Balkan Records Folk Music

"Thanks for your musical archeology and restoration work.  It's top notch!" - a leading musicologist

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

JUST RELEASED:

 THE NBC ORCHESTRA OF CHICAGO IN STEREO

AMERICAN POLONIA, 1930-1955

BERLIOZ: SYMPHONIE FANTATIQUE, Wallenstein/Virtuoso Symphony of London

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CD, BAL CD1088 - $15.00
MARTY KAPUGI ON THE AIR

Ca 1985 Serbo-Croatian tamburitza folk music by Balkan Strings and Sar Plamina featuring Marty Kapugi and Mel Dokich. All radio broadcasts originating from Chicago, but heard through out much of USA. Stereo, HiFi sound.   CLICK FOR CONTENTS

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CD, BAL CD501 - $15.00
THE BALKAN SINGLES VOL 1, TAMBURITZA FROM THE 1940'S

 1st reissue of US, Serbo-Croatian folk music, featuring The Gary Serenaders and others. 25 tracks from 1940's Balkan Records singles and including 3 never-before released bonus tracks from Balkan. Digitally restored.   CLICK FOR CONTENTS

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CD, BAL CD502 - $15.00
THE BALKAN SINGLES VOL. 2,TAMBURITZA FROM THE 1940'S

1st reissue of US, Serbo-Croatian folk music, featuring Dave Zupkovich and other. 22 tracks from 1940's Balkan records singles and including 4 bonus tracks from Balkan's "Custom Series". Digitally restored.    CLICK FOR CONTENTS

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CD, BAL CD503 - $15.00
THE BALKAN SINGLES VOL. 3, TAMBURITZA FROM THE 1940'S 

1st reissue of US, Serbo-Croatian folk music, featuring Dave Zupkovich and other. 22 tracks from 1940's Balkan records singles and including 4 bonus tracks from Balkan's "Custom Series". Digitally restored.   CLICK FOR CONTENTS

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CD, BAL CD504 - $15.00
THE BALKAN SINGLES VOL. 4, TAMBURITZA FROM THE 1940'S 

1st reissue of US, Serbo-Croatian folk music, featuring Dave Zupkovich and other. 22 tracks from 1940's Balkan records singles and including 4 bonus tracks from Balkan's "Custom Series". Digitally restored.
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CD, BAL CD1009 - $15.00
FORGOTTEN TAMBURITZA ORCHESTRAS - ORAO/VESELJACI - 30's CROONERS TO 50's BOPPERS

Two groups from the South Chicago and Gary area perform in never before available recordings. Home recordings of rehearsal and live performance. Digitally restored to best sound.
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CD, BAL CD1012 - $15.00
VAUDEVILLE COMES TO HUNYTOWN

Croatian and Serbian-American comedy skits from 1920's commercial recordings. 13 tracks, includes Adamov & Comapany, Maksim Pridic, and Dusan Jovanovich & His Orao Ensemble. Mostly in Serbo- Croatian.   CLICK FOR CONTENTS
CD, BAL CD1033 - $15.00
LAST NIGHT AT THE CHASE - THE JAKOVAC TAMBURICA

Live 1961 recordings from the Chase Hotel in St Louis, Missouri. Performers are Ljubomir Jakovac, Svetozar Tomich, Paul Maricic, Nikola Jakovac, and Anton Chernich. These sixteen recordings are available for the first time ever and in hifi sound.

CD, BAL CD1034 - $15.00

YOUR FAVORITE BALALAIKA SERENADE

A group of selections, such as Croatian Dance, Vadar March, Dalmatian Melodies played by the Sava Vukosavljev Tamburitza Orchestra of Radio Novi Sad. 12 selections in digitally enhanced, genuine mono hifi  sound.   CLICK FOR CONTENTS

CD, BAL CD1048 - $15.00

THE POPOVICH BROTHERS - LIVE AT THE RAFTERS

The Popovich Brothers Tamburitza Orchestra, including Adam and Ted Popovich along with Pete Mistovich performing live at “The Rafters” on December 28, 1985. 27 tracks in audiophile-stereo sound.
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CD, BAL CD1062 - $15.00

MILAN OPACICH'S DRINA FEATURING MEL DOKICH - ZORA TAMBURITZA FROM OLD GARY

Milan Opacich in two of his albums, but on one CD.   20 tracks in restored sound.
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CD, BAL CD1063 - $15.00

MILAN OPACICH'S JAMMIN' WITH JULIUS - THE BEST OF MILAN OPACICH, VOL 1

Milan Opacich in two of his albums, but on one CD.  23 tracks in restored sound.

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CD, BAL CD1064 - $15.00

MILAN OPACICH'S DRINA VINTAGE 59 - PATRIOTIC SONGS OF THE SERBS

Milan Opacich in two of his albums, but on one CD.  21 tracks in restored sound.
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