Kostas Bezos and the White Birds

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Kostas Bezos and the White Birds
Sing and Yodel their Greatest Hits
Mississippi
LP & CD
$15

"The first-ever compilation of Xabagies ('havagies'), the nearly forgotten Hawaiian-influenced music of 1930s Greece, focuses on the compositions of Kostas Bezos and his ensemble The White Birds. A world-class slide guitarist, political cartoonist, & sleepless Bohemian, Kostas Bezos created some of the most unique music of any era: surrealist guitar portraits blending Athens & Honolulu, haunting tropical serenades, wild acoustic orchestras, & heartbreaking steel guitar duets. Included are a 28-page booklet with extensive notes by Tony Klein & Dimitri Kourtis, unpublished photographs, lyrics, obituaries, & a bonus CD containing 18 additional tracks. Mastered from original 78s, this release is limited to 1000 copies." - Mississippi. Hear White Bird in the Mountains