Sunday, October 5, 2008

Vinka Ellesin - Yugoslav Folk Songs (Part 2)

This is another album of 78 rpm records featuring Vinka Ellesin with Steve Pavlekovich's Tamburitza Orchestra. This is also on the "Sevdalinka" record label from Akron, Ohio.

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  1. vinka is my great grandma(Stella)'s sister. I have been trying to find out some stuff about my family since i found a poetry book my great-grandma owned. I had always known my ancestry went back to serbia and yugoslavia but i never imagined we had a singer in our family! guess that's where i got my voice!

  2. Hi, thanks so much for writing. I would love to hear more about you and your family. Maybe I can help you learn more about your family too. Please send me an email when you get a chance at:


  3. Vinka lived on street in Akron,Ohio She trusted me to walk Alexsis her little boy at the timeto kindergarten He was 5 and I was 9 or 10 My father Ivan Pencin originated the first ethnic radio station in Akron called the Voice of the Balkans He is in the Broadcasters Hall of Fame Vinka sang many times on radio program. Was Stella, Stella Subich?
    Evelyn Pencin Yovich

  4. Ms. Yovich,

    Indeed Stella Ellesin was Stella Subich, and the best that ever was! She and Grandpa moved from Canton to Memphis in 1986. Grandpa passed away in the spring of 1988, and Grandma in July of 1999. She would be THRILLED that you remember her. Sadly, her son, Steve, passed away in 2005, and her daughter Stephanie passed away in 2009.
    Grandma told us so many great stories.