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Minas, Kermany & Merjanian, Garabet / When I See You: From The November 1917 Recordings, Nyc
Album:When I See You: From The November 1917 Recordings, Nyc Collection:World
Artist:Minas, Kermany & Merjanian, Garabet Added:10/2016
Label:Canary Records 

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Album Review
BravoMarco
Reviewed 2016-10-14 
Kermany Minas & Garabet Merjanian
When I See you: From the November 1917 Recordings, NYC
Reviewed by BravoMarco

This is classic material from a bygone age where real emotion & joy played an integral part in the musical journey. Elegant rural folk music with so much passion. This transcends borders, influences range from the folk music of the Balkans & heading further into the then Ottoman Empire. Both musicians are Armenian, with very little else known about them outside of this important recording. Masterfully restored by Canary Records, this is a real gem. Use of violin, oud, kanun & clarinet, plus those liturgical-esque voices, taking you far away.
All fantastic, loving 9 the most though.
Similar: Roza Eskanazi….all the classic Rembetiko singers plus Turkish legend Zeki Muran in his early days, with a dash of Klezmer.

Doubtful there would be FCC’s (Turkish & Armenian? lyrics)

1) Nazarimda Yine Afak (The Horizon Again In My View) (3.25) Hypnotic voice with sparse musical accompaniment.
2) Ooshak Gazel (3.21) As above - gut wrenching sounds.
3) Sabah Gazel (3.24) Ever so slightly livelier.
4) Isvahan Sharki (Are You Always?) (3.26) More accessible, mid tempo jaunt.
5) Karshouda Kurd Everly (The Kurdish Homes Across The Way) (2.50) Faster, almost festive.
6) Develli Cantosou (Camel Driver) (3.21) As above – Catchy theme.
7) Bulbul Canto (Nightingale) (3.35) Happier sound with birdcall. Slow fade.
8) Seni Geodukje (When I See You) (3.23) Plenty of emotion on display.
9) Eghim Havasi (Melody Of Egin) (3.26) Gloriously slow paced.
10) Bulbul Oslam (If I Were A Nightingale) (3.24) Aspects of all the previous tracks.
11) Tchifte Telli Ghazel: Nenny (Lullaby improvisation) (4.29) More of a lament. Lovely.
12) Halima (4.22) Up beat & enjoyable.
13) Mavili Cantouso (Lady In Blue) (4.09) Something for everyone with this song.
14) Shekar Oghlan Cantousou (Sweet Boy) (3.55) Lively conclusion.

Track Listing
1.Nazarimda Yine Afak (The Horizon Again In My View) 8.Seni Geodukje (When I See You)
2.Ooshak Gazel 9.Eghim Havasi (Melody Of Egin)
3.Sabah Gazel 10.Bulbul Oslam (If I Were A Nightingale)
4.Isvahan Sharki (Are You Always?) 11.Tchifte Telli Ghazel: Nenny (Lullaby Improvisation)
5.Karshouda Kurd Everly (The Kurdish Homes Across The Way) 12.Halima
6.Develli Cantosou (Camel Driver) 13.Mavili Cantouso (Lady In Blue)
7.Bulbul Canto (Nightingale) 14.Shekar Oghlan Cantousou (Sweet Boy)