Greece Goes Modern
Label: Pan-Vox - X 33 PV 10101
Recorded in 1966 and released on lp in 1967 for the needs of an advertising broadcast for “Fix” beer. The 10 tracks of the album are greek traditional folk songs masterfully treated in a modern way by Mimis Plessas and his band, the Orbiters.
Played ultra-loungy and with some “freak-out”/fuzzy guitar overtones they follow a refreshing, jazzy direction without losing their folk originality!
The Orbiters were:
Andreas Ortega (flute and guitar)
Igor Raniets (drums and percussion)
Titos Kalliris (electric guitar)
Nikos Guinos (clarinet and flute)
Andreas Rodousakis (bass)
Mimis Plessas (Philicorda)
The artwork made by painter & stage designer Vassilis Fotopoulos
(Academy Award winner for Art Direction of the film “Zorba”)