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Szépen Szól A Nóta [Hungarian Folk Songs] LP
A 1977 LP of various Hungarian Folk compositions by József Dóczy interpreted by several musicians and vocalists. As Benjamin Rajeczky writes in his 1960 article Old and New Singing Styles in Hungarian Folk Song from the Journal of the International…

Gipsy Stringz "Live" at the Gypsy Cafe
Live performance by Gipsy Stringz at the Gypsy Cafe.
Contemporary Roma Folk, Roma Quartet, self-described "Gypsy" Music

A vinyl recording of the Rayko Orchestra performing various popular songs, sung by Katalin Urbán and directed by József Lendvai-Csósci. The Rayko, or Rajko, Orchestra, was founded in 1952 by Ivo Csampai and was directed by Pal Szigeti from 1950 to…

Three records included in the vinyl, two of which are identical, by Sándor and His Gypsy Orchestra. Sándor Lakatos (1924-1994) was the violinist and leader of the orchestra. They began by primarily playing in Budapest restaurants, performing at a…

Gypsy Violins: Hungarian-Slovak Gypsies In America (CD)
Gypsy violin music by American Hungarian-Slovak Gypsies

The Lark
Side 1: medleys and dance tunes from Eastern European weddings and celebrations

Black record with a yellow center label noting the songs on each side and the musicians who performed them. The LP is in a paper and plastic casing, and its outer sleeve which is shiny and colorful depicts a warm and happy scene of mostly women in…

A Gypsy Night
Vinyl record of music by Joszy and His Orchestra. There are 15 songs total. Seven songs on Side A and eight songs on Side B.

Side A:
Rare Grows The Wheat
A Maiden Cries At Ake Balaton
You Are My Man
Little Picket Fence

Gipsy Magic
The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble was formed in 1951 by Gypsy players from various cafes and restaurants around the county, primarily from Budapest (Hooker). On this record composers such as Liszt and Brahms are found along with traditional tunes.…

A Vén Cigany: Hungarian Gypsy Melodies
An eight track record with music from a specific gypsy band. Described as "moody...sentimental, mournful, passionate..."

When "A Vén Cigany" Hungarian Gypsy Melodies came out in 1975, it was in the midst of a time of change within and around the…

Hungarian Folk Songs and Csàrdàses
This LP was published by the American record label Fiesta Record Company, located in New York City, and the music itself was recorded in Europe. Fiesta was started in 1952 by José Morand, a Latin American band leader. While Fiesta started by only…

Hungarian Folk Songs & Csárdáses
A vinyl record of Hungarian Folk Songs & Csárdáses performed by Elemér Horváth and Gypsy Orchestra. Album cover is included.

Side A:
ABLAKOMON BESUTÖTT AZ ESTI FÉNY (Moonlight on my window)

Budapest éjjel
This is a vinyl record of songs performed by Sándor Lakatos and his Gypsy Band, an instrumental group from 1960s Hungary. The album is from 1965 and in English is titled Budapest at Night. Lakatos was a violin player who's family had a long history…

Vidám Esték
LP Record of Hungarian vocal music with a backing "orchestra" and vocals by Frank Mikisits. Taken from the backside of the cover "the ensemble on this recording are Americans who through inheritance and study recreate the happiness, sorrow, and gypsy…

The Music of Hungary
Csárdáses, love songs, and folk tunes performed by popular singers and authentic gypsy orchestras

28 Hungarian dance csárdás
Performances of Hungarian Gypsy music by violinist John Brenkács.

Gypsy music from Hungary
A recorded reportage on the day to day, routine life of a gipsy Primas in his home town. Recored at the restaurant of the Tisza Hotel of Szeged, Hungary, where Míhály Kárpáti and his orchestra play every evening.

Kálmán Banyák, the outstanding Gypsy violinist and his orchestra, play Magyar melodies
Release by Cleveland-based B&F Records containing performances of Hungarian folk tunes by violinist Kálmán Banyák.

I remember Hungary
Analog disc featuring performances of Gypsy music from Hungary

Gypsy strings
Improvisations for violin and gipsy ensemble comprised of strings, 3 clarinets, and cimbalom

Húzd rá Cigány! : Közkedvelt Magyar népdalok és cszárdások
Performances of Hungarian folk songs and czardas

Basav Roma Lavuta (Play Gypsy Violin)
George Batyi is a world-renowned Romani violinist. He is considered by many to be the top player in the genre. Starting at a young age (seen in one of the pictures at around 7 years old) he is well versed across musical styles of eastern European…
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