Middle Eastern music on shellac disc
Ustad Salim Rashid Suri: Ustad Salim Rashid Suri, 2
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Rashid Suri, Ustad Salim (singer / ‘ūd, male)
Although the 'Gramophone Company' and 'Columbia Gramophone Company' merged (to EMI) in 1931 discs were still issued using the original company names. That means this recording is from the 1930s or early 1940s. Sowt genre of Oman. Ustad Salim Rashid Suri (singer, ‘ūd player) CEI 13804 (first side) First the singer states his name. The piece continues on second side. Starts and ends with instrumental part (violin, drum and ‘ūd). Instruments: the ‘ūd lute, violin (kaman), and the mirwās drum. Released on Columbia Records; Matrix number: CEI 13804-1, 'Made in India' by 'Trade Mark of Columbia Gramophone Co Ltd Hayes, Middlesex, England'.