Thursday, July 7, 2016

By Request: John Berberian

John Berberian was born in New York 1941 by Armenian parents. He is an virituos on the middle eastern string instrument oud - that he learned from his father who also was a builder of those instruments. Berberian started to play regularly at the nightclubs in Manhattan in the early 1960s, and recorded traditional middle eastern folklore for different labels till the mid sixtites.

1966 he recorded Music Of The Middle East, and in 1969 Middle Eastern Rock, both with guitarist Joe Beck. These two albums are very groovy - a wonderful fusion of traditional music from the middle east, psychedelic rock and jazz. 

This was a request by Duane Vorhees.

Music Of The Middle East

Middle Eastern Rock

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