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Matuska, Waldemar
years active: 1954 - 2009
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  Picture: Waldemar Matuska with Hana Hegerova in the movie Kdyby tisic klarinetu, 1965

popular singer, the only one who managed to compete with Karel Gott for the top of Zlaty Slavik pop music chart in the 1960's and 70's. Glassworker by original job, he began his pop star career about 1950. In the 60's cooperation with J. Suchy, J. Slitr, I.Vyskocilem, M. Hornicek (Vltava Cafe, Semafor Theatre), later E. Pilarova, K.Stedry, M.Kubisova, V.Neckar (Rokoko Theatre). In the 70's singing together with Olga Blechova (who later became his wife) and KTO Band. In 1986 Matuska with Blechova left Czech Republic to U.S.A. After 1989, they regularly visited Czech Republic with the old repertoir until Matuska's death in 2009.<br> [Source: Josef Kotek: Dejiny ceske popularni hudby a zpevu 1918-1968, Academia 1998]

personal data, including participation in the recordings of other groups


Discography:

Zpiva Waldemar Matuska ( Waldemar Matuska Singing ) , Supraphon 1965
Osm lasek Waldemara Matusky ( Eight Loves Of Waldemar Matuska ) , Supraphon 1968
Waldemar Matuska , Supraphon 1968
Jo ho ho , Supraphon 1971
Waldemar , Supraphon 1972
Laska nebeska ( Heavenly Love ) , Supraphon 1974
Kluci do nepohody ( Guys For Bad Weather ) , Supraphon 1976
Co delas to delej rad ( Whatever You Do, Do It With Love ) , Supraphon 1977
Po starych zameckych schodech ( On Antient Castle Stairs ) , Supraphon 1980
Suvenyr ( Souvenir ) , Supraphon 1984
Waldemar , Supraphon 1984
The Country Door Is Always Open , Supraphon/Artia 1986
Jsem svym panem ( I'm Master Of My Own ) , 1997
Waldemar a Olga: Niagara , Fever Music 1999

compilations / live recs.:

Mam maly stan EP , Supraphon 1962
To vsechno odnes cas ( Everything Is Gone With Time ) , 1998
To nejlepsi ( The Best ) , 2000
Sbohem lasko - Zlata kolekce ( Goodbye Love - Golden Collection ) , 2009
Nebeskej kovboj , Supraphon 2012

samplers etc.:

Oliver Twist / ... , Supraphon 1963
Zlaty slavik 1969 ( Golden Nightingale 1969 ) ( Vox ) , Supraphon 1970
Noc na Karlstejne , Supraphon 1975
Starci a klarinety ( Old Men And Clarinets ) , BMG 1996

SP / EP:

Ach, ta laska nebeska / ... , Supraphon 1961
Zpivajici kytara / Rudy pav ( Skupina Miroslava Kefurta ) , Supraphon 1963
Co z toho mam / Espado ( Gott, Karel ) , Supraphon 1964
Par havranich copanku / Prazsky dest ( Gott, Karel ) , Supraphon 1964 ,
Vic nechtel by snad ani D'Artagnan / Pata ( Kubisova, Marta ) , Supraphon 1965
Javory / Ctyri konsky kopyta ( Maples / Four Horse Hooves ) ( Prenosilova, Yvonne ) , Supraphon 1966
San Francisco / Mam strach , Supraphon 1966
Nech tu lasku spat ( Let The Love Sleep ) ( Kubisova, Marta ) , Supraphon 1967
Don, diri don / Rekviem , Supraphon 1968
Vitr to vi / Kotva na pridi , Supraphon 1968
Zly trapeni / Krysar , Supraphon 1969
Co je zito / In vino veritas , Supraphon 1970 ,
Prazska romance ( Prague Romance ) , Supraphon 1970
Lasko ma, ja stunu / Do vezi ( Vondrackova, Helena ) , Supraphon 1975
Musim zpivat dal / Krysar , Supraphon 1990

participation:

Zuzana je sama doma / Pisnicky ze Semaforu 5 ( Suzanne Is Home Alone ) ( Suchy, Jiri ) , Bonton Music 1997
Sest zen - Pisnicky ze semaforu 7 ( Six Wives ) ( Suchy, Jiri ) , Sony Music/Bonton 2001

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