Various Artists

Rembetica: Historic Urban Folk Songs From Greece

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This is a welcome collection. There are some musical and conceptual cavils, but each is more than balanced by a strength. Some of the cuts are far from their singers' best, and The Papaioannis piece is plain unworthy. But there's a great deal of fine music from unfamiliar as well as familiar artists (including the first recorded bousouki solo -- check out the "Moonlight Sonata" piano!).

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