Markos Vamvakarēs (Μαρκος Βαμβακαρης)

Márkos Vamvakáris (Greek: Μάρκος Βαμβακάρης; 10 May 1905 – 8 February 1972), was a rebetiko musician. He is universally referred to by rebetiko writers and fans simply by his first name, Márkos. The great significance of Vamvakaris for the rebetiko is also reflected by his nickname: the "patriarch of the rebetiko".

Birth and Death Data: Born May 10th, 1905 (Q15071997), Died February 8th, 1972 (Erythros Stavros Hospital)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist


Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Odeon GO4009 10-in. approximately 1948 Ē satrapissa (Η σατραπισσα) Markos Vamvakarēs (Μαρκος Βαμβακαρης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Vamvakarēs, Markos (Βαμβακαρης, Μαρκος)," accessed August 5, 2021,

Vamvakarēs, Markos (Βαμβακαρης, Μαρκος). (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 5, 2021, from

"Vamvakarēs, Markos (Βαμβακαρης, Μαρκος)." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 5 August 2021.

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