ТPИО PОМЭН Вокально – инструментальное [Vocal-Instrumental Trio Romen 1st LP]

Trio Romen 1st LP front cover
Trio Romen 1st LP back cover
Trio Romen 1st LP side 1

The release of Romen Trio‘s 1973 debut LP was so successful Russian state label Melodya reissued it at least once in 1980. Consisting of Valentina Ponomareva, Igraf Joshka and Georgi Kvik, Romen Trio first performed at Moscow’s Romen Gypsy Theater in 1971, but soon toured all over the Union and abroad, including New York’s Metropolitan Opera during the 1980s. Their version of Gypsy romances and songs is infused with American folk music from the 1960s, such as Peter, Paul and Mary or Joan Baez. Since WWII, Gipsy music have been extremely popular in the media in USSR, and still is to this day. Maybe Soviet urbanites craved the freedom and true feelings carried by Gypsy romances.

Each Romen Trio song is a well-crafted miniature with artful arrangements by fine guitarists Igraf Joshka and Georgi Kvik, with vocal duties contributed by all members of the trio. Tracks alternate between slow, sorrowful romances and joyous, campfire songs. Some of the songs on this legendary LP have been reissued on CD but not all.

01 Солнышко – Solnyshko (3:09)
02 Зомферица – Zomferitsa (1:54)
03 Луны волшебной полосы – Stripes of Magic Moonlight (3:38)
04 Дуй дрома –  Dui Droma (3:21)
05 Андо фаро, баро фаро – Ando Foro, Baro Foro (2:06)
06 Песня из спектакля “Цыганка Аза” –  Song From The Play “Aza The Gypsy” (4:22)
07 Шатрица – Shatritsa (2:38)
08 Сумерки – Twilight (3:00)
09 Дыкхава дро сунэ – Dykhava Dro Sune (2:32)
10 Золотая серьга – Golden Earring (3:21)
11 Мэ дрэ фэлда барием – Me Dre Felda Bariem (3:51)
12 Чайерие – Tchaiorio (2:24)

Total time 36:15
LP released by Melodya, USSR, 1980 (rec. 1973)

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6 Responses to “ТPИО PОМЭН Вокально – инструментальное [Vocal-Instrumental Trio Romen 1st LP]”


  1. 1 Joaquín Mendoza Sebastián November 10, 2011 at 12:18 am

    Hi my friend! how are you? thank you for this wonderful record!

  2. 2 continuo November 10, 2011 at 7:19 am

    I’m fine, Joaquín, how about you?
    There’s a lot of charm and beauty in this music, indeed.

  3. 3 Joaquín Mendoza Sebastián November 10, 2011 at 11:07 am

    everything’s fine over here, I relocated to Madrid since mid October, I was very busy with the moving, but now I’ll have the time to check your wonderful blog daily again

    Saludos

    Joaquín

  4. 4 continuo November 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Welcome in Europe, then. Let me know when you are in Paris.

  5. 5 David January 2, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I’m a few tracks in and this sounds just wonderful. Thanks for sharing this beautiful music.

    Will also download the Valentina Ponomareva you’ve linked to.

  6. 6 continuo January 2, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Hi, David. Hope you’ll also enjoy Valentina in her radical solo meanderings.
    Thanks for your comment.


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