Эй, ухнем! Song of the Volga Boatmen, please
January 21, 2021 1:08 PM   Subscribe

Someone mentioned this song in one of the threads related to the sea shanty trend. I love it dearly and fondly remember one of my Russian teachers in St. Petersburg teaching us to sing it while he played the guitar. All I can find on youtube is grandiose versions (ie. Red Army Choir) but I'd love some versions with just a person singing along with a guitar or piano. And some casual (but spirited of course) versions of people singing in a group with great harmonies. Please set me on the right track?

So, I'm not great at googling stuff in Russian. Maybe that's my problem. If you give me some links and also give me the best search terms (with Russian I can copy paste, or a good english-alphabet transliteration that would help) I would be greatful!
posted by kitcat to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
 
I found this. It's absolutely holy and might sustain me for the rest of my life. https://youtu.be/snWIML5_1Oc


When I said casual, I guess I really meant anything in a non high classical genre.
posted by kitcat at 2:48 PM on January 21 [10 favorites]


https://youtu.be/QM-mY4qfPBo

I also thought this band did a version but maybe not. Either way they're worth checking out as they made some absolute stonkers

https://www.discogs.com/artist/418915-The-Ukrainians
posted by poo rusher at 3:28 PM on January 21 [2 favorites]


This quintet is great -- great harmonies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRe1dsXs6_s
posted by JumpW at 6:06 PM on January 21


Among very American versions, Paul Robeson's is interesting.
posted by eotvos at 10:20 PM on January 21


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