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Just posted because one of my bands, Las Bragas, did it's first gig in 10 months this week (no rehearsal of course) and the magic was still there (plus we got paid and asked back!)

We recorded this for a demo a few years back. Not sure where the tune comes from - we say it's Russian (but it might be Greek) and indeed we may have stuck two tunes together - if you recognise it (or them) please let me know.

Be warned, it gets a bit wild at the end...

KK



Gaz - bass
Jim - percussion
Eddie - guitar
Darren - drums
Me - mandolin
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Uploaded: Jun 07, 2009 - 06:44:37 PM
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2009 - 06:44:37 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2015 - 12:56:38 AM
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mikkinylund said 3026 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Both!
This is to me both Greek and Russian, a bit of Kalinka, but also a portion of Greek folklore. No matter what, It's very good. You do it your way or any way, and that's what's counts. It's also very gypsy by the way. Bulgarian, or even Middle East... There we have it! People can get together, through music, through negotiations and love... I love your take on this topic, wonderful!!!
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Feter said 3026 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
Borice
Mando ? really ... instead of balalaika ...interesting ...cool theme
ye it is russian ...maybe the mando made it sound like middle eastern
nice energy feel between the band ...live ..and wild ...thnx alot for
sharin !!!!
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drakonis said 3026 days ago (June 7th, 2009)
one, two, troika, oy!
This is unclassifiable, but energetic and great fun. I don't recognize the melody (it is not on my Russian Red Army Chorus CD :-). The mandolin does have a bit of that balalaika/bouzouki sound, which gives it that TurkoUkraniGreek sound... and the melody is simple and catchy, perfect for some long-forgotten folk tune. Well performed! My wife insists that it sounds very Greek... especially with the Greek's oft-used increasing-tempo-trick. Oopa!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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lengold said 3025 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Wherever it
comes from it's great fun and very well performed by you all. I'd love to be having a few beers whilst listening to this. Really must see one of your gigs.
Cheers
Len

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Rebsie said 3025 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Hey, speed it up a bit will you?
Very glad to hear Las Bragas is back in action ... with such a unique and very compelling sound the world needs bands like you.

Fantastic playing all round, and beautifully recorded and full of punch. Hope you have more like this lurking in the archives.
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composerclark said 3025 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Hey!
Makes me want to shout "hey!" periodically and smash crockery… lots of fun, and very well played!
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Boundless said 3025 days ago (June 8th, 2009)
Russian I beleive
Fun thing. And well done. Grab a partner and whirl.

Woopi ! Thanks.
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guitapick said 3023 days ago (June 10th, 2009)
Mandolin...
...violin...love those "...lin"s.

Got me goin' on this one...very cool...bet it's fun, live!
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mowguy3 said 3020 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Pass the Ouzo
Great track and full of energy. Fine playing by all and your mando playing is fantastic. A DL for sure, just can't listen to it with a glass in my hand.
Thanks!
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Calchas said 3020 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Makes me want to drink lots of vodka...
...but that's my fault, not yours. Ha ha...

Really nice tuneage K. Love the false ending and the return. Sounds almost like it could be off Boiled In Lead's "Orb" album. Simply excellent!

Be well friend!
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magnatone said 3020 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Borice
holy cow - this is so cool! i love the mandolin work in here, and i'll be dancing the rest of the day. GREAT collab - congrats to all!
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Jarvoid said 3020 days ago (June 13th, 2009)
Kalika
with twist of mezze.....
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Char said 2873 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
I love it.
Just makes you want to wear a weird outfit with slippers with gigantic red pom poms on them. And to yell out whoops while swinging a bandana around. What energy. Infectious. Thanks.
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Komrade K said 2873 days ago (November 7th, 2009)
Thanks Char
It was well worth me popping in to chat tonight - got your comments and got to listen to your's and Kody's latest songs.

KK
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richard13 said 2872 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Whew! I have to rest for a while.
Nice job by the band on this old standard whirling dirvish number.
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Komrade K said 2863 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
Faster
Thanks for finding this! When we do this live I usually take it faster these days, I keep going until the rest of the band start showing signs of strain (and then do another lap - ha ha!)

KK
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chestnut said 2872 days ago (November 8th, 2009)
Great!
As always!
K
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VicDiesel said 2869 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Hoi!
(is what I'm waiting for someone to shout)

No idea how authentic this is, but fun it is.
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Komrade K said 2863 days ago (November 17th, 2009)
Shout
Maybe I'll introduce a "hoi!" next time we do this live - it's normally the 'last' number we play but generally followed by an encore or two...

Thanks for listening.

KK
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Doug Somers said 2827 days ago (December 23rd, 2009)
Who can sit still to this one?
This must have been great fun to play - it has real spirit and while I can't say where in the east it reminds me of it is so delightful that it really doesn't matter. Lots of skill in this one. A most infectious tune. Opah!

Doug
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Komrade K said 2822 days ago (December 28th, 2009)
This is often...
...the last number of the proper set (before any encores...) Always a crowd pleaser - I especially like the fact that it encourages some members of the audience get up and do some very silly dancing!

Thanks again.

KK
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