Τρίτη, 8 Ιανουαρίου 2008

George Pilali & The Blues Caravan - GodComedy (Greek Rock Underground ,surrealistic lyrics, blues and rembetiko)

Γειά σου ρε Ζόρζ Πιλαλί!
 Ο ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΠΙΛΑΛΑΣ, ένας μεγάλος υποτιμημένος της Ελληνικής crossover μουσικής. O Πιλαλί, βαθύς γνώστης των Ελληνικών Blues, αγνοήθηκε από τους ροκάδες σαν υπερβαλλόντως...λαϊκός, και από τους ''λαϊκούς'', σαν τρελλαμένος...ροκάς! Λάτρης -με τα όλα του- του King of the Blues Albert King... 

(Ilan Solomon)




Georges Pilali
Since the beginning of the 80’s Georges Pilali is a mythical figure of the Athenian underground scene. His songs are combination of surrealistic lyrics, blues and rembetiko (music of Greek underground, formed in major cities in the early 20th century).
Georges Pilali was a first musician in Greece who showed that rembetico and blues have followed parallel roads and their combination could be fascinating experience.
He has recorded three (out of print!!) albums, having also participated in the records of other Greek musicians and singers. His latest album “Theokomodia”, 1994, includes the participation of Albanian street musicians, Greek beat poetry and also the great American blues singers Louisiana Red και Big Time Sarah.
His performance includes theatrical elements (from ancient Greek theatre “Karagiozis”- modern theatre of shadow), poetry and music, blended all together with a unique sense of humor. He has successfully appeared in concerts, clubs and festivals in Greece, Canada, USA and France.


During the last years, he cooperates on stage with the veteran of the Greek rock scene Dimitris Poulikakos, the French roman guitarist Philippe "Doudou" Guillerier and the fabulous American guitarist and researcher of world music Bob Brozman.
George Pilali’s group consists of 6 musicians (guitar, santoor, accordion, violin, percussion and acoustic bass).
‘Mr Pilali is a very good and tasteful slide player who is the equal of many more famous musicians. The use of the Greek instruments in blues added new feeling’.
(Bruce Iglauer, Alligator records)
George Pilali: ‘A brilliant and wacky artist of Greek Rembetica music (the blues of Greek culture), George has also a keen interest in traditional American sounds’.
(Bob Brozman)


from the “IRISprojects
With Guests : Louisiana Red & Big Time Sarah part1 @192kbs
part2 @192kbs



" Είχα έναν φίλο πρεζονόμο που μου μαγείρευε τα πιό όμορφα διαστημικά μπισκότα.
SPACE COOKIES γαρνιρισμένα με δραμαμίνη για τα ταξίδια μου!
Κάθε κατεβασιά, κι ένα μικρό ονειρεμένο Challenger.
Μπούκωνα με δαύτα τα καριολίκια και πετσικάρανε τα σαγόνια μου.
Φλασσάρω και μπήγω τις φωνές: "Τυριά ξυπνήστε! Θα σας φαν' οι βλάχοι!  "

Ζωρζ Πιλαλί (κατά κόσμον Γιώργος Πιλάλας)

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5 σχόλια:

gkapageridis είπε...

Dear non Greek friends of music and this blog. You simply have to listen to this record and artist. He is is one of a kind and even though there is of course the language barrier, i'm more than sure that you will find him at least enjoyable.
Keep listening and staying in touch with this temple of good music , You will find treasures, that never seem to stop coming

Sakis είπε...

Pilalas one og his kind!!!
Very rare staff this one and very expensive if you find it!!!
Many thanks
I have seen him performimg live ina dyonysiac style once a decade ago inside the garden of Stavlos at Thiseion on a hot summer afternoon.
Unforgetable!!

Ανώνυμος είπε...

Unbelievable post, tahnks but why only 80kbps ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

BlackCatBone είπε...

Καλά πού τόπες!
για κάποιο λόγο, δέν ξέρω πώς, μου διέφυγε!
Είσαι έτοιμος στα 192@κβς!
Νάσαι καλά!
Καλή Χρονιά!!

Sakis είπε...

Blackcatbone
Ευχαριστώ και εγώ. Αν και το είχα κατεβάσει και εγώ δεν είχα πάρει χαμπάρι ότι ήταν στα 80