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Interlude no. 1

As some of you might have already noticed, this music blog is less about being a diary giving away your daily dose of megabytes. Rather I consider it an archive of facts about Czech and Slovak music as defined in the blog header. It’s based on my knowledge and what I have gathered from the web (which is mostly in Czech language only), from some books and from the record liner notes.
One more thing…
Someone asked for any rare Yvonne Přenosilová tracks. And indeed I’ve got one: He’s So Heavenly that appeared on the 1990 album Sklípek, available on vinyl and MC only. In fact, the Sklípek compilation was Přenosilová’s first long play album ever! The song was recorded around 1965 or 1966 with the Pavel Sedláček Group. It’s a nice up-tempo R&B number, taken from the Brenda Lee repertoire.
An LP is was available for sale very cheap. Hurry up!

Posted in Cover Czech-In, Funky Czech-In

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  1. Chris


    Just wanted to say thank you. I have just returned from a week in Brno, Olomouc and Pardubice and guided by your blog have managed to pick up some excellent CDs, including the Modry Efekt ‘Nova Synteza’ album with the Czech Jazz Orchestra, the opening track of which – Ma Hra – is seriously groovy, a couple of Golden Kids compilatiosns and some Vladimir Misik albums. Without your blog I would not have known what to look for.

    One CD I found in an art gallery in Pardubice which I suspect is a rarity even in the Republic is ‘Vychodocesky Big Beat’ – a compilation of 1960s bands from Pardubice and Hradec Kralove. Not listened to it all the way through yet but it includes a version of Traffic’s ‘Dear Mr Fantasy’ by The Sonors, and an excellent track called ‘Polepsi Se’ by Veterani. If you don’t have it already and it is of interest let me know and I’ll make a copy for you

  2. genkp

    Thanks for this! Been wondering about it since you mentioned it a few weeks ago!

  3. Lou Kash

    Chris, thanks for your feedback. I’m glad to hear that my blog already helps, that’s why I do it in the first place. And there’s many more stuff to come…

    Regarding Východočeský big-beat, thanks for the tip. Actually a friend of mine grew up in that region, so he might have known some of those guys from his school days (1963-1968 he already lived in Prague though, and since 1968 he’s here in Switzerland). Anyway, I just found an online seller so I ordered one copy of the CD to my granny’s Prague address. Enthusiasts like the record editor Pavel Sonda definitely should be supported, so “bootlegging” is not really appropriate as long as the CD is still available; thanks for your offer though.

    genkp, you’re welcome… :)

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