مشاهدة جميع الاصدارات : Najib's birthday present : Amin al-Mahdi

18-05-2007, 12:26
Happy birthday Najib Bey,

and that's another bey playing for you on the Ud :

Amin Bey al-Mahdi
Sama3i Husayni Tatyos Effendi
(after a short taqsim husayni)
Odeon 1224036, circa 1930

أمين بك المهدي
سماعي حسيني طاطيوس افندي

18-05-2007, 13:23
Not only my favourite Semai of all times, but also played with the plectrum technique that I like most!

The recording sounds like yesterday, not 80 years old.

Thank you ya Sidi!

أبو علاء
18-05-2007, 20:37
Would it shock you if I said that I prefer such 'ud players as Qasabgi, Sunbati and even 'abdi-l-fattah Sabri?

18-05-2007, 23:53
No, it's just that 78rpm ‘ud records are very scarce, and Amin al-Mahdi's are one of the few exceptions, and I must admit I really like this rendition of the sama3i. Are there any Qasabgi recordings of the classical repertoire ?

أبو علاء
19-05-2007, 00:35
Not to my knowlege, unfortunately.

20-05-2007, 04:26
I loved his rendition of the samai. Are there any other recordings of his playing?