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Various Artists: Why the Mountains Are Black: Primeval Greek Village Music, 1907-1960 [Digipak]

Track List

>Kalamatianos [Dance of Kalamata] - K. Bournelis/F. Tsilikos/Christos Kantilas
>Sousta Rethymniotiki [Sousta Dance of Rethymno] - G. Canteris/G. Gombakis
>Giati Ine Mavra Ta Vouna [Why the Mountains Are Black] - J. Lengas/G. Kokotis/J. Patsios
>Ousak Tsiftelli [Tsiftelli Rhythm Dance in Ousak Mode] - Athanasios Lavidas
>Enas Aetos [An Eagle] - Dalgas/Antonis Diamantidis/Diamadidis
>Mirologi-Epirotiko Makedoniko [An Epirotic-Macedonian Lament] - Elias Karathimos
>Makedoniko Hasapiko [Hasapikos Dance of Macedonia] - Efthimios Christou
>Selfos [Nightingale] - Demitrios Halkias
>Enas Aetos-Tsamiko [An Eagle-Dance] - Damalas & Company/Tchousi
>E Triantafylllia [The Rose Tree] - Alexis Zoumbas/C. Papagikas/Alexis Zoubas
>Pera Ston Pera Maxala [Over to the Other Neighborhood) - Nikos Karakostas/Christos Daralas
>Syrtos Haniotikos [Syrtos Dance From Hania] - Mavrodimitris/Nikos Harhalis
>Syrtos Politikos [Dance From Constantinople] - Michalis Giasemidis/Kyr. Keravnos
>Kalymnikos Issos [Dance From Kalymnos] - S. Zeimbillas/I. Mailles/Savas Zembillas
>Arvanitiko O Aetos [An Eagle, Arvanitiko Style] - K. Bournelis/F. Tsilikos/Christos Kantilas
>Svarniara [Reckless Woman] - Nikos Karakostas/Christos Daralas
>Kalamatianos [Dance of Kalamata] - Panagiotis Kokontinis/Harabalos Kavakos
>Platanos [Plane Tree] - Athanasios Lavidas
>Golfo [A Ballad]
>Patinada Tis Nifis [Wedding Dance] - Georgios Zisis/Athanasios Kolisaras
>Pousteno, Boufiou [Loose Dance] - Efthimios Christou
>Karagouna, Gianniotiko [Karagouna Dance, Ioannina-style] - Demotic Orchestra/Vasilis Vasiliou
>Kotta Mou [My Chicken] - Antonios Sakelarou
>Syrtos Politikos [Dance From Constantinople] - Dhimitrios Semsis/Christos Baniakas
>Eseis Padia Vlahopoila (You Young Vlach Children) - Christos Baniakas
>Kritiki Sousta [Fast Dance From Crete] - Alexos Karavitis/Giorgos Marianos
>Tzarama [Shepherd Flute Song) - Nikos Karakostas/M. Kallergis/Mihalis Kallergis
>Kalymniki Sousta [Dance From Kalymnos] - S. Zeimbillas/I. Mailles

Album Reviews:

Pitchfork (Website) - "[T]hese are celebratory songs with clear form and purpose, defined dances that continue to be performed to this day, if not on a national scale then a local one."

Album Notes

Audio Remasterer: Christopher King.

Liner Note Authors: Christopher King; William Burroughs.

Translators: Jim Potts; Philip Gregory Sougles.



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