Slovenian folk song -- tribute to a friend's father

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  1. Polkasound

    Polkasound Senior Member

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    A fellow polka bandleader's father passed away last week. As a gift to him and his family, several members of his band and I quickly arranged to record a special song -- one which he would occasionally sing with his son. It's a traditional Slovenian folk song called "On a Lovely Hillside". I arranged the song Sunday night, we recorded it in my studio on Monday, and we presented it to the family on Tuesday at the visitation.

    Musicians & vocalists:
    • B.B. Carter: Drums
    • Dan Tutsch: Vocals
    • Mark Wenzlaff: Guitar and vocals
    • Yours Truly: Accordion, harmony vocals, virtual instruments (ToonTrack EZkeys Studio Grand piano, IK Multimedia MODO Bass, Audio Modeling tenor sax, 8DIo Adagietto strings, Audio Modeling solo violin)
    Enjoy!



    Traditional folk song adapt./translated: B. Franka; second part trad. adapt.: K. Z. Vogt (2004); third part written by F. Vadnal (1970) © Delgay Int'l Music - BMI
     
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  2. boxheadboy50

    boxheadboy50 Member

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    Very well done, Tom. What a great tribute.
    I'm sure the family was touched to have this presented to them!
     
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  3. Michelob

    Michelob Pouet pouet !

    This is fresh air, thanks for sharing.
     
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  4. CGR

    CGR Pianist/Composer/Arranger

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    What a great tribute and a respectful gesture.
     
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  5. Thomas Kallweit

    Thomas Kallweit Member

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    A really cheerful tribute, thanks!
     
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  6. dflood

    dflood Active Member

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    Lovely! What a fine gesture. Thanks for sharing.
     
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