Vlaho Paljetak

Real Name:
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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Albums

204 Fala, Marijana (Vlaho Paljetak I Njegove Pjesme) — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak - Mirko Cetinski Vlaho Paljetak - Mirko Cetinski - Fala, Marijana (Vlaho Paljetak I Njegove Pjesme) RTV Ljubljana 204 Yugoslavia 1974 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

VZ. 1053 Mimi / Capinera — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Mimi / Capinera(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Electron VZ. 1053 Yugoslavia 1927 Sell This Version
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Z. 1055 Miši / Caramela — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Miši / Caramela(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Penkala Record Z. 1055 Yugoslavia 1927 Sell This Version
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Z 1600 Sonny Boy / Pardon, Pardon Senjora — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Sonny Boy / Pardon, Pardon Senjora(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Electron Z 1600 Yugoslavia 1930 Sell This Version
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Z 1802 Valcer Za Dva Srca / I Ti Mene Jednom Ćeš Prevarit Znaj — Vlaho Paljetak 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
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Z 2158 Adio Mare / Jedan Mali Brodić — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Adio Mare / Jedan Mali Brodić(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Electron Z 2158 Yugoslavia 1935 Sell This Version
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Z 2195 Marijana / Tužna Nedjelja — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Marijana / Tužna Nedjelja(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Electron Z 2195 Yugoslavia 1936 Sell This Version
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R. 1097 Schubert : Moment Musical / Cara Piccina — Vlaho Paljetak Orch. Marcu dela Restaurantul Colonadelor Bucuresti* / V. Paljetak* Orch. Marcu dela Restaurantul Colonadelor Bucuresti* / V. Paljetak* - Schubert : Moment Musical / Cara Piccina(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Electron R. 1097 Romania Unknown Sell This Version
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Z. 1294 Naneta / Tanja — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Naneta / Tanja(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Penkala Record Z. 1294 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
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Z. 1114 Hajdmo Na Kubu / Cara Piccina — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Hajdmo Na Kubu / Cara Piccina(Shellac, 10") Edison Bell Penkala Record Z. 1114 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
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Compilations

3120058 To Je... — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak To Je...(2xLP, Comp) PGP RTB 3120058 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
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LP-6-2042559 Vlaho Paljetak — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak (Comp) Croatia Records LP-6-2042559 Croatia 1993 Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

SZ 1357 Plava Fatima / Ramona — Vlaho Paljetak V. Paljetak* Plava Fatima / Ramona(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1357 Yugoslavia 1929 Sell This Version
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SZ 1601 Lijepi Gigolo / Mali Slatki Konditoraj — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Lijepi Gigolo / Mali Slatki Konditoraj(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1601 Yugoslavia 1930 Sell This Version
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SZ 1304 Jeau-Blues / Mlade Djeve Čuvajte Se Pantalona — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Jeau-Blues / Mlade Djeve Čuvajte Se Pantalona(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1304 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
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SZ 1287 Posljedni Harlekin / Ritorna — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Posljedni Harlekin / Ritorna(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1287 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
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SZ 1321 Creola / Prije I Poslije — Vlaho Paljetak Vlaho Paljetak Creola / Prije I Poslije(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1321 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version
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SZ 1922 Sally / Kada Sanjam — Vlaho Paljetak Milan Šepec / Vlaho Paljetak Milan Šepec / Vlaho Paljetak - Sally / Kada Sanjam(Shellac, 8") Edison Bell Radio SZ 1922 Yugoslavia Unknown Sell This Version