Panagiōtēs Tountas (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης)

Panagiotis Toundas (Greek: Παναγιώτης Τούντας; 1886– 23 May 1942) was a Greek composer of the early 20th century. He is probably the most famous representative of the "Smyrna School" and made a notable contribution to the creation of the rebetico style music in Greece. He was born in Smyrna and from a young age he learned to play the mandolin. In the early 20th century became a member of the Smyrneiki Estudiantina. He joined many groups and traveled a lot, especially to the Greek diaspora.

After the Great fire of Smyrna he went to Athens. In 1924 he became director of the local annex of Odeon Records. He worked with all the major record labels in Greece and was responsible for the most recordings of the era. In 1931 he assumed the position of art director for Columbia Records and His Master's Voice until 1940. He worked with many musicians and many of his rebetiko songs were sung by well-known singers, such as Stelios Perpiniadis, Kostas Roukounas, Roza Eskenazi and Rita Abatzi.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1886 (İzmir), Died May 23rd, 1942

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1947

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, vocalist, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-23264 10-in. 9/17/1919 The grass widow Maria Smyrnea Female vocal solo, with violin and santur composer  
Victor BS-02362 10-in. 11/4/1936 I barbara (Ι βαρβαρα) Tetos Demetriades (Τετος Δημητριαδης) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-04851 10-in. 2/15/1937 Ē marika ē daskala (Η μαρικα η δασκαλα) Tetos Demetriades (Τετος Δημητριαδης) Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet composer  
Columbia XCO19788 12-in. between 1930 and 1935 Alēthinē agapē (Αληθινη αγαπη) Roza Eskenazē (Ρόζα Εσκενάζη) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W20332 10-in. between 1925 and 1930 Pasalimaniōtissa (Πασαλιμανιωτισσα) Dimitris Arapakis (Δημήτρης Αραπάκης) ; Panagiōtēs Tountas (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia XCO21541 12-in. between 1930 and 1935 Varkarēs (Βαρκαρης) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia XCO21542 12-in. between 1930 and 1935 Gkarsona (Γκαρσονα) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO22483 10-in. approximately 1938 Otan pernas giati (Οταν περνας γιατι) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO22484 10-in. approximately 1938 Pandreuetai sta xena (Πανδρευεται στα ξενα) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO22998 10-in. approximately 1938 Melachroino (Μελαχροινο) Roza Eskenazē (Ρόζα Εσκενάζη) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia XCO23963 12-in. between 1930 and 1935 Kardia mou maurophorese (Καρδια μου μαυροφορεσε) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia XCO23964 12-in. approximately 1939 Echthes to vrady (Εχθες το βραδυ) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO24660 10-in. approximately 1939 Sto mēntioum (Στο μηντιουμ) Dēmētrēs Perdikopoulos (Δημήτρης Περδικοπουλος) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO25890 10-in. approximately 1940 Sophitsa (Σοφιτσα) Nota Kalellē ; Panagiōtēs Tountas (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia CO25891 10-in. approximately 1940 Rēna (Ρηνα) Nota Kalellē ; Panagiōtēs Tountas (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia CO27079 10-in. approximately 1940 Na pame gia tē voula (Να παμε για τη βουλα) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) ; Stellakis (Στελλακης) Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Columbia CO27288 10-in. approximately 1940 Mia kyriakē kinēsame (Μια κυριακη κινησαμε) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO27388 10-in. approximately 1940 Na zēsēs amaxa mou (Να ζησης αμαξα μου) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO27389 10-in. approximately 1940 Glentēsete ta neiata sas (Γλεντησετε τα νειατα σας) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO27928 10-in. either 1940 or 1941 Mikro melachroino (Μικρο μελαχροινο) I. Bernithakis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO27929 10-in. either 1940 or 1941 The na se kanō menexe (Θε να σε κανω μενεξε) I. Bernithakis Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO28603 10-in. either 1940 or 1941 Pankratiōtissa mou (Παγκρατιωτισσα μου) Nota Kalellē Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO33638 10-in. approximately 1944 Ta tsokara (Τα τσοκαρα) Iōanna Geōrgakopoulou (Ιωαννα Γεωργακοπουλου) ; Panagiōtēs Tountas (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης) Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble vocalist  
Columbia CO36663 10-in. approximately 1947 Bēk' o cheimōnas (Μπηκ' ο χειμωνας) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO36664 10-in. approximately 1947 To manavaki (Το μαναβακι) D. Gogos ; G. Sagias Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 1-25 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tountas, Panagiōtēs (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης)," accessed September 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116696.

Tountas, Panagiōtēs (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης). (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116696.

"Tountas, Panagiōtēs (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης)." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 September 2021.

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