Welsinsni Melodyi by Hutzl Ukranian Ensemble
Single CD of recordings made between 1918 and 1955 assembled and annotated by Ian Nagoski. This compilation contains 24 tracks from Bali, Burma, Cameroon, China, England, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Java, Laos, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, and Yugoslavia all newly transferred and mastered from 78 rpm discs. At least 18 tracks appear on compact disc for the first time with all but one never having been previously reissued in the U.S.
This wedding song was released first in the USSR and subsequently in the late 1940s by a New York label catering to eastern Europeans. Hutzls (also Hutsuls, among many other spellings) are a semi-nomadic ethnic group from the Carpathian Mountains in the Ukraine, in particular, but also Romania, Slovakia, and Poland. (-by Ian Nagoski)
Welsinsni Melodyi by Hutzl Ukranian Ensemble is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.