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Various Artists // Time Wept: Vocal Recordings From The Levant 1906-1925 2xLP

Various Artists // Time Wept: Vocal Recordings From The Levant 1906-1925 2xLP

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A two-disc compilation record of songs recorded in 1906-1925 in Syria, Lebanon and Israel. Contains 2 songs.Comes with a booklet.

 

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Honest Jon's Records releases available at Tobira.

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Comes in a gatefold sleeve, with printed inner sleeves and an insert with notes and photos.

Text by Honest Jon's:

" Stunningly beautiful, poignant music from Bilād al-Shām —'the countries of Damascus', known nowadays as Syria, Lebanon and Palestine — including performances from the very first recording sessions in the region.
The legendary, moody Beirut singer Būlus Ṣulbān is here — some historians have him singing before Egypt's Pasha Ibrāhīm Bāshā during his military campaign in Syria, in 1841 — and Ḥasība Moshēh, Jewish'nightingale of the Damascene gardens'. Tāj, a folk singer from Mount-Lebanon; Farjallāh Baiḍā, cousin to the founders of Baidaphon Records… Musical directors like the lutist Qāsim Abū Jamīl al-Durzī and the violinist Anṭūn al-Shawwā (followed by his son Sāmī); the qanun-players Nakhleh Ilyās al-Maṭarjī and Ya'qūb Ghazāla, and lutist Salīm'Awaḍ.
Even at the time, notwithstanding such brilliance, public music-making was frowned upon as morally demeaning, especially for women. Musical venues were generally dodgy. disgusted with his audience.
'If I had to tell you about the catcalls,' one commentator wrote about the musical theater of the time,' the stomping of feet, the sound of sticks hitting the ground, the noise of the water-pipes, the teeth cracking watermelon seeds and pistachio nuts, the screams of the waiters, and the clinking of arak glasses on the tables, I would need to go on and on and on…'"

Artist: Various

Label: Honest Jon's Records

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A two-disc compilation record of songs recorded in 1906-1925 in Syria, Lebanon and Israel. Contains 2 songs.Comes with a booklet.

 

Labels and other workshere /// Click here to see more Honest Jon's Records releases available at Tobira.

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Comes in a gatefold sleeve, with printed inner sleeves and an insert with notes and photos.

Text by Honest Jon's:

" Stunningly beautiful, poignant music from Bilād al-Shām —'the countries of Damascus', known nowadays as Syria, Lebanon and Palestine — including performances from the very first recording sessions in the region.
The legendary, moody Beirut singer Būlus Ṣulbān is here — some historians have him singing before Egypt's Pasha Ibrāhīm Bāshā during his military campaign in Syria, in 1841 — and Ḥasība Moshēh, Jewish'nightingale of the Damascene gardens'. Tāj, a folk singer from Mount-Lebanon; Farjallāh Baiḍā, cousin to the founders of Baidaphon Records… Musical directors like the lutist Qāsim Abū Jamīl al-Durzī and the violinist Anṭūn al-Shawwā (followed by his son Sāmī); the qanun-players Nakhleh Ilyās al-Maṭarjī and Ya'qūb Ghazāla, and lutist Salīm'Awaḍ.
Even at the time, notwithstanding such brilliance, public music-making was frowned upon as morally demeaning, especially for women. Musical venues were generally dodgy. disgusted with his audience.
'If I had to tell you about the catcalls,' one commentator wrote about the musical theater of the time,' the stomping of feet, the sound of sticks hitting the ground, the noise of the water-pipes, the teeth cracking watermelon seeds and pistachio nuts, the screams of the waiters, and the clinking of arak glasses on the tables, I would need to go on and on and on…'"

Artist: Various

Label: Honest Jon's Records