POLYUSHKA POLYE (Song Of The Plains)

Latest update on 05/09/2011

Artist: Nikandr Khanaev
Author: Lev Knipper/Victor Gusev
Label: USSR
Year: 1934

Part of Knipper's Symphony N°4 in D Major, Opus 41 - Poem of the Komsomol Fighters (that's the union of the Communist Youth). Lyrics (by Gusev) dedicated to Field Marshall Kliment Voroshilov. Russian revolutionary song (1917-1922). First used by the white army exclusively, later also by the red one. This war song served both sides of the frontline (see also: Dixie and Lili Marleen).

Covers:

1937:

Red Army Choir [recorded in Paris]

1942:

Paul Robeson [as Song Of The Plains]

1945:

Ted Heath [as Cossack Patrol]

1946:

Glenn Miller Orch. [led by Tex Beneke; as The Red Cavalry Song, arranged by Morton Gould]

1956:

Peli Mannipojat

1960:

Eddie Calvert [as Cossack Patrol]

1961:

Krew Kats [first rock arrangement as Samovar]

1961:

Spotnicks [as The Rocket Man]

1962:

Cliffters [Danish as Riding Cossack]

1963:

Don Kosaken Chor

1964:

Balalaika Orchestra

1966:

Tielman Brothers [as Du Gehst voruber]

1972:

Viktor Klimenko

1973:

Axis [intro Goldwings]

1982:

Francis Goya

1984:

Waterboys [in Red Army Blues on A Pagan Place]

1993:

Leningrad Cowboys

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