Author Archives: Dallas DeForest

A Markos Playlist

Here, a 110 songs for your enjoyment. Υεια σου, Μαρκο, με τις ομορφες πενιες σου!

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The Falero Cemetery

Here’s a good blog post about its discovery and some of the implications involved: “Sensationalising archaeological finds in pursuit of funding, access or political favour, however tempting, is a risky strategy – as we have noted previously in the case of Amphipolis. … Continue reading

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Θα Σπασει το Μπουζουκι Μου, 1940

Here’s a great tune written by Peristeris and sung by Vamvakaris along with Hatzichristos. It has all the characteristics of a Peristeris song (despite the YouTube owner’s claim).  

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Το πορτοφόλι

Here’s a great Markos tune, though it was written by Peristeris. It’s in Si Ousak. Στον κόσμο τον σημερινό, αυτό το ξέρουν όλοι, η δύναμη στον άνθρωπο είναι το πορτοφόλι, η δύναμη στον άνθρωπο είναι το πορτοφόλι, στον κόσμο τον … Continue reading

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Μόρτισσα Χασικλού

Another great Markos tune–one of his first. Enjoy! btw, every heard a kitharotzoura? Didn’t think so.

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Μ’εκαψες τσαχπινα μου

Well, I’m not up for lyrics tonight….but enjoy this wonderful Markos tune from 1935! This guy’s bouzouki (more of a tzouras, really) is quite swanky, too–clearly an antique of some kind. Great tone.  

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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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