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  • Greek Song in preparation for Greek Independence Day

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Greek Independence Day is celebrated annually on March 25. It commemorates Greece's independence from the Ottoman Empire, which began with the Revolution of 1821 and was finalized with the Treaty of London in 1832. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Child - Filareton, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Dedication Address (Part 2 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 36 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | His Grace Archbishop Athenagoras delivered the dedicatory address, interrupted many times, as heard on the record by the noise made by the congregation. At the end of the record he is heard asking mothers to please take children to adjoining room and keep ...

    • Contributor: Athenagoras, Archbishop - Greek Orthodox Church (Tarpon Springs, Fl.). Byzantine Choir - Filareton, John - Byzantine Choir
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Dedication Address (Part 1 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 19 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | His Grace Archbishop Athenagoras delivered the dedicatory address, interrupted many times, as heard on the record by the noise made by the congregation. The occasion of this ceremony was the public dedication of the building of a Ladies' Society, "Philoptochos" (friend of the ...

    • Contributor: Athenagoras, Archbishop - Greek Orthodox Church (Tarpon Springs, Fl.). Byzantine Choir - Filareton, John - Byzantine Choir
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Na to pallio nou oniro

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 35 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folk song, always popular. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Na to pallio nou oniro" (vocals with piano) performed by Katherine Kavouklis, and Evee G. Anastassiou, piano, at Philoptochos Society, Tarpon Springs, Florida, on May 12, 1940. ...

    • Contributor: Kavouklis, Katherine - Anastassiou, Evee G. - Filareton, John - Piano - Kavoukli, Catherine - Kavouklees, Kathryn
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Maria

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "Maria" (vocals) performed by Nick Theos at Tarpon ...

    • Contributor: Theos, Nick - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Haitho

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 47 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | John Castrounis will sing 'Haitho,' a Greek love song." Haitho is the name of a shepherd girl. Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, Florida. When the colony came to ...

    • Contributor: Castrounis, John - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-10-04
  • Samiotisa

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "Samiotisa" (vocals) performed by Mary Gianèskis, and John Gonatos at Tarpon ...

    • Contributor: Manticos, Mary G. - Gonatos, John - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Gianèskis, Mary - Granèskis, Mary - Gnatos, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Greek Alphabet

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 41 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Sarris children Schoolchildren The teacher asks her students to recite the alphabet: "Tell us about the alphabet." The students respond that there are twenty-four letters in the Greek alphabet, and then proceed to name them. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Filareton, John - Group of Children
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Hymnos pro tin Elphtherian (Greek National Anthem)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 41 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Hymnos pro tin Elphtherian (Greek National Anthem)" (vocals) performed by Kaliope Stamatopoulou, Helen Gianèskis, and Mary Gianèskis at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 28, 1939. Performer referred to elsewhere as Helen Granèskis Performer ...

    • Contributor: Stamatopoulou, Kaliope - Gianèskis, Helen - Manticos, Mary G. - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - [Stamatopoulou, Kaliope] - Gianèskis, Mary - Stamatopoulo, Calliope - Granèskis, Helen - Granèskis, Mary
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Yati-Yati

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 52 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Jennie Castrounis will sing 'Yati-Yati,' a Greek folksong about sweethearts who have quarreled." Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. Turnbull settled New Smyrna Beach, Florida. When the colony came to an end in 1777, ...

    • Contributor: Castrounis, Jennie - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-10-04
  • Hzeliara agapimeni

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 3 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. The singer learned this song from fishermen in the Aegean Isles. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be ...

    • Contributor: Mandalou, Nick - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Greek Song about an Old Love Who Has Been Forgotten

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 14 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: "Greek Song about an Old Love Who Has Been Forgotten" (vocals) ...

    • Contributor: Manticos, Mary G. - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Gianèskis, Mary - Granèskis, Mary
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Pentozali

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 32 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A warlike dance originated in the Island of Crete, favorite among all Aegean and Mediterranean Islands, dating back to Doric ages of 5 thousand years ago. Its rhythm and movements are changeless and it follows but one tune, only the words of the ...

    • Contributor: Kaletizis, George - Peronis, Louis - Perris, Charylaos "Harry - Filareton, John - Lavouto - Violin - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Kapsalos, Louis - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Greek Folksong, Usually Sung After a Wedding (Part 2 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 29 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Haiclice Tsangaris and Xeni Sarris will continue singing a Greek folksong that they usually sing after a wedding." This part of the song discusses ". . . the tree that we brought you, Bride, in your yard, water it every day so that it will ...

    • Contributor: Tsangaris, Haiclice - Sarris, Xeni - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-27
  • Maria

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 53 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The singer's mother used to sing this song to her when she was a child. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Maria" (vocals) performed by Mary Gianèskis at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 25, 1939. Performer referred to elsewhere as ...

    • Contributor: Manticos, Mary G. - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Gianèskis, Mary - Granèskis, Mary
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • To tango tou Thanatou

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "To tango tou Thanatou" (vocals) performed by Nick Mandalou at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 28, 1939. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Mandalou, Nick - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Amaxas

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 52 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong about a man who runs a horse and buggy. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Amaxas" (vocals with fiddle, santouri (cymbal), and mandola) performed by Charles M. Brown, Louis Peronis, violin, Charylaos (Harry) Perris, George Kafezio, ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Charles M. - Peronis, Louis - Perris, Charylaos "Harry - Kafezio, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Violin - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Mandola - Brown, Chas. M. - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • To tragoudi to psara

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 27 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A song which the Greek fishermen used while pulling their nets. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because the melody line can still be identified. Performance Note: ...

    • Contributor: Manticos, Mary G. - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Gianèskis, Mary - Granèskis, Mary
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • To proto filli

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 50 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A very popular Greek folksong, expressing the joy and memories of the first kiss. The singers are sisters, members of the Byzantine Choir of Tarpon Springs, Florida, and students at Tarpon Springs schools. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound ...

    • Contributor: Klonaris, M. - Kavouklis, Katherine - Anastassiou, Evee G. - Filareton, John - Piano - Navoukli, N. - Kavoukli, N.
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Epiphaneia

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 13 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong, with a description in English. The singer is director of the Byzantine Choir of Tarpon Springs, Florida. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because ...

    • Contributor: Anastassiou, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Anastassio, George - Anastassiou, Professor George
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28
  • Tou giannou e Floghera

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 39 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folk song melody and rhythm originated by the mountaineers' flute many years back and still very popular. The performers are members of the Byzantine Choir of Tarpon Springs, Florida. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of ...

    • Contributor: Klonaris, M. - Kavouklis, Katherine - Stamatopoulou, Kaliope - Anastassiou, Evee G. - Filareton, John - Navoukli, N. - Kavoukli, N. - Stamatopoulo, Calliope
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Anatoliki Melodia

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 55 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Violin Solo, a Turkish Arabian classic, originated in Asia Minor. The violinist is a student at the University of Tampa. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included online because ...

    • Contributor: Bessis, Soterios - Fuller, Bonnie - Filareton, John - Violin - Piano - Bassis, Soterios
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Zylevo

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 10 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Group referred to elsewhere as Kavoukli Sisters Trio or N. Navoukli Sisters Trio A Greek folksong, jealously expressing deep feeling for all natural beauty. The performers, sisters Evelyn, Katherine, and Magdaline Kavouklis, are members of the Byzantine Choir, and students at Tarpon Springs schools. Tarpon ...

    • Contributor: Kavouklis Sisters Trio - Anastassiou, Evee G. - Filareton, John - [Anastassiou, Evee G. - Piano] - N. Navoukli Sisters Trio - Kavoukli Sisters Trio
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • To aidoni

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 16 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A duet of a Greek folksong, sung by two sisters. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "To aidoni" (vocals) performed by Magdaline Kavouklis, and Katherine Kavouklis at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 25, 1939. Performer referred to elsewhere as ...

    • Contributor: Kavouklis, Magdaline - Kavouklis, Katherine - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Kavouklees, Magdalena - Kavouklees, Kathryn - Kavoukli, Catherine
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Glyke vasilike mou

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 7 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. The singer, age 48, learned this song from his grandmother. He says the song is over 300 years old. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is extremely poor. It has been included ...

    • Contributor: Brown, Charles M. - Peronis, Louis - Perris, Charylaos "Harry - Kafezio, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Violin - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Mandola - Brown, Chas. M. - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26