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Sing Gypsy!

Zina Pavlova and Sasha Polinoff
Sing Gypsy!

This 1993 Monitor release is a compilation of two previous Monitor recordings: Sing Gypsy! (1967), by Zina Pavlova, and Russian Cabaret (1965), by Sasha Polinoff and the Russian Gypsy Ensemble of Kostya Poliansky. The vocals, sung by Russian-American singer Zina Pavlova, are a selection of traditional and popular Russian songs that tell of joys and sorrows in the lives of the Roma people in Russia. The ten instrumental tracks are Russian folk dance tunes with solos by Sasha Polinoff on the balalaika, a traditional Russian three-string instrument with a triangular body. Liner notes include English translations of the lyrics.

Track Listing

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Don't Be Angry (Nye Serdis) / Gypsies (Tsyganochki) - (medley) Zina Pavlova 2:52
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102
Karapet (Russian Two Step) Sasha Polinoff 1:49
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103
The Gate (Kalitka) Zina Pavlova 3:21
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104
Love Has Passed (Lyubov Proshla) Sasha Polinoff 2:25
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105
Candies and Pretzels (Konfetki-Baranochki) Zina Pavlova 3:25
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106
Farewell Gypsy Camp (Proschai Moy Tabor) Sasha Polinoff 1:38
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107
All That Has Been (Vsyo Chto Bylo) Zina Pavlova 3:07
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108
Kazbek: Kazbek / Allah Verde / Shamil's Prayer and Lezginka (medley) Sasha Polinoff 5:37
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109
The Flowers are Lovely in the Spring (Khoroshi Vesnoi V Sadu Tsvetochki) Zina Pavlova 1:48
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110
Stenka Razin Sasha Polinoff 2:19
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111
He Went Away (On Uyekhal) Zina Pavlova 3:10
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112
In the Forest at the Front (V Lyesu Prifrontovom) Sasha Polinoff 3:24
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113
Autumn (Osyen) Zina Pavlova 3:36
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114
Where is the Street (Gde eta ulitsa, gde elot dom) / Snow Flurries (Metelitsa) / Dark Night (Nochka Tyemnaya) - (medley) Sasha Polinoff 4:28
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115
Sing, Gypsies (Poite Tsyganye) Zina Pavlova 2:57
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116
Red Bricks (Kirpichki) / Street Lights (Fonariki) - (medley) Sasha Polinoff 4:22
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117
The Cornflowers (Vasilyochki) Zina Pavlova 3:07
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118
Oh, Those Dark Eyes (Akh, Eti Chorniye Glaza) / My Heart (Serdtse) - (medley) Sasha Polinoff 3:02
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119
Bows and Ribbons (Chastushki) Zina Pavlova 2:36
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120
Days of Our Life (Dni Nashey Zhizni) Sasha Polinoff 3:11
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121
By the Fireplace (U Kamina) / Why Fall in Love (Zachem Bylo Vlyublyatsa) - (medley) Zina Pavlova 4:53
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122
Snowstorm (Buran) Zina Pavlova 1:39

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