Vlaho Paljetak

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Vlaho Paljetak
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Vlaho Paljetak (1893-1944) was the greatest Croatian pre WWII chanson composer and singer. He was born on August 7, 1893 in Dubrovnik in the Austro-Hungarian Empire which is now a part of modern Croatia. Vlaho was educated in Arbanasi, near Zadar, and worked as a teacher in Hvar and Vis. He studied singing and violin and was a self-taught guitarist. For a time he was a member of a small orchestra in Split which was run by Jakov Gotovac and Ivo Tijardovic. From 1919 he worked as a prompter in the Zagreb National Theatre. During the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's he recorded about 60 songs and chansons. By the early 1940's he was already seriously ill, and died after an unsuccessful operation, on October 2, 1944 in Zagreb. His last performance was on September 28, 1944 at a Zagreb radio show.

Here are two famous "Evergreens" of this remarkable author:

ADIO MARE

ja bijah tamo
gdje šumi plavo more
tamo gdje zlato viđah svoje
bio sam sretan
a nisam ni znao

adio mare
adio moja mare

nikad više neću proć
preko straduna
niti te pratit do tvog portuna
ni gledat oči kako se žare

adio mare
adio moja mare

(portun = glavni ulaz u kuću,
dolazi od portala)

O, MARIJANA

Jedne divne, tihe majske noći
Ti si rekla da ćeš doći na prvi rendezvous
Noć je oko mene svud je tama
A Marijana spava sama
I ne zna da sam tu
A ja pod palmom sjedim sam
I oči sklapa san i tužan čekam
Davno žuđen dan

O Marijana, slatka, mala Marijana
Ja ću te čekati, dok svane dan
O Marijana, slatka mala Marijana
Ja ću te čekati, jer ti ćeš doć

Baštom opet cvate majsko cvijeće
A ja drhtim sav od sreće
Jer čekam samo nju
Ponoć davno, davno već je prošla
A Marijana nije došla na prvi rendezvous
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Vlaho Paljetak Discography Tracks

Singles & EPs

Z. 1055 Vlaho Paljetak - Miši / Caramela album art Vlaho Paljetak Miši / Caramela(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Penkala Record Z. 1055 Yugoslavia 1927 Sell This Version
Z 1600 Vlaho Paljetak - Sonny Boy / Pardon, Pardon Senjora album art Vlaho Paljetak Sonny Boy / Pardon, Pardon Senjora(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Electron Z 1600 Yugoslavia 1930 Sell This Version
Z 1802 Vlaho Paljetak - Valcer Za Dva Srca / I Ti Mene Jednom Ćeš Prevarit Znaj album art Vlaho Paljetak Valcer Za Dva Srca / I Ti Mene Jednom Ćeš Prevarit Znaj(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Electron Z 1802 Yugoslavia 1934 Sell This Version
Z 2195 Vlaho Paljetak - Marijana / Tužna Nedjelja album art Vlaho Paljetak Marijana / Tužna Nedjelja(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Electron Z 2195 Yugoslavia 1936 Sell This Version
Z. 1294 Vlaho Paljetak - Naneta / Tanja album art Vlaho Paljetak Naneta / Tanja(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Penkala Record Z. 1294 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
Z. 1114 Vlaho Paljetak - Hajdmo Na Kubu / Cara Piccina album art Vlaho Paljetak Hajdmo Na Kubu / Cara Piccina(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Penkala Record Z. 1114 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

LP-1064 Vlaho Paljetak - Fala, Marijana : Vlaho Paljetak I Njegove Pjesme album art Vlaho Paljetak Fala, Marijana : Vlaho Paljetak I Njegove Pjesme(LP, Comp, Gat) RTV Ljubljana LP-1064 Yugoslavia 1974 Sell This Version
3120058 Vlaho Paljetak - To Je... album art Vlaho Paljetak To Je...(2xLP, Comp) PGP RTB 3120058 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
LP-6-2042559 Vlaho Paljetak - Vlaho Paljetak album art Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak(LP, Comp) Croatia Records LP-6-2042559 Croatia 1993 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

SZ 1601 Vlaho Paljetak - Lijepi Gigolo / Mali Slatki Konditoraj album art Vlaho Paljetak Lijepi Gigolo / Mali Slatki Konditoraj(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1601 Yugoslavia 1930 Sell This Version
SZ 1287 Vlaho Paljetak - Posljedni Harlekin / Ritorna album art Vlaho Paljetak Posljedni Harlekin / Ritorna(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1287 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
SZ 1922 Vlaho Paljetak - Sally / Kada Sanjam album art Milan Šepec / Vlaho Paljetak Milan Šepec / Vlaho Paljetak - Sally / Kada Sanjam(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1922 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version