Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Dahi Ben Walid: Soubhanak  Allah, Part 1

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  • Recording locations

    Baghdad, Iraq

  • Performers

    Walid, Dahi Ben (‘ūd / singer, male)

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    Sowt genre of Bahrain. Music: Singer and ‘ūd player is Dahi Ben Walid, who lived from 1896/1898 to 1941/1951. Supported by violin and drum (mirwās?), occasionally chorus and hand clapping. Very short musical introduction (violin and ‘ūd). A percussive way of playing the lute. A violin solo concludes the piece. The title indicating that the piece is continued on the second side. Following the title in brackets the style 'Sot Shami' is mentioned, which means that the piece is of Shami origin (dialect / music style of Arabic as spoken in Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon). Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-8265, Matrix number: 0C 2212

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