#3685: Blues-Based Guitar Works

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Listen to a complex decoction of Gypsy, Middle Eastern, and Indian influences from American composer, guitarist and singer Sir Richard Bishop for this New Sounds. 

Sir Richard Bishop

There’s also desert blues from Malian guitarist Samba Touré, a protégé of the late Ali Farka Touré. Then listen to Mississippi blues with a nod to Mauritanian griot music from the duo 75 Dollar Bill. Hear music from Kaki King from her record, “Glow.” Plus, hear from the late Egyptian guitarist Omar Khorshid, who played with the legendary Oum Kalthoum. Khorshid also ran the gamut from Egyptian classical suites to belly dance music. Listen to his “Veil Dance,” from a collection of belly dance music, and more.

PROGRAM #3685 Blues-Rooted Guitar Works (First aired on 1/20/2015)  

ARTIST: John Fahey
WORK: Twilight on Prince George’s Avenue [5:46]
RECORDING: John Fahey, Vol. 2, 1964-1983
SOURCE: Takoma #8916
INFO: concordmusicgroup.com

ARTIST: Samba Touré
WORK: Su Wilile [4:52]
RECORDING: Gandadiko
SOURCE: Glitterbeat Records GBCD/LP 20
INFO: glitterbeat.com 

ARTIST: 75 Dollar Bill
WORK: Cuttin Out, excerpt [7:25]
RECORDING: Wooden Bag
SOURCE: Other Music Recording Company
INFO: 75dollarbill.bandcamp.com

ARTIST: Sir Richard Bishop
WORK: International Zone [6:35]
RECORDING: Tangier Sessions
SOURCE: Drag City 618
INFO: dragcity.com

ARTIST: Omar Khorshid
WORK: Veil Dance [6:09]
RECORDING: Super Best Belly Dance, Vol. 3
INFO: Available at Emusic.com

ARTIST: Sir Richard Bishop
WORK: Safe House [6:03]
RECORDING: Tangier Sessions
SOURCE: Drag City 618
INFO: dragcity.com

ARTIST: Kaki King
WORK: Streetlight in the Egg [3:43]
RECORDING: Glow
SOURCE: KAKNG23
INFO: kakiking.backstreetmerch.com

ARTIST: John Fahey
WORK: Sligo Mudd, excerpt [1:00]
RECORDING: John Fahey, Vol. 2, 1964-1983
SOURCE: Takoma #8916
INFO: concordmusicgroup.com

ARTIST: Mahaleo
WORK: Kobaka [7:12]
RECORDING: A World Out of Time - Henry Kaiser and David Lindley in Madagascar
SOURCE: Shanachie SHA-64041
INFO: Available at Amazon.com