Label: Philips - CD/842729-2 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Greece • Genre: Folk, World, & Country •
Markos Vamvakaris sings the song Fragosyriani, a famous Greek song composed and written by Vamvakaris himself. Fragosyriani means Catholic girl from the Greek island of Syros. The song was written in when Vamvakaris visited the island of Syros Φραγκοσυριανή (Frangossiriani) - Various - Bouzouki Classics the second time. It is said that, when Vamvakaris was playing music close to the beach, he saw a woman there, the one referred to in the song.
When Vamvakaris returned to Athens, he created the song Frangosyriani. Markos Vamvakaris was not certain that this woman was Catholic, and this woman never learned that this famous song was actually written for her. This woman from Syros inspired a classic song, 14 Year Old Funk - The Electric Prunes - Just Good Old Rock And Roll, one of the most known rempetika songs, created by Vamvakaris, a Greek composer who introduced and developed the rempetika songs in Greece.
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