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The Aristocrats

 Something Special
The Aristocrats and the Slovakaires offer you Something Special with old favorites, soft waltzes, and snappy chardas and polkas. The magic sound of the Aristocrats comes across with unbelievable feeling.

In his inimitable fashion, lead singer John Bjalobok, is featured throughout the album. his smooth style provided the tempo for many delightful selections. Now add the rich bass quality of John Antonich and Joseph Kovach and you have one of the most outstanding Slovak singing groups in America.

The Slovakaires are joined by The Aristocrats consisting of George Jaros, percussionist supreme, George Machiko, the man with the horn, John Namisnak, the talent on the clarinet and sax, and Rich Jakicic, leader and keyboard artist on the cordovox.

Rich has woven their talents into a beautiful piece of listening pleasure that can be best described as Something Special.

Songs on the album include Ja Som Sirota, Spievajze Si Spievaj, Hej Okolo Levoce, Chudobna Waltz, Sipova Ruzicka, Ticha Voda, Aja Taka Charna, Hore Vahom, Vychodi Slniecko, Kvitecek Na Mezi, Zomrela Ciganka Polka, Za Hoarami, Kysuca, Niemelem, and Chardas #5.

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 American Slovaks Sing Requests
The cassette, American Slovaks Sing Requests was a labor of love for the Slovakaires who were joined for the first time by the Aristocrats in this recording.

The Slovakaires hopes that your request is among those included in this album.

The Slovakaires are joined by the Aristocrats, one of the finest polka and chardas bands in America, who finds their home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They played at the Diamond Jubilee of the First Catholic Slovak Union and the the national convention of the Jednota.

Songs on the album include Pri Pittsburgku, Boday Zw Vas, Hej Lucka Lucka, Zomrela Ciganka, Ked Som Isol Z Amerike, Pod Tym Nasim Okienieckom, Za Hory Les, Pri Studienke, Hej V Lece V Lece, Od Ungvara, Trecianske Hodiny, Co Som Zacal, and Mam Ja Milu Frajerecku.

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 Chardas Treasure
The cassette, Chardas Treasure, is an great choice for anyone who loves the unusual zest and spice of the Slovak Chardas and the music of the Aristocrats.

To the Slovak, the word Chardas brings to mind a montage of gaiety, camaraderie, whirling skirts and restless feet, reminiscence of years of tradition, the incomparable expressiveness of the chardas, the Slovak passion for lifeand love as expressed in the refrains of these songs.

In Slovakia, music and dance comes as natural as eating and sleeping. Music is an integral part of every Slovak's life and the chardas is a favorite dance step.

Perhaps, the most significant reason for the popularity of the Slovak chardas is its distinctive beat. This is music with a definite feeling. The songs on this album reflect the true musical mood of Old Slovakia.

The Slovakaires are joined by the Aristocrats on Chardas Treasure.

Songs on the album include Susedovo, Keby Ja Mal, Cie Su To Kone, Nestickaj Mi, Chardase Four, Hej Ked Sa Janicko Na Vojnu Bral, Nechod Janku, Dobra Noc Ma Mila, Nad Tatrou, Ej Pada Rosicka, Slovensky Chardas, Anicka Dusicka Nekasli, Chodieval By Ja K Vam, Sadla Muska Na Konarik, Tota Helpa, and many more.

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 Time to Shine

The Slovakaires feature The Aristocrats on Time to Shine. Time to Shine says it all and best describes the Aristocrats whose members are truly stars in the music world.

A Real highlight on this cassette is Na Pondelok Rano or in English, On Monday Morning.

John Antonivich, producer and director has done it again with this memorable collection of songs and music that will please those of Slovak heritage and will instill pride in the mother country, the Slovak Republic.

John, who is the driving force behind the scenes and who sings bass, recognizes the need to keep Slovak music and tradition alive for future generations.

Joseph Kovach, who also sings bass, is the dynamo who sees that the words and music are authentic. Joe is the only memv=ber of the Slovakaires that was born in Slovakia. He truly understands and interprets the feeling necassary to move the heart to sing and the feet to dance.

John Bjalobok sings lead for the Slovakaires. His solos are truly done with pride and feeling that has produced a quality sound that can be instantly recognized as Slovakaire. Follow his lead and join in singing along. It's your Time to Shine.

Songs on this cassette include Dajce Me Mamocko, Tancovala, Clarinet Chardas, Cez Zelene Zitko, Helenko, Nieto Krajsie, Mala Ja Muza, Pomiknuj Se, Kozi Polka, Na Pondelok Rano, Crazy Pony Polka, Ked Som Isel Pres Ten Les Ked Som Kvam Chodieval, Ja Parobok Z Kapusian, Esce Si Ja Chardas, Do Dolinu Tecie Voda Chardasio, Nebudem Nebudem, Dobry Vecer, Drifting Away Waltz, Zakukala Kukovocka, and Mala Som Frajera.

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