Saturday, October 25, 2008

Dave Zupkovich

Dave Zupkovich was a true legend and we're extremely fortunate that he made so many wonderful recordings. His main instrument was the bugarija, but he played others, and his orchestras always included the best talents tamburitza had to offer. Some of my favorite's were recorded with the legendary violinist, Tony Markulin, on the Balkan Records label. Marty Kapugi, Steve Vucinic, Edo Ljubic, Lex Ellesin, John Krilcic, Joe Matacic, Steve Pavlekovich, George Skrbina, and many others all played and recorded with him. The unique sound they created can never be duplicated.

I'm only posting a few from my collection because Dave Zupkovich's best records (on the Balkan Records label) have been professionally restored and re-issued by Esoteric Sound. They've done an absolutely unbelievable job, not only with the Balkan Singles, but they've also issued collections of Edo Ljubic, Dusan Jovanovic, Milan Verni, The Popovich Bros. (including two live cd's), The Skertich Bros., Dunav, Marty Kapugi, and many, many more...and they are constantly adding new ones.

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Alaj Salaj
Svatovac


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Zaplet Kolo
Na Rastanku


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Gjurgjevka Kolo
Oj Djevojko Sil-Dil-Daj

4 comments:

  1. I just discovered your blog, and am very pleased! Keep up the good work! It`s fantastic.
    MB

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  2. Thanks MB, I really appreciate your comment.
    Steve

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  3. Hi, I am really excited to find this as my great aunt, Millie Vukich was married to Dave Zupkovich. She has since passed on and we have many of his photographs, records and memorabilia. It is great to know he is recognized still today.

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  4. Kelli, thanks so much for writing. I would love to know more. Please send me an email if you can.
    Thanks,
    Steve

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