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Giannis Tatasopoulos (1928–2001)

Tina Bucuvalas

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0032
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Giannis Tatasopoulos, considered the finest bouzouki player of his generation in America, developed a unique style distinguished by remarkable dexterity, phrasing, and instrumental tone. He also was ... More


Rebetika, the Blues of Greece—and Australia

Stathis Gauntlett

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

With an alarmingly large and comprehensive body of work examining myriad aspects of the topic, Australia’s Stathis Gauntlett is arguably the most knowledgeable rebetika scholar today. “Rebetika, the ... More


Greek Record Making in the Early Days, 1896–1937

Dick Spottswood

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0014
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Richard K. Spottswood, who is respected by scholars, record collectors and music enthusiasts for his ground-breaking work documenting sound recordings of ethnic music, focuses on “Greek Record Making ... More


Bouzoukis and Belly Dancers, Drinkers and Dreamers: A Look at Greek Nightlife at the Crossroads1

Nick Pappas

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Journalist Nick Pappas explores in detail the social and economic dimensions of Greek club and restaurant presentations in New York during the 1980s in “Bouzouki and Belly Dancers, Drinkers and ... More


Ioannis Halikias, aka Jack Gregory (1898–1957)1

Aydin Chaloupka

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0025
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In 1932, Ioannis “Jack” Halikias (1898-1957), a Greek American, recorded “Minoretouteke” for Columbia Record Company, the first bouzouki solo and probably the most influential bouzouki recording ever ... More


Trio Bel Canto and Takis Elenis (b. 1948)

Tina Bucuvalas

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0037
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Performing Greek music for Greek and American audiences with polished vocal harmonies and strong musicianship, the Trio Bel Canto became arguably the most popular Greek American band of all-time.They ... More


George E. Soffos (1953–2013)

Tina Bucuvalas

in Greek Music in America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819703
eISBN:
9781496819758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819703.003.0038
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

George Soffos was born in Ohio into a family with roots in southern Rhodes. He learned to play guitar as a child, studied with master bouzouki player Giannis Tatasopoulos, and by 17 was an ... More


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