AKIS LYMOURIS, Gloudy Sanday, 1962

While on the island another journalist from Jungle World  bought this Everybody dances the Sirtaki LP to review it in our Cyprus issue. When it was time to go back home he wanted to leave it in one of our bungalows so I had mercy with it and took it.

Most of it is pretty lame traditional Sirtaki music but I still kinda like the first and the very last songs on the LP. Especially the ultra fast Baxe Tsifliki is great for twisting. But then it gets reeeeeally fast and I guess everybody always lost their balance and that´s why it needs to be the last song…

AKIS LYMOURIS, Gloudy Sanday, 1962

AKIS LYMOURIS, Baxe Tsifliki, 1962

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2 Comments on “AKIS LYMOURIS, Gloudy Sanday, 1962”

  1. My warm greetings, dear Andreas!
    It’s really great to have you back!

    I’ve noticed that both of the songs that you have chosen to post, from this LP, are compositions by Vassilis Tsitsanis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vassilis_Tsitsanis) who is a “Merkmal” of the Greek folk music, indeed.
    “Gloudy Sunday” (that is actually “Cloudy Sunday”, Synnefiasmeni Kyriaki ) is not, in fact, a syrtaki as it’s melody has, a rather slow rhythm and a sorrowful mood.
    And, in reality, is the Greek aspect of the famous, in central Europe, “Gloomy Sunday” by Rezső Seress, only without it’s rumoured and dubious side-effects, and whereas both composers were completely ignorant about each other’s existence and equally of their (gloomy or cloudy) Sundays…
    By the way, someone can hear the original version (sung by Tstitsanis and his first wife Marika Ninou) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0av8kHT0wig&feature=related

    Alles Beste
    Ilias

  2. mischalke04 says:

    Hey Ilias! Thank you for the info!
    And thanks for caring about this blog.
    I still love doing it and I do like these Greek songs.


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