegrass, but have a smattering of others too.  Our main body of work is re-releasing records from the old Balkan Records Company of Chicago. All of our recordings are of the highest quality and where necessary, employ sophisticated digital editing and noise reduction systems, such as CEDAR.

We are also interested in any old recordings of this type that you may have.  As masters for most vintage ethnic recordings are non-existent, we welcome vintage records for use in these project.  TO SEE OUR COMPLETE CATALOGUE, CLICK HERE.

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CD, BAL CD-1021 - $15.00
MOJA TAMBURA 

Features Nick Skertich of Skertich Brothers and Veseljaci Tamburitzas Orchestra performing in multitrack arrangements of his favorite tunes. Nick plays all instruments. 23 brand-new tracks in audiophile stereo.

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CD,BAL CD-1013 - $15.00

DUSAN JOVANOVICH AND HIS ORAO TAMBURITZA ENSEMBLE

22 tracks of Croatian and Serbian folk music recorded in the 1920's. They never recorded after 1929. First reissue in 70 years and in digitally restored sound.   CLICK FOR CONTENTS

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CD,BAL CD-1022 - $15.00

GOLDEN MUSICAL MEMORIES

 Features Nick Skertich of Skertich Brothers Tamburitza Orchestra, and Roko Abramovich , performer/arranger of many orchestras. 24 tracks in hifi-stereo sound. 1st reissue of earlier private cassette.

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CD,BAL CD-5001/11 - $15.00
DAVE ZUPKOVICH AND HIS BALKAN RECORDING ORCHESTRA 

1st reissue of US, Serbo-Croatian folk music, featuring Dave Zupkovich and others. 22 tracks from 1940's AND 1950'skan recordings. Two Lps in one CD - includes Dave Zupkovich Memrial Album. Digitally restored.
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CD, BAL CD-1016 -4 - $50.00
1ST TAMBURITZA EXTRAVAGANZA - October 31, 1971 

Historic tamburitza concert featuring 20 orchestras from throughout the US. This is a live concert recorded at St. Sava’s Convention Center in Hobart, Indiana. Stereo sound recorded under difficult circumstances. This is a 4 CD set.     CLICK FOR CONTENTS

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CD,BAL CD-1017 - $15.00
SKERTICH BROTHERS BEST

Chicago’s big name tamburitza orchestra of the 1940's in 26 of their best numbers. Includes his records, Majka and Nocna Ruza, first tamburitza single to reach 300,000. First CD release in 50 years. In digitally restored sound.    CLICK FOR CONTENTS

CD,BAL CD-1037 - $15.00
RUSSIAN NIGHT AT THE INTERNATIONAL CAFE

26 selections by Vasily Leonchik and his Continental Quartet featuring Frank Kapugi on Balalaika bass. Russian folk songs as well as polkas and waltzes from all over the world. A real nostalgia trip to viewers of the TV program, "International Café" from long ago.

CD,BAL CD-1043 - $15.00
GYPSY MAGICAL MELODIES

Café music by Edi Csoka and His Gypsy Orchestra. The orchestra performs 15 tracks of Hungarian, Roumanian and Serbian melodies. Stereo recordings over 50 years old, never before on CD, digitally restored in sound never before experienced.

 
CD,BAL CD-1044 - $15.00
USSR - 1939, THE PEOPLE AND ARMY

Military and Folk Songs by the Red Army Chorus, and Ukrainian State Ensemble ca 1939. Both Russian and Ukrainian folk songs are featured.  Included 4 bonus tracks from Zarkevich and Kirilloff Balalaika orchestras. 20 selections in digitally enhanced sound.

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CD,BAL CD-2000 - $15.00
SONGS AND DANCES

The Dunav Tamburitza Orchestra of Chicago in 22 of their favorite numbers. Previously issued as LP BIL2000 with George Halaschak, Bob Kanachki, Steve Paulich and Carl Schutzman, this CD includes many bonus tracks.
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