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Anthology of Rebetiko Song 1930-1940 2
Various Artists
Anthology of Rebetiko Song 1930-1940 2
Genres: World Music, Pop
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Anthology of Rebetiko Song 1930-1940 2
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: FM Records
Release Date: 8/22/1995
Genres: World Music, Pop
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5201364706552, 723722135828

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Greek archives: anthology of rebetiko songs
lara | new york, u.s. | 06/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The anthology is a rare opportunity to hear the rembetica songs in their original recordings, before the music became acceptable, was commercialized and lost its underground flavor. For the first time I heard rembetico songs in 1993, in a open-roof taverna near Naphpaktos (Greece) and it was unforgettable. Now the music that we know as rembetico is very popular among large audience but it was born in 19-century in ports, in hashish dens and in prisons. It reflects the sadness and the cynicism of the time, but also much more complex feelings. I really like the lyrical song Vlamissa, which is a slang word for a girlfriend (who is also a tough chick and a sort of comrade in the underground) and which comes from Albanian word for blood sister, I believe. It's really touching. It is also nice to hear the encouragement remarks from the musicians to each other during the record: Yia sou, Stellaki mou! (Here is to you, my Stellakis!)"