Rembetica: Historic Urban Folk Songs From Greece

Rembetica: Historic Urban Folk Songs From Greece


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Rembetica: Historic Urban Folk Songs From Greece

This is a welcome collection. There are some musical and conceptual cavils, but each is more than balanced by a strength. Some of the cuts are far from their singers' best, and The Papaioannis piece is plain unworthy. But there's a great deal of fine music from unfamiliar as well as familiar artists (including the first recorded bousouki solo -- check out the "Moonlight Sonata" piano!).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/14/1992
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661107922
catalogNumber: 1079

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Vassilis Tsitsánis   Bouzouki,Guitar,Baglama,Track Performer,Vocal Harmony
Márkos Vamvakáris   Bouzouki,Vocals,Track Performer
Andonis Dalgas   Track Performer
Róza Eskenázi   Track Performer
Lambros Leondaridhis   Track Performer,Lyra
Marika Papagika   Vocals,Track Performer
Kostas Papagikas   Cymbalom
Lambros Savaidhis   Kanoon
Markos Sifnios   Cello
George Katsaros   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Alexis Zoumbas   Violin
Agápios Tomboúlis   Vocals,Oud,Track Performer
Apostolos Hatzichristos   Vocals,Track Performer
Yiannis Tsanakas   Guitar,Mandolin,Accordion,Track Performer
Yiovan Tsaous   Guitar,Track Performer,Tambur,Glasses
Rita Abatzi   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Stratos Payoumtzis   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Andonis Dalgas   Contributor
Richard K. Spottswood   Producer
Jack Towers   Contributor
John R.T. Davies   Contributor
Charles Howard   Producer,translation

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Rembetica: Historic Urban Folk Songs From Greece 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Since watching the Athens 2004 Olympics it has really spartked my interest in Greece. I really like the overall sound of this CD. It has a very unique sound. It is in Greek. I like to listen to a diffrent kind of music like this. Some songs are a little slow but i really like track #8 since it is instrumental. I would say get this CD if you like Greek culture or something like that.