Sunday, November 04, 2007


The Greek National Tourist Organisation:
The Land Of The Orange Tree Blossoms
Solfege Lesson

I'm not entirely sure of the raison d'être for this record. It just says "Greece" on the front and the back says "With the compliments of the National Tourist Organisation" and "NOT FOR SALE". So maybe it was made to be given away freely to promote tourism to Greece? Anyroad, check out the tough counterpoint between the verses on "Orange Tree Blossoms". Solfege, in case anyone doesn't know, is a word for the Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So-La-Ti-Do system, and you can hear them singing these syllables on the intriguing toe-tapper "Solfege Lesson". Also phased rhythm guitar, chimes, and plenty of vibraslap.

3 comments:

Diagilev said...

Solfege lesson was the participation of Greece in Eurovision back in 1977(?).Took the 3rd or 4th place and it was a big hit all over the country.George Hatjinasios the composer,was responsible for some erotic,lounge themes early 70's.the other one is ridiculous folk song.

Emmett said...

Fantastic! Thanks for the info, Diagilev. I assume you mean "good" ridiculous, right? :)

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