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Various Artists

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
4
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
26-06-2006
Genres:
Label:
Barcode:
788065777623
Packaging:
Box Set
Catalog Number:
JSPCD7776
Various Artists
Various Artists

Description

In the early part of the 20th Century the Greek underground had its own music. Here's the music of criminals, con men and casanovas, tales of seductions, drug deals and prison, played with scintillating skill. If all you know about Greek music can be filed under Z for Zorba, prepare to be blasted into a new dimension. The origins of the music we now know as Rembetica lie in the obscurity of the mid-19th Century, or even earlier. It can be roughly divided into two schools: The first was that created by the Greek population of Ottoman cities such as Constantinople (Istanbul) and Smyrna (Izmir). In the main, this was played in public places of entertainment by highly skilled professional musicians, using, chiefly, violin, lyra, sandouri, guitar and mandolin. However, the fact that there also existed a rougher, more underground, form is evidenced by the "brothel" recordings made by Yiangos Psamathianos in Constantinople in around 1912. Meanwhile, chiefly in the underworld of homeland Greece, there developed another form of Rembetica, played in enclosed places such as "Tekedhes" (hash-dens) and prisons. This was more a music of non-professional musicians performing on guitar, baglamas and bouzouki. This authoritative and revealing 89-track set covers all aspects of Rembetika on four themed discs: Disc One: The Ottoman Legacy 1925-1937 Disc Two: Piraeus Heavy Hitters 1934-1946 Disc Three: Dope, Dice, Guitars, Knives 'n' Such 1928-1946 Disc Four: After Censorship 1937-1947

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Papagika Mandalena Zeimbekiko - Marika Papagika
  3. Chakiji Zeibek - Achilleas Poulos
  4. Tsifte Telli - El Melemenlis
  5. Huseini Manes - A. Dhiamadidhis
  6. Ballos Smyrneikos Me Mane - E. Sophroniou
  7. Aidhinikos Xoros (Dance From Aydin) - Marika Papagika
  8. Zeimbekiko Melemenio - And Dalgas
  9. The Neighbourhood's Ablaze - Leopold Gad
  10. Minore Manes, S'Afino Tin Kali Nychtia - Kostas Karipis
  11. Sousta Politiki - And Dalgas
  12. Bournovalio Syrtos - Popular Orchestra
  13. Dark Skinned Girl - Marika Politissa
  14. Rast Zergile Manes - Marika Politissa
  15. The Girl From Markopoulo - Rita Aabadzi
  16. I Circassian Girl - Roza Eskenazi
  17. I Owe My Body To The Black Earth - Roza Eskenazi
  18. As I Returned From Pylos - Efstratios Payioumidzis
  19. In The Deep Darkness - Roza Eskenazi
  20. The Junkie - Kalyvopoulos
  21. Zeimbekiko - Kalyvopoulos
  22. Our Manges Are Complaining - Kalyvopoulos
  23. I Want A Princess - Stellakis Perpiniadhis
  24. The Mill Girl - Markos Vamvakaris
  25. Zeimbekano Spaniolo - Stratos Payioumidzis
  26. The Stoker - Yiorgos Batis
  27. If You're A Mangas And A Real Hard Nut - Markos Vamvakaris
  28. And I Was Once.... - Markos Vamvakaris
  29. The Dope Sniffer - Markos Vamvakaris
  30. My Painted Boat - Yiorgos Batis
  31. Oropos Jail - Yiorgos Batis
  32. You Gotta Know The Tricks - Markos Vamvakaris
  33. Always With Sweet Hashish - D. Gongos
  34. It Was Springtime - D. Gongos
  35. Manges, Take To The Hills - EF. Payioumidzis
  36. Five Manges - Kalyvopoulos
  37. Drunk And Stoned - Anestis Dhelias
  38. Taxim Athineiko Ke Zeimbekiko - Yiorgos Batis
  39. In Vavoula's Hollow - Stellios Keromytis
  40. The Song Of Exile - Efstratios Payioumidzis
  41. My Only Consolation - Stellios Keromytis
  42. It Showed I Was A Mangas - Michailis Yenitsaris
  43. Taxim-Zeimbekiko - Markos Vamvakaris
  44. All The Rembetes In The World - Markos Vamvakaris
  45. I Baglamadhes - Stratos
  46. I Wanted To Be Hercules - Nikos Vrachnas
  47. On The Hill In Syros - George Katsaros
  48. Those Cops Who Were Here Just Now - Yiannis Ioannidhis
  49. Troumba - K. Kostis
  50. The Low Down Mangas - Petros Kyriakos
  51. Dizzyness Overcomes Me - A. Kostis
  52. To Minore Tou Deke - Jack Grigoriou
  53. The Grumbler - Gus Dussas
  54. Beautiful Antalya - Gus Dussas
  55. Echo Meraki Echo Dalga - Andonios Dalgas
  56. The Waistcoat - D. Phillipopoulos
  57. Raste Tou Deke - Jack Halikias
  58. O Vlamis Tou Psyri - Rita Abadzi
  59. They're After Our Argile - Roza Eskenazi
  60. Leave Out The Bullshit - Yiorgos Karras
  61. To Flidzani Tou Yianni - Rita Abadzi
  62. They're Going 'Dipping' - Rita Abadzi
  63. I'm A Smack-Head - Roza Eskenazi
  64. Anna And The Dervish - Stellakis Perpiniadhis
  65. With The Early Morning Dew - V. Tsitsanis
  66. Hadzimilousiko Instrumental - Mike Patrinos
  67. Trikouverto Instrumental - Jack Halikias
  68. I Margarita - Rita Abadzi
  69. Ola Ta 'Cho Varethi - Stellakis
  70. The Girl From Piraeus - Stratos
  71. I Magdhalo - Stellakis
  72. Thelo Na Se Andamoso, Xaveriotissa - Stratos
  73. The Girl From Passalimani - Stellakis
  74. Vaggelitsa - EF. Payioumidzis
  75. On A Fine Beach - Stratos
  76. Dance Of Tatavla - Vassilis Tsitsanis
  77. I Won't Come Again To Kokkinia - Yiorgos Kavouras
  78. Again, They've Offered Me A Bride - Yiannis Papioannou
  79. The No Good - A. Hadzichristos
  80. Your Old Man, The Miser - Yiorgos Kavouras
  81. Vadizo Me Parapono - Yiannis Papiouannou
  82. I'll Steal You Away - M. Vamvakaris
  83. I Meraklidhes - Tsitsanis
  84. The Wallet - M. Vamvakaris
  85. Whoever Is Orphaned Young - Stratos Payioumidzis
  86. The Grocer Girl & Her Donkey - Markos Vamvakaris
  87. The Stroller - Stratos
  88. The Song Of The High - Stratos
  89. The Boat Down On The Beach - V. Tsitsanis
  90. Nea Vaggelitsa - A Hadzichristos
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