Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Ustad Salim Rashid Suri: Bi Allah  faasaalooha (Suri), 2

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  • Type

    sound

  • Duration

    00:03:11

  • Shelf mark

    1CS0001222

  • Recording date

    1930s

  • Recording locations

    Oman

  • Performers

    Rashid Suri, Ustad Salim (singer / ‘ūd, male)

  • Description

    'Made in India' by 'Trade Mark of Columbia Graphophone Co Ltd Hayes, Middlesex, England. Although the 'Gramophone Company' and 'Columbia Graphophone Company' merged (to EMI) in 1931 discs were still issued using the original company names. That means this recording is from the 1930s or early 1940s.. Sowt genre of Oman. The piece starts with a short instrumental part (clarinet, drum and ‘ūd). The two sides represent two parts of the very same piece. Instruments: the ‘ūd lute, clarinet, hand-clapping and the Indian tabla drum. The way this piece is performed shows a strong Indian influence: the use of the Indian tabla and the Indianised clarinet (known from military brass bands around Bombay). Released on Bombay Records Kalyan; Matrix number: 7722

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    1. Disc Label, Side A,
    2. Disc Label, Side B,
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