KOSTIS, A. - THE JAIL'S A FINE SCHOOL

KOSTIS, A. - THE JAIL'S A FINE SCHOOL

LP (12"/10" Album)

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Label: MISSISSIPPI

Release date: 03/08/2020

Barcode: 2090504205399

Catalog no.: MRP0000097

Item ID: 420539

Repress! The first ever vinyl collection of the legendary Kostis, the most enigmatic of all Greek rebetika artists of the early 1930s. Truly unique guitar duets and black-humor prose chronicling the hash dens, prison culture and pickpockets of old Athens. Virtuosic fingerpicking of Near-Eastern modes at the dawn of rebetika, when the bouzouki was yet to become supreme. Recorded under a pseudonym for export to the Greeks living in America, it stands as an enduring mystery and the high standard for a once subversive art form. This release includes Greek and English lyrics, extensive liner notes by Tony Klein and many previously unpublished photographs.

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