DUBROVAČKI TRUBADURI was a Croatian beat, folk and pop band from Dubrovnik formed in 1961 by Đelo Jusić, main composer, guitar and mandolin player and leader of the group. They were very popular in former Yugoslavia during the 60s and 70s for their mixture of pop music and medieval folk traditions of their native ancient city on the Adriatic coast. Internationally also known as Dubrovnic Troubadours or The Troubadours Of Dubrovnik, they enjoyed brief popularity across Western Europe having appeared at the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest in London. Their song "Jedan dan" was performed by their singers Luciano Kapurso and Hamo Hajdarhodžić and it scored 7th position. The group, in different line-ups, existed until the early 80s when they broke up. (from wikipedia)
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MERLIN founded by Edin Dervišhalidović (singer and songwriter) in Sarajevo (Bosnia And Herzegovina), in 1983. This is their second album from 1986.
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VIDEOSEX was a prominent synthy-pop group based in former Yugoslavia (Slovenia). The group was led by the singer Anja Rupel. They recorded four albums. Their debut album, Videosex 84 appeared in 1983 and they played with bands such as Ekatarina Velika and Otroci socializma in Beograd. The group broke up in 1992. (from wikipedia)
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VRIJEME I ZEMLJA first single record from 1979.
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VRIJEME I ZEMLJA was founded in 1978, in Rijeka (Croatia). Members of the group were Nenad Bach (guitar, vocal), Marinko Radetić (bass), Joško Serdarević (drums) and Davor Tolja (keyboards). They recorded two singles and one album and then split.
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SEPTEMBER grew out of the short-lived supergroup project Jugoslavenska Pop Selekcija in September 1975, whose members included Tihomir Pop Asanović (organ), Janez Bončina (vocals, guitar), Braco Doblekar (percussion, congas) and Ratko Divjak (drums). Čarli Novak on bass and formally educated musician Pero Ugrin on electric violin and trumpet joined soon for the recording of the first album, ironically titled "Zadnja avantura". The album was recorded in February 1976 in Ljubljana and released shortly afterwards but passed largely unnoticed. This is in fact a pure gem of Yugoslavian jazz fusion that lacked popularity simply because there was no single hit song on it that would draw attention of the wider public. That said, this album is probably the first complete fusion release in ex- Yugoslavia that did not rely on the blues/R'n'B fundament, going instead further into free jazz exploration in a vein of Mahavishnu Orchestra or Return On Forever. Ugrin's electric violin has a dominant role in the album and influence from Stephane Grapelli or Jean Luc Ponty is obvious, which only adds a merit to it. The rhythm section is firm and playful in a jazz manner while Asanović gives important keyboards layers, especially his traditional Hammond sound. Bončina plays guitar, which is not much present, but in those few moments it fits nicely into compositions. The sound is uniform throughout the album without any particular song standing out, so there is a sense of a skillfully developed album concept. "Život nema pravila" is perhaps too similar to Time's famous booze ballad "Kralj alkohol" but not so as to accuse them of plagiarism. It is rather natural because Bončina and Dado Topić collaborated much together, which is evident here in a repeated performance of their co-authorship of "Ostavi trag". That song was previously included in Asanović solo album "Majko Zemljo" in 1974, but instead of female vocal of Josipa Lisac, here the male choir sings the intro before Bončina jumps in. The title track carries a good drums/percusion solo, and "Kanin" is sung in Slovene language (Boncina's mother tongue). "Zadnja avantura" is a brave and adventurous work which ranks among the most accomplished ex-Yugoslavian progressive rock music of the 1970s that is unjustly covered with dust and obscured. Jazz-rock enthusiasts are strongly encouraged to go for it if lucky enough to find this rare LP on the market. This album should be a part of any self-respecting prog rock and jazz collection. (from progarchives.com)