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Kostas Bezos And The White Birds

Kostas Bezos And The White Birds

MRP098
Release Notes
  • LP version includes a 28 page booklet with extensive notes by Tony Klein and Dimitri Kourtis, unpublished photographs, lyrics, obituaries
  • Includes a bonus CD containing 18 additional tracks
  • Mastered from original 78s by Michael Graves
  • Co-released by Olvido Records in an edition of 1000

The first-ever compilation of “Xabagies”, the nearly forgotten Hawaiian-influenced music of 1930s Greece, focused on the compositions of Kostas Bezos and his ensemble White Birds. A world-class slide guitarist, political cartoonist, and sleepless Bohemian, Kostas Bezos created some of the most unique music of any era: surrealist guitar portraits blurring Athens and Honolulu, haunting tropical serenades, wild acoustic orchestras, and heartbreaking steel guitar duets.

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