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Dark is the Night | Odessa Kostia

Recorded Sound | RG Number: RG-91.1967

Songs from the 1943 Soviet feature film, Два бойца, Dva boitsa (Two Warriors), Uzbekfilm. Songs performed by Mark Bernes, who portrayed soldier Arkadii Dziubin in the film, and recorded in Tashkent in 1943. The sentimental "Dark is the Night" captures the feelings of an army conscript whose thoughts dwell on his family and hometown. By contrast the lively "Odessa Kostia" narrates the antics of the title character, a sailor from Odessa. Both songs were immediate hits during the war, and "Dark is the Night" remains popular to this day.

Side A: Тёмная ночь (Temnaia Noch; Dark is the Night)
Music: Nikita Bogoslovsky
Words: Vladimir Agatov
Vocalist: Mark Bernes
Guitar: A. Ivanov-Kramskoy

Side B: Одессу Костя (Odessa Kostia). Also known as Kostia-Moriak (Kostia the Sailor)
Music: Nikita Bogoslovsky
Words: Vladimir Agatov
Vocalist: Mark Bernes
Studio Jazz Ensemble conducted by Alexander Tsfasman

Date
Recorded:  1943
Language
Russian
Genre/Form
Music.
 
Record last modified: 2021-07-13 13:08:21
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