Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης)

Vassilis Tsitsanis (Greek: Βασίλης Τσιτσάνης 18 January 1915 – 18 January 1984) was a Greek songwriter and bouzouki player. He became one of the leading Greek composers of his time and is widely regarded as one of the founders of modern Rebetiko and Laiko music. Tsitsanis wrote more than 500 songs and is still remembered as an extraordinary composer and bouzouki player.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 18th, 1915 (Trikala), Died January 18th, 1984 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1937 - 1952

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, composer, director, songwriter, bouzouki, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia CO27079 10-in. approximately 1940 Na pame gia tē voula (Να παμε για τη βουλα) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) ; Stellakis (Στελλακης) Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO38842 10-in. either 1947 or 1948 Me gynaikes mē traviesai (Με γυναικες μη τραβιεσαι) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist  
Columbia CO38843 10-in. either 1947 or 1948 Athēnaiēssa (Αθηναιησσα) Stellakis (Στελλακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist  
Columbia CO40090 10-in. either 1948 or 1949 Zōitsa mou (Ζωιτσα μου) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia CO40091 10-in. either 1948 or 1949 Gia mia xanthoula (Για μια ξανθουλα) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia CO40094 10-in. either 1948 or 1949 Ē magissa tēs vagdatēs (Η μαγισσα της βαγδατης) Prodromos Tsaousakēs (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist  
Columbia CO40095 10-in. either 1948 or 1949 Gyrna monos mes' tēn nychta (Γυρνα μονος μες' την μυχτα) Prodromos Tsaousakēs (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia CO42893 10-in. approximately 1950 To xephantōma (Το ξεφαντωμα) Sōtēria Bellou (Σωτηρία Μπέλλου) ; Prodromos Tsaousakēs (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Mixed vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer, vocalist  
Columbia CO44473 10-in. either 1950 or 1951 To pedi tis nychtas Thanasēs Eugenikos ; Marika Ninou (Μαρικα Νινου) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble director  
Columbia CO44474 10-in. either 1950 or 1951 I kardia sou tha ghini chrysi Marika Ninou (Μαρικα Νινου) ; Prodromos Tsaousakēs (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Mixed vocal chorus, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Columbia CO44475 10-in. either 1950 or 1951 To dromo monos pira Thanasēs Eugenikos ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble director  
Columbia CO44476 10-in. either 1950 or 1951 Oi fabrikes Marika Ninou (Μαρικα Νινου) ; Prodromos Tsaousakēs (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Mixed vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble director, composer, vocalist  
Columbia CO46898 10-in. either 1951 or 1952 Se touto to paliospito Marika Ninou (Μαρικα Νινου) ; Prodromos Tsaousakēs (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble director, composer  
Columbia CO46905 10-in. either 1951 or 1952 Gioul bahar Rena Dalia ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble director, composer  
Gramophone 0GA641 10-in. 1937 Xelogiastra (Ξελογιάστρα) Pános Hrisínis (Πάνος Χρυσίνης) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Male vocal duet composer  
Gramophone 0GA642 10-in. 1937 Hola ta echō varethei (Όλα τα έχω βαρεθεί) Pános Hrisínis (Πάνος Χρυσίνης) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Male vocal duet composer  
Gramophone 0GA657 10-in. January 1938 O Tsitsanēs sto Monte Karlo (Ο Τσιτσάνης στο Μόντε Κάρλο) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Male vocal duet composer  
Gramophone 0GA658 10-in. January 1938 Trikalinē tsachpina (Τρικαλινή τσαχπίνα) Pános Hrisínis (Πάνος Χρυσίνης) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Male vocal duet composer  
Gramophone 0GA704 10-in. March 1938 Boemissa (Μποέμισσα) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Male vocal duet songwriter  
Gramophone 0GA705 10-in. March 1938 Hotan se prōtognōrisa (Όταν σε πρωτογνώρισα) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Male vocal duet songwriter  
Gramophone 0GA825 10-in. October 1938 Den tōpa to parapono (Δεν τώπα το παράπονο) Dēmētrēs Rumeliōtēs (Δημήτρης Ρουμελιώτης) Male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0GA857 10-in. before 7/17/1939 Apopse na mēn koimētheis (Απόψε να μην κοιμηθείς) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Female-male vocal duet composer  
Gramophone 0GA1152 10-in. before 12/20/1946 Ō serianēs (Ο σεριανης) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Gramophone 0GA1153 10-in. before 12/20/1946 Den me stephanōnese (Δεν με στεφανωνεσε) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0GA1229 10-in. 3/4/1947 O trellos tsinganos (Ο τρελλος τσιγγανος) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) ; Dēmētrios Semsēs (Δημήτρης Σέμσης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, bouzouki  
Gramophone 0GA1230 10-in. 3/4/1947 Physaei o batēs (Φγσαει ο μπατης) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) ; Dēmētrios Semsēs (Δημήτρης Σέμσης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, bouzouki  
Gramophone 0GA1312 10-in. 1/7/1948 Einai ta niata mia phora (Ειναι τα νιατα μια φορα) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental trio instrumentalist, bouzouki  
Gramophone 0GA1367 10-in. 6/4/1948 Giati me xypnēses prōi (Γιατι με ξυπνησες πρωι) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Prodromos Tsaousakēs (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Mixed vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Gramophone 0GA1368 10-in. 6/4/1948 Echei dikio to paidi (Εχει δικιο το παιδι) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Prodromos Tsaousakēs (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Mixed voal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Gramophone 0GA1390 10-in. 1948 Magissa pou gnōrises polla (Μαγισσα που γνωρισες πολλα) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Laikē Orchēstra (Λαϊκή Ορχήστρα) ; Prodromos Tsaousakis (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Gramophone 0GA1391 10-in. 1948 Ennoia sou kai tha mou to plērōsēs (Εννοια σου και θα μου το πληρωσης) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Laikē Orchēstra (Λαϊκή Ορχήστρα) ; Prodromos Tsaousakis (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Gramophone 0GA1394 10-in. 1948 Ē gerakina (Η γερακινα) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Laikē Orchēstra (Λαϊκή Ορχήστρα) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, arranger  
Gramophone 0GA1395 10-in. 1948 Pare me Marō pare me (Παρε με Μαρω παρε με) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Laikē Orchēstra (Λαϊκή Ορχήστρα) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Gramophone 0GA1434 10-in. 1948 To omorphopaido (Το ομορφοπαιδο) Sōtēria Bellou (Σωτηρία Μπέλλου) ; Stelios Kēromytēs (Στέλιοσ Κερομύτης) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Mixed vocal trio composer  
Gramophone 0T1486 10-in. before 7/31/1938 I exypni gyneka Despina Doanou ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Female-male vocal duet vocalist  
Gramophone 0GA1557 10-in. before 8/9/1950 Ē kainourgia philēnada (Η καινουργια φιληναδα) Stelios Kēromytēs (Στέλιοσ Κερομύτης) ; Odysseas Moschonas (Οδυσσεας Μοσχονας) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble director, composer  
Gramophone 0GA1583 10-in. before 10/4/1950 Vgale tē maska (Βγαλε τη μασκα) Rena (Ρενα) ; Prodromos Tsaousakis (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble director, composer  
Gramophone 0GA1585 10-in. before 10/4/1950 Me les bekrē kai betirakē (Με λες μπεκρη και μπετιρακη) Rena (Ρενα) ; Prodromos Tsaousakis (Προδρομος Τσαουσακης) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble director, composer  
Gramophone 0GA1608 10-in. 5/2/1950 Geia sou ka-i-ki mou Aē-Nikola (Γεια σου κα-ι-κι μου Αη-Νικολα) A Giannoppoulos (A. Γιαννοπουλος) ; Od. Moschonas (Οδ. Μοσχονας) ; Marika Ninou (Μαρικα Νινου) ; Vasilēs Tsitsanēs (Βασιλης Τσιτσανης) ; Ν Voulgarēs (Ν. Βουλγαρης) Mixed vocal quintet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, composer  
Odeon GO4009 10-in. approximately 1948 Ē satrapissa (Η σατραπισσα) Markos Vamvakarēs (Μαρκος Βαμβακαρης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tsitsanēs, Vasilēs (Τσιτσανης, Βασιλης)," accessed November 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103565.

Tsitsanēs, Vasilēs (Τσιτσανης, Βασιλης). (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103565.

"Tsitsanēs, Vasilēs (Τσιτσανης, Βασιλης)." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 November 2021.

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