Monday, January 07, 2013

Stepowski Jarema

Having so many Eastern European's, especially Poles , living in the UK now it's not surprising that eventually some records from those countries would turn up in the charity shops and boot sales. This is one such example that caught my eye - the cloth cap and cheeky smile reminded me of northern comedians like Frank Randle and Al Read. No idea what these novelty songs are about but one gets a clue from the titles of the songs thankfully translated into English on the sleeve................................................................................. Wikipedia says - "Jarema Junosza-Stępowski (born January 15, 1925 in Warsaw, died. Jan. 11, 2001 ibid.) - Polish actor and singer. He has appeared in over 20 films. He appeared in Cabaret Old Men, where he sang such Disgusting drab songs (with Jeremy utensil) and Winter regret. Is known for its performances of many songs thematically and linguistically referring to the dialect and folklore in Warsaw . He appeared in the television series The Civil War, where he played in the distinctive figure of a man collecting dried bread for the horse. Casimir's nephew Junosza-Stępowskiego." (Google Translate) This amusing translation adds even more enigma to the man!................................................................................... Tracks are as follows - 1. Urchin's Tango 2. A Golden Thumb 3. The Story Of Mrs. Wisniewska 4. Mr. Valentine 5. The Red Haired Mary 6. The Parting In My Hair................................................................................... Stepowski Jarema - Side One.

2 comments:

Russell Duffy said...

Another little gem. Revisiting this site of yours, my favourite one, brings to mind how comedy music, that of the Baron Knihjts, the Bpnzo;s etc, no longer sells. I cannot think of one modern day act whose sole purpose is to record something funny.

Wastedpapiers said...

Thanks Russell. I like to think there are bands out there doing Bonzo and Spike Milligan covers etc. but fear they all take themselves far too seriously!