Twenty-three bouzouki songs at once can bring to mind the famous Monty Python cheese shop sketch, where John Cleese's patience finally snaps after five or so minutes of good-naturedly putting up with the bouzouki musicians in the background. Here you have over an hour's worth, but at least the approach does vary; most of the melodies are minor, yes, but Vamvakaris did frequently record with other singers as backup, and with guitarists to vary the texture.
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Bouzouki Pioneer, 1932-19. has been added to your Cart. Markos Vamvakaris was a poor boy from the islands who wandered into Piraeus in the rough days of the early 1920s. By days he worked on the docks or, later, in a slaughter house, and by nights he frequented the port's various disreputable dives where, before audiences of pickpockets, drunks, knife-fighters, thieves, pimps, hash-freaks, and smugglers he created some of the greatest music of the twentieth century. This album includes some of Vamvakaris' best work. The songs are a fine example of when Greek music and lyrics had a real edge to them. After all they are Rebetika songs written and sang by the Grandfather of Rebetika music himself.
Markos Vamvakaris, Bouzouki Pioneer, 1932–1940, Rounder Records, 1998. Markos Vamvakaris, Master of Rembetika - Complete Recordings 1932-1937, plus selected recordings 1938, (4CD), JSP Records, 2010. Mortika – Rare Vintage Recordings from a Greek Underworld, ARKO records, Uppsala, 2005. CD and book, also issued as 2LP box by Mississippi Records, 2009. Nikos Politis, The Bouzouki: An approach to the history of the instrument and its evolution over the centuries, unpublished illustrated talk on the history of the bouzouki, read at Hydra Rebetiko Conference Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine, October 2008. a b c d e Kourousis, Stavros (2013) "From Tambouras to Bouzouki" The History and Evolution of the Bouzouki and its first Recordings (1926-1932) Orpheum Phonograph ORPH-01.
Album · 1998 · 23 Songs. Singers of Greek Popular Song In 78 Rpm - Recordings 1940 - 1954: Markos Vamvakaris, Vol. 4. 2004. The Pioneer: The Best Greek Popular Songs (Recordings 1933 - 1949). Complete Recordings Vol 2. 2010. See All. Chant imazighen du Maroc.
Markos Vamvakaris Bouzouki Pioneer: 1932–1940 Rounder Select, 1998. Rembetika 5-Master of Rembetika 1932-193 (4 discs) Jsp Records, 2010. The Road to Rembetica Trad. Crossroads, 2010 (accompanying CD to the Book by Gail Holst – see References section). Stavros Xarchakos and Nikos Gatsos wrote a song called Gramma sto Marko Vamvakari (Letter to Markos Vamvakaris, Greek: Γράμμα στο Μάρκο Βαμβακάρη), sung by George Dalaras and actress Despo Diamantidou. Also, Thodoros Derveniotis and Kostas Virvos wrote Markos, sung by Kaiti Abavi.
Markos Vamvakaris, Bouzouki Pioneer, 1932â?1940, Rounder Records, 1998. Mourmourika: Songs of the Greek Underworld, Rounder Records, 1999. My Only Consolation: Classic Pireotic Rembetica 1932â?1946, Rounder Records, 1999. Rembetica: Historic Urban Folk Songs From Greece, Rounder Records, 1992. Women of Rembetica, Rounder Records, 2000. Also check out â?Rembetika Songs of the Greek Underworldâ? on Trikont label. a fantastic double cd compilation that has many of the songs I selected above. a great starter if youâ?ve never heard the music before.
Arap - Markos Vamvakaris. 16. Taxim Zeimpekiko - Markos Vamvakaris.
Markos Vamvakaris - Bouzouki Ghlenti Tou Ntounia (Bouzouki, Fun of the People) 03:05. Markos Vamvakaris - Kato Eki Sti Drapetsona (In Drapetsona) 03:17. Markos Vamvakaris, Roza Eskenazy - Hronia Ston Perea (Many Years in Peiraius) 03:24. Markos Vamvakaris, Stratos Payioumtzis - Ta Karavotskismata (The Shipwrecks) 03:16. Markos Vamvakaris - Fragosiriani (Catholic Syros Girl) 03:24. Markos Vamvakaris - Oli I Rempetes Tou Ntounia (All the Rebetes of the World) 03:12.