Thursday, February 18, 2010

Abd Al Hamid Hafez

This is a tape from Ali, owner of Weber Mart and Tobacco Int'l. It is an epic live set by Abed Al Hamid Hafez recorded sometime in the 70s in a huge, packed tent. It is a single, one hour piece in two acts. The first part focuses on a man's apprehension about a risky life decision, and the second, about him deciding to take the risk. I wanted to see what the lower text said, so I approximated it:
& this is the translation I received:
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sufi Music Volume 2

A recording of some hypnotic chants of Turkic Sufi muslims. These guys must be humble because their masters names are written big on the reverse, "in hommage", but their names are the finely printed caption for the picture on the reverse:
It's odd when the nation of origin is the largest words on the cover. The notes are bilingual; the English translation starts on the reverse and continues on an insert I've included as a Pdf along with scans of the gatefold._______________________ ____ ___________________
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Monday, February 1, 2010

K. J. Yesudas - Voice of The Soul

This is a kooky disc by a famous team from the Bollywood scene. Typically, the songs come out first, then the film, but for some reason a movie was never made for these songs. I'm not sure who all these credits are on the back, but my research says that in Indian musical theater, K. J. Yesudas is a vocal artist, and Jerry Amaldev is a famous songwriter. Money: 1,2,4,&7 ________ ____________
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