Æ Tinuser (The Tinus Brothers)
Gammeldans & Knågstykker (2 CDs - Folk Music Center of Hogager, Denmark)
A 2 CD set of traditional music from Denmark. Gammeldans and Knågstykker present traditional dance music from Western Jutland, played by three old musicians - Hans Nielsen (1906-95), fiddle, Karl Nielsen (1911-83), piano, and Ejnar Nielsen (1911- 83), drums and trombone. Together they were known as Æ Tinuser, 'The Tinus Brothers.' Their mixture of traditional tunes and standard popular dance music made them very popular up to the mid-60’s. By the 1970’s and 80’s they were experiencing a revival, due to the overall revival of traditional popular music. This recording is an interesting example of where the line blurs between "popular" and "folk" music.
Gammeldans was recorded in 1978-79, Knågstykker was recorded in 1965 and 1969. Most of the performances were in front of an audience, often pretty clearly in a restaurant or bar. Extensive notes are in Danish, with a summary in English.