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Bouzouki Pioneer


Download links and information about Bouzouki Pioneer by ΒΑΜΒΑΚΑΡΗΣ ΜΑΡΚΟΣ / BAMBAKARES MARKOS. This album was released in 1998 and it belongs to World Music genres. It contains 23 tracks with total duration of 01:13:21 minutes.

Release date: 1998
Genre: World Music
Tracks: 23
Duration: 01:13:21
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No. Title Length
1. Karadouzeni 3:19
2. Arap 3:21
3. While We Were Smoking There One Evening 3:10
4. The Butcher 3:06
5. You Gotta Know Your Tricks 3:10
6. The Drifter 3:20
7. The Flood 3:00
8. Those Who Have Plenty of Money 3:21
9. Dark Eyes and Black Eyebrows 3:04
10. You've Grown Old and I No Longer Love You 3:10
11. Markos Jack of All Trades 3:07
12. Taxim-Zeimbekiko 3:10
13. All the Rembetes [Rounders] in the World 3:12
14. Six Cool Chicks 3:12
15. At Phaliro Where You Swim 3:11
16. A Blue Eyed Girl in Athens 3:09
17. My Sweet Crazy Little Girl 3:00
18. (You've Taken Into) Your Two Hands 3:05
19. The Dress You Wear Is Cherry Red 3:05
20. If We Go Away to War 3:20
21. Morocco 3:04
22. O Koumbaros O Psara 3:36
23. Hail to Our Soldier Boys 3:09



Twenty-three tracks, all original songs written by Vamvakaris either by himself or in collaboration with others. Twenty-three bouzouki songs at once can bring to mind the famous Monty Python cheese shop sketch, where John Cleese's patience finally snaps after five or so minutes of good-naturedly putting up with the bouzouki musicians in the background. Here you have over an hour's worth, but at least the approach does vary; most of the melodies are minor, yes, but Vamvakaris did frequently record with other singers as backup, and with guitarists to vary the texture. His vocals, too, have a sly, knowing feel. "I Plimira" is a standout, with its clinking spoon percussion backing, effective female vocal counterpoint by Anna Panaya, and unusually somber tune (about a flood disaster).