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Popular Greek Music

Danai (Danai Stratigopoulou)

Attik (Kleon Triantafyllou ) (Αττίκ / Κλέων Τριανταφύλλου) (1885 –1944 Suicide) USA, Europe, Greece Composer of around 300 songs

Manos Hadjidakis (Μάνος Χατζιδάκις)(23.10.1925 Xanthi/Greece – 15.6.1994) Oscar Music for Never on Sunday 1960 , Αγάπη που 'γινες δίκοπο μαχαίρι (Agapi pougines dikopo mahairi) , Tο Xαμόγελο της Tζοκόντας. His work include 67 pieces for theater, 76 for cinema, 10 for ballet, 10 pieces for piano and guitar more than 300 songs

Rihno Tin Kardia Mou Sto Pigadi (MP3) , Stin Potamia Sopeni To Kanoni (MP3), O Sideras (MP3), Tragoudi Tis Simeas (MP3), O Ektoras ke I Andromahi (MP3) Εκεί ψηλά στον Υμηττό υπάρχει κάποιο μυστικό (There on the heights of Hymettus there is a secret). Kane to Pono sou Hara interpreted by Nat King Cole as In the Cool of the Day , other songs interpreted by Caterina Valente (Matrozen aus Piraeus), Dalida (Hassapico Nostalgique), Milva (Uno a te ujio a me)

Mikis Theodorakis (Μίκης Θεοδωράκης) (29.7.1925 Chios), Zorbas the Greek, Aξιον Eστί, Lenin Prize, Many artists had a benefit working with or for Theodorakis for example as Interprets of his songs, including many foreign singers (Milva, Edit Piaf, Dalida, ...), an important contribution is the use of the work of important Greek poets in his music,

Yannis Markopoulos (Γιάννης Μαρκόπουλος) (18.3.1939 Herakleion/Crete) (until 1956 in Ierapetra /Crete) composer, work for music and theater, and music and text of "Zavara Katra Nemia Ileos Ileos Lama Lama Nama Nama Nemia"

Maria Farantouri (Μαρία Φαραντούρη) (1947 Nea Ionia Athens) Politician and Interpreter of Theodorakis To gelasto pedi (Theodorakis, a song for Grigoris Lambrakis who died 27.5.1963 after an attack 5 days before by political opponents, V. Vasilikos writes the story known from the film Z ) MP3 , Mikis Theodorakis/Seferis (Real Audio)

Kalliopi Vetta (Καλλιόπη Βέττα) (Livadero/Kozani) A gymnastic Muse!

Thanos Mikroutsikos (Θάνος Μικρούτσικος) (1947 Patras), PASOK politician (1994–96 minister of culture replacing Merkouri) and Composer

Stamatis Kraounakis (Σταμάτης Κραουνάκης) (1955 Athens)

Manolis Rasoulis (Μανώλης Ρασούλης) (28.9.1945 Herakleion/Crete) A Musician and some say a 17N terrorist

Christos Leontis (11.5.1940 Herakleion/Crete)

Nena Venetsanou (Νένα Βενετσάνου) (1955 Athens/Greece ) Composer and Interpreter “I was looking for an interpreter and I found THE interpreter.” Manos Hadjidakis looking for an interpreter of Blood Wedding

Stamatis Spanoudakis (Σταμάτης Σπανουδάκης) (11.12.1948) Composer


Laiko”


Mihalis Souyioul, (1906-–1958) To telefteo tram, Asta ta malakia sou

Sophia Vembo (Σοφία Βέμπο) (1910 – 11.3.1978), Pedia tis Ellados Pedia (Mimis Traiforos 1912-–1998) songs during WWII German Occupation

Του Βοτανικού ο μάγκας ...πια κανείς δεν θα τον δεί

Grigoris Bithikotsis ( Γρηγόρης Μπιθικώτσης )(11.12.1922 Peristeri – 7.4.2005 Athens), ”The Sir of Greek Music” , O kyr Thanos , Oloi oi rebetes tou ntounia emena me agapoune (Vamvakaris / Tsitsanis) , To Axion Esti – Ena to helidoni , Varka sto Gialo ( , Kai doxa to Theo (Theodorakis) , Sto Perigiali to kryfo (Theodorakis ) Se touto to steno, Enas alitis pethane


Giorgos Zambetas (Γιώργος Ζαμπέτας)(25.1.1925 Agios Georgios Metaxourgeio – 10.3.1992) , grew in a family with 5 sisters and another brother , Paei Paei, Siko horepse Syrtaki (Stand up and dance Syrtaki), Romios agapise Romia, O Mathitis (The student)

Panos Gavalas ( Πάνος Γαβαλάς)(26.11.1926 Vatrahonisi- 3.12.1988)


Stelios Kazantzidis (Στέλιος Kαζαντζίδης) (30.8.1932 Athens – 14.9.2001), a great and very popular artist (“Child of the People”, “Stelaras”), Siko horepse koukli mou, Ziguala . He was 13 when his father, a resistance fighter, died during the occupation of Greece by the Germans. Yparho (I exist) which he produced after a long period when he before declared the end of his carrier, was prophetic. Ο μύθος του ελληνικού τραγουδιού , Μές τη ζωή περπάτησε ο Στέλιος μας και πάει, θλιμμένους μας παράτησε για άλλους τραγουδάει (A poem of N. Palamidis)

Stratos Dionysiou (Στράτος Διονυσίου) (8.1.1935 Nigrita Serron - 11.5.1990) Info in Greek , His Grave O Salonikios

Nikos Xylouris (Νίκος Ξυλούρης) (7.7.1936 Anoghia – 8.2.1980) (Greek Site) a great artist from Crete, THE LEGEND OF CRETAN MUSIC Pote tha kanei xasteria , Hilia myria Kymata , Oso baroun ta sidera, Auton ton kosmo ton kalo , (Zabarakatranemia zabarakatranemia ileos ileos nama nama nama ....)

Marinella (Μαρινέλλα )(Kyriaki Papadopoulou )(20.5.1935 Thessaloniki) She was married with Stelios Kazantzidis and later with Tolis Voskopoulos

Stavros Xarchakos (Σταύρος Ξαρχάκος) (14.3.1939 Athens). Xarhakos is one of the greatest Composers of Greece. Although he is not known as Theodorakis outside Greece he produced some of the greatest ever songs. The ancient Greeks related Music and Arts with the Muses as children of Mnemosyne (Memory) and some of the pieces of Xarhakos are eternal memories of a Greece that has gone forever. Άπονη ζωή (Aponi Zoi) (text), Ta pseftika ta logia ta megala (Gatsos/Xarhakos) Kaigomai kaigomai , Τα δάκρυα μου είναι καυτά (Ta dakrua eina kauta), Τα τραίνα που φύγαν (Ta trena pou figan), Στα χέρια σου μεγάλωσαν (Sta heria sou megalosan), Στου Όθωνα τα χρόνια (Stou Othona ta hronia)

Dionysis Savopoulos (Διovύσης Σαββόπoυλoς) (2.12.1944 Thessaloniki), Mi milas alo gia agapi, Zembekiko (Vromiko Psomi) San ton Karagiozi

Haris Alexiou (Harikleia Roupaka) (Χάρις Αλεξίου) (27.12.1950 Thebes)

Dimitra Galani ( Δήμητρα Γαλάνη) (14.11.1952 Athens)

Glykeria Kotsoula (Γλυκερία) (16.11.1953 Agio Pneuma/Serres) Info in Greek Smyrneika Fantaraki

Sokratis Malamas (Σωκράτης Μάλαμας) (29.9.1957 Sykia / Chalkidiki)

Nikos Portokalogou (Νίκος Πορτοκάλογλου) (30.12.1957 Volos) Fatme , Thalassa mou skoteini

Kostas Makedonas (Kostas Pakas)(Κώστας Μακεδόνας)(20.1.1967 Thessaloniki)

Antonis Remos (Antonis Paschalidis) (Αντώνης Ρέμος)(1970 Düsseldorf/Germany)

George Mazonakis (Γιώργος Μαζωνάκης) (1972 Nikea/Athens) (http://www.mazonakis.de/Start.htm )

Stavros Kouyioumtzis (Σταύρος Κουγιουμτζής), (1932 Eptapyrgio Thessaloniki – 12.3.2005 Thessaloniki) a very popular composer : Natane to 21 (Να 'τανε το 21) , To poukamiso to thalassi (Tο πουκάμισο το θαλασσί), pou nai ta hronia (πού ναι τα χρόνια)

Giorgos Hatzinasios (Γιώργος Χατζηνάσιος ) (19.1.1942) Pou tha paei, Sygnomi pou s' agapisa poly

Giorgos Katsaros (Γιώργος Κατσαρός), (?) Kyra Georgina (Saxophone)

Kostas Hatzis (Κώστας Χατζής) (? Leivadia ) Vre den Bariesai Adelfe, Synora i agapi den gnorizei, To aeroplano

Giannis Poulopoulos, To agalma , Ase stin porta ta kleidia

"Hercules" Panagis Koutalianos , a written for him by Manos Loizos

Manos Loizos (Μάνος Λοϊζος) (22.10.1937 Alexandria – 17.9.1982) Vaporaki tu Burnova, Kalimera Ilie one of the greatest composers of popular greek music

Mimis Plessas (Μίμης Πλέσσας)(12.10.1924) Gelage i Maria, To agalma, Dodeka Mantolina , O Δρόμος (> 2 m copies sold)

Manolis Mitsias (Μανώλης Μητσιάς )(26.2.1946)

Giorgos Mouzakis (15.8.1922 Athens - 27.8.2005)

Poly Panou (Polutimi Kalopanou) (28.-10.1940)

Giannis Parios (Γιάννης Πάριος) (1946 Paros) Tα Nησιώτικα , Τώρα πια (Tu t'en vas),

Tolis Voskopoulos (Τόλης Βοσκόπουλος)

Doukissa (Δούκισσα) ( )

Mihalis Menidiatis (Μιχάλης Μενιδιάτης)(aka Μιχάλης Καλογράνης)(29.6.1932 Menidi Athens) Πήραν τα στήθεια μου φωτιά, Μην περιμένεις πια (music and text Apostolos Kaldaras), Τι σου είπανε για μένα, Πετραδάκι-Πετραδάκι

Vicky Moscholiou (Βικυ Μοσχολιού)(17.5.1943 - 16. 8. 2005 Athens) Ta trena pou fygan "όταν ακούω τα σημερινά τραγούδια και τα συγκρίνω με τα δικά μας, μελαγχολώ..."

Mariza Koch ( Μαρίζα Κωχ)

Tania Tsanaklidou (born in Drama)

Dimitris Mitropanos (Δημήτρης Μητροπάνος ) (2.4.1948 Trikala ), Allos Gia Hio Travixe , 2 nuhtes (If you are very down... this may help!) a great artist, often very melancholic songs..

Yannis Spanos (Γιάννης Σπανός ) (?), Odos Aristotelous

Alkistis Protopsalti (Alkistis Sebasti Attikiouzel) (Άλκηστις Πρωτοψάλτη) (18.10.1957 Alexandria/Egypt) (an athletic musician) Traba skandali

Notis Sfakianakis (Νότης Σφακιανάκης ) (2.11.1959 Crete) ( http://www.sfakianakis.com/ )

Anna Vissi ( Άννα Βίσση) (20.12.1957) , Larnaca, Cyprus, (SONY BMG) Forgive Me This (Trauma), Na se kala

Eleni Tsaligopoulou (Ελένη Τσαλιγγοπούλου) ( Naoussa)

Eleftheria Arvanitaki (Ελευθερία Αρβανιτάκη ) (16.10.1956 Piraeus)

Thanasis Papakonstantinou (?) Vrachnos Profitis

Melina Kana (Μελίνα Κανά)

Vasilis Karras (Βασίλης Καρράς) (Kokkinohori / Kavala) To adiexodo , Kardiopatheies , Apologisou , Kane kati , Gela mou

Pashalis Terzis (Πασχάλης Τερζής ) (? Pylaia Thessaloniki)

Margarita Zorbala (Mαργαρίτα Zορμπαλά) (Tashkent/Uzbekistan)

Keti Garbi (Καίτη Γαρμπή) (? Korydallo) (To kati ) Zisame , Kivotos

Lefteris Pantazis (Λευτέρης Πανταζής) (Tashkent/Uzbekistan)

Natassa Theodoridou (Νατάσα Θεοδωρίδου) (? Thessaloniki) http://www.greekboston.com/gbtv/one.shtml in Concert Clips Lathos

Lambis Livieratos (Λάμπης Λιβιεράτος) (? Athens)

Nikos Karvelas (Νίκος Καρβέλας )

Lena Papadopoulou (?)

Haris and Panos Katsimihas (Χάρης και Πάνος Κατσιμίχας) (14.10.1952) (Image)

Arleta (Nikoleta Tsapra) (3.3.1945)

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