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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

PRELUDES TO SPRING

by Robert Paul Zajac


SICE RECORDS
1960s





SIDE A:
1. Spring
2. Happy Wanderer Val-Deri Val-Dera
3. Stormy Winds Do Blow
4. Mary Ann
5. Spanish Cavalier

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SIDE B:
1. Swiss Marching Song
2. Greensleeves
3. Believe Me If All These Endearing Young Charms
4. Black is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
5. You, You, You're In My Heart
6. Viva L'amour

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Editor's note: Mr. Zajac lived a relatively short life and much of what can be gleaned from his public life is contained on the back of this record sleeve. That's not to say that he didn't have a fulfilled or accomplished life but little of it leaked into the mainstream news and that's usually a good thing.

The few things I did learn was that he was born on May 14, 1939, enlisted and served in the navy for an undetermined time, turned to teaching and performing music after his service in the 1960s and '70s and passed away October 17, 1981.

As for the record: it's mostly traditional ballads and love songs. His singing is pleasant and varies from folk to operatic lite. If the record quality wasn't so poor this would be an excellent record. Unfortunately there's enough pop, crackle and hiss to lessen the shining moments but it's not for a lack of talent, that's for sure.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

any chance for better quality and in flac?

Tagir Ssadina said...

thank you!! any chance to download?

FootballRugby said...

Do you happen to have an album named "Music For Bathroom Baritones Bathing Beauties" I been looking everywhere for a digital copy. I am enclosing a photo of the album cover.

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_xzYN-A4Oc8/VAoe-9wF2vI/AAAAAAAAQzE/uF-ado8eSW8/s1600/standard2.jpg

http://artworkbymanicmark.blogspot.com/2014/09/music-for-bathroom-baritones-bathing.html

Susan Grube said...

I took guitar lessons from him at the East Detroit Conservatory of Music, and have a signed copy of this album. I'm sad to hear he had such a short life.

William McDevitt said...

I miss this blog so much

the said...

Susan, if you have any recollections of Mr. Zajac I'd appreciate hearing them.

the said...

I hear you, William, but the files were so frequently removed by the sharing sites that it became more of a hassle than a hobby.

David Bruce-Casares said...

Any possibility for a new link to RPZ B3 Believe Me If All These Endearing Young Charms? It keeps showing it's invalid.

Thanks,
David

the said...

It's working fine for me. It might just have been delayed.

David Bruce-Casares said...

Thanks… but, I just tried again, and got: "The file link that you requested is not valid."

the said...

All right, try again.