Monthly Archives: March 2016

A Wonderful Amanes

Here’s a great amanes, sung by Stratos, bouzouki is Delias, guitar is Skarvelis, and there’s an unknown oud player. Delias likely composed the song. 1937.  

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Η Εμορφη Ατταλεια

Here’s a great traditional tune extolling the virtues of Attaleia (modern Antalya), on the southern coast of Turkey, which, in times past, hosted a sizable Greek community. I want to travel, ox, aman, aman to the waters of Attaleia. ax, … Continue reading

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The Sound of a Pre-War Bouzouki

From 1911, to be precise. I stumbled upon this video on YouTube tonight and thought–what a sound! That guy’s bouzouki sounds just like the pre-war bouzoukia. Turns out, it is a pre-war bouzouki, made by Karambas in 1911 in NYC. … Continue reading

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