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Moscow Nights: Popular Russian Hits (LP edition)

Various Artists
Moscow Nights: Popular Russian Hits (LP edition)

Recorded in the former Soviet Union, this recording is a collection of Russian popular music, some dating from the 1950s and 1960s. Although American popular music was generally excluded from the Soviet Union, Russian composers would occasionally use the music styles of American bands from the 1940s in writing their popular music compositions. Listeners will recognize “Moscow Nights,” know in America as “Midnight in Moscow,” and W.C. Handy’s “St Louis Blues” played by a trio of Russian guitarists.

Track Listing

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Moscow Nights (Podmoskovni Vechera) Vladimir Troshin and the Women's Chorus and Radio Concert Orchestra 4:26
102
Clouds Over the Town (Tuchi Nad Gorodo Vstali) Mark Berness, Anatoli Shalayev and N. Krilov 2:01
103
Lonely Accordion (Odinokaya Garmon) George Ots and the Estonian Radio Orchestra 2:55
104
Katiusha Larissa Avdeeva and the Radio Concert Orchestra 2:13
105
Song of Roshchin Mark Berness 2:37
106
Why? (Otchevo, Pochemu) Vladimir Troshin 2:24
107
Blue Twilight (Siniye Sumerki) Nina Dorda 3:19
108
Accordion Waltz Boris Tikhonov and the Radio Concert Orchestra 3:18
201
Handy, W.C.; St. Louis Blues Yuri Greschenko, Victor Mionov, and Alexei Yakushev 3:17
202
First Love Waltz Rashid Beibutov and the State Orchestra 2:59
203
Try and Guess! (Podi Poproboi, Ogadai-ka) Vera Krosovitskaya and the Radio Stage Orchestra 3:18
204
Hear Me Out, My Pretty One! (Uslish Menya, Khoroshaya) George Ots and the Estonian Radio Orchestra 2:20
205
Moon Waltz (Lunni Vals) Alla Solenkova and the Radio Concert Orchestra 2:46
206
If You Love (Yesli Lyubish) V. Vlassov 3:44
207
Always with You (Vsegda s Toboi) A. (Alexandr) Tsfasman 3:15

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