Nana Mouskouri 1962. My sweety found this one at the thrift in Victoria. I love the cover art, it’s actually fabulous cover album art. Moyexoyph. This appears to be an album entirely in Greek. “Thea Gibson” is printed in pencil on the front. awesome. The music is horrible but I understand Nana is a world class musician and has like a hundred albums in more than a dozen languages! More on her to come.
of interest WIKI: Nana Mouskouri on October 13, 1934, in Chania, Crete, Greece) is a Greek singer who has sold 300 million records worldwide in a career spanning over five decades, which makes her one of the top-selling female singers of all time. Known as “Nána” to her friends and family as a child (note that in Greek her surname is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable – MOOS-hoo-ree – rather than the second), she has recorded songs in many languages, including Greek,French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Hebrew, Welsh, Mandarin Chinese, Maori and Turkish. Mouskouri’s childhood was marked by the German Nazi occupation of Greece. Her father became part of the anti-Nazi resistance movement in Athens. Mouskouri began singing lessons at age 12. As a child, she listened to radio broadcasts of singers such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, and Édith Piaf. In 1950, she was accepted at the Conservatoire. She studied classical music with an emphasis on singing opera. After eight years at the Conservatoire, Mouskouri was encouraged by her friends to experiment with jazz music. She began singing with her friends’ jazz group at night. However, when Mouskouri’s Conservatory professor found out about Mouskouri’s involvement with a genre of music that was not in keeping with her classical studies, he prevented her from sitting for her end-of-year exams.