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Γεννήθηκε στον Άγιο Αρτέμιο (Γούβα) του Παγκρατίου στις 23 Ιουνίου 1928. Σε ηλικία 15 ετών έχασε σε ατύχημα το ένα του χέρι, όταν έσκασε μια χειροβομβίδα την ώρα που έπαιζε με συμμαθητές του στην Αγία Παρασκευή της Αττικής. Παρόλα αυτά, μπήκε δυναμικά στο χώρο του λαϊκού τραγουδιού και ξεχώρισε με τη φωνή του.

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Tuesday, 01 July 2014 17:48

Gwydion Pendderwen - The Sungod

Gwydion was born Thomas deLong on May 21 (or 22), 1946 in California. When he was just 13, he met and became a student of the blind seer and poet Victor Anderson of Feri Tradition and Gwydion became highly influential in establishing this tradition. In college, he majored in theater, displaying a real talent for storytelling.

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 15:37

Sarofeen & Smoke - It's Love

Sarofeen's vocal style has been compared to Janis Joplin, Ellen McIllwaine, & the Shocking Blue's (recently deceased) Mariska Veres, and if you like those vocalists you should give her a chance.

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Saturday, 21 June 2014 11:25

Jefferson Airplane - Wooden Ships

"Wooden Ships" was written at the height of the Vietnam War, a time of great tension between the United States and the Soviet Union,nuclear-armed rivals in the Cold War. Like Tom Lehrer's "We Will All Go Together When We Go" and Barry McGuire's "Eve of Destruction," the song describes the consequences of an apocalyptic nuclear war.

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Both Blackburn and Snow were involved in the Bay Area music scene since 1964, and became romantically involved in 1965, living together in Berkeley, California and performing together in local clubs.

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 11:59

Le Orme - Ad Gloriam

The cover of Le Orme's Ad Gloriam is about as psychedelic as it is possible to be or imagine; it is a swirl of color and a collage of pop-art images, featuring drawings (and photos) of the band members and various op-art images of well-endowed women scattered amid butterflies and geometric shapes.

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Sunday, 04 May 2014 17:24

The Serpent Power - Sky Baby

Fronted by San Franciscan poet David Meltzer, the Serpent Power was a sunshiny folk-rock group, whose songs were musical translations of Meltzer's poetry. They were first noticed by Ed Denton, manager of Country Joe and the Fish, when he saw them perform at their first-ever gig, a benefit for the Telegraph Neighborhood Center. This was in November of 1966 -- Denton recommended them to Vanguard Records (Country Joe's label) and by 1967 the band was signed and had released their first and only album.

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Album no.2 on the essential list of Savvopoulos' early releases, "Vromiko Psomi" picks up from where "Ballos" concluded. The eclectic nature is ever apparent with styles ranging from cabaret music to folk, Greek ethnic (zeimpekiko-Epirotic-Macedonian-Thracean tunes) to avant progressive rock, and all that within 37 minutes.

The structure of the album is in a way similar to "Ballos", with several shorter-length songs and a long composition, which comes by the name 'Mavri Thalassa' and represents the absolute highlight; in this occasion, the album concludes (rather than opens) with that most majestic piece of composition.

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Wednesday, 02 April 2014 11:07

Villagers of Ioannina City - Perdikomata

V.I.C (Villagers of Ioannina City) is an experimental psychedelic/rock band from Ioannina City (Greece). They play a kind of post rock with 70s attitude with a big dose of greek-folk traditional music from Epirus.

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Πρόκειται για γνωστό ντουέτο της Αθηναίας τραγουδίστριας-Λήδας Χαλκιαδάκη (κόρης της Δανάης Στρατηγοπούλου, γ. το 1946) και του επίσης Αθηναίου τραγουδιστή και τραγουδοποιού Σπύρου Βλασσόπουλου (γ. 4.10.1945). Το καλλιτεχνικό αυτό ζευγάρι παρουσίασε μια σειρά από αξιοπρόσεκτα τραγούδια του Βλασσόπουλου--σε στυλ ελληνικής country--ερμηνεύοντάς τα με ευγένεια προθέσεων και δίφωνη μελωδική κίνηση (πολλά σε στίχους Ανδρέα Αγγελάκη).

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