Souyioul [Sougioul; Souyioultzoglou], Michalis
- Manolis Seiragakis
(b Aydin, nr. Smyrna, Nov 4, 1906; d Athens, Oct 16, 1958). Greek accordionist, orchestrator, and composer. In 1922 he came to Athens and soon (1924) worked as a self-taught pianist. Very quickly (1930) he was playing the bandoneon in the famous orchestra of Eduardo Bianco. He was devoted to light music and wrote music for 50 operettas and revues, and ten films. His songs had very subtle and often humorous lyrics because of regular cooperation with the authors Alekos Sakellarios and Christos Giannakopoulos who, in the same period, were at the zenith in Greek cinema and theatre. From this cooperation originated the more substantial contribution to shaping the identity of postwar Greek song: in the ...