10. Popular Music and the Colonels: Terror and Manipulation under the Military Dictatorship (1967–1974)

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1. “Η Ελλάδα ποτέδεν πεθαίνει” (“Για μια καινούργια Ελλάδα”; “Greece never dies” – “For a New Greece”)

From: Greek Military Marches, HELLENICRECORD – B00181RG4S, 2008.

 

Lyrics

 

The march was composed by Leon Rigidis; the lyrics were written by P.Koklakidis. One of the most popular marches to this day, it talks about the resilience of Greece in light of the catastrophic World War II.

 

 

Unknown older recording of the march, sung with the lyrics.


 

2. Yiorghos Papasidheris, “Ο Aμάραντος” (“O Amarantos”)

From: Yiorghos Papasidheris [Papasideris], Singers of Greek Folk Song vol. 3: Recordings (1940 – 1951), 1948, 78 rpm.

 

Lyrics

 

Traditional song based on the folk dance tsámiko (3/4) from Epirus.


 

3. Yiannis Dounias, “Ο Ταρζάν” (“Tarzan”)

From: ΤουΆντρα ΤουΠολλά Βαρύ (Touantratoupolla vary), Polydor – 2421 029, 1973, 33 rpm.

 

Yiannis Dounias: vocals; Yiannis Markopoulos: composition, lyrics, music direction.

 

Lyrics

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4. Vicky Moscholiou, “Άσπρα, κόκκινα, κίτρινα, μπλε” (“Aspra, kokkina, kitrina, mple”)

From: Συνοικισμός Α (Synoikismos A), Olympic, SBL – 1088, 1972.

 

Vicky Moscholiou: vocals; Dimos Moutsis: composer, orchestrator, music director; Giannis Logothetis: lyrics.

 

Lyrics

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5. Antonis Kalogiannis, “Στέφανος” (“Stephanos,” 1972)

From: Συνοικισμός Α (Synoikismos A), Olympic– SBL 1088, 1972.

 

Antonis Kalogiannis: vocals; DimosMoutsis: composer, orchestrator, music director; GiorgosMichaelidis, lyrics.

 

Lyrics

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6. Giorgos Kinousis, “Όλοιθαζήσουμε” (“Oloithazisoume”)

From: Κινούσης… Σήμερα (Κinousis… Simera), Zodiac – SYZP 88035, 1973.

 

Giorgos Kinousis: vocal, composer, lyrics.

 

Lyrics

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A big hit of the time, the song was also released as a single in 1973 (Zodiac ¬– ZS 8297, 7rpm).