Monthly Archives: May 2016

Yiovan Tsaous Tabouras

Here, Stavros Kourousis, author of From Tabouras to Bouzouki, plays one of Tsaous’ actual instruments–the larger tabouras (he also played a smaller tzouras). As Kourousis notes, Tsaous recorded Diamanto Alaniara, Blamissa, Se mia Mikroula, and Yelasmenos with this instrument. It sounds … Continue reading

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H Drosoula

“The Dew” From the Indian Summer of Rebetika…Tsitsanis, 1944, with Markos singing. The teke mentioned in this song is that of Miltos Sidheris, Nikiforos Fokas Street, Thessaloniki. Tsitsanis spent most of the war in Thessaloniki, where he wrote many of … Continue reading

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Τσαους, Διαμαντω

Here’s a wonderful Yiovan Tsaous song (zeibekiko). Stellakis Perpiniadis sings. 1936. Γεια σου Γιοβάν Τσαούς με το ταμπούρι σου! Βρε Διαμάντω μου χαδιάρα και γλυκιά μου παιχνιδιάρα έλα άνοιξε την πόρτα να `ρθω μέσα σαν και πρώτα Άιντε τράβα στη … Continue reading

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Σαλα, Σαλα

Παραδοσιακο, 1926, NYC.

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