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CD sleeve - Constantinople in old recordings

Constantinople in old recordings

Various artists

F M Records

The Greek Archives 635

Mihalis Sifneos' OrchestraCart-Driver
Marika PapaghikaAghia Sofia
Markos MelkonI Wanted To Come Over The Night
Antonis DalgasAntoule
Unknown USA 1928Hasapiko Dance From Tatavla
Antonis DalgasLittle Flirt From Tatavla
Rosa EskenazyThe Fisherman's Son
Takis NikolaouArabas (Wheel-Wagon) Is Going By
Unknown USA 1928Hasapiko Dance From Constantinople
ChristodoulidisWoman From Pringipos
B SofroniouA Woman From Constantinople In Podarades
K. NourosGalat Manes
Unknown Athens 1925Song From Silivria
Giorgos VidalisConstantinople Woman From Tatavla
Rosa EskenazyI've Lost My Scarf
ZonarakisHeavier Than The Irons
UnknownAdikristos Dance
Antonis DalgasWoman From Constantinople
UnknownThe Twigs Are Ablaze
Yangos PsamatianosWounds
Spyros Peristeris, K MakrisHasapiko Dance From Tatavla

This CD has a very Oriental sound, unsurprisingly. Instruments used include the outi, violin, xylophone, cello, mandolin, guitar, harmonica, piano, clarinet, mandola, santouri and kanonaki. There's not a bouzouki on it, as far as I can tell. Lots of the tunes seem somehow very familiar after two Hydra conferences!

The 36 page booklet is mainly in Greek, with a shorter English section at the back.

Photograph of Constantinople