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 29 May 8 Apr 24 Apr 3
Airplays: 2 2 2 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 Katana Bedouin Love Song
2. Musicians of Neshabieh Melody for Shabbaba Flute
3. Musicians of Katana Bedouin Dance Song
4. Hattar, Audi Said Bedouin Love Song #2
5. Jammal, Mohammed Hamedan Love Song in Arabic
6. Musicians of Faida Dabkeh Dance
7. Suleiman and Friends Hijeni
8. Hazim Ballad of the Shalaan Family
9. Musicians of Faida Coffee Grinding Rhythm
10. Hattar, Audi Said Bedouin Love Song #3
11. Bedouin Guards of Zarqa Coffee Grinding Song
12. Bedouin Guards of Zarqa King Hussain
13. Bedouin Guards of Zarqa Love Song #4
14. Unknown Desert Song