Friday, October 15, 2010

Rita Abatzi, Vol. 1-4

Rita Abatzi was among the most stunning rebetiko singers of 1930s Greece. She is an ultimate favorite, here. (and here)


Rita Abatzi 1




Rita Abatzi 2




Rita Abatzi 3

*This song destroys!


Rita Abatzi 4



#1

01. Rovas Departed (O Rovas exekinise) 3:29
02. Under the Arcadian Plane (Stis Arkadhias ton platano) 3:20
03. In Kalamata's Water (Stis Kalamatas to nero) 3:06
04. Bad Neighbor (Mori kakia ghitonisa) 3:25
05. The Abducted Vasiliki (Klepsan ti Vasiliki) 3:15
06. Where Are Your Rings (Ah pou 'n' ta dhahtilidhia sou) 3:17
07. Turtle Dove (Trighona) 3:16
08. A Little Rebel (Ena mikro kleftopoulo) 3:10
09. I'll Let My Hair and Beard to Grow (tha ' fiso ghenia ke malia) 3:22
10. Samarina (I Samarina) 3:18
11. My Skylark (Ghaliandhra mou) 3:10
12. Uphill, In Vlach Lodgings (Pano se vlahika konakia) 3:22
13. Ballos of Bournova (Balos bournovalios) 3:16
14. The Noble Son is Getting Married (Arhontoyios pantrevete) 3:14
15. My Children Why Are You Dirty (Pedhia m' yati 'st' analagha) 3:32
16. The Sickman (O arostos) 3:10
17. Livadia (Livadhia) 3:20
18. The Nightingale Order to Me (Mou parigile t' aidhoni) 3:24
19. Woman Dressed in Red (Kokkinoferemeni) 3:17
20. Peasant Girl (Horiatopoula) 3:12

#2

01. O xemangas (The Ex Mangas) 3:19
02. O asikis (The Strapping Man) 3:08
03. Xanthi ke mavromata (Blonde Jewish Girl) 3:21
04. Xanthi Evreopoula (Blonde Jewish Girl) 3:16
05. Dervisis ke Rita (Dervish and Rita) 3:12
06. Neos Konialis (Man of Konya (new version) 3:12
07. Naziara mou (My Prudish Girl)
08. Mystiko na to his prepi (You Must Keep it Secret)3:15
09. Mesa sto pasalimani (In Pashalimani) 3:08
10. Karip hetaz manes (Karip hetaz manes) 3:20
11. Kakourgha aponi (Cruel and Heartless Woman) 3:13
12. I orphani (The Orphan Girl) 3:11
13. I Nitsa (Nitsa) 3:01
14. I Koula (Koula) 3:13
15. I Armenitsa (The Little Armenian Girl) 3:18
16. Zoula i Mariori (Mariori, In Secret) 3:27
17. Efige i aghapi mou (My Love Departed) 3:17
18. O psilos (The Flea) 3:16

#3

01. Hira ke mangas (Widow and Mangas) 3:14
02. Ferte preza na prezaro (Bring Me Dope) 3:21
03. Feretze foro (I Wear Veil) 3:21
04. Tserkes (Tserkes) 3:15
05. To flytzani tou Yanni (Yannis' Cup) 3:10
06. To pasoumi (The Slipper) 3:15
07. Magiko (Magiko) 3:11
08. To ispraktoraki (The Little Conductor) 3:19
09. To vlepo tha pethano (I' ll see it, I ll die) 3:09
10. Ta hanoumakia (The Little Girls) 3:13
11. Ta pedia tis agoras (Market's Children) 3:18
12. Sta katsara sou valthika (In Your Curly Hair) 3:07
13. San ise mangas ke dais (If You are Tearless and Mangas) 3:17
14. Prepi na s' afiso (I Must Leave You) *Stellakis Perpiniadis 3:24
15. Pismatariko (Stubborn Girl) *Stellakis Perpiniadis 3:06
16. Pane ya to praso (They're Going on the Job) 2:50
17. Nosokoma mou mikroula (My Little Nurse) 3:10
18. O Vangelis tis mamis (Midwife's Vangelis) 3:30

#4

01. The Gardener (O perivolaris) 3:13
02. Tell Me You Pain (Pes mou pios ine o ponos sou) 3:16
03. I Made Up My Mind (Apofasisa pouli mou) 3:16
04. Don't Sleep (apopse na min kimithis)*Stellakis Pepriniadis 3:16
05. The Boatman (Varkaris) 3:28
06. You Don't Care About Me (Ya mena dhe se meli) 2:51
07. For Your Love (Ya tin aghapi sou) 3:18
08. Neva sabah manes (Neva sabah manes - Prepi na skeptete kanis) 3:17
09. The Waitress (Garsona) 3:20
10. I Don't Love You (Dhe s aghapo) 3:20
11. Two Desires in My Heart (Dhio merakia stin kardhia mou) *Stelakis Perpiniadis 3:11
12. You Are a Tricky Girl (Ise pontos) 3:13
13. Come As You Are (Ela opos ise) 3:09
14. You Are Mad Girl (Esi se trelokoritso) 3:11
15. Nun (Kaloghria) 3:27
16. With Swamns and Drums (Me zournadhes ke daoulia) 3:18
17. The Grumbler (O mourmouris) 3:16
18. Aman Annitsa (Aman Annitsa) 3:12

9 comments:

gilhodges said...

Oh wow! What a haul. Thank you Sir Ghost.

sssimonsimon said...

Thank you!!!! 'been looking for over 10 years for Rita's CD on Heritage. didn't even know this 4 volume set existed!!! please check http://psycho-path-records.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

THANKS!!

Anonymous said...

where are the download links?

nicholab said...

Below each of the photos: "Rita Abatzi 1", etc...

Anonymous said...

Amazing music blog ! counter to expectations - the more esoteric it is, the more excellent

Demitrius Cope said...

I just hovered over a pic of this lady with my mouse at Holy Marbles and here i am. She sounds amazing, btw. Great blog dude!

giannoutsos said...

Thanks a lot !!!!!

Riz said...

Is there any chance of a re-up on these discs? They look monumental. Thanks.