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The Golden Age of Soviet Jazz (2/2) : Alexander Tsfasman (Александр Цфасман) on 78 rpm record

The first part of this post focused on Leonid Utesov, who can be considered as the most popular Soviet singer of the 30's. This second part introduces the pianist and composer Alexander Tsfasman (Александр Цфасман). Both of them are the most emblematic artists of The Golden Age of Soviet Jazz, which reached its peak in the mid … Continue reading The Golden Age of Soviet Jazz (2/2) : Alexander Tsfasman (Александр Цфасман) on 78 rpm record

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The golden age of Soviet Jazz (1/2) : Leonid Utesov (Леонид Утёсов) on 78 rpm record

You might remember that I posted a few weeks ago this unexpected Russian version of La Cucaracha and wrote about the funny way I managed to find some 78 rpm records in Armenia. Here are two other interesting recordings from the late 40's... To be honest, I didn't know anything about music of USSR before … Continue reading The golden age of Soviet Jazz (1/2) : Leonid Utesov (Леонид Утёсов) on 78 rpm record

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A Russian version of La Cucaracha (Кукарачча) on 78 rpm record

In the summer of 2007, I spent a few weeks travelling in Armenia. Finding some records there was not so easy... At the end of my journey in the capital city Yerevan, I went to the antiques market and spent two hours searching everywhere and asking and asking again if there was anyone selling records. … Continue reading A Russian version of La Cucaracha (Кукарачча) on 78 rpm record