Amalia / Old Greek Songs in the New LA0
Album: Old Greek Songs in the New LA0   Collection:World
Artist:Amalia   Added:Jan 2003
Label:Arhoolie Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-03-24 Pull Date: 2003-05-26 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: May 11 Apr 13
Airplays: 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 20, 2009: Music Casserole
Mi Me Dernis Mana
3. May 08, 2003: "In Your Ear..." Farewell Fond Friend Radio... (my last show)
Kala Kalaya Bakar, Ali Pasha
2. Jun 27, 2006: Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
I Thalassa
4. Apr 08, 2003: No Cover, No Minimum
Haid Syrto

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-03-11
Recorded in the US between 1923-1950, Amalia sings traditional Greek folk songs in an emotional (though sometimes whiny) voice. Most of the recordings are old & scratchy which detracts from the music, and it’s mostly slow, but it’s an interesting historical recording. Try the following:

3.Slow/Mid-tempo w/some nice strings in the back.
7. Slightly faster w/intricate melody.
11. Klezmer-esque sound, slow, kind of tinny.
16. Slightly bouncy w/wailing vocals.
17. Castanets, whiny vocals, mid-tempo.
18. Best recording quality so far. Nice band.


Track Listing
1. Ali Pasha   11. Agrilamas Ke Psarades
2. Kala Kalaya Bakar   12. Horis Elpida Na Zo
3. T'asteri to Lambro   13. Apo Ta Mikra Mou Hronia
4. I Thalassa   14. To Mnima Mou Hortariase
5. Apo Mikros Stin Xenitia   15. Mavromata
6. Paramana Cuna Cuna   16. Smyrneikos Balos
7. Haid Syrto   17. Den Mou Lete Ti Na Kamo
8. Pes Mou Ti Tha Katalavis   18. Mi Me Dernis Mana
9. I Vlaha I Emorfi   19. Ego Yia Sena Tragoudo
10. Thelo Na S'alismoniso   20. Tora Ta Poulia
  21. Smyrneiko Majore