Attempts on my part to interview his widow and children in the late s were unsuccessful, though one anecdote emerged from a conversation with Humeniuk's daughter on the telephone. The Humeniuk story all but ends here. The Humeniuk story all but ends here.
Surmach introduced Humeniuk to Okeh on the spot; Okeh followed up by scheduling a session on December 3.
The shop has stayed in the family and is run for the Nishan karki of the week by Myron Surmach Jr. The energetic quartet Humeniuk assembled turned in a pair of kolomyikas and two kozachoks. An initial Humeniuk session in March was unsuccessful and four new instrumentals two polkas, a kozachok and a kolomyika were remade a month later.
By this time the ever resourceful Myron Surmach had inaugurated a weekly Ukrainian broadcast series which continued until the end of World War II and helped to maintain an interest in the music during the difficult years, Humeniuk and other popular entertainers being frequent guests.
It's a sophisticated combination of kozachok and kolomyika themes with variations that would make your average Nishan karki porch fiddler put his instrument in hock. As his business grew, he developed friendships with record company executives and eventually music on Ukrainian-American recordings became a strong reflection of Myron Surmach's judgements of his community's musical tastes.
Myron Surmach, though officially retired at 92, maintains an active life. The company had been trying without notable success to activate a line of Ukrainian discs, drawn from Odeon masters produced in Europe.
Surmach and Humeniuk met in the early twenties. Winkopletyny Garland Weaving Ceremony 3: Surmach introduced Humeniuk to Okeh on the spot; Okeh followed up by scheduling a session on December 3.
But we may easily imagine him as a skilled instrument repair man who tinkered in other areas too, thereby creating the mower without thinking of it as a particularly special accomplishment. Born in Galicia inSurmach followed an older brother to America injoining him in the anthracite mines in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania.
Listen for the deeply soulful vocals of Naszra Roza Krasnowska on several songs. The records sold well, despite the fact that Okeh was still recording acoustically.
Zaruczyny Engagement Celebration 3: Its success vindicated Surmach's judgement and made a star of a good country fiddler. On most he was joined by the ebullient Zukowsky and the superbly cracked-voice Krasnowska - part of the Humeniuk sound for the next 15 years. He incorporated sounds from all over Ukraine, with nuances from neighboring countries clearly represented like Hungarian-style csardases.
Zukowsky and Humeniuk were a natural team and they joined forces to create a cameo version of an old world wedding on the two sides of a twelve-inch record. With a brother, he maintained a violin shop which offered new instruments and repaired old ones.
The years after saw a reduction or even cessation of recording activity in many ethnic fields, but Humeniuk's popularity kept him active in the studios throughout the Depression.
But he shares with them an important legacy of recordings, and most of them bear witness to the depth and broad scope of his work. A final Victor session produced an ambitious six-part Silver Wedding in Canada a country which has also played host to several generations of Ukrainian immigrantsbut, by this time, Nishan karki old formulas no longer produced the spectacular sales results they had a decade earlier.
Though occasional discs of traditional southern Polish fiddle music continued to appear through Nishan karki mids, the trumpet and clarinet gradually assumed a more important role as Humeniuk developed a sound which would be passed on to important eastern-US polka band leaders like Ignacy Podgorski and Edward Krolikowski in the s.
Hutzulka Hutsul Dance 3: He is an informed health food enthusiast and strongly believes in the beneficial properties of honey. Folk music from the western regions of Ukraine, the Cartpathians, and the Ukrainian-speaking areas of what is today eastern Slovakia and Poland, but once comprised a wide geographical area of Ukraine, known as Halychyna Galicia.
December 3, 4 and 5: But its rival, Columbia, was a licensee of the Western Electric process which was of critical importance in the faithful reproduction of violin music. According to the Chicago retailer Alvin Sajewski, it was the best-selling polka disc of the late 'twenties and served as a hallmark in the development of the eastern style.FamilySearch sent a verification email to.
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