Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Dahi Ben Walid: Daoutoul  wishat  (Sot Shami) 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 on the second side. Indicating on the label ('Sot Shami') the piece is of Shami origin (dialect / music style / poetry of Arabic as spoken in Syria, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon). Released on HMV Records; issue number 30-10431, Matrix number: 0C 2238

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    1. Disc Label, Side A,
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