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 26-28 of 28 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
OKeh W500080 12-in. 2/13/1929 I Vlaha i Emorfi Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
OKeh W500106 12-in. mid-1929 Agrilamas ke psarades Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
OKeh W500107 12-in. mid-1929 Mavromalou Amalia Bakas Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, soprano vocal  
(Results 26-28 of 28 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Bakas, Amalia," accessed January 27, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112452.

Bakas, Amalia. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 27, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112452.

"Bakas, Amalia." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 27 January 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/112452

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