Festival Records (4)

Festival Records (4)

Profile:
Festival Records first opened its door in 1949 in Oakland, California to service the Bay Area's Slavic and folk dance communities. In 1958 it expanded to San Francisco, the well known Turk Street adress, expanding to all international music and servicing schools everywhere with classical and folk dance music. Recreational folk dancing was very popular and well attended in those decades, as well as taught in schools and colleges at all levels, hence Festival Records thrived very well. In 1964, Festival Records expanded to Los Angeles's Greek town in buying the local Greek shop across from the magnificent Saint Sophia's Cathedral and expanding it into the international and folk dance areas.
All three locations were opened simultaneously for a number of years before changing times and conditions forced first the Oakland store, then the San Francisco, and recently the flagship Los Angeles store to close their doors forever. Early in the operations, John began taking records and books to special events such as folk dance workshops, camps, and festivals as well as ethnic festivals which he continues to do.
Special mention must be made of the American Rom, the Gypsies. They were among the first customers in Oakland, somehow finding John's small upstairs location, and asking for Tamburitza music. They followed the stores everywhere and continue even today (to that back building). Their community nationwide has been much more than a source of customers; John has been honored by being welcomed into their homes and events, and has even been godfather to some of their children.
John is still on Pico Blvd. just three blocks east from the old store, operating out of a back building which is his workshop and where all the inventory is stored. John welcomes customers there both old and new, but by appointment only as he has no regular hours and does a lot of enjoyable traveling. Most of the activity now is mail order and the festivals, with some folk dance teaching particularly the dances of Croatia and the kolos of old Yugoslavia.
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Contact Info:
John Filcich
Festival Records
2665 West Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90006
USA
(323) 737-3500
info@festivalrecords.com
Sites:
[l111065]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
3701 New Hot Blood / Gypsy Eyes  album cover The Fortune Tellers (2) New Hot Blood / Gypsy Eyes(7") Festival Records (4) 3701 US Unknown Sell This Version
3702 Gypsy Rock / Hot Cheese  album cover The Fortune Tellers (2) Gypsy Rock / Hot Cheese(7") Festival Records (4) 3702 US Unknown Sell This Version
AMAN-104 Dances Of Serbia, Bosnia And Lika  album cover The Aman Folk Ensemble Dances Of Serbia, Bosnia And Lika(LP, Album) Festival Records (4) AMAN-104 US Unknown Sell This Version
C-36 Rom Songs From Serbia  album cover Unknown Artist Rom Songs From Serbia(Cass) Festival Records (4) C-36 US Unknown Sell This Version
C-FR-25 Charsulja  album cover The John Boys Featuring Tony John (3) The John Boys Featuring Tony John (3) - Charsulja(Cass) Festival Records (4), Festival Records (4) C-FR-25 US Unknown Sell This Version
C-FR-103 The Best Of Edo Ljubich With Tamburitza Orchestras  album cover Edo Ljubich* The Best Of Edo Ljubich With Tamburitza Orchestras(Cass, Album, Comp) Festival Records (4) C-FR-103 US Unknown Sell This Version
C-FR-104 The Best Of Edo Ljubich With Tamburitza Orchestras, No. 2  album cover Edo Ljubich* The Best Of Edo Ljubich With Tamburitza Orchestras, No. 2(Cass, Comp) Festival Records (4) C-FR-104 US Unknown Sell This Version
CS-21 "Sammy Sings"  album cover Sammy Stevens (3) "Sammy Sings"(Cass) Festival Records (4) CS-21 US Unknown Sell This Version
CS-22 Sammy's Souvenirs  album cover Sammy Stevens (3) Sammy's Souvenirs(Cass) Festival Records (4) CS-22 US Unknown Sell This Version
CS-24 Joe John's Best Songs  album cover Joe John & The John Boys Joe John's Best Songs CS-24 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-3001 12 Greek Dances  album cover Papaioannou* 12 Greek Dances(LP, Album) Festival Records (4) F-3001 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-3501 Μαντινάδες / Σε Αγαπώ Και Μη Σε Νοιάζει  album cover Papaioannou* Μαντινάδες / Σε Αγαπώ Και Μη Σε Νοιάζει(7", Single) Festival Records (4) F-3501 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-3505 Misirlou  album cover Papaioannou* Misirlou(7", Single) Festival Records (4) F-3505 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-3507 Ηπειρώτικος Χορός / Πολίτικος Συρτός  album cover Papaioannou* Ηπειρώτικος Χορός / Πολίτικος Συρτός(7", Single, Red) Festival Records (4) F-3507 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-3508 Θεσσαλονίκη Μου / Μάτια, Σαν Και Τα Δικά Σου  album cover Papaioannou* Θεσσαλονίκη Μου / Μάτια, Σαν Και Τα Δικά Σου(7", Single) Festival Records (4) F-3508 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-3510 Trava, Trava / Karagouna  album cover Papaioannou* Trava, Trava / Karagouna(7", Single) Festival Records (4) F-3510 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-3514 Frankosyriani / Perasmena Ksehasmena  album cover Papaioannou* Frankosyriani / Perasmena Ksehasmena(7", Single) Festival Records (4) F-3514 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-3601 Sicilian Tarantella / Neapolitan Tarantella  album cover J. Geanacos And His Venus Club Orchestra Sicilian Tarantella / Neapolitan Tarantella(7") Festival Records (4) F-3601 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-4810 Posavski Ples  album cover Yugoslav Folk Ensemble "Kolo"* Posavski Ples(7") Festival Records (4) F-4810 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-4811 Rumunjsko Kolo / Žikino Kolo  album cover Veseli Tamburitzans Rumunjsko Kolo / Žikino Kolo(7") Festival Records (4) F-4811 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-4812 Makedonka / Tamburaško Kolo  album cover Veseli Tamburitzans Makedonka / Tamburaško Kolo(7", Single) Festival Records (4) F-4812 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-4813 Nebesko Kolo / Čarlama  album cover Veseli Tamburitzans Nebesko Kolo / Čarlama(7", Single) Festival Records (4) F-4813 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-4814 Ersko Kolo / Oficirsko Kolo  album cover Veseli Tamburitzans Ersko Kolo / Oficirsko Kolo(7", Single) Festival Records (4) F-4814 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-4818 Ustaj Diko / Lipa Maca  album cover Veseli Tamburitzans Ustaj Diko / Lipa Maca(7") Festival Records (4) F-4818 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-4819 Madžarac / Veliko Kolo  album cover Various Madžarac / Veliko Kolo(7") Festival Records (4) F-4819 US Unknown Sell This Version
F-EP-103/104 Melody Of Songs And Dances From Serbia (Part 1) / (Part 2)  album cover Folk Ensemble "Kolo"* Melody Of Songs And Dances From Serbia (Part 1) / (Part 2)(7", EP) Festival Records (4) F-EP-103/104 US Unknown Sell This Version
FL-102 Žita / Rukavica  album cover Unknown Artist Žita / Rukavica(7") The Folklorist FL-102 US Unknown Sell This Version
FL-102 Beogradsko Mangupsko Kolo / Djurdjevica  album cover Unknown Artist Beogradsko Mangupsko Kolo / Djurdjevica(7") The Folklorist FL-102 US Unknown Sell This Version
FM-4001 Arap / Kopačka  album cover Aleksandar Sarijevski*, Koca Petrovski Folk Ensemble* / Tanec Aleksandar Sarijevski*, Koca Petrovski Folk Ensemble* / Tanec - Arap / Kopačka(7") Festival Records (4) FM-4001 US Unknown Sell This Version
FM-4002 Kriči Kriči Tiček / Sukačko Kolo  album cover Lado (2) Kriči Kriči Tiček / Sukačko Kolo(7", Single) Festival Records (4) FM-4002 US Unknown Sell This Version
FM-4003 Posavski Drmeš / Moja Diridika  album cover Various Posavski Drmeš / Moja Diridika(7") Festival Records (4) FM-4003 US Unknown Sell This Version
FM-4005 Vrni Se Vrni / Tri Godini Kate  album cover Koco Petrovski Ensemble* with Kostadinka Palazova / The Temjanuski Quintet* with the Petar Atanasovski Ensemble* Koco Petrovski Ensemble* with Kostadinka Palazova / The Temjanuski Quintet* with the Petar Atanasovski Ensemble* - Vrni Se Vrni / Tri Godini Kate(7") Festival Records (4) FM-4005 US Unknown Sell This Version
FM-4007 Tin, Tin, Tini Mini Hanim / Tamzara  album cover Ankara Radio Folk Music Group Tin, Tin, Tini Mini Hanim / Tamzara(7", Single) Festival Records (4) FM-4007 Turkey Unknown Sell This Version
FR03 Sammy Sings  album cover Sammy* Sammy Sings(Cass) Festival Records (4), Festival Records (4) FR03 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR21 Sammy Sings No. 2  album cover Sammy* Sammy Sings No. 2(Cass) Festival Records (4), Festival Records (4) FR21 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR27 The Caravans / Steve Marks & Danny Fender  album cover The Caravans (9) The Caravans / Steve Marks & Danny Fender(Cass) Festival Records (4), Festival Records (4) FR27 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR49 Romanes World  album cover Various Romanes World(Cass, Comp) Festival Records (4), Festival Records (4) FR49 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4012 Macedonian Splet / Osogovka  album cover Tanec Macedonian Splet / Osogovka(7") Festival Records (4) FR-4012 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4015 Maloj Mome / Devojko, Mori, Devojko  album cover Tanec Maloj Mome / Devojko, Mori, Devojko(7") Festival Records (4) FR-4015 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4017 Narodni Orkestar RT Skopje, Radio Skopje Orchestra Narodni Orkestar RT Skopje, Radio Skopje Orchestra - Zalna Majka / Cetvorka(7") Festival Records (4) FR-4017 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4018 Pinosavka / Ciganski Orijent  album cover Dragan Matić (2), Vlade Kandic Ensemble Dragan Matić (2), Vlade Kandic Ensemble - Pinosavka / Ciganski Orijent(7", Single) Festival Records (4) FR-4018 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4019 Slovenian Medley / Kisa Pada-Drmes  album cover Lado National Dance Ensemble* Slovenian Medley / Kisa Pada-Drmes(7") Festival Records (4) FR-4019 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4020 Radnicko Kolo / Orijent (Brodicanka Kolo)  album cover Sava Jeremić & Ansambl Zivkovic*, Miroslav Matušić & Ansambl Krnjevac* Sava Jeremić & Ansambl Zivkovic*, Miroslav Matušić & Ansambl Krnjevac* - Radnicko Kolo / Orijent (Brodicanka Kolo)(7", Single) Festival Records (4) FR-4020 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4102 Staro Planinsko Kolo / Katanka  album cover Aman Folk Ensemble* Staro Planinsko Kolo / Katanka(7") Festival Records (4) FR-4102 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4105 Krecavi Ketuš / Kato Mi Kato  album cover Aman Folk Ensemble* Krecavi Ketuš / Kato Mi Kato(7") Festival Records (4) FR-4105 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4106 Podravski Drmeš / Banatsko Kolo  album cover The Aman Folk Ensemble* Podravski Drmeš / Banatsko Kolo(7") Festival Records (4) FR-4106 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4107 Prigorska Polka / Staro Sito  album cover Aman Folk Ensemble* Prigorska Polka / Staro Sito(7") Festival Records (4) FR-4107 US Unknown Sell This Version
FR-4113 Highlife / Baalbek Debky Medley  album cover The Aman Folk Ensemble Highlife / Baalbek Debky Medley(7", Single) Festival Records (4) FR-4113 US Unknown Sell This Version
FS 201 Israeli Songs and Folk Dances  album cover Various Israeli Songs and Folk Dances(LP, Album) Festival Records (4) FS 201 US Unknown Sell This Version
KF-4806 Rokoko Kolo / Erdeljanka  album cover Emory Grecni Orchestra Rokoko Kolo / Erdeljanka(7") Festival Records (4) KF-4806 US Unknown Sell This Version
KF-EP-101 Moj Dilbere  album cover Yugoslav Folk Ensemble "Kolo" From Beograd* Moj Dilbere(7", EP) Festival Records (4) KF-EP-101 US Unknown Sell This Version
KF-EP-102 Ej Što Ču Nane  album cover "Kolo" Tamburitza Orchestra*, Živka Nemeček And Ranka Radetič "Kolo" Tamburitza Orchestra*, Živka Nemeček And Ranka Radetič - Ej Što Ču Nane(7", EP) Festival Records (4) KF-EP-102 US Unknown Sell This Version
KF-EP-106 Songs And Dances From Croatia  album cover Yugoslav Folk Dance Ensemble "Kolo"* Songs And Dances From Croatia(7", EP) Festival Records (4) KF-EP-106 US Unknown Sell This Version
KF-EP-108 Tino Mori  album cover The Aman Folk Ensemble Orch.* Tino Mori(7", EP) Festival Records (4) KF-EP-108 US Unknown Sell This Version
none Romanes Songs  album cover Malle & Friends Romanes Songs none US Unknown Sell This Version
none The Best Of Edo Ljubich With Tamburitza Orchestras  album cover Edo Ljubich* The Best Of Edo Ljubich With Tamburitza Orchestras(Cass, Album, Comp) Festival Records (4) none US 1994 Sell This Version
none Sammy Sings With Harry And His Gypsy Ensemble  album cover Sammy* Sings With Harry and His Gypsy Ensemble Sammy* Sings With Harry and His Gypsy Ensemble - Sammy Sings With Harry And His Gypsy Ensemble(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Durjano & David Adams  album cover Durjano & David Adams (28) Durjano & David Adams (28) - Durjano & David Adams none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Unknown  album cover Various Unknown(10") Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Table Songs 1  album cover Various Table Songs 1(Cass, Comp) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Table Songs III  album cover Various Table Songs III(Cass, Comp) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Sonja  album cover Sonja (34) Sonja(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Ziko  album cover Ziko* Ziko(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none "Gypsy Good Time"  album cover Jimmy Base & Danny John (3) Jimmy Base & Danny John (3) - "Gypsy Good Time"(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Twenty Dollar Gold Piece  album cover Joe John & The John Boys Featuring Christina John Joe John & The John Boys Featuring Christina John - Twenty Dollar Gold Piece(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none No. 2  album cover Joe John & The John Boys No. 2(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none No. 1  album cover Joe John & The John Boys No. 1(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Christian Tape  album cover Unknown Artist Christian Tape(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Larry Farmer  album cover Larry Farmer (2) Larry Farmer(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Romanes Songs (2)  album cover Malle & Friends Romanes Songs (2)(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Hawaiian Gypsy Special No. 2  album cover Johnny Miller (15) Hawaiian Gypsy Special No. 2(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Volodja  album cover Blackie Nicholas Volodja(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Walter Miller  album cover Walter Miller (8) Walter Miller(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Eli's Comin'  album cover Various Eli's Comin'(Cass, Comp) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Super Rick Rino  album cover Super Rick Rino Super Rick Rino(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none "The Lady In Red"  album cover The Stokes Boys "The Lady In Red"(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none "Ando Vegas"  album cover Nick Adams (17) "Ando Vegas"(Cass) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version
none Maksa Trazi Burt - Jorgovan, Miskovich & Kuharcev Tamburitza Orchestras  album cover Various Maksa Trazi Burt - Jorgovan, Miskovich & Kuharcev Tamburitza Orchestras(Cass, Album, Comp) Festival Records (4) none US Unknown Sell This Version