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Vino Liubi | Golubiye Glaza

Recorded Sound | RG Number: RG-91.1969

Interwar Russian tangos by Latvian Jewish songwriters Mark Marianovsky (1889-1944) and Oscar Strok (1892-1975), recorded by internationally renowned interpreter of tango-songs Pyotr Leshchenko (1898-1954). Recorded in Vienna in 1933. Pyotr Leshchenko was a singer in the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union and is considered "the King of Russian Tango." This LP includes the original recording of the hit tango "Golubiye Glaza" (Sky-blue eyes) by Oskar Strok, the "Latvian Tango King." During World War II the tune was repurposed as a song about the special misfortunes of Jewish-Christian converts in the Warsaw ghetto; after the war it became "Vu ahin zol ikh geyn?" (Where shall I go?), the "anthem" of Europe's Jewish Displaced Persons.

Side A: Вино любви (Vino Liubi; Wine of Love)
Music and words: Mark Marianovsky
Vocalist: Pyotr Leshchenko
Frank Fox Orchestra
Columbia DV 1219 (WHR 288)

Side B: Голубые Глаза (Golubiye Glaza; Sky-blue Eyes)
Music and words: Oscar Strok
Vocalist: Pyotr Leshchenko
Frank Fox Orchestra
Columbia DV 1219 (WHR 289)

Recorded:  1933
Record last modified: 2021-06-10 08:35:04
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