These songs in the Caucasus are performed at weddings, listened to in houses and cars, and included in concert performances. They listen and sing for so long that the name of the author is not only forgotten to be mentioned, but they simply do not know him
In the Caucasus, as in all of Russia, there are few people who are unfamiliar with the name of one of the outstanding authors of our time - Simon Osiashvili. From 1984 to the present day, he has written more than 500 songs for the repertoire of famous Soviet and Russian performers, including Philip Kirkorov, Vyacheslav Dobrynin, Alla Pugacheva, Alexei Glyzin, Tamara Gverdtsiteli, Nikolai Baskov, Masha Rasputina, Grigory Leps, Irina Allegrova, Alexander Buinov , Valery Leontiev, Mikhail Shufutinsky and other famous artists.
The most famous works of Simon Abramovich: “Don’t rub salt in my wound”, “Old grandmothers”, “For lovely ladies”, “Kisa”, “Well”, “A drop in the sea”, “My dear old people”, “You are my God”, “Winter Garden”, “Mother's Eyes”, “All Flowers”.
A complete list of Simon Osiashvili's songs, which can be found on his personal website http://www.simonosiashvili.ru/ is striking. After all, we have long begun to treat many of the master's works as folk, so often we have heard them over the years.
There are among the songs of Simon Abramovich and those that are especially fond of Caucasian listeners. They are performed at weddings, listened to in homes and cars, included in concert performances. They listen and perform for so long that the name of the author is not only forgotten to be mentioned, but they simply do not know him. So it happened with the popular hit "Give me a souvenir." The song, the authorship of which is not attributed to anyone in the Caucasus, was actually released by Simon Osiashvili on a CD back in 1995 and instantly “went to the people”. Meanwhile, the rights to the work were registered in accordance with the established procedure with the Russian Authors' Society (RAO), which was established in 1993 and currently exists, protecting the legal rights of authors.
At the end of the XNUMXs, the author of the song “Give Me a Memory” was surprised to discover various versions of his work, including those performed by both women and men, in different, including dance, manners, remade in an incendiary and dynamic Caucasian way. . The performers, with whom Simon Abramovich managed to contact, unanimously stated that this song is purely Caucasian, drinking, and "everyone sings it here." It appeared that the composition “Give Me a Memory” was truly loved in the Caucasus.
A similar fate befell the single "I miss the nights so much", filled with emotions and feelings to such an extent that in terms of intensity of emotions it could compete with the best Russian hits about love of all time. This song was released along with the track "Give Me a Memory" in the same 1995, that is, almost 30 years ago. Over the past time, she has also acquired Caucasian arrangements, changed the text in a couple of lines, and, like the first song, is interpreted in the Caucasus as a folk composition. In extreme cases, if the authors are indicated, then they turn out to be anyone, but not Simon Osiashvili. Although he admits that he personally really likes the arrangements and the manner of performing his songs in the Caucasus. Fans of Caucasian artists are unlikely to have missed the performance of the single “I miss the nights so much” by Sultan Laguchev in 2022; and the song itself immediately after the release got into the rotation of "Radio Chanson".
To date, the music publishing house "Zvuk-M" has signed a cooperation agreement with Simon Osiashvili. In the future, this will not only bring joy to fans of good songs, but also provide the author with proper protection of his rights. Listeners should know by sight the poets and composers who make this world a better place with their work.