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Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Greek music a gogo : The Girls/Zoe & The Stormies

Meet The Girls,the only all-girl group during the 60's in Greece.They only put out one record "Rocket for girls/Hello Beethoven".(Sadly I can find no picture of this group)

"Zoitsa "Zoe" Kouroukli is one of the Greek singers that roamed the Greek music scene in the sixties. In 1959 Miss Kouroukli started out as the candidate for Greece in the election of the “Miss Universe" contest. Although she did make it into the semi-finals, the big prize that year went to her Japanese opponent.During her musical career that followed, Zoe regularly performed in local venues, and apart from releasing several songs on her own, she also played together with various Greek bands of the time, like The Minis and The Stormies." (Info by Ivar de Vries)
Here she joins The Stormies for a great English language version of "Chica yeyé".(Picture of Zoe on the left)
Since their records were only released in Greece they are pretty rare.
More Greek girls coming soon!

The Girls-Hello Beethoven
The Girls-Rocket for girls
Zoe & The Stormies-The girl of yeye (new/better quality)

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5 Comments:

  • At 2:23 PM, Anonymous YEYEOHYEAH said…

    Hi Bruno and 60-One
    Many thanks to you both for kindly filling this request and also for the info about it.
    Its great to hear this nice rendition of Walk Don't Run as this version is closer in style to the Ventures original 1960 version whereas the wonderful Lass Die Zeit by The Crazy Girls was in the style of the Ventures Walk Don't Run 64 hit.
    Nice one and thanks again.
    YEYEOHYEAH

     
  • At 5:59 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    Hi yeyeohyeah,
    glad to be able to help out! :)

     
  • At 5:43 PM, Anonymous ion said…

    I've dug "Rocket For Girls" ever since I heard it on Girls in the Garage, so it was great to hear something else by these groovy Greeks. So has Greece ever produced any all-girl bands since?

     
  • At 8:59 AM, Blogger Bruno said…

    HI Ion,glad you are enjoying,well I guess so,I'm not really an expert on Greek girl-groups... How about "Hi-5" the Greek Spice-Girls? :)

     
  • At 4:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    great job man...come to naked sides to find some great greek rare grooves...

     

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