15 December 2008

Louisiana Red & Stelios Vamvakaris - Blues Meets Rebetiko

1 Standing At My Door
2 Voodoo Woman
3 Nelson Mandela
4 Korea Blues
5 Orphanage Home Blues
6 Hey Now Baby
7 That's All Right

Rembetika has its roots in two musical traditions of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: the music of the urban Greek social fringes, especially in the Piraeus (often compared to the blues sub-culture in the United States at about the same time), and the cafe aman (Smyrnaika, or Smyrneika) of the Asia Minor cities of Smyrna and Constantinople. The two forms came together after the influx of ethnic-Greek refugees from Turkey in the early 1920s.

Rembetika is often referred to as the Greek blues — not because of the musical style so much as the feeling imbued in much of the music, as well as the favoured topics (sex, drugs, prison, etc.) and the social context of the rembetika sub-culture.

(in part from http://en.citizendium.org/wiki/Rembetika)

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John said...

Συναυλίες Αθήνας, Θεσσαλονίκης

i dont think that rebetiko has any connection with blues....

Anonymous said...

me too