Alec R. Costandinos

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Alec R. Costandinos, (born Alexandre Kouyoumdjian in 1944 in Cairo, Egypt) is a French singer and artist of the 1970s. [1] [2] He was also intimately involved as a writer, publisher and musician in the development of Aphrodite's Child with Vangelis and Greek-born pop singer, Demis Roussos. On the disco front, he contributed to the debut album of Crystal Grass, which featured the club hit "Crystal World", released on the Philips label in France. Alec was also the publisher of hits for various artists including French chanteuse Dalida. He has also written under the pseudonym R. Rupen.

His father was Armenian and his mother was Greek.

Alec R. Costandinos is highly influenced by the Egyptian/Arabic music of his time. The likes of Abdelhalim Hafez, Oum Kalsoum, Farid El-Atreche spring to mind. However, he delivers his arrangements in a tight package which exhibits great influential disco instrumentation in tracks such as "Judas Iscariot", "The Simon Peter Suite" (Sphinx album) and so on.

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Alec R. Costandinos[edit]

  • 1977 Romeo & Juliet (Casablanca)
  • 1978 Hunchback of Notre Dame (Casablanca)
  • 1978 Trocadero Bleu Citron (Casablanca)
  • 1979 The Synchophonic Orchestra Featuring Alirol and Jacquet (Casablanca)
  • 1979 Winds of Change (Casablanca)
  • 1981 Americana (RCA)

Love & Kisses[edit]

  • 1977 Love and Kisses (Casablanca)
  • 1978 How Much, How Much I Love You (Casablanca)
  • 1979 You Must Be Love (Casablanca)
  • 1982 Bap Bap/Right Here in My World (Disc'AZ)

Other[edit]

  • 1977 Sphinx (Casablanca)
  • 1977 Sumeria (Casablanca)
  • 1978 Trocadero Bleu Citron - Original Soundtrack (Casablanca)
  • 1978 Paris Connection (Casablanca)
  • 1979 Winds of Change - Original Soundtrack (Casablanca)
  • 1980 John And Arthur Simms (Casablanca)
  • 1981 Le Group (Disc'AZ)

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