Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Don't Panic, We're From Poland!!! part 15 - Maciej Maleńczuk

Maciej Maleńczuk: born 14 August 1961, Polish musician and songwriter. Played on over 20 records. In 1981 Maleńczuk refused to serve in army as conscientious objector. He was sentenced for two years in prison. At this time he started to sings spirituals to make work easier. After that he was street musician to earn for living. Later he played with Pudelsi, his own band Homo Twist and recorded 5 solo albums.
"Piosenki z ulicy" were recorded in 1991 and issued only on MC. Songs are arranged on acoustic guitar and voice only. Basicaly it's blues with slightly mediterrenian influence. Besides his own song Maleńczuk recorded also two blues standards: "St. James Infirmary" and Robert Johnson's "Ramblin' On My Mind".

Maciej Maleńczuk "Piosenki z ulicy" / "Songs From the Street" [1991]

01. St. James Infirmary [5:10]
02. Pan Maleńczuk / Mr. Malenczuk [3:42]
03. Pierwszy dzień w pudle / First Day in Prison [2:20]
04. Mirek Jankowski [4:00]
05. W tym mieście trudno jest żyć / It's Hard to Live in This City [1:57]
06. Luty 1989 / February 1989 [3:06]
07. Armia / Army [2:44]
08. Józef Kania [4:47]
09. Rebeka i Zenek / Rebeka and Zenek [3:49]
10. Ramblin' On My Mind [3:33]
total [35:08]

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