1. Chór Dana, “W Niedzielę”
From: “W Niedzielę” Odeon O271151 mxWo1721, 1935, 78 rpm.
The original lineup of Chór Dana included Tadeusz Bogdanowicz (bass), Mieczysław Fogg (baritone), Aleksander Kruszewski (tenor), Wincenty Nowakowski (tenor), Zachariasz Papiernik (tenor). Władysław “Dan” Daniłowski was the choir’s director and accompanist. In 1930 Zachariasz Papiernik and Aleksander Kruszewski left and were replaced by Adam Józef Wysocki (tenor), and Chór Dana performed as quartet. Approximately in 1935 Wincenty Nowakowski was replaced by Tadeusz Jasłowski (tenor). It is difficult to tell which lineup performed on this recording, release date suggests it was not the original lineup.
This song comes from movie “Wacuś”. Lyrics were written by Julian Tuwim (one of leading poets of pre-war Poland) and music composed by Władysław “Dan” Daniłowski.
2. Mieczysław Fogg, “A ja sobie gram na gramofonie!” (also known as “Gramofonomanka”)
From: “A ja sobie gram na gramofonie!” / “Już taki jestem zimny drań” Syrena-Electro kat: 9247 mx: 24795 1934, 78 rpm.
Mieczysław Fogg: vocals, accompanied by Orkiestra “Syrena-Record”.
Lyrics were written by Adam Lenczowski, music composed by Henryk Szpigiel. This recording was made for promotional purposes – promotion of Syrena-Record catalog.
3. DJ Twister feat. Mieczysław Fogg, “A ja sobie gram na gramofonie”
From: Various Artists – Cafe Fogg, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Poland 88697368562, 2008, CD.
Albums Cafe Fogg and Cafe Fogg 2 released, respectively, in 2008 and 2009 by Sony BMG,
contained modern versions of Fogg’s works played by various artists.
4. Młynarski-Masecki Jazz Camerata Varsoviensis feat. Szymon Komasa – Fogg. Pieśniarz Warszawy, “A ja sobie gram na gramofonie”
From: Fogg. Pieśniarz Warszawy, Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego/Agora 9788326826955, 2018, CD.
Szymon Komasa: vocals; accompanied by Młynarski-Masecki Jazz Camerata Varsoviensis: Jan Młynarski: vocals, banjola; Marcin Masecki: vocals, piano; Tomasz Duda: vocals, alt saxophone, clarinet; Michał Fetler: alt saxophone, baritone saxophone; Jarosław Bothur: C melody saxophone, clarinet; Mateusz Smoczyński: violins.
In 2018, Młynarski-Masecki Jazz Camerata Varsoviensis released an album entitled Fogg. Pieśniarz Warszawy (Fogg, the Singer of Warsaw), which contains covers of songs from Mieczysław Fogg’s repertoire. Unlike Cafe Fogg, this album contains music quite close to the sound of pre-war music.
5. Jazz Band Młynarski-Masecki, “Abduł Bey”
From: Noc w wielkim mieście Lado ABC, LADO C/26, 2017 CD.
Jan Emil Młynarski: vocals; Marcin Masecki: piano, music director; Jerzy Rogiewicz: drums; Piotr Wróbel: suzaphone; Jarosław Bothur: saxophone; Tomasz Duda: saxophone; Michał Fetler: saxophone.
The song was written in pre-war Poland by Fanny Gordon (music) and Ludwik Szmaragd (lyrics). It was covered by the Jazz Band Młynarski-Masecki on Noc w wielkim mieście (Night in the Big City), an album which contained newly arranged, but stylistically quite faithful to the originals, versions of pre-war Polish hits. Noc w wielkim mieście was released in 2017 by Lado ABC and went platinum.