Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Retro Weirdness Video of the Day



And not just any ol' retro weirdness, but retro foreign weirdness - even better. As a rule I generally don't like just posting YouTube videos and telling my readers "Here - WATCH this" but in this case, I really do want to you to watch this clip - it is SO worth it. It is guaranteed to make you cry - with laughter.

The singer's name is Edward Hill Caramelldansen and very little can be found about him - only that he's a Russian vocalist. But apparently he is also a VERY happy fellow, as this stunning performance can attest to, or perhaps he forgot the lyrics and simply decided to laugh his way through the song. Or maybe he just escaped from the looney bin - you be the judge.

7 comments:

Kristen said...

Ha ha ha ha ha, ha ha ha, ha ha ha!! Oh man, thanks for sharing - I was laughing, but creeped out at the same time. :)

My Little Corner said...

Wow! That's an interesting one! Thanks for sharing! But someone please explain it to me!

Pam@GoRetro said...

The most information I could find is that he's a Russian...ahem..."vocalist" (we certainly can't call that singing, can we?) and that the song has something to do with the fact that he is happy to be returning home.

I'd love to know what year it is from...since this is coming from a former Iron Curtain nation, it may look like the 70s but who knows, could've been filmed in the 90s!

Andrej said...

Эдуард Хиль (Eduard Hil) 1976
This is vocalise http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocalise
Composer Arkady Ostrovsky wrote melody specifically for Valery Obodzinsky.

Enjoy:

Валерий Ободзинский (Valery Obodzinsky), USSR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHf9BJdgdBo

Муслим Магомаев (Muslim Magomayev), USSR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyAKBuU72p4

Янош Коош, Венгрия - Koós János (Janos Koosh), Hungary
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-GuTZxdY0o

I like "Sergei Rachmaninov - Vocalise"
Вероника Джиоева (сопрано) Камерный оркестр Новосибирской филармонии Дирижер Алим Шахмаметьев
Veronika Dzhioeva (soprano) Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra conducted by Alim Shakhmametyev
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GV01c-fQS9k

Александр Хрустевич (Alexander Hrustevich)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0731KSCzWi0

Peter Pringle
Termenvox/thereminvox/aetherphone/etherophone/theremin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS4HlgpQEG8

The vocal quartet "Accord" ("Аккорд") - Vocalise Twist. The film "White piano" ("Белый роял) (1968, USSR, Tajikfilm)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdhrVwyEUlQ

Maria Jensen said...

The thing about this video is that he *sings* a american cowboy song, and since this is very old... this is around the Cold War time, so no way could someone Russian sing this song on live tv, or anywhere at all, even using russian lyrics. So he changed it, in a way. He didn't use the lyrics, he just... yeah sings lol.

My Little Corner said...

Thanks Maria Jensen for the explanation - very interesting!

Maria Jensen said...

No problem : )

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