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Elektra Records Master Discography


Songs Of A Russian Gypsy — Theodore Bikel

Alternate sleeve:Songs Of A Russian GypsySleeve:Songs Of A Russian Gypsy

Elektra EKL 150 (Mono) EKS 7150 (Stereo)

Released: 1960

Production: Jac Holzman

Engineering: Leonard Ripley

Side 1

  • Beryuzoviye Kalyechke
  • Yekhali Tsigane
  • Dve Gitari
  • Kagda Ya Pyann
  • Svyetit Myesats
  • Kak Stranno
  • Nichevo, Nichevo, Nichevo

Side 2

  • Chto Mnye Gorye
  • Dyen I Noch
  • Metyelitsa
  • Snilsya Mnye Sad
  • Karobushka
  • Karabli
  • Sudarinya

A key 'hit' album for Elektra, and one that started the company on an upward trend in sales. Some songs in Russian and some in a gypsy dialect.

There are two different sleeve photographs from what seems to be the same session. The cover 'models' on the one shown here include an out-of-focus Jac Holzman holding a guitar and a balalaika-wielding Sasha Polinoff - who also plays on the album.

Stereo copy originally issued as EKL 250-X.