Romica Puceanu & Orchestra Ion Albesteanu
Acordeon – Bebe si Constantin Serban
vîntule, bataia ta , Electrecord

Romica Puceanu, voorkant

Goedemorgen groevers, vandaag vraag ik om uw speciale aandacht.
Het was in oktober van 2008 dat ik voor het eerst een plaatje van
Romica Puceanu heb gebracht. Ik was toen al zeer gelukkig
dat ik er een gevonden had. Het heeft nog eens 8 jaar geduurd voor
dat ik wederom tegen een van haar albums aan liep, twee zelfs.
Wat een heerlijk gevoel geeft zo’n moment. Sinds de cd ‘Suburban
Bucharest’, waarop ik haar voor het eerst hoorde, ben ik groot
liefhebber geworden van de muziek van deze bijzondere vrouw, wat
een stem. Zelfs zonder dat ik er een woord van versta weet ze me
tot tranen te roeren. Geef haar eens een kans en luister,
ik beloof dat je er geen spijt van zult krijgen.
Warm geluid en bol van emotie..

Good morning groovers, today I’m asking for your special attention.
It was in october 2008 when I first posted one of the records by
Romica Puceanu. It made me so very happy finally have found one
of hers. It took me another eight years before finding the next album,
two even. What wonderful feeling at such a moment. Ever since the cd
‘Suburban Bucharest’, on which I heard her first time, I am a lover
of the music of this Rumanian lady. What a stunning voice she has.
Even without understanding one word of it she succeeds in jerking
one or two tears from my eyes. Give her a fair chance and I
promise you won’t be sorry, warm sound, full of emotion..
..shame about the few pops in tracks 5 & 6..

titels ;

01 – Vîntule, bataia ta
02 – Munceam vara la ciocoi
03 – Foaie verde-o viorea
04 – Mai voinice voinicel
05 – Rau e doamne, prin straini
06 – S-a strins lumea toata
07 – Intreaba lumea de tine
08 – Toata viata am vrut bine


Toni Iordache -Tresors Folkloriques Roumains vol.1,Electrecord 1970

Toni Iordache, front

Toni Iordache is a true master on Cimbal. His music
carries a load of suspense like no other. If you are into
sublime instrumentalists, listen to this. I am a lover of songs
and would not post an instrumental album without being
virtuoso. Music for experienced listeners,
don’t touch if you aren’t.


1 Cintec de dragoste
2 Hora de la bolintin
3 Geaba ma mai duc acasa si hora lui Leonard
4 Hora din ialomita
5 Sirba olteneasca
6 Variatuni pe tema ‘Foaie verde si-o craita
7 Hora ca la rudari
8 Cintec de ascultare si Sirba de la Sabareni
9 Ca la breaza
10 Doina de jale


Maria Tanase – Maria Tanase III, Electrecord 1984

Maria Tanase, front, cd size

If you like Romanian ‘Lautari’, this one is for you.
This album was released in 1984, the recordings must be
much older though, she passed away in 1963, not even 50 years old.
I do not understand Romanian but this music is beautiful,
even without knowing what it means she sings, I enjoy Maria Tanase’s
warm voice. For your relaxed sunday afternoon.


1 Lume, lume
2 Trei focuri ard pe lume
3 Un tigan avea o casa
4 Bade, din dragostea noastra
5 Valeleu
6 Hai maica, la iarmaroc
7 Pe deal pe la cornatel
8 Zise muma catre mine
9 Nici acela nu-i fecior
10 Nu vine mindru, nu vine
11 Trenule, masina mica
12 Doina din dolj
13 Cite mute, cite slute
14 Am avut trei mindrulite


Romica Puceanu – Cine Nu Stie Ce-i Doru

Romica Puceanu, front, cd size

Romica Puceanu, back_r2_c2

Now pay attention !

I am so very happy to finally have found an original Romanian
pressing of an album, so beautiful, I can cry.
No seriously, Romica Puceanu came to me first time
when I bought the great Suburban_Bucharest.
I was so very impressed by her two songs on that cd, that voice.

Maybe you think; Romanian music, not for me, but don’t mistake here.
Just listen to this heartwarming music and you will understand
why Romica Puceanu had the gypsies weeping all around her.
She started her career singing in bars. At age 14 she was
more or less discovered and guided by the Brothers Gore, with
whom she made several records. On this LP she is backed by
Orchestra Florea Cioaca and on acordeon, Bebe Serban.
I have taken the tracklist from the backsleeve this time
so I can’t go wrong. ( all those symbols )


Various Artists – theSound of the Gypsies

The principal occupation of Global Groove is to post old and forgotten LP’s.
Every now and then however, we post our own compilations such as this one.
Made for my brother Johan, who lives in Copenhagen, but you Groovers around
the Globe, you can take it too if you like. Gypsie music bursts of flaming
emotion, instrumentalists pur sang I’d say.


1 Aleksandar Sisic – Chelipe
2 Ion Petre Stoican – Hora
3 Vasile Vasilescu – Cantec de Masa
4 Ion Petre Stoican – Hora de la constanta
5 Esma Redzepova – Abre ramce terneja
6 Esma Redzepova – O Ketano
7 La Macanita – Me voy solita a mi cuarto
8 Dzansever – Ki zandana me kamarav
9 Dzansever – So simela ksmeti
10 Gabi Lunca – Omul bun n-are noroc
11 Esma Redzepova – Kerta Mange