Folk Music of the U.S.S.R.

Folk Music of the U.S.S.R.

Various Artists FW04535 / FE 4535

This album features music from 15 republics of the former Soviet Union, including selections from Central Asia, Ukraine, and the Caucasus. While regions have absorbed musical influences from neighboring cultures―in the south from Persia, in the east from China, for example―the music of each people has its own distinctive characteristics. Liner notes include maps and photo spreads on some of the states of the former Soviet Union featured in the album, as well as song lyrics in English, Russian, Armenian, and other regional languages.

Year Released 1960
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1960 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Central Asia; Islamica; World
Country(s) Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Moldova; Russia; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Ukraine; USSR (former); Uzbekistan
Instrument(s) Dömbra; Duduk; Dutār; Gydzhak; Tara
Subject(s) World music anthologies
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101 Byelorussia S.S.R. - Folksong n/a 3:37
102 Byelorussia S.S.R. - Folksong n/a 3:10
103 Byelorussia S.S.R. - Folksong n/a 1:55
104 Karelia S.S.R. - Beautiful Maiden n/a 1:45
105 Smolensk Oblast - Psaltery Tune n/a 1:15
106 Moldavia S.S.R. - Kishinev (near Rumanian Border) Doyna n/a 2:08
107 Dagestan S.S.R. - Folksong: Spring Time a Dargin Song n/a 2:38
108 Ossetia - "Tsela" Humorous Song n/a 2:07
201 Ukrainia S.S.R. - Folksong: There's a Well in the Field n/a 2:48
202 Ukrainia S.S.R. - Arkan "Hutzulski Tanec" n/a 3:09
203 Georgia S.S.R. - Lezhinska n/a 2:05
204 Georgia S.S.R. - Western Georgia Humorous Song n/a 2:09
205 Azerbaijan S.S.R. - Ugam n/a 3:31
206 Azerbaijan S.S.R. - "Kurd Shakhnaz" n/a 2:14
207 Bashkir S.S.R. - "Gulnazira" n/a 1:04
301 Armenia S.S.R. - Yerevan Wedding Dance n/a 2:18
302 Armenia S.S.R. - Folksong "Khaminer" Tamara Khanumadova 3:09
303 Armenia S.S.R. - Folk Dance "Unabi" n/a 2:21
304 Armenia S.S.R. - Folksong "Ekhso Jan" n/a 2:24
305 Armenia S.S.R. - "Machkal" n/a 2:56
306 Armenia S.S.R. - Shirak Folk Dance n/a 2:59
307 Armenia S.S.R. - Folksong "Asor Arazy Es Gnatsam" n/a 2:53
308 Armenia S.S.R. - Folk Dance "Maralik" n/a 3:47
401 Tadjik S.S.R. - The Dancing Girl n/a 2:13
402 Uzbekh S.S.R. - Song of the Cotton Picker n/a 2:13
403 Kirghiz S.S.R. - "Komuz" n/a 3:03
404 Kirghiz S.S.R. - Folk Melody "Kubanam" (Komuz) n/a 1:29
405 Turkmen S.S.R. - "Yandym Leili" n/a 2:35
406 Turkmen S.S.R. - "Gosel Son" (You, Beauty) n/a 3:16
407 Turkmen S.S.R. - "Pakhtachi Gozel" (Beautiful Cotton Picker) n/a 2:27
408 Tatar S.S.R. - "Apipya" n/a 2:17
409 Kazakh S.S.R. - "Kalka" n/a 2:02
410 Kazakh S.S.R. - Folksong "Pan Koylek" n/a 2:40
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