Boldog 45. születésnapot, ‘Směs písní’!

The day immediately after the recordings of ‘Proč si to brát’ (‘Why Get Married To That’), ‘Démantová zem’ (‘Diamond Earth’) and ‘Byl’s má bój’ (‘You Were My Buoy’) Valinka laid down the opening track of her eponymous LP of 1975 – a medley of four ‘Oldies’, those being, ‘Koko’, ‘Léta letí’, ‘Sunny’ and ‘Koukej, se mnou si píseň broukej’ (‘Look, Hum The Song With Me’), the final one of these being the song she had performed on Petra Černocká’s behalf at the Bratislavská Lýra of 1973 in the event of the composer’s indisposition, just missing out on the ‘podium’ by one place.

My own YouTube version of this medley is now embedded at ‘Valérie Čižmárová: A Life In Sound’, together with recording details and credits.

In the video I set up a series of suitable accompanying images, in a pleasingly symmetrical arrangement on an old projector screen that I ‘rescued’ from my previous address. Here is that series in the form of a photo.

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Top Left – Still from performance of ‘Koko’ on TV show ‘Písničky ke kávě’

Top Centre – Front cover photo from album (Vladivoj Burjanek)

Top Right – Still from performance of ‘Léta letí’ on TV show ‘Kabinet 71’

Centre – Photo of performance of ‘Sunny’ at the Bratislavská Lýra of 1969 (M. Borodáčová)

Bottom Left – Still from TV show ‘Za písničkou do Jihlavy’ from performance of ‘Sunny’ on talent show ‘Mladá Píseň’

Bottom Centre – Rear cover photo from album (Vladivoj Burjanek)

Bottom Right – Photo of performance of ‘Koukej, se mnou si píseň broukej’ at the Bratislavská Lýra of 1973 (unknown photographer)

I hope these delightful visuals add handsomely to the listening pleasure!

 

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