Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|The Karol Stoch Band|
Fire In The Mountains, Polish Mountain Fiddle Music, Vol. 1: The Karol Stoch Band, Classic Recordings From 1928-29
Genres: Country, Folk, World Music, Pop
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Excellent ! A great find !
Dejah Thoris | Los Angeles, CA | 12/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"How wonderful to have a collection of early recordings of
Goralski music from the Tatra mountains in southern Poland.
The wonderful singing (it's supposed to sound like shouting!), and fiddle and cello music makes me want to dance.
It's fun to hear songs we're familiar with, performed in their original form.
I first received this item as a gift, now I am buying it for other fans of Polish Highland music. ("Goalski muzyka").
Keep in mind that this is not exactly "Polish" folk music, but the music of the Tatra Mountains in the south of Poland. (the Podhale region), where people speak a different dialect, and the music is raw and earthy.
Not everyone enjoys this kind of music, but for those of us who do, it is addicting, especially if you have seen the intricate dance moves that are done to this folk music.
Fans of current Goralski bands like :
Trebunie Tutki, Andrzey Obrochty-Bartus, Jan Karpiel (Buleczka), Staszek Masniak, etc. and newer groups like Polaniorze, will certain love these old recordings of the most popular songs of the Polish Highlands.
This music was the favorite of the late Pope John Paul II, and was played for him whenever he visited his homeland.
Gorale is from the heart of Southern Poland. If you are interested in hearing music from other regions of Poland, then groups like "Mazowsze" and "Slask" are the ones to listen to. Also, there is a 20+ disc series of old recordings, called Muzyka Zrodel, with each disc featuring a differnt region.
But, if you can't get enough of Goralski music, than Fire In the Mountains Vol 1 is a wonderful addition to your library!!!!"
Brings back old memories childhood
T. Duffy | oak lawn, USA | 11/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"well i guess u have to have rootsfrom the mountains, a highlander, (Golal), oops propaply spelled wrong. To me this sounds great, brings back child hood memories, of my parents bringing me to golalski dom in chicago, where the Polish highlander music was danced & played, & this is my background, i was born in us, but thats where my family come from, where this music is played, so to me not annoying at all, Actually this type of music soinds normal, & talking dialect, which other polish music & polish speacking that isnt i guess u could call not hillbilly , lol sounds weard to me, So i rate this A+"