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Rita Abadzi

With her “smoky, sensuous, contralto” vocals set to the melodic strains of oud and gypsy-esque violin, Rita Abadzi was probably one of the most successful rembetika (acoustic Greek blues) through the ’30s. Her 1st recordings in 1932 adopted the initial produces of her modern, Roza Eskenazi, by 2 yrs. Through the entire ’30s, recordings by Abadzi and Eskenazi had been mixed and released as double-sided singles. Because the recognition of rembetika waned within the ’40s, Abadzi faded from your limelight.

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