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Various Artists / Bedouins of Middle Eas
Album:Bedouins of Middle Eas Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists Added:Feb 2005
Label:Arc Music Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-03-27 Pull Date:2005-05-29 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:May 29May 8Apr 24Apr 3

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 21, 2011:Brownian Motion
Coffee Grinding Rhythm
4.May 24, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Coffee Grinding Rhythm
2.Aug 14, 2010:Music Casserole
Coffee Grinding Rhythm
5.May 03, 2005:At the Cafe Bohemian
Coffee Grinding Rhythm
3.May 28, 2005:dog and pony show
Bedouin Love Song
6.May 01, 2005:Subcutaneous Phycomycosis
Coffee Grinding Song

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-03-11 
Field recordings from the late 1950’s. The music is fascinating, mostly wailing voices backed by flute, percussion, and/or strings. Good notes about the instruments, the songs, and Bedouins. I especially liked #9 which is the sound of a wooden mortar & pestle grinding coffee (see cover).

1. Wailing vox & lute. Sounds like a young boy.
*2. Sweet & light instrumental for flute/drum.
*3. Uptempo, girlish voices, claps/cymbals/perc.
4. Rababa (1 stringed fiddle) & male vox. Whining, midtempo.
5. Male voice & hand claps. Bright & sort of happy
*6. A fast dance w/buzzing flute/vocals. Gets even faster. Wow.
7. Male voices, call-response. Midtempo, sort of hypnotic.
8. Rather mournful, male voice w/rababa. Interesting.
*9. Percussion as they grind coffee. Wonderful!
10. A love song. Male call-response w/rababa. Midtempo.
11. Another coffee grinder, w/vocals & rababa. Lively.
12. Solo pipe, then vocal in honor of the King. Relaxed.
13. Vox/pipe/claps. Midtempo & kind of happy.
14. Vox/rababa. Mostly slowish.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1.Musicians of KatanaBedouin Love Song
2.Musicians of NeshabiehMelody for Shabbaba Flute
3.Musicians of KatanaBedouin Dance Song
4.Hattar, Audi SaidBedouin Love Song #2
5.Jammal, Mohammed HamedanLove Song in Arabic
6.Musicians of FaidaDabkeh Dance
7.Suleiman and FriendsHijeni
8.HazimBallad of the Shalaan Family
9.Musicians of FaidaCoffee Grinding Rhythm
10.Hattar, Audi SaidBedouin Love Song #3
11.Bedouin Guards of ZarqaCoffee Grinding Song
12.Bedouin Guards of ZarqaKing Hussain
13.Bedouin Guards of ZarqaLove Song #4
14.UnknownDesert Song