Various Artists

Gypsy Folk Songs

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Flamenco aside, genuine Gypsy music has not been much recorded, so this CD reissue of a wonderful -- and long-vanished -- double album is welcome indeed. This is Gypsy-to-Gypsy a cappella singing, as opposed to semi-pro village-hop, let alone Budapest-restaurant "Gypsy" groups. Particularly remarkable are examples with a specialized form of "double-bassing" mouth-music under a solo vocal. One-hundred minutes of music are enriched by a thorough booklet of notes.

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