Introduction: Greek popular music studies?

DAFNI TRAGAKI


 

1. Petula Clark, “Never on Sunday”

 

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Adaptation of Manos Hadjidakis’ song in English.


 

2. Bing Crosby, “Never on Sunday”

 

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Adaptation of Manos Hadjidakis’ song in English.


 

3. Conny Francis, “Never on Sunday”

 

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Adaptation of Manos Hadjidakis’ song in English.


 

4. Lale Andersen, “Never on Sunday” (Ein Schiff wird Kommen)

 

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Adaptation of Manos Hadjidakis in German.


 

5. Dalida, “Les enfants du Pirée”

 

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Adaptation of Manos Hadjidakis in French.


 

6. The Barry Sisters, “Never on Sunday”

 

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Adaptation of Manos Hadjidakis’s tune by the American Jewish klezmer and jazz vocal duet.


 

7. Dizzy Gilespie, “Never on Sunday”

 

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8. Phil Woods, “Zorba the Greek”

 

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9. Mikis Theodorakis, “Antonis”

 

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10. Abdul Wahab Madadi, “Watan”

 

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Afghan adaptation of Mikis Theodorakis’ “Antonis”.


 

11. Mikis Theodorakis, “Main Title (O Andonis)”

 

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Instrumental version of “Antonis” for the soundtrack of the film “Z” (1969) directed by Costas Gavras. Detailed information about the film here.


 

12. Mikis Theodorakis, “Andonis”

 

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“Andonis’” adaptation in Hebrew featuring Israel Philarmonic Orchestra, vocals by Elinoar Moav Veniadis.


 

13. The Beatles, “The Honeymoon Song”

 

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The song was originally composed by Mikis Theodorakis and William Sansom for the soundtrack of the film Honeymoon (1959) directed by Michael Powel. In the film the song was performed by Marino Marini. The Beatles recorded the song for the BBC radio.
“The Honeymoon Song” tune became popular in Greece under the title “An Thymitheis t’ Oneiro Mou” (If You Remember in Your Dream). It was originally recorded with Greek lyrics in 1960 and was performed by Yovanna.


 

14. Edith Piaf, “Les Amants des Teruel”

 

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Composed by Mikis Theodorakis and adapted in French for the soundtrack of the film Les Amants des Teruel directed by Raymond Rouleau (1962). Detailed information about the film here.
The tune was at the same time used for the music of the play Omorfi Poli (Beautiful City) staged at Park Theatre in Athens in the summer of 1962. It was recorded with the bouzouki player Manolis Hiotis.


 

15. Brenda Lee, “All Alone Am I”

 

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An English adaptation of Manos Hadjidakis’ tune “Mi Ton Rotas ton Ourano” (Don’t Ask the Sky) that was also popular in Greece and was recorded in 1959 with Mary Lo’s voice. The song also featured the soundtrack of the film “To Nisi ton Gennaion” (The Island of the Braves, 1959) where it was performed by the actor Tzeni Karezi.


 

16. Nana Mouskouri, “No Moon at All”

 

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The Album Nana Mouskouri in New York. The Girl from Greece Sings was produced by Quincy Jones in 1962.