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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The following is a sample of recordings from our catalog:  

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BUDAPEST AT NIGHT
CD, BAL CCD1031 - $15.00
BUDAPEST AT NIGHT - BELA ZIGGY AND HIS FAMOUS GYPSY ORCHESTRA

Outstanding Gypsy violinist from Pittsburgh performs Csardases, waltzes, tangos, and folk songs in 22 tracks. Never before on CD, digitally restored in sound never before experienced. This CD contains all the music previously released on two former LP records.

CD, BAL CCD1030 - $15.00

GYPSY MELODIES AS SUNG BY EDO LUBICH  

Newly restored recordings by Edo Lubich with various accompaniments. This world famous interpreter of Gypsy melodies performs 26 songs, Russian, Hungarian, Croatian, Serbian, and Macedonian. Included are Geen Eyes, Zlatna Grivna, and Osman Aga.    CLICK FOR CONTENTS

CD, BAL CCD3035/551 - $15.00

THE POPOVICH BROTHERS 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION     CLICK FOR CONTENTS

Features The Popovich Brothers with Pete Mistovich in 23 tamburitza numbers digitally restored in sound never before experienced. This CD contains all the music previously released as LP records.

CD, BAL CCD3134/61 - $15.00

THE POPOVICH BROTHERS GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY EDITION      CLICK FOR CONTENTS

Features four Popovich Brothers with Pete Mistovich in 23 tamburitza numbers digitally restored in sound never before experienced. This CD contains all the music previously released as LP records
CD, BAL CCD3355/07 - $15.00

THE POPOVICH BROTHERS 60TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION        CLICK FOR CONTENTS

Features four Popovich Brothers with Pete Mistovich and John Lazich and Bob Lalich in 18 tamburitza numbers digitally restored in sound never before experienced. This CD contains all the music previously released as LP records.

CD, BAL CCD1025-2 - $29.00

SLOBODA GOES WEST 1982

Features the Sloboda choir of South Chicago and combined tamburiasi led by Adam Popovich. This live recording is from their tour of California in 1982. This two CD set features bonus music and commentary never before released in any form. This is a 2CD set.

CD, BAL CCD1032 - $15.00

SLOBODA 50 YEARS 1927-1977

Features the Sloboda choir of South Chicago and tamburasi led by Adam Popovich in a live concert recording. This recording was originally released in 1977. This was originally released as a two LP record set. Genuine stereo sound.
CD, BAL CCD1028 - $15.00

SLOBODA SINGS AGAIN

Features the Sloboda choir of South Chicago and tamburiasi led by Adam Popovich. This recording was originally released in 1962. Included are all the songs of his original release along with six bonus tracks from live recordings.

CD, BAL CCD1029 - $15.00

SLOBODA SINGS

Features the Sloboda choir of South Chicago and tamburasi led by Adam Popovich. This recording was originally released in 1960. Included are all the songs of his original release along with four bonus tracks from live recordings.
 
CD, BAL CCD1050 - $15.00
LIVE AT THE RAFTERS VOL 2!

More music by the Popovich Brothers Tamburitza Orchestra performing live at “The Rafters” on December 28, 1985.  Recorded live and in audiophile stereo sound at the Rafters in South Chicago.     CLICK FOR CONTENTS

 
CD, BAL CCD1051 - $15.00

CHRISTMAS WITH THE DUNAV TAMBURITZA ORCHESTRA

Well-know Christmas standards on Tamburitza with a Slavic slant.  Performing are Anthony Markulin, Nick Babich, Steve Paulich, and Carl Schutzman.   Dunav performs along with several Tamburas friends on 12 stereo tracks. Included are 10 tracks of traditional Croatian and Serbian Christmas tunes recorded in the 1930s and 40s featuring operatic stars Dragutin Sostarko, Piero Pijerotic and others.

 
CD, VITA-TONE CCD1052 - $15.00

AMERICAN POLONIA, 1930-1955

Polkas, mazurkas, waltzes by various orchestras, including the J. Łazarz, Miedzynarodowa Orkiestra, Orchiestra Polskiej Karuzeli, Walter Dombkowski, and others.  28 numbers in digitally restored sound from old 78 rpm recordings.    CLICK FOR CONTENTS

 
CD, BAL CCD1053 - $15.00

TAMBURITZA 82

20 new recordings by Nick Skertich, some with son Larry to celebrate his 82 years as a Tamburaš. These are many of his favorites in modern stereo hifi sound.      CLICK FOR CONTENTS

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CD, AF RECORDS AFCD 5816 - $15.00

FIESTA EN MEXICO - MARIACHI MIQUEL DIAS

First-time ever on CD, 55th anniversary re-release of the, long out of print, Miguel Dias mariachi orchestra. 18 numbers in both audiophile mono and stereo sound. Digitally restored with CEDAR. Best sound ever.

 
CD, BAL CD-1055 - $15.00

THE POPOVICH BROTHERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

From original master tapes.   Featuring Adam, Marko, and Teddy Popovich, with Pete Mistovich,  Digitally restored with CEDAR.  This CD contains all the music previously released as LP records BP-3011 and BP-3017.       CLICK FOR CONTENTS

 
HIGH DEFINITION AUDIO DVD, BAL DVD-1055 - $22.00

THE POPOVICH BROTHERS 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

A high definition 24 Bit, 96 kHz audiophile disc that plays in a DVD player not a CD player.   Featuring Adam, Marko, and Teddy Popovich, with Pete Mistovich,  Digitally restored with CEDAR.  This disc contains all the music previously released as LP records BP-3011 and BP-3017.    Video portion can be viewed, if desired, and there are interesting Popovich photos.         CLICK FOR CONTENTS

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