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The Olga Baclanova Sound Page

Olga Baclanova received operatic training with the Moscow Art Theatre Musical Studio in the early 1920's. From this prestigious background, Olga became a legend before entering the next phase of her career in America. Her vocal talents were featured in a number of her films. She appeared as a guest singer on many popular nationally-syndicated radio shows in 1930's, as well as hosting Olga Baclanova's Continental Revue on Mutual Network in 1938. By 1940, Olga was making a number of high profile lounge appearances at the Russian Tea Room, The Plaza Hotel, and the Algonquin Hotel in New York City. Olga's repertoire included many Russian-language songs, such as the four posted below, which feature her backed by the F. Zarkevich Orchastra.

The four tracks freatured here are the entirety of a two-record 78 rpm album entitled the Olga Baclanova Album. It was released by Unique Records in October of 1946.

(click on title to listen to song)

1. Love Unexpected (Lyubov Idet Sama)
2. We Never Loved (Korabli)
3. Shadows of the Past (Teni Miuveshego)
4. Sing, My Guitar (Ametistovoy)