Youssef Tage – Six Traditional Syrian Songs (1940)

Damas : porte de la rue Droite, Bab-Charki.

Six traditional songs from Syria performed by Youssef Tage in a series of recordings believed to be made in the late 1930s through early 1940s.

Housed at: Internet Archive
Underlying Work: Most likely PD 70 & PD 50 years | Digital Copy: Pending clarification
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  • Athough I am not a toll master from New Jersey, I think that the reductive quality of the audio/spatial relationships contextualize a participation in the critical dialogue of the 90s.

  • Jonathan Ward

    These are from about 1926. They were recorded in the Middle East, issued overseas, then issued on the American Columbia label two times – once in the late 1920s, and one in the late 1930s, dubbed (ie: not from the masters).