Sunday, November 22, 2009

Joca (Mlinko) Mimika - part IV

Violinist, singer, and band leader Joca (Mlinko) Mimika, from the town of Mol in northern Serbia, was one of the greatest musicians of the early 20th century and we're extremely fortunate that he recorded so prolifically. The works of renowned Serbian composer and tamburitza musician Marko Nešić seem to make up a significant part of Mimika's discography, and this track, Ej gledaj muže (Ej vidiš muže kakvo mi je lice), is a great example. The free, improvisational style of this performance is typical of his soulful, heartfelt interpretations of Nešić's compositions.

Ej gledaj muže

13 comments:

  1. Your job with this ancient recordings is absolutely fantastic. Keep on man!

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  2. Dear Skozo is that you on the picture of that fine article you can see now on STARI GRAMOFON?

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  3. Hi, Yes that's me! - and no that's not my name:) They just got it wrong. Thanks for letting me know about it coming out.

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  4. Thats nice man, I can SEE now whos my great friend.
    I will let you know when I will fix those problems with your name.

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  5. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your beautiful site.

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  6. Thanks - Happy New Year to you too! Keep up the great work with all your blogs!

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  7. hey man what happened to your nice blog?

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  8. Great blog! So happy to have found it.

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  9. Hi Dana,
    Thanks for the comment. Soon I'll be updating again. I've been putting some re-equalized and new stuff on Youtube too at: www.youtube.com/user/kozobar

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  10. i am happy to see this. i am writing a book about sogs thet we named ASTALSKE. this songs are about moral and family. i used some songs from you. thenks for eveythig.

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  11. Thank you very much.

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  12. Are you digitizing this amazing collection? How many Serbo/Croatian 78s do you have? Do you have all the Balkan and other post war 78s?

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    1. Hi Chris, thanks for writing. Yes, I'm trying to digitize as much of my collection as possible. I've had to take a break from it for a while, but I'm just starting again now. A lot of the records need to be washed and re-digitized. And I'd like to get better equipment and a set of various size needles to work with, but money is nonexistent right now. I do have a lot of post war 78s too, including most of the Balkan labels. I don't plan to post any of the Balkan recs because they're available commercially now at www.esotericsound.com/FolkMusic.htm. I do plan to digitize some stuff from other post war labels like Jadran, M.P., Lira, etc., as soon as possible. And of course I still have a lot of older pre WW1 and pre WW2 records to do.

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