Athan Maroulis

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Maroulis (centre) with the other members of Black Tape for a Blue Girl.

Athanasios Demetrios Maroulis (born September 22, 1964) is an actor, vocalist and record producer born in Brooklyn, New York. He is the older brother of singer Constantine Maroulis. Athan Maroulis formed the New York based group Fahrenheit 451 (1984–1986), with whom he recorded his first commercially available album. Over the ensuing years, Maroulis established himself in a number of alternative musical genres including gothic, industrial and electronic. Stints with the Philadelphia based Executive Slacks (1987–1990), as well as Tubalcain (1991–1993), followed.[1]

After moving to Los Angeles he fronted Spahn Ranch (band) (1993–2000). A diverse and fairly eclectic vocalist, Maroulis recorded a number of albums with a 1940s styled vocal/jazz combo named The Blue Dahlia (1999–2000). Maroulis continues to remain active both behind and in front of the scenes, runs Sepiatone Records, a vintage vocal and jazz record label while continuing to lend his voice to various studio and film projects.

Maroulis has also completed over 250 compact disc reissues[citation needed], and has produced and written liner notes on collections such as Orson Welles and The War of the Worlds, as well as compilations from Billie Holiday, Marvin Gaye and Miles Davis.

Vocalist discography[edit]

Fahrenheit 451[edit]

  • Fahrenheit 451: The House of Morals (1986)
  • Fahrenheit 451: The Gothic Years and After (2000)

Tubalcain[edit]

  • Tubalcain: 25 Assorted Needles (1992)
  • Tubalcain: Left (1994)

Spahn Ranch[edit]

  • Spahn Ranch: Collateral Damage (1993)
  • Spahn Ranch: The Blackmail Starters Kit (1994)
  • Spahn Ranch: The Coiled One (1995)
  • Spahn Ranch: In Parts Assembled Solely (1996)
  • Spahn Ranch: Architecture (1997)
  • Spahn Ranch: Retrofit (1998)
  • Spahn Ranch: Beat Noir (1998)
  • Spahn Ranch: Anthology 1992-1994 (2000)
  • Spahn Ranch: Closure (2001)

Vampire Rodents[edit]

The Blue Dahlia[edit]

  • The Blue Dahlia: The Blue Dahlia (2000)
  • The Blue Dahlia: A Tribute to Frank Sinatra (2001)

Black Tape for a Blue Girl[edit]

NOIR[edit]

  • NOIR: Darkly Near (2013)

Producer discography[edit]

Highlights include:

  • Various Artists: The Black Bible (1998)
  • Billie Holiday: Anthology 1944-1959 (2000)
  • Artie Shaw: The Best of the War Years (2001)
  • Orson Welles: The Very Best of (2001)
  • Jo Stafford: The Best of the War Years (2001)
  • Shuggie Otis: In Session (2002)
  • Miles Davis: From Cool to Bop/The Anthology (2002)
  • Django Reinhardt: Anthology 1934-1937 (2002)
  • The King Cole Trio: The MacGregor Anthology (2002)
  • Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra: The Best of the War Years (2003)
  • Gypsy 83: Soundtrack (2003)
  • Leadbelly: The Best of (2003)
  • Charlie Parker: The New York Anthology 1950-1954 (2003)
  • Louis Prima and His Orchestra: The Best of the War Years (2003)
  • Marlene Dietrich: The Anthology 1930-1949 (2003)
  • Marilyn Monroe: Anthology (2003)
  • Gary Numan: Here in My Car/The Best of (2004)
  • Marvin Gaye: The Concert Anthology (2004)
  • Ray Charles: The Genius Anthology (2005)
  • Sarah Vaughan: Anthology (2005)
  • Various Artists: The Christmas Anthology (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Biography: Athan Maroulis". Allmusic. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 

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