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 26-35 of 35 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Gramophone 0GA273 10-in. 10/10/1935 Ē poulēmenē stēn xenēteia (Η πουλημένη στην ξενητειά) Roza Eskenazē (Ρόζα Εσκενάζη) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0GA283 10-in. 10/12/1935 Tourkolimaniotissa glykeia (Τουρκολιμανιωτισσα γλυκεια) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0GA583 10-in. before 9/23/1938 Thalassa bampessa (Θάλασσα μπαμπέσσα) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0GA685 10-in. February 1938 Ti na sou kanō, ti na sou pō (Τι να σου κάνω, τι να σου πω) Nikos Gizis (Νίκος Γύζης) ; Stephanidēs [Στεφανιδης] ; Renos Talmas (Ρένος Τάλμας) Vocal trio, with mandolin songwriter  
Gramophone 0GA686 10-in. February 1938 Gia dyo matakia (Για δύο ματάκια) Nikos Gizis (Νίκος Γύζης) ; Stephanidēs [Στεφανιδης] ; Renos Talmas (Ρένος Τάλμας) Vocal trio, with mandolin composer  
Gramophone 0GA697 10-in. March 1938 Karavokyrē mou chryse (Καραβοκύρη μου χρυσέ) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0GA698 10-in. March 1938 Valantōsa na karterō (Βαλάντωσα να καρτερώ) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0GA970 10-in. before 8/30/1940 Hallaxe mariō mou gnōmē (Άλλαξε μαριώ μου γνώμη) Stratos Pagioumtzis (Στρατος Παγιουμτζης) ; Stellakēs Perpiniadēs (Στελλάκης Περπινιάδης) Male vocal duet composer  
Gramophone 0T1354 10-in. 11/25/1933 or earlier Kalliopaki (Καλλιοπάκι) Rita Abatzi (Ρίτα Αμπατζή) Female vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0T1492 10-in. 1/8/1934 Aeroplano tha parō (Αεροπλάνο θα πάρω) Kōstas Nouros (Κώστας Νούρος) ; Stella Vogiatzi (Στέλλα Βογιατζή) Female-male vocal duet composer  
(Results 26-35 of 35 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Tountas, Panagiōtēs (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης)," accessed October 17, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116696.

Tountas, Panagiōtēs (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης). (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 17, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/116696.

"Tountas, Panagiōtēs (Τούντας, Παναγιώτης)." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 17 October 2021.

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