Czech music band without official established day. The beginning is allowed to be day of the first concert of trio Žalman in Porta in 1982. The basic member was Pavel Lohonka, Pavlína Jíšová and Antonín Hlaváč.
Later the name was changed to Žalman & spol. and this name became the legend of Country scene in Czecho-Slovakia.
After some singles, the first album was Žalman & spol. in 1987. In 1988 came other members (Jaroslav Matějů, Vojta Zícha) and this arrangement became the most favourite of all the band’s history. In 1992 they released album Jantarova Země and movie Folk a Folklor. In the same year, the band finished its existence, but thanks only for short time.
In same year, in 1992 new Žalman & spol. was established with two past members (Lenka Slabá, Jaroslav Kovář). The band produced new albums Hodina usmíření, Tu neděli po ránu, reedition of Jantarova země, Písně sebrané pod stolem.
In summer time there was the first holiday’s camp for young musicians named OASA MUSA and it was released album Potlach v mé duši, what was selection of Žalman tramp songs from 1962 – 1982.
In 1995 was changes membership, Lenka Slabá leaved the band and Michaela Krmíčková came. After this arrival was produced album Pocestný do sedmého nebe, which was followed by same name’s film.
The members in that time were:
Thanks to Canadian countrymen, the band had some concerts in Vancouver and Calgary and they made trip through Rocky Mountains. From this journey, they created document movie.
In 1997 the history was repeat and the band was disband and established again. There was released album Sbohem romantiko with many guests and also some past members of the band.
From October 1997 till today the band has same members:
Pavel Lohonka – guitar, sing
Jindřiška Petráková – flute, perkus, sing
Jan Brož – guitar, sing
Petr Novotný – basguitar, keyboard, sing
In this arrangement, there were released albums Láska a smrt, Ve znamení ryb, V roce jedna.
Intersection of the all production of Pavel Žalman (from period of Minnesengrů to last arrangement of Žalman) was double album – compilation named Žalman – Výběr nejlepších nahrávek. The other author album was Nápis na štítu domu from 2004.
During all history of existence, the band and especially Pavel Lohonka got many awards as Zlatá Porta (Golden Porta – 1987), Velká Porta (Great Porta – 1992), Zlatý klíč (Golden Key – 2001 – inquiry of magazine Folk & Country after Album of the Year), Zlatá deska (Golden Record – albums Písně sebrané pod stolem, Pocestný do sedmého nebe, Sbohem romantiko, Ve znamení ryb), Krišťálová deska (Crystal Record).
1987 – Žalman & spol.
1989 – Jantarova Země
1991 – Hodina Usmíření
1992 – Tu neděli po ránu
1992 – Když Bůh jihočechy stvořil
1993 – Žalman & spol. + Jantarová Země
1993 – Písně sebrané pod stolem
1994 – Potlach v mé duši
1995 – Pocestný do sedmého nebe
1996 – Živě na Moravě
1997 – Sbohem romantiko
1998 – Sbohem romantiko
1998 – Láska a smrt
2000 – Ve znamení ryb
2001 – … v roce jedna
2002 – Žalman – Výběr nejlepších nahrávek – double album
2004 – Nápis na štítu domu
2005 – Ráno bylo stejný
2006 – Zatracený písně
2007 – Mezi kameny
1990 – Folk a Folklór
1994 – Žalman & spol. Na cestě
1995 – Pocestný do sedmého nebe
1999 – Láska a smrt
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