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Abaji — Valse Arabe
Album: Oriental Voyage
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6.8

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Total ratings: 1245









Released: 2003
Length: 3:19
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Instrumental)
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 sqqqrly wrote:
Wrong wikipedia link

@BillG?
 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abaji_(Lebanese_musician)
 sqqqrly wrote:


@BillG?
 
Laugh a minute!
 gperry1 wrote:
I think you may have the wrong Wikipedia link.  I believe Abaji is a musician from Lebanon.  The link is to council area in the Nigerian Capital City, Abuja.
 

@BillG?
Abaji's web site abaji.net
I like it. It reminded me of Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey. 
 ElCamoteLoco wrote:
That was fairly pointless
 
What is the point you would like made?
I think you may have the wrong Wikipedia link.  I believe Abaji is a musician from Lebanon.  The link is to council area in the Nigerian Capital City, Abuja.
 ElCamoteLoco wrote:
That was fairly pointless

 
Agreed.  Don't like it, but I'm glad it's on the playlist.  Keep up the diverse playlist Bill and Rebecca.
Vieni dai li,  si sing
That was fairly pointless
Wow...  this was a nice break.  My brain feels calm and relaxed which is JUST what I needed after spending hours staring at spreadsheets.   Thanks for the Zen vibe RP.     ohmmmmmmmmmm   {#Daisy}
7->8
And the mornings and days and nights here in Oregon continue to be Paradise blessed like d-don said below.  Thank you Bill and Rebecca.
RP is putting me right where I need to be this morning. As always, thanks! {#Sunny}
I love RP !
My connection just dropped out - am I missing anything?
 majdim7th wrote:
DADGAD?
 
I don't think so, although I could certainly be wrong. I just picked up my guitar near the end of this, but if you put the capo on the first fret, the main chords seem to be, ( Relative to the capo) Bbmaj7, A.

At any rate, the song is certainly in the key of Bb and I don't use DADGAD much, but it doesn't seem like a sensible tuning for a song in Bb.

If I could find this recording, I'd try to figure it out. 
 chickenpoop wrote:
Led Zep were always sneaky like that, a little old blues riff there, old Yardbirds stuff here, Partridge Family over there
 
Not to mention stealing Blackwaterside from Bert Jansch and claiming ownership of it. They were terrible thieves. Terrible (at that time) singer too.

Anyway, Valse Arabe is pretty good, marred slightly by the naff "octaves" passage.


 papaman wrote:
Sounds similar to Don Ross.

 
Methinks Don Ross has a striking sound  (heavy wood as he calls it) and this is more reflective, not so percussive.

{#Meditate}
Sounds similar to Don Ross.

 nctomatoman wrote:
OK enough....the ECM jazz label has about 200 variations on this sort of music, most of it done much better (Anouar Brahem on the oud, but some of Ralph Towner's stuff..Steve Tibbetts...though certainly not with the same ethnic slant).
 

And the problem is.................??????

I agree with you, though, that there's a TON of great stuff issued by ECM. You're the only other person I've encountered, virtual or otherwise, who knows of Steve Tibbetts. Trippy music, indeed!

(Calling Mr. Owsley, calling Mr. Owsley...)
How can nctomatoman get so worked up. Thanks RP for playing this. Ralph Towner is great also, but so what? Kick back, enjoy, get a life. Chill.
 
nctomatoman wrote:
OK enough....the ECM jazz label has about 200 variations on this sort of music, most of it done much better (Anouar Brahem on the oud, but some of Ralph Towner's stuff..Steve Tibbetts...though certainly not with the same ethnic slant).
 


DADGAD?
Beautiful!
Very G:sunny: :cool: d
OK enough....the ECM jazz label has about 200 variations on this sort of music, most of it done much better (Anouar Brahem on the oud, but some of Ralph Towner\'s stuff..Steve Tibbetts...though certainly not with the same ethnic slant).
Very trippy - nice!
BillG wrote:
Valse = Waltz.
:doh: I should , in all honesty , say that I was just thinking, "What a nice Christmas-y tune." Guess even my hard heart can change! 7.
Nice piece of music.
I like the odd sequey in the middle of each verse. It could be just another "sweet" song, but it has a haunted quality to it.
The main progression sounds a little like the theme music from "Brokeback Music," which I've had stuck in my head since the Oscars last night.
Once again, Radio Paradise provides me with tunes I've never heard anywhere else. I enjoyed the sort of middle eastern / arabic flavor to the acoustic guitar on this song. The guitar is nicely recorded. I'd like to hear more from this artist.
coding_to_music wrote:
EXACTLY! i keep expecting it to roll into Black Mountainside, as i heard Jimmy do on some bootleg round about 1975. it was fantastic!
Nice!! Gave it an 8.
Who is this gifted guitarrist I haven't praised before now? Thank you again.
LLMikeJ wrote:
I think Tim Reynolds did a version of this song...? can't find it on amazon.com?
I have no idea if Tim Reynolds did a version of this song, but I must agree that this song sure reminded me of Tim Reynolds when I first heard it.
Very good!!!!!!!!!!!!!
coding_to_music wrote:
Starts out sounding like that yardbirds song "White Summer" that became a prominent sound for Led Zep. This is a great song... Here is info about White Summer: https://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:udjw798og7dr~T001
Led Zep were always sneaky like that, a little old blues riff there, old Yardbirds stuff here, Partridge Family over there
Good stuff! (Two weeks later) Bought the CD based on hearing this track here. CD a bit uneven, though certainly interesting from a world music perspective.
I think Tim Reynolds did a version of this song...? can't find it on amazon.com?
bobringer wrote:
That would be White Summer. A bit of White Summer all the way through, but Page was always influenced by this stuff. Page and Abaji just happen to have the same influences... And I'm DAMN glad that they do! :clap:
LOL, I just went back and found that was the name of the song, and updated my comment, and saw you beat me to it !!
coding_to_music wrote:
Starts out sounding like that yardbirds song that became prominent for Led Zep. Great song...
That would be White Summer. A bit of White Summer all the way through, but Page was always influenced by this stuff. Page and Abaji just happen to have the same influences... And I'm DAMN glad that they do! :clap:
Starts out sounding like that yardbirds song "White Summer" that became a prominent sound for Led Zep. This is a great song... Here is info about White Summer: https://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=33:udjw798og7dr~T001
trekhead wrote:
" False Arab"?? WE can't say that! Must be like with those *rap songs* where the N word gets abused.
Valse = Waltz.
" False Arab"?? WE can't say that! Must be like with those *rap songs* where the N word gets abused.
It's nice, but I wouldn't call it "masterful". If you want to hear masterful fingerstyle with world music flair, check out Alex DeGrassi, a friend and contemporary of Michael Hedges. www.degrassi.com
:clap:
I am no guitar expert, but I sure here Michael Hedges here a bit. Love it.
oldslabsides wrote:
and the correct answer is - MUTE
You gave me the giggles. Thanks!
mesmerizing...what fantastic guitar work :clap:
and the correct answer is - MUTE
Reminded me of the utterly superior Gordon Giltrap (who he?) (click here) Sort of early 70 British folk guitarist in the Bert Jansch, Pentagle type mould. Many are the Camberwell Carrots I have rolled on one of his album sleeves whilst gazing in unattainable awe at the cheesecloth shirt and casually strewn Afghan coat of a (I'll stop here)
First time listend to, I like it .
Seems to me the most unique aspect of this music is the cultural influences from which it draws. His technique with the guitar is masterful.