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