Amalia Bakas

Amalia Bakas (born Mazaltov [Mally] Matsa 1897–1979) was a Greek singer and performer in the United States during the 20th century. She was heavily involved in the eighth Avenue scene in New York City and in Greek communities around the United States.

Her repertoire consisted of mostly traditional songs to which she added her own style and words. Unlike other singers of the time, her songs were mostly about love. She also wrote two songs, “Elenitsa Mou” after she was baptized and “Diamontoula Mou” for her daughter.

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1897 (Ioannina), Died January 1st, 1979 (New Port Richey)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1927 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CVE-38447 12-in. 4/11/1927 Ali pasha Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin, oud, and santur vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-38448 12-in. 4/11/1927 Trigona Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin, oud, and santur vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-38451 12-in. 4/11/1927 Paramana cuna cuna Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin, oud, and santur vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-38452 12-in. 4/11/1927 E thalassa Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin, oud, and santur vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-39952 12-in. 8/10/1927 Nea vasilo Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and santur vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-39953 12-in. 8/10/1927 To asteri to lambro Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and santur vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-39954 12-in. 8/10/1927 O berbantis Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and santur vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-39955 12-in. 8/10/1927 Sabah taxim Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and santur vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-40515 12-in. 10/26/1927 Mesa sto perivoli sou Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-40516 12-in. 10/26/1927 Esi kimase me ti mama sou Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-40517 12-in. 10/26/1927 Mavromata Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-40518 12-in. 10/26/1927 Den mou lete ti na kamo Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-40519 10-in. 10/26/1927 Apo ta mikra mou hronia Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BVE-40520 10-in. 10/26/1927 To mnima mou hortariase Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-42422 12-in. 2/8/1928 Elenitsa mou Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin, clarinet, and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal, composer  
Victor CVE-42423 12-in. 2/8/1928 Ta matia sou ine galana Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin, clarinet, and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-42424 12-in. 2/8/1928 Chaidō (Χαιδω) Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin, clarinet, and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-42425 12-in. 2/8/1928 Karakatsana Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin, clarinet, and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-42426 12-in. 2/8/1928 Pes mou ti tha katalavēs (Πες μου τι θα καταλαβης) Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor CVE-42427 12-in. 2/8/1928 Gianoula Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with violin, clarinet, and cimbalom vocalist, soprano vocal  
OKeh W500075 12-in. 2/13/1929 Eliosan ta kokola mou Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
OKeh W500076 12-in. 2/13/1929 Horis elpida na zo Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
OKeh W500077 12-in. 2/13/1929 Thelo na s' alismoniso Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
OKeh W500078 12-in. 2/13/1929 Mavromatou me pligoses Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
OKeh W500079 12-in. 2/13/1929 O pselos Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 1-25 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bakas, Amalia," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112452.

Bakas, Amalia. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112452.

"Bakas, Amalia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 November 2020.

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