Hungarian-Slovak Gypsy Orchestras

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 "It would be great if by experiencing the Romani people and their music, people can learn more about them and understand that - what you've believed your about these people has been a lie your entire life"
- Johnny Depp 

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Gus Piskor Gypsy Orchestra 

in New York, NY.

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Louis Balog on cimbalom

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George Miko back left, Bendy Balog front left.


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Jay Kalleo front left, cimbalom Gary Slepsky, behind Gary is Arthur Rakoczi, in back Bob Garber, next Bill Garber, Rudy  Balog, 

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Gus Horvath Gypsy Orchestra 


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Ziggy Bela Orchestra

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Emery Deutsch violin, bass Martze Ballog, cimbalom John Udvary 

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guitar Rudy Horvath, violin Kenneth Horvath.

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Bass Julius Piskor, back middle Poodie Krista, Left Mike, front violin Gus Piskor

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Cimbalom Alex Miko, bass John Lacy, violin John Miko



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Racz Laci Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra


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Louis Balog cimbalom and Mischa Bundy violin


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John Brenkcas Gypsy Orchestra with Louis Balog on cimbalom at the 1936 Great Lakes Exposition World's Fair, Cleveland, Ohio


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Detroit Gypsy Orchestra

Louis Balog cimbalom, Albert Balog violin, Minor bass, young Rudy Balog

Louis Balog cimbalom, bass minor, violin Albert Balog, young boy Rudy Balog




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Night in Budapest Concert

Cleveland, Ohio

1960s

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Braddock, Pa

young Gypsy Orchestra


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Early Ziggy Bela Gypsy Orchestra

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Willie Horvath Gypsy Orchestra


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Imre Magyari Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra

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Young George Batyi

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Ziggy Bela concerts Detroit, MI

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Ziggy Bella Gypsy Orchestra

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Rudy, Author Racozci, Bill Slepsky

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Frank Borisz Hungarian Gypsy Orchestra, Frank Kish Bass

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Albert Horvath - Albert Duna Gypsy 

Orchestra Tibor Horvath piano


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Albert Ballog bass, Dennis Ziga violin, Fred Ballog guitar.


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Cleveland, Ohio


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Ziggy Bela , Gus Horvath

Hungarian Village 

Detroit

Alex Udvary Cleveland, Ohio

Alex Udvary Cleveland, Ohio

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Night in Budapest Concerts

Jack Russell

Cleveland, ohio

1957- 1971

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Jack Russell's

Night in Budapest Concerts

Cleveland, Ohio

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Willie Horvath, Orchestra

Martze Ballog, Bill Garber

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The Miko, Lacy and Duna

Family

Cleveland, Ohio

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From the left Sonny Batyi,

Blimps Batyi, Julius PIskor bass, Gus Piskor center violin, Cisco Batyi 

and George Batyi

Homestead, Pa

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from the left Mike Funti, cimbalom Joe Ferry, bass Joe Kanalos, Andy Piskor

and Joe Kanalos jr. on sax.

Lincoln Park, MI


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from the left John Brenkacs,

Albert Balog, George Miko bass, Louis Balog cimbalom, Rudy Rigo

Cleveland, Ohio

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Hungarian Slovak Gypsies in America circa 1920s

Cleveland, Ohio


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Braddock, Pa

circa 1930s

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Andy Balog cimbalom and his brothers

Youngstown, Ohio


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Chicago Ill concert

circa 1960

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The Hungarian Village

Delray, MI

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Maxie Fransko violin

Zsiga Bela cimbalom

at  Zimmerman's Restaurant 

New York, NY

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on left Willie Horvath, back cimbalom Louis Balog, front cimbalom George Richko, on left Ziggy Bela, Albert Balog

1926 Cleveland, Ohio

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from left, Albert Balog, Tony Balog

and Gus Horvath

Detroit, MI

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Ziggy Bela concert

Circa 1960

Detroit, MI

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from left Albert Richko, John Ziga,

Gus Horvath and Bill Slepsky

Detroit, MI

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Racz Laci, little boy is Boris Lajos 

and Imre Magyari

Budapest.

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from let Al Margitza, Poodie Krista, 

Bill Slepsky, Albert Richko

and Gust Horvath

Detroit, MI

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George Batyi left violin

cimbalom Alex Udvary

and Kenneth Horvath right violin

Cleveland, Ohio

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Bass Lou Lacy jr., 

cimbalom Alex Udvary

Violin John Ballog

Cleveland, Ohio

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Detroit, MI