Though I had only one year of ancient Greek in school, I can assure you that your spelling is splendid but not completely correct: The fifth last letter of the family name is a Greek Δ (delta), not a Λ (lambda). The first name is apparently shortened with a dot. In Latin letters, the whole name reads : Ioan. [= Ioannis] Chacharidakis. You can find this rebetiko artist here (in Greek: Ιωαν. Χαχαριδακης).Comment by The_Vinyl_Junkie:
Definitely an Australian release.
I have attemted to copy the details from the label but I can't guarantee they are 100% accurate.
In Perth we had a record store that only stocked foreign language material. Just down the road was a kebab shop with a juke box of only greek singles. I had the painstaking task of copying the titles/artist of tracks I liked, then raced down to the record shop and made my purchase.Comment by delooper:
Certainly released in Australia. There were several hundred Greek and Italian language releases on Columbia, Pathe, HMV, La Voce Del Padrone, Odeon, Parlophone - all through EMI
B Side Title translates as "unhappy when sleeping"Comment by gojira:
Yeah, I was unaware of the extent of Greek immigrants there until you pointed it out, about 378,000 people of of Greek ancestry in Australia according to a 2011 census. I guess it's not as implausible as I first thought that it was also released there. I do know that EMIs Australian pressing plants exported quite a lot of records to other countries such as f.ex. Singapore in the 1960s. But then again the Greek EMI pressing plants seems to have been fairly busy doing the same thing by exporting to Lebanon. Comment by mickey rat:
I would say almost certainly released in Oz. Dunno about now but Melbourne supposedly used to have more people of Greek heritage than any other city in the world except Athens.Comment by TheJudge:
Fairly sizable ethnic Greek population in Oz. And why would Parlophone go to the trouble of exporting stuff from Sydney when they had their own releases in Greece anyway?Comment by gojira:
I doubt this was released in Australia. Clearly it was manufactured there, but how likely is it Greek music would be released there in a script almost no Australian can read? Should probably be listed as a Greek release, with a note that it was made in the land down under.Comment by dogear:
AV,it looks almost certain that your issue was manufactured in Australia.A quick look at the Parlophone Australia discography shows that the releases around 1989 have the Australasia text on the labels.Most of these releases are owned by Australian members.Here's an example A 2303.Hope this helps.Comment by Felonious:
What it says on the label is "manufactured by the EMI Music Group Australasia" a phrase similar to " Made in the E.E.C." What takes priority is the actual country of release in that region of Oceania. Comment by AV_Queen:
Correct name of releasing country is "Australasia" (no Australia), which means "Australia plus New Zealand"... This one is not easy to find...