1 - GANIMIAN & HIS ORIENTAL MUSIC
- COME WITH ME TO THE CASBAH - (LP)
Often overlooked for over half a century while misfiled amongst exploit bellydance records and holidaymaker souvenirs this one-off twelve track album is the only existing full-length record by the best-kept mutant musical secret of the Armenian American diaspora, oud pop maestro Charles Chick GanimianOne of the earliest examples of any kind of recorded fusion between rhythm heavy pop music and traditional Turkish music, Ganimians developments in New York City - with his sadly unrecorded turk jerk combo The Nor-Ikes (New Dawn) combo - ran almost simultaneously alongside the rising Anadolou Pop scene in Turkey, resulting in his short lived powerhouse of Kif proto-rock under the changing names of Ganims Asia Minors, Ganimian & His Orientals and Ganimian & His Oriental Music Orchestra. Combining a line-up of mostly unknown musicians from his local community (where he was worked as a butcher), Ganimian, in a short unison with ATCO records, was fortunate enough to accommodate jazz guitarist Al Schactman as part of his studio personnel (launching the career of this Nina Simone regular) as well as French born Armenian folk singer Onnik Dinkjian and reid player Steve Bogoshian (both from the band The House Of The Seven Uncles) as well as the esteemed Turkish raised Kanun player Ahmet Yatman. As one of the very few early American recorded authentic Middle Eastern fusion record Come With Me To The Casbah has piqued a refined interest in a new generation of progressive world music collector resulting in a distinct drought in original Ganimian pressings on the collectors market earning Chicks name a rising placeholder on the want lists of DJs, vinyl hounds and ethno psychedelia collectors.
TRACKLISTING: 01. Oriental Jam 02. Over The Rainbow 03. The Whirling Dervish 04. Play Girl Play 05. Swingin' The Blues 06. Daddy Lolo 07. My Funny Valentine 08. Come With Me To The Casbah 09. Hedy Lou 10. Hayastan Moods 11. Halvah 12. Nine-eight
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Disc Quantity: 1
Release date: 22-06-2016
Item # : 492913
Availability: IN STOCK