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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Syrtos Politicos

    Field Recordings. Instrumental Music. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 29 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Similar to the "Kalamatianos" except for some change in tune and movement, this dance originated in Thrace, near Constantinopolis, Turkey. It carries a pronounced Oriental rhythm, but is favored in all parts of Greece, and has been written by modern composers, but not ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • Perimenontas tey epistrophe sou

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (2 minutes, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Perimenontas tey epistrophe sou" (vocals) performed by Nick Theos at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 25, 1939. Sound Recording (Form). Sound Disc (Form).

    • Contributor: Theos, Nick - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert
    • 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
  • Me-Xehasax

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 10 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | John Castrounis will sing 'Me-Xehasax', a Greek love song." 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 ...

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

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 33 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek-Arabian folksong. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Misirlou" (vocals) performed by Mary Gianèskis at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 25, 1939. Performer referred to elsewhere as Mary Gianèskis, Mary Graneskis, or Mary Granèskis Sound Recording (Form). Sound ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Proi-proi

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (5 minutes, 11 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek folksong. The singer learned this song at her island in Hellena. Tarpon Springs was settled by Greek sponge fishers in 1905. Performance Note: "Proi-proi" (vocals) performed by Mrs. Nick Alvanos at Tarpon Springs, Florida, on August 28, 1939. Performer referred to elsewhere as ...

    • Contributor: Alvanos, Nick, Mrs - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Alvanos, Mrs. Nick - Mandalou, Miss - Translator - Alvanon, Mrs. Nick
    • 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
  • 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
  • Helleno-Americanike Nea Genia

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (1 minute, 21 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A Greek song about the Greek-American experience, 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 ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Spiritual Brother Song

    Field Recordings. Songs. sound recording | 1 sound disc (4 minutes, 20 seconds) : analog ; 12 in. | A "spiritual brother" occurs when the father of one child baptizes the child of a different family; those two children become spiritual brothers. This custom is common among all the Greek people. The lines of this song include: "That place that is proud . . ...

    • Contributor: Alvanos, Nick, Mrs - Morris, Alton Chester - Cook, Robert Harrison - Kennedy, Stetson - Morris, Alton C. - Cook, Robert - Alvanos, Mrs. Nick - Alvanon, Mrs. Nick
    • Original Format: Audio Recordings
    • Date: 1939-08-26