Xylouris plays in a Taverna in Heraklion 1961 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd8M16ceDcw
Some comments and explanations from youtube
This clip contains some actual Nikos
Xilouris Songs. Anthony Sooklaris so fortuitously happened to capture some footage of one of Greece's most celebrated musicians, Nikos
Xylouris, before he made the "big time". He played for our group at a local Taverna in Heraklion.
In 1961, he was still not widely known, so this is really some very natural footage of this incredibly popular and gigantic figure of Greece. If you happen to be anywhere in Downtown Athens, you'll have to look up his wife who still runs a record shop
Shot and edited by Anthony Sooklaris (Tsouchlarakis)
These were 8 mm movies with no sound, unfortunately. But it is what it is and it's rare indeed.
There is another interesting person in this video. The woman in the black dress and white shoes is Ismene Kefalogianni of Pittsburgh. She is the matriarch of Pittsburgh Cretans and still living at 97 years old. She is a past president of Maleme the Cretan woman's syllogos in Pittsburgh, the first president of Arkadi-Maleme (when the men's and woman's chapters joined) and a past Women's Executive Director, a national office of the Pancretan Association of America.
Dimitris Foukakis was one of the best laout
-ists of the period and he was cooperating with Nikos
Xylouris for ages. At the time when the video was taken Xylouris was recording his first songs with Dimitri as pasadoro
, as his wife Mrs Ourania told us. The boy who is sitting next to Nikos
, at the beginning of the video, seems to be Vasilis Skoulas at very young age!
(The last comment I translated from greek, I hope it makes sense