Middle Eastern music on shellac disc

Muhamed Abdul Salam: Yufadil  Allah (Yemeni), 1

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  • Recording locations

    Bombay, India

  • Performers

    Salam, Muhamed Abdul (singer, ud)

  • Description

    The label Dubaiphone was a subsidiary of the Gramophone company and the disc was made in Bombay, India. Sowt genre most probably from Saudi Arabia. Musical instruments: the ‘ūd lute, violin (kaman), tambourine type fram drum with bells (ṭār?); the 'clack-clack' sound could be from castanettes (tūs or tawaysah) or from beating the rim of a drum with drum sticks. T585 - first side; on the second side T586 the piece is continued. Title: "Yufadil Allah (Yemeni)", where 'Yemeni referes to the origin of the lyrics or style. Released on Dubaiphone Records; Matrix number: T585

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