Thursday, June 16, 2011

Кэто Джапаридэе | Russian Romances

Listen to a track from this CD

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I know zip about Keto Dzhaparidze, other than that she was apparently Russian and had a fabulously soulful voice. Found in a Russian media store on Macdonald Avenue under the F line el.

I'm guessing these recordings date from the early 20th century, maybe the early teens to twenties. Would welcome any info any of you out there might have.

UPDATE: See the comments for more info. Apparently she was Georgian, not Russian, and these songs are a bit later than I had thought, 30s-40s.

A live performance:


LesTP said...

She is, in fact, Georgian, born in Tiflis (Tbilisi) in 1901, and lived most of her life in Georgia, but toured a lot throughout USSR. She studied vocal from school, graduated from Georgian conservatory and did more private study, meaning to go into opera, but started a professional career only in 1935, when she was 34, singing gypsy music, art songs and pop songs. These recordings are probably from late 30s - early 40s, a peak of her popularity, which then declined more for political reasons than any others. In 1950 she started working in Georgian philharmonic. Died in 1968.

Thanks for this share!

Gary said...

You're welcome! I've been a fan of What's in My iPod for a long time.