THE WORLD'S MOST PASSIONATE
GYPSY MUSIC
CATALOGUE!

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FANFARE CIOCARLIA '...this 11-man brass & woodwind band comes from the village of Zece Prajini (near the Romanian/Moldavian border). Their music combines Romanian, Gypsy, & Turkish elements, & even elements of klezmer!'
Baro Biao (World-wide Wedding)
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Radio Pascani (23 tracks) '...if Macedonia's Kocani Orkestar is known as the loudest & tightest of the Romany brass bands, then Fanfare Ciocarlia deserves the title of the fastest & craziest...'
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FARKAS, ANDRAS Outstanding Budapest-born Gypsy violinist (living in Germany), playing traditional Hungarian-style Gypsy style.
Famous Hungarian Gypsy Tunes
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Popular Gypsy Melodies
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Popular Hungarian Gipsy Melodies
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FAYS, RAPHAEL ...Prodigiously talented Gypsy guitarist, equally versed in Gypsy-swing, as in classical guitar!
A L'aube D'une Nuit D'été (Guitare Plus Vol.26) CD described as "a musical self-portrait of a Manouche guitarist". Raphael plays his own compositions, as well as those of Albeniz & Villa-Lobos.
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La Nuit des Gitans Excellent live Gypsy-swing, also featuring Laurent Bajata.
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Sans Domicile Fixe (No Fixed Address) Beautiful gypsy waltzes etc! Must-own gypsy-swing! (CD also known as "Minor Swing")
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FERNANDO JAZZ GANG ...French Hot-club quartet comprised of violin, two guitars & a string bass.
Gypsy Songs
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Gipsy Violin, Swing Guitars
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FERRE, BOULOU ...one of the all-time great Gypsy guitarists. His recordings also feature his gifted guitarist brother Elios (both sons of the great Matelot Ferret).
Guitar legacy (2CD) This live double CD set is comprised of the albums Confirmation & Nuages
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Gypsy Dreams Duo album with brother Elios.
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Nuages Recorded live in 1986, also features Elios Ferre.
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Pour Django Must-own album, its the pick of the Steeplechase litter!
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Relax & Enjoy
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Trinity The rest of the trinity is Elios Ferre & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen.
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Tziganskaïa & Other Rare Recordings 1960-1978 Principal artist: Matelot Ferret. Boulou plays rhythm (from track 5-27!) on his father's gloriously beautiful album.
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FERRET, BARO (PIERRE) ...brother of Matelot & Sarane, he played rhythm for Django for many years. Extremely strange & interesting composer...
Les plus belles valses musette (Paris 1930-1943) ...one of several excellent musette compilations, which feature various Ferret brothers.
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Swing Valses...this is a very bizarre, unpredictable album which I highly recommend. The only full-length Baro Ferret CD available...
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Valse De Musette...this excellent musette-compilation features various Ferrets.
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FERRET, MATELOT ...this French gypsy guitarist is essential listening! (father of the wonderful Ferre Brothers).
Cafe De Paris 1930 - 1941 Various Ferret brothers turn up all over this excellent musette compilation!
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Manouche Party Recorded with brilliant accordionist Jo Privat, this is totally & utterly indispensable - a moment in time!!
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Tziganskaïa & Other Rare Recordings 1960-1978 This is a must-own album; absolutely seminal!
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FERRET, SARANE ...brother of the great Matelot, Sarane was an excellent (& prolific) guitarist in his own right.
Gypsy Jazz Glorious compilation of gypsy-jazz recordings by the dynasty Ferre, & featuring Matelot, Baro, & their cousin Challain.
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Indifference...principal artist: wonderful musette accordionist Tony Murena.
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GERI, MAURIZIO (SWINGTET) ...Italian guitarist playing wonderful hot-club swing.
Manouche e Dintorni I love this album! High-spirited, intelligent, fun all-Italian slant on gypsy-swing!
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GORBY, SARAH ...singer born Sarah Gorbevitch, about 1900 in Kishinev, Moldavia (Rumania).
Chants Russes et Tziganes (Russian & Gypsy Songs)
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Les Inoubliables Chants du Ghetto (Unforgetable Songs Of The Ghetto)...sung in Yiddish.
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GRAPPELLI, STEPHANE ...the father of swing-violin!
I have only listed here the Grappelli recordings in hot-club style
(my favourites!); for the full GRAPPELLI CATALOGUE
(including books & videos), click here!
85 & Still Swinging 1st half of the Cd is Grappelli (not hot-club!), then the 2nd half is the Rosenberg Trio, then they jam together on Sweet Georgia Brown!
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Feeling + Finesse = Jazz
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Grappelli Story, The An excellent 2CD retrospective on the Verve label, spanning various styles/collaborations 1938 - 1962.
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L'accordéoniste Recorded with wonderful accordionist Marcel Azzola, this is a hommage to (& features the songs of) Edith Piaf.
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Le Quintette du Hot Club de France Generous 2CD set.
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Le Quintette du Hot Club de France 1934/1935
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Live (with David Grisman) Absolutely wonderful album, recorded with violinist Mark O' Connor (on guitar!), Rob Wasserman, Grisman (wonderful mandolinist), etc. No electric guitars, & Grappelli at his best!
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Live in London (1973) Brilliant album! Recorded with Diz Disley, & the Hot Club of London...
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Prewar Sessions, The
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Shades Of Django Must-own album of hot-club style recordings, with Ike Isaacs & Diz Disley on guitar!
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Stephane Grappelli Fantastic Double compilation with Django!
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Young Django Delectable album, with truly wonderful guitar playing from Phillip Catherine & Larry Coryell. Most highly recommended!
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GIPSY KALI
Yo Vivirer Worth the price just to hear Flamenco (meets Middle-Eastern Gypsy style) versions of Hebrew tunes Hava Nagila & Havenu Shalom!
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GUTSA, NICOLAE ...Remarkable Romanian Gypsy singer (from Transylvania), he combines rural Romani folk music & a more jazzy, urban sound, blending reeds, violin, accordion, & electric guitar..'
The Greatest Living Gypsy Voice ...aptly titled!
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GYPSIES, THE ...instrumentation includes accordion, violin, guitar, mandolin, bouzouki, bass, clarinet, xylophone, doumbek, drums, & vocals.
Gypsy Swing The Gypsies' eclectic album on the Global Village label, featuring Gypsy, Russian, Ukrainian, Greek, Romainian, Balkan & Klezmer numbers as well as swing favorites from the 30's & 40's!
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HAGOPIAN, RAFFI ...brilliant Armenian violinist who once toured with Leonard Cohen!
Gypsy Fever
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HATSIS, COSTAS ...remarkable Greek Gypsy singer/songwriter/guitarist.
Ta bradya
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HOT CLUB DE FRANCE (QUINTETTE DU) ...Please see Django Reinhardt, & Stephane Grappelli listings.
HOT CLUB DE NORVEGE The Hot Club Of Norway, lead by guitarist/'hot-club visionary' Jon Larsen, has been at the forefront of gypsy-swing for many years.
Best of Hot Club de Norvège, The
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Best of the Hot Club of Norway (with Ivar Brodahl)...a compilation of the Norwegian swing violinist's 1st 4 albums with Hot Club De Norvege.
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Hot shots Some truly electrifying performances, with featured guitarists Jimmy Rosenberg, Romane, & Babik Reinhardt.
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Swinging With Jimmy Jon Larsen composed 12 of the 13 tracks, & the amazing Jimmy Rosenberg guests on 4 of them...
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Vertavo Jon Larsen conceived & composed this excellent suite that marries gypsy swing with the Vertavo String Quartet!
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HUNGARIAN GYPSY ORCHESTRA, THE
Hungarian Gypsies (Terra Musica)
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JAROKA, ELEMER
Soul of Gypsy
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JONAS, MATHIAS
Musique Tzigane (vol.2)
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KAZANSKY CHOIR Gypsy choir!
Palé reka
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KELAROVA, IDA ...wonderful Czech singer, performing a great repertoire of Gypsy songs!
Broomstick to Heaven (Na Kosteti do Nebe) 16 intoxicating songs, sung by passionate female voices of various genres, including Ida Kelarova, Iva Bittova & Vera Bila.
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Gypsy Songs (Chants Tziganes) A.k.a. "Old Gypsy Songs Live""...this must-own album reminds one that it's good to be alive! Sublimely beautiful singing, with a group of all-female vocalists including Vera Bila Incredible moving Gypsy bass lines (& to think its Ida playing the ones on the piano!)
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My Home Is Where I Am
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Hosts & Guests Live (En Concert Et ses invités)
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KOCANI ORKESTAR ...one of Macedonia's finest Gypsy brass bands.
Gypsy Mambo
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L'orient Est Rouge (12 titres)
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