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Kostas Roukounas (Κώστας Ρούκουνας)

Konstantinos (Kostas) Roukounas (Greek: Κώστας Ρούκουνας) (Samos,[1] 1903 – Athens, 11 March 1984) was a Greek singer. His repertoire included both "traditional" (δημοτικά) and "popular" songs (λαϊκά). Most notable is his contribution to the genre of rebetiko (ρεμπέτικο). Roukounas is generally known as a singer, however he was also a songwriter.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1903 (Samos), Died Athens

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1948

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter

Notes: Born on the island of Samos, in Greece, he is also known as Samiotakis or Samiotachis. His nickname often appears with his full name on disc labels.

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia CO38844 10-in. approximately 1948 Anemotrata (Ανεμοτρατα) Kostas Roukounas (Κώστας Ρούκουνας) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia CO38845 10-in. approximately 1948 Ē vomva (Η βομβα) Kostas Roukounas (Κώστας Ρούκουνας) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist, songwriter  
Gramophone 0T1650 10-in. 6/30/1934 Mia samiotissa m'emlexe (Μια σαμιωτισσα μ’εμπλεξε) Kostas Roukounas (Κώστας Ρούκουνας) Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist, songwriter  
Gramophone 0T1652 10-in. 6/30/1934 Manes sabah (Ta pathi mou tha yiatreftoune) Kostas Roukounas (Κώστας Ρούκουνας) Male vocal solo, with mandolin and talk vocalist, songwriter  
Odeon GO2587 10-in. approximately 1936 Erinaki (Ερινάκι) Kostas Roukounas (Κώστας Ρούκουνας) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Odeon GO2590 10-in. approximately 1937 Stēs plakas ta stenakia (Στης πλακας τα στενακια) Kostas Roukounas (Κώστας Ρούκουνας) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Odeon GO2908 10-in. approximately 1938 Vasō (Βάσω) Kostas Roukounas (Κώστας Ρούκουνας) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Roukounas, Kostas (Ρούκουνας, Κώστας)," accessed October 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115628.

Roukounas, Kostas (Ρούκουνας, Κώστας). (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115628.

"Roukounas, Kostas (Ρούκουνας, Κώστας)." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/115628

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