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Giorgos Zabetas

Giorgos Zabetas in front of the Acropolis
Giorgos Zabetas in an early day photo

Giorgos Zabetas was a Greek Bouzouki virtuoso, composer and singer of Laiko music.

Zabetas was born on January 25, 1925 in Athens. He started his music career in 1950, about the end of the Rebetiko era. His songs were sung by such artists as Marinella, Stelios Kazantzidis, Vicki Moscholiou, Petros Anagnostakis, Giorgos Dalaras, Yiannis Poulopoulos, Dimitris Mitropanos, Stamatis Kokotas, Beba Blanche, Tolis Voskopoulos and...Zabetas himself who was quite a showman.

Zabetas died on March 10, 1992.

His songs

  • Αγωνία - Agony
  • Αυτοί που φεύγουν - Those who leave
  • Βουνά και κάστρα - Mountains and Castles
  • Δεν έχει δρόμο να διαβώ - There no Road for me to take
  • Έχασες το τρένο - You missed the Train
  • Η Κυριακή - Sunday (Sung by Aliki Vougiouklaki)
  • Ήρθα και απόψε - I came again today
  • Θεσσαλονίκη - Thessaloniki
  • Μάλιστα κύριε - Yes, Sir!
  • Με το βοριά - With the North Wind
  • Μιας πεντάρας νιάτα - Cheap Youth
  • Ο αράπης - The black man
  • Ο μαθητής - The Pupil
  • Ο πενηντάρης - The 50-year old
  • Πάει-πάει - It's gone
  • Πατέρα κάτσε φρόνιμα - Daddy, behave yourself!
  • Πού πας χωρίς αγάπη - Where are you going without love?
  • Σήκω, χόρεψε συρτάκι - Dance a Syrtaki (Sung by Aliki Vougiouklaki)
  • Τα δειλινά - At Dusk
  • Τι σου ’κανα και μ’ εγκατέλειψες - What have I done, that you abandoned me?

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