Middle Eastern music on shellac disc
Mulla Seoud Al Koweity: Anouth izal hady, 1
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Al Koweity, Mulla Seoud (singer, male)
Sowt genre of Kuwait. The singer's name is also spelled 'Mulla Saud Al Kuwaiti' or 'Mulla Saud Kowaity'. He lived from 1900 to 1971 and was born into a tailor's family and trained as a tailor. It seems that this recording was produced 1932 in Baghdad. Though there are very few recordings of him he was a well-known singer at the time. Mulla Saud Al Kuwaiti was in close contact with his better known contempary musicians Dahi Ben Walid (Bahrain; (1896/1898-1941/1951) and Abd El Latif Al Kuweiti (Kuwait, 1903-1975). On this recording he was probably supported by Dahi Ben Walid, Saleh Al Kuwaiti, Ali Al Merwas and Hamad Bu Taiban on violin, ‘ūd (?), mirwās and hand-clapping. Music: The title 'Anouh izal hady - Anouth izal hady pt.2 (Arabic)' indicating that the piece is continued on 'pt.2'. 'Arabic' stands for the specific sowt style, 'arabi' (6 beats). A short melodic introduction (taqṣīm) starts the piece and a very short violin solo concludes it. Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-9169, Matrix number: 0C 2272