Or browse results titled :. Hanim Oyunu Ladies' Dance buy track 3. Huzam Taksim buy track 4. Cefte Telli buy track 8. Oglan Oglan Boy Boy buy track Sirf Hicazkar Taxim buy track Hepsi Yalandir It's All Lies buy track Pusgullu Bela Thorny Troubles buy track Nizli Kadin Coy Woman buy track Nivahent Taxsim buy track Dokoumaji Kiz Weaver Girl buy track Bir Gul Gibi Like a Rose buy track Sekar Oghlan Sugar Boy buy track Rast Taksim buy track Kadife Kantosu Velvet Song buy track His paperwork showed that he was born May 2, He later gave his year of birth as He had, he said, arrived at Ellis Island on February 10, from Piraeus, Greece, having been born and raised in the cosmopolitan port city of Smyrna now Izmir , Turkey.
His daughter Rose later said that he had fled Smyrna as a teenager in order to avoid military conscription and had worked as a musician in Athens before arriving in the U. Although he was Armenian, through much of his professional life he used the Greek-sounding stage name Marko Melkon.
By this late teens, he was already a professional musician. He made a few appearances on discs in the early 20s, recording three sides for M. When Melkon returned to Greece in late , he brought back with him a wife from Thessalonika, Karnoogian, an Armenian ten years his junior and also from Smyrna. When the couple arrived home to New York City, on January 2, , Melkon gave his address as 3rd Avenue in New York - the address of the Vartesian Brothers jewelry and watch repair shop, where his close friend and collaborator violinist Nishan Sedefjian was employed as a diamond setter, and which was the home office of the Pharos Record Company which, as it happens, had acquired and reissued the M.
Parsekian catalog from earlier in the decade. Auburn St in Watertown, Massachusetts, where he sold records and equipment as well as repairing vacuum cleaners. Demetriades, a fascinating character himself with an excellent ear, was a key figure in the publication and proliferation of Greek music in New York during the ss, publishing discs on Orthophonic recorded locally by Marika Papagika, Alexis Zoumbas, George Katsaros, Kostas Gadinis, Anthony Sakellariou, and the Cretian singer Charilaos whom Melkon accompanied, as well as issuing imported recordings by Rosa Eskenazi, Rita Abatzi, Kostas Roukounas, and many others.
In the early s, the Albanian singer Adjin Asllan re-started his Me Re label, quickly changing the name to Balkan and forming a partnership with the Bulgarian violinist Nick Doneff and, for a short time, the Greek accordionist John Gianaros. Melkon recorded at least 48 sides under his own name for the network of labels that they founded - Balkan, Metropolitan, and Kaliphon - and performed on dozens of discs as accompanist for other performers including Virginia Magidou, Victoria Hazan, Vahit Artan, Zeki Arikan, Ali Fasih Tekin, and others.
A heart attack in curtailed his playing significantly. He was forced to take a full year off work and to quit drinking and smoking. A consummate entertainer and a life-long denizen of the nightlife with a strong affinity for alcohol and marijuana a close pal of Ioannis "Jack Gregory" Halikias, the bouzouki player, bookee, and weed dealer , it was a blow. He found himself performing mainly at weekend picnics of aging Armenians.
It would, however, turn out to be his swan song. His heart failed at home in Astoria, Queens in April of Corrections of translations of the song titles will be gratefully received. Many songs interpolate phrases in Armenian and Ladino. Contact Canary Records. Streaming and Download help. Report this album or account. I wish I'd made this collection. Canary Records. Gita Pon Yeik by Su Wai.
Super Onze - Gao by Super Onze. The Jail's a Fine School by A. This is some legendary rebel style of music of folk of Hellas, so real though, this guy, and what a wonderful pdf lyrics set came with, pictures and everything. Really, this is top class quality to me. Thank you. Ciciliani,Marko - 81 Matters in Elemental Order. Be the first to write a review. Asia Minor. Skip to main content. Email to friends Share on Facebook - opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter - opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest - opens in a new window or tab.
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