Episode #691

From the Vaults: Annabouboula

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

For this trip down memory lane, New Sounds explores the sounds of "Greek blues," or rebetiko, and the American music it inspired, with the NY band Annabouboula. Also, hear traditional Greek blues from Delias, Mihalopoulos, Alexiou, on this show from the Vaults.

PROGRAM #691, With guests Annabouboula





Anestis Delias


"To Haremi Sto Hamam"{3:00}



In The Baths of Constantinople


Shanachie #64022.
Shanachie's site doesn't have the CD available to order, but it's available as a download from*

Ta Demotika Mas

#3 - Epiros

"Kira Georgaina" {3:30}

Margo (Minos Matsas) Co. Margo-8282. Out of print LP. Try auction sites.


Greek Fire

"Sad Tale of the Farmer's Wife"{4:30}

Shanachie #64027. Try

Panaiotis Mihalopoulos

Mihalopoulos - Bournelis

Fotia Tha Valo Munos Mou (Set A Fire) {4:00}

Kyklades Records #KG52. Greek LP; out of print.


Greek Fire

"I'd Rather Set Myself on Fire" {4:30}

See above.

Haris Alexiou

Haris Alexiou

"Lili I Skanda-laria"{4:00}

Greek Video Recordings & Tapes #PLD-5621-2. Out of print. For info, try her site (in Greek):*


Greek Fire

"Opium Bride" {3:00}

See above.

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Comments [1]

Steven Matthews from NYC

I heard this show when it was first broadcasted, back in 1991. I really loved the original version of "Kira Giorgaina" and looked all over for the recording but I could never find it. Periodically, I would look again, but never had any luck. Recently, I thought of Annabouboula (for some reason). I did a Google search for John Schaefer and Annabouboula and, lo and behold, here it is online! So while I may never find the original recording of "Kira Giorgaina", at least I can listen to it.

Thanks for putting up this show.

Jun. 28 2009 11:41 AM

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