Koroido Mousolini

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It is an adaptation of the Italian song "Reginella Campagnola" composed by Eldo Di Lazzaro and lyrics by Eldo Di Lazzaro and Cherubini Bruno, with Greek lyrics by Giorgos Oikonomidis which refer to the Greco-Italian war of 1940–1941.

The song was first recorded in December 1940, in Athens, by Nikos Gounaris under the title "
Sti Romi" (HMV OGA 1131 – AO 2684 and Orthophonic S-564-A and RCA Victor 26-8167-A).

However, the entry of the popular tune in Greek historical discography took place a little bit earlier with the recording of the song under the title "
Mikri choriatopoula" (Columbia CG 2060 – DG 6541) by Fotis Polymeris and lyrics by Paul Menestrel in 1940, in Athens. It was also recorded by Alkis Pagonis under the same title (Athens, 1940, Odeon GO 3564 - GA 7291). According to the data collected so far, it was also covered and recorded three more times:

- "
Manavissa kai gaidouraki" (cover by: Spyros Peristeris – lyrics by: Minos Matsas), Markos Vamvakaris – Stratos Pagioumtzis, Athens 1940 (Odeon Go 3592 – GA 7320 – A 247213b)
 - "
To gaidouraki" (cover by: Dimitris Semsis [Salonikios] – lyrics by: Paul Menestrel), Stratos Pagioumtzis, Athens, December 1940 (HMV OGA 1124 – AO 2683)
- "
Manavaki" (cover by: Dimosthenis Zattas), Ioannis Degaitas – Angeliki Karagianni, USA, 194? (Liberty 25A)

The Italian song was a global hit, being recorded and covered countless times in many countries’ historical discography in different formats and in different regions and languages (
CzechFrenchGermanEnglishSpanishNorwegian, Cantonese, HungarianPolishDanish, etc.).

The 
musical score of the song was published by EMI in Milan around 1939.

It was recorded for the first time by 
Aldo Masseglia con Quartetto Vocale Cetra e Orchestrina dei Gai Campagnoli in Italy in 1938 (Parlophon 153952 – G.P. 92716).

For the history and the covers of the song see 
hereherehere and here.

Research and text by: Leonardos Kounadis and 
Nikos Ordoulidis

Author (Composer):
Lyrics by:
Italian lyrics: Di Lazzaro Eldo, Bruno Carlo Greek lyrics: Oikonomidis Giorgos
Singer(s):
Simos Antonios
Orchestra-Performers:
Popular orchestra
Recording date:
15/11/1941
Recording location:
New York
Language(s):
Greek
Publisher:
Columbia (USA)
Catalogue number:
7219-F
Matrix number:
CO 31970
Duration:
2:33
Item location:
Kounadis Archive Record Library
Physical description:
10 in. (25 cm)
Source:
Kounadis Archive
ID:
Col_7219F_KoroidoMousolini
Licensing:
cc
Reference link:
Kounadis Archive, "Koroido Mousolini", 2019, https://vmrebetiko.gr/en/item-en?id=5571

It is an adaptation of the Italian song "Reginella Campagnola" composed by Eldo Di Lazzaro and lyrics by Eldo Di Lazzaro and Cherubini Bruno, with Greek lyrics by Giorgos Oikonomidis which refer to the Greco-Italian war of 1940–1941.

The song was first recorded in December 1940, in Athens, by Nikos Gounaris under the title "
Sti Romi" (HMV OGA 1131 – AO 2684 and Orthophonic S-564-A and RCA Victor 26-8167-A).

However, the entry of the popular tune in Greek historical discography took place a little bit earlier with the recording of the song under the title "
Mikri choriatopoula" (Columbia CG 2060 – DG 6541) by Fotis Polymeris and lyrics by Paul Menestrel in 1940, in Athens. It was also recorded by Alkis Pagonis under the same title (Athens, 1940, Odeon GO 3564 - GA 7291). According to the data collected so far, it was also covered and recorded three more times:

- "
Manavissa kai gaidouraki" (cover by: Spyros Peristeris – lyrics by: Minos Matsas), Markos Vamvakaris – Stratos Pagioumtzis, Athens 1940 (Odeon Go 3592 – GA 7320 – A 247213b)
 - "
To gaidouraki" (cover by: Dimitris Semsis [Salonikios] – lyrics by: Paul Menestrel), Stratos Pagioumtzis, Athens, December 1940 (HMV OGA 1124 – AO 2683)
- "
Manavaki" (cover by: Dimosthenis Zattas), Ioannis Degaitas – Angeliki Karagianni, USA, 194? (Liberty 25A)

The Italian song was a global hit, being recorded and covered countless times in many countries’ historical discography in different formats and in different regions and languages (
CzechFrenchGermanEnglishSpanishNorwegian, Cantonese, HungarianPolishDanish, etc.).

The 
musical score of the song was published by EMI in Milan around 1939.

It was recorded for the first time by 
Aldo Masseglia con Quartetto Vocale Cetra e Orchestrina dei Gai Campagnoli in Italy in 1938 (Parlophon 153952 – G.P. 92716).

For the history and the covers of the song see 
hereherehere and here.

Research and text by: Leonardos Kounadis and 
Nikos Ordoulidis

Author (Composer):
Lyrics by:
Italian lyrics: Di Lazzaro Eldo, Bruno Carlo Greek lyrics: Oikonomidis Giorgos
Singer(s):
Simos Antonios
Orchestra-Performers:
Popular orchestra
Recording date:
15/11/1941
Recording location:
New York
Language(s):
Greek
Publisher:
Columbia (USA)
Catalogue number:
7219-F
Matrix number:
CO 31970
Duration:
2:33
Item location:
Kounadis Archive Record Library
Physical description:
10 in. (25 cm)
Source:
Kounadis Archive
ID:
Col_7219F_KoroidoMousolini
Licensing:
cc
Reference link:
Kounadis Archive, "Koroido Mousolini", 2019, https://vmrebetiko.gr/en/item-en?id=5571

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