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  • Recital

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 38 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. The sound quality of this recording is poor. Performance Note: "Recital" (spoken) performed by an unidentified child at Philoptochos Society, Tarpon Springs, Florida, on May 12, 1940. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Unidentified Child - Filareton, John
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Agiasmos

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 5 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | The blessing of the water. At the conclusion of the sermon, a basin of water is brought in to be blessed. During this ceremony the Archbishop prays that God will send His Holy Spirit in blessing. He commemorates those of the faithful who ...

    • Contributor: Athenagoras, Archbishop - Karaphillis, Theo - Greek Orthodox Church (Tarpon Springs, Fl.). Byzantine Choir - Filareton, John - Karaphillis, Rev. Father - Byzantine Choir
    • 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
  • Monologues in Greek Dialects

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 50 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Bahamian Bahamian fish peddler Greek American man The monologues include phrases such as "Hi, how are you?", "Hi, Uncle John", and "Good morning." Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Monologues in Greek Dialects" (spoken and sung) performed by ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Performer - Filareton, John - Unidentified Greek American Man
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Kalymnos Island native dance

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 18 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | An ancient classic dance originated, as Mr. George Anastassiou stated, some three thousand years back and adopted by the Islanders of Kalymnos, and most of the Islands of the Asia Minor shores. This peculiar dance is performed by a large group of men ...

    • Contributor: Anastassiou, George - Kaletizis, George - Peronis, Louis - Perris, Charylaos "Harry" - Filareton, John - [Anastassiou, George] - [Kaletizis, George - Lavouto] - [Peronis, Louis - Violin] - [Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal)] - Anastassio, George - Anastassiou, Professor George - Kapsalos, Louis - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • 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
  • Paidika kalonta

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 1 second) : analog ; 12 in. | Sarris children Schoolchildren A Christmas song in Greek, sung by the four Sarris children." The first words of this Christmas carol sung by children include "Christmas is coming." Greeks, along with Italians and Minorcans, first came to Florida in 1768, led by Dr. Andrew Turnbull. ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett] - Sarris Children - The Four Sarris Children
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-27
  • Ta nychtopoulia

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 3 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: "Ta nychtopoulia" (vocals) performed by Mary Gianèskis, Michael Nicholis, and Nick ...

    • Contributor: Manticos, Mary G. - Nicholis, Michael - Theos, Nick - 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
  • Dance Song (Patriotic)

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (3 minutes, 1 second) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong, with an announcement 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 ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • You Don't Even Pass By and See Me

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 37 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. Mr. Harry (Charylaos) Perris, the cymbal player of the orchestra, also performs the vocals on this song. 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: Perris, Charylaos "Harry" - Peronis, Louis - Kafezio, George - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Perris, Charylaos (Harry) - Santouri (Cymbal) - Violin - Mandola - Perris, Harris - Parris, Harry
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26
  • Play and Recital

    Field Recordings. Spoken Word. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 31 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Sarris children Schoolchildren As they grow older, they begin to have plays, and to celebrate the Greek independence on the 25th day of March, the schoolchildren have a program." Greek Independence day is celebrated annually on March 25. It commemorates Greece's independence from the ...

    • Contributor: Unidentified Children - Filareton, John - Group of Children
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • Agapimenoi Chorismenoi

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc ( 28 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | 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, the settlers relocated to St. Augustine. Performance Note: "Agapimenoi Chorismenoi" (vocals) performed by Haiclice ...

    • Contributor: Tsangaris, Haiclice - Morris, Alton Chester - Corse, Carita Doggett - Morris, Alton C. - [Corse, Carita Doggett]
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-09-27
  • 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
  • Greek Folksong, Usually Sung After a Wedding (Part 1 of 2)

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 49 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Haiclice Tsangaris and Xeni Sarris will sing a Greek folksong that they usually sing after a wedding." This song describes the bride as a queen. She wears the crown, and has something on her lips. She is like an icon, and all the people--old and ...

    • 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
  • Sygnomi sou zeto

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 48 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A semi-classic number, popular today; a love song asking for forgiveness. The singer, a contralto, is a member of the Byzantine Choir of Tarpon Springs, Florida. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Sygnomi sou zeto" (vocals with piano) performed ...

    • Contributor: Stamatopoulou, Kaliope - Anastassiou, Evee G. - Filareton, John - [Anastassiou, Evee G. - Piano] - Stamatopoulo, Calliope
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1940-05-12
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Oi vounisioi

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 57 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Oi vounisioi" (vocals) performed by Magdaline Kavouklis at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 25, 1939. Performer referred to elsewhere as Magdalena Kavouklees Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Kavouklis, Magdaline - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Kavouklees, Magdalena
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-25
  • Palia Geitonia

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (6 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong commemorating the liberation of Greece from Turkish rule in 1832. 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 ...

    • 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
  • Antio

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 38 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: "Antio" (vocals) performed by Evee G. Anastassiou at ...

    • Contributor: Anastassiou, Evee G. - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-28