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CD edition The Last King of the Balkans - Louis
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Ljubisa Stojanovic "Louis" was born in Leskovac on June 25, 1952. He has got four sons and a two daughters. He has been a professional musician since 1970 and his stage name Louis originated when he was nine years old as he was rather successful in intepreting Louis Armstrong’s songs. When he finished primary school he moved to Niš and enrolled in high music school - solo singing and music theory. From 1969 he has been a member of the Nis Association of Pop and Jazz Music. When he finished music school he enrolled in the Faculty of Music Art in Belgrade and majored in solo singing and composition with arrangement and folklore.
He was among the first to combine jazz with the recognisable sounds of his country’s folklore. At the 1971 Festival in Knjaževac he won the first prize for the modern arrangement of the popular old folk song U Stambolu na Bosforu (In Stambol, on the Bosforus). He was fully affirmed as an artist at the pop festival in Japan where he won among the really tough competition from all over the world singing a song composed using the folk music of southeastern Serbia.
His rugged beard and robust figure give the impression of a dangerous figure from the mountains that walked straight out of a folkloristic Grimm tale. But Louis is more a gentle giant. A real familyman who lets no opportunity pass to pose with his wife, children and grandchildren on his album covers. His albums have been a little forgotten but in the Eighties many progrock artists like Mike Oldfield heard his music and were really impressed. Louis is not folklore or worldmusic in its pure sense. he mixes rock, pop, jazz and folk into one. Not in the Balkanbeat way we know from Bregovic, less euphoric more singer/songwriter. His albums of the eighties are worth seeking out. He was on the verge of an international rehabilitation on snail records before his untimely death.
Bass – Vladan Karadžov
Design – Pascale van Bemmel
Drums – Dusan Lekic
Guitar – Dragan Ademović
Mastered By – Wim Bult / Inlinemastering
Mixed By – Dragi Šestić, Milan Ciric*
Piano – Nikola Kitanović
Producer – Dragi Šestić
Recorded By – Dragi Šestić, Milan Ciric*
Text By – Djordje Matic
Trumpet – Miloš Nikolić (3)
Vocals – Ljubiša Stojanović
Lead Vocals - Louis
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