Middle Eastern music on shellac disc
Dahi Ben Walid: Khouy elwy (Shihry), Part 1
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Walid, Dahi Ben (‘ūd / singer, male)
Sowt genre of Bahrain. Singer and ‘ūd player is Dahi Ben Walid, who lived from 1896/1898 to 1941/1951. Supported by violin and drum (mirwās?), chorus and hand clapping. The piece is continued on the second side. Following the title in brackets the style is mentioned, 'Shihry', indicating that the piece is originally from the coastal area in South Yemen (Hadramawt). Very short musical introduction (violin and ‘ūd). A percussive way of playing the lute. A violin solo concludes the piece on the second side. Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-10349, Matrix number: 0C 2214