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Giannis Papaioannou


Giannis Papaioannou - Otan klaiei to bouzouki


Papaioannou tsiftetelli (1958)


Sotiria Bellou(Giannis Papaioannou) - Anoixe Anoixe


Penies Papaioannou (Remastered)


Alegro Papaioannou (1951)

Giannis Papaioannou was a famous Greek musician and composer born in Kios, Ottoman Empire. In English his name is sometimes romanticized as Yannis, Ioannis or Yiannis. Most active in the 1940s, he wrote many songs, some of which are today considered classics of the rebetiko folk music style. These include: Pente Ellines Ston Adi, Kapetan Andreas Zeppo, Modistroula, Prin To Charama Monachos, and Fovamai Mi Se Chaso. His style retains much of the musical quality of the classical rebetika of the likes of Markos Vamvakaris, although the thematic content of the lyrics tends not to focus as much on the typically dark topics – drugs, death and prison – of earlier rebetika.
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