Cocek Mambo: (ORIGINAL - 2/4)
Written by Kip, this tune uses all the 7th chords you can make from the Hijaz scale, plus a couple.
O Male/Pajdusko: (BULGARIAN - 5/16)
A young girl learns that her love is to marry another. She writes him, "Go ahead, I've become engaged to our neighbor." O Male!
Pamela's Rucenitsa: (ORIGINAL - 7/16)
Steve won't tell us who his Bulgarian-style tune is about, but we suspect someone named Pamela.
Katerino Mome: (BULGARIAN/MACEDONIAN - 4/4)
This asks the musical question, "What sort of mother gave birth to you, and how wild were you as a girl?" We think you'll find the answer amusing.
Pleasant Peasant: (ORIGINAL - 11/8)
A tune written by our friend, that cool dude, Souren Baronian.
Pravo Medley: (BULGARIAN 2/4, 6/8)
JANO JANKE VAKLO AGNE: A song about the perfect love connection in Strandza. TRUGNAL E MARKO: Marko's new bride won't sing for him in the forest. She fears her hajduk ex-lover may hear. Pretty scary!
Kopanitsa Medley: (BULGARIAN - 11/8)
TRUGNALI MOMI NEVESTI - Young women are gathering strawberries when they are set upon by Tatars. Yikes! The second tune is a kaval (flute) tune played by Steve on saxophone.
Malko Pajdusko: (ORIGINAL - 5/8)
A tune written by Allan. Pretty good for a bass player.
Cocek '80: (MACEDONIAN - 2/4)
A tune from Ferus Mustafov (Bill provides the Del Shannon touch).
Rucenitsa Medley: (BULGARIAN/MACEDONIAN - 7/8)
MORI MARE: Mare leaves her husband for a pair of "dark eyes". An unusual love song, the woman gets her way.
TRUGNAL MOMKO: A love song comparing the beauty of a young woman to a variety of natural and agricultural delights.
Levendikos: (MACEDONIAN - 16/16)
We learned this from a recording Steve made near Florina, Greece.
THE BALKAN NOYZ BOYZ
BILL COPE-Synth & Guitar
RUTH HUNTER-Vocals & Guitar
Engineered by Justin Mayer, Bear Creek Studios.
For more information write:
The Balkan Noyz Boyz
402 S. Henry Ave.
San Jose CA 95117
C 1991 BNB. Mastered to Dolby "B" Standards.