Akhtar, Najma/Gary Lucas / Rishte
Album:Rishte Collection:World
Artist:Akhtar, Najma/Gary Lucas Added:Oct 2009
Label:World Village 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-11-15 Pull Date:2010-01-17 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jan 17Dec 27Dec 20Dec 13Dec 6Nov 22

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 19, 2010:At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Dec 26, 2009:Blue Marathon (Music Casserole time slot)
Special Rider Blues
2.Jan 12, 2010:At the Cafe Bohemian
5.Dec 19, 2009:Music Casserole
3.Dec 26, 2009:Blues Marathon
Special Rider Blues
6.Dec 08, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
Special Rider Blues

Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2009-11-16 
Indo American Blues fusion. She is a London based Ghazal singer (she sings mostly in Urdu) he a veteran of Captain Beefhart/Jeff Buckley guitarist. Can not go wrong on any track for a GREAT pairing of talents.
1: 3:49 mid tempo strummed folk guitar, tabla and very nice female vocal
2: 3:41 a bit slower, mellow, more almost scat style singing, very good sound, blues/slide guitar
3: 3:04 mid tempo, mellow wailing vocal
****4: 3:59 fast vocal wailings, cool rock fusion guitar
***5: 7:59 slow vocal wailings, guitar noodling/drone, Very cool sound
***6: 5:57 cover of Skip James's "Special Rider Blues" very nice slow picking with mellow vocal wailing
7: 3:25 mid to fast vocal wailings & folk guitar picking, fast tabla plus violin
8: 5:43 slow wailing vocal, Indian drone intro, @ 1:30 tabla & guitar pick up the tempo
***9: 5:56 mostly Indian, mid to fast vocal wailings, fast fast tabla, violin, scat style vocals
10: 4:30 mid fast vocal wailings, tabla, blues/ rock infused guitar
11: 5:01 mid tempo blues/folk guitar with pounding tabla, vocal wailings D  Farrell 11/2009

Track Listing
1.Rishte 6.Special Rider Blues
2.Fragrance 7.Naya Dhin
3.Aksar 8.Daaya
4.Behaal 9.Parda
5.Woh Dhin 10.Soul Taker
 11.Pensif Khayal