Manolis Hiotis

Manolis Hiotis & Mary Linda - Unknown American Recordings from 1965-66 (1984)

Manolis Hiotis & Mary Linda - Unknown American Recordings from 1965-66 (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 14 | ~ 254 Mb & 103 Mb | 42:30 | Scans
Label: Anodos | 5% recovery record | First release: 1967 | Genre: Greek folk songs, bouzouki

The legendary duet Manolis Hiotis & Mary Linda was very popular in US, where the two artists had a big fan club in the 60's. This rare compilation contains 14 songs (among them 2 wonderful bouzouki solos) recorded during the couple's visits in US from the period 1965-66. These songs are not found in any other album released. Enjoy.

Manolis Hiotis & Mary Linda - 30 Greatest Hits (1989)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at June 16, 2011
Manolis Hiotis & Mary Linda - 30 Greatest Hits (1989)

Manolis Hiotis & Mary Linda - 30 Greatest Hits (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 30 | Scans | 38:53 | ~ 206 Mb & 99 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | Greek folk songs, bouzouki

Manolis Hiotis (1921-1970) was an incredible bouzouki virtuoso and a great composer with many "timeless" folk songs that are considered as some of the best ever written for bouzouki and voice. With his artistic (and life) partner, Mary Linda, were a very popular duo, with international allure. Hiotis's bouzouki playing was the fastest of all, full of incredible 1/64ths. Mikis Theodorakis, recognizing his unique artistry, used Hiotis in his first great albums. This CD is a happy medley of the 30 most known hits of the unforgettable couple. Bouzouki paradise from a master. A collectors' item in lossless.

Mikis Theodorakis - Epitaph & Epiphany (2011)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at March 27, 2011
Mikis Theodorakis - Epitaph & Epiphany (2011)

Mikis Theodorakis - Epitaph & Epiphany (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 20 | Scans | 1:02:19 | ~ 379 Mb & 180 Mb
Label: EMI | 5% recovery record | First release: 1963 | Greek ballads, bouzouki

Two great poets, an inspired composer and two cycles of songs. Yiannis Ritsos and the Nobelist Giorgos Seferis, asked Mikis Theodorakis to write music on their poetry. The result was this beautiful album that remained forever in the musical history of Greece and the hearts of its people. The song "At the secret seashore" (Sto perigiali to krifo), at track 09, can earn the title of the most sung tune in Greece. In the first 12 songs, the singer is Grigoris Bithikotsis, while at the last 8 sings Mary Linda. Maybe the most popular album of Theodorakis.
V.A. - Dance at the stars: The most beautiful hassapika songs (3CD, 2013)

V.A. - Dance at the stars: The most beautiful hassapika songs (3CD, 2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 45 | Scans | 2:23:14 | ~ 777 Mb & 359 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | Original recordings | Folk, hassapiko dance, bouzouki

A wonderful collection of 45 legendary hassapika songs, composed by top greek composers like Vassilis Tsitsanis, Markos Vamvakaris, Yiannis Papaioannou, Stavros Xarhakos, Giorgos Zabetas, Christos Nikolopoulos and many more. More than 20 top voices, backed by the best bouzouki virtuosi of all times, will guide you through the best moments in the last 80 years of the greek folk musical pantheon. Enjoy a dancing trip at the stars.

V.A. - Returning at 45 rpm (1995)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Jan. 7, 2012
V.A. - Returning at 45 rpm (1995)

V.A. - Returning at 45 rpm (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 12 | Scans | 38:51 | ~ 204 Mb & 108 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | Original recordings | Genre: Greek folk songs, bouzouki

Rare collection of original old greek folk songs, remastered from 45 rpm records of 50s and 60s. The CD was released with a major music magazine at 1995 and contains songs of Giorgos Zabetas, Yiannis Papaioannou, Manolis Hiotis and Giorgos Mitsakis interpreted by authentic folk singers. A collector's item with 12 greats. Enjoy.

V.A. - At the bouzoukis of paradise (2CD, 1995)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Jan. 5, 2012
V.A. - At the bouzoukis of paradise (2CD, 1995)

V.A. - At the bouzoukis of paradise (2CD, 1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 24 | Scans | 1:12:58 | ~ 474 Mb & 201 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | Original recordings | Genre: Greek folk songs, rebetika

Genuine collection of greek folk and rebetika songs by four famous composers Apostolos Kaldaras, Giorgos Zabetas, Giorgos Mitsakis and Manolis Hiotis. All tracks are remastered from the original recordings of 50's and 60's. A collector's item for all bouzouki and authentic folk Greek music lovers. Enjoy.

V.A. - The Folk Greek Composers Collection (8CD, 2011)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Oct. 10, 2011
V.A. - The Folk Greek Composers Collection (8CD, 2011)

V.A. - The Folk Greek Composers Collection (8CD, 2011)
8CD EAC Rips | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 197 | Scans | 9:49:07 | ~ 3.7 Gb & 1.68 Gb
Label: Bestend AE | 5% recovery record | Original recordings | Genre: Greek folk songs

An outstanding collection of 8 CD portraits of some of the most important greek composers of folk (laika) songs. They are all pioneers of the "laiko" song and virtuosi bouzouki players. Their vast repertoire includes also many "rebetika" songs, that prepared the way for the new greek musical scene. Enjoy legendary singers interpreting with unique artistry 197 timeless songs, all included in one invaluable collection. Almost 10 hours of excellent greek music in lossless.

V.A. - Anthology of Folk Greek Songs (1960-1983) [22 CD]  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Aug. 19, 2011
V.A. - Anthology of Folk Greek Songs (1960-1983) [22 CD]

V.A. - Anthology of Folk Greek Songs (1960-1983) [22 CD]
EAC Rips | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 330 | ~ 6.31 Gb & 2.51 Gb | 17:24:01
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | Complete 600dpi scans | Genre: Greek folk songs

An outstanding compilation of the best selling greek folk songs in the period 1960-1983 released from a major daily newspaper in 1984. An endless parade of original great songs from the top composers and singers covering a time span of over two decades. Each CD contains the 15 top songs of a year with detailed information in the cover inlay. A must have for all quality greek music lovers. Enjoy.

Manolis Karantinis - Taxims & Improvisations on bouzouki (2003)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Dec. 10, 2013
Manolis Karantinis - Taxims & Improvisations on bouzouki (2003)

Manolis Karantinis - Taxims & Improvisations on bouzouki (2003)
mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 8 | 39:17 | ~ 89 Mb | Scans
Label: Laiko Tragoudi | 5% recovery record | Instrumentals, bouzouki

Manolis Karantinis is a popular greek bouzouki virtuozo and composer who has played for almost all the legendary composers. His characteristic is a very sweet "penia" (bouzouki chord) and a superb artistry. This rare album contains 8 Karantinis' bouzouki instrumentals backed by a small orchestra. Enjoy all the folk greek dances, zeimbekiko, chasapiko, tsifteteli and others, played by a master.

V.A. - Songs on demand (3CD, 2013)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at March 10, 2013
V.A. - Songs on demand (3CD, 2013)

V.A. - Songs on demand (3CD, 2013)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) & mp3 @ 320 kbps | tracks: 44 | Scans | 2:21:16 | ~ 794 Mb & 364 Mb
Label: MINOS-EMI | 5% recovery record | Original recordings | Greek folk dancing songs, bouzouki

Excellent collection with 44 greek "laika" songs that are usually "ordered" by the "tough guys" (magkes) to the folk orchestras, when they are in the mood of dancing. They are called "paraggelies" in Greek and mainly are songs of passion, zeibekika or chassapika dances. Some of the most beautiful greek songs ever written are included in this compilation, with top singers and bouzouki virtouozi. Enjoy a collector's item in lossless.