Bengali Bauls - At Big Pink (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU 23-Float 6276
"Digitally remastered edition of this 1968 album. Bengali Bauls are a group of mystic minstrels from Bengal, which includes the Indian state of West Bengal and the country of Bangladesh. They can often be identified by their distinctive clothes and musical instruments but not much is known of their origin. Bauls use a number of musical instruments the most common is the Ektara, a one stringed plucked drum drone instrument, others include the Dotara a fretless lute. The Bauls were the three guys standing with Bob Dylan on the cover of his John Wesley Harding album. This album was recorded at the legendary Big Pink, home of The Band and was produced by Garth Hudson."

"These master musicians have never been out of time, nor have they been "displaced" because they inhabit their own plane of existence, much like Sun Ra. True Masters occasionally visit our world and leave calling cards from a separate reality. If any of this sounds appealing or interesting, then this could be the music for which you never knew you were looking.
The recorded sounds are exceptionally reproduced. (Thanks Garth.) The music is beyond categorization. The musicianship is masterfully performed by masters of the genre, I do believe.
According to the liner notes (which echo Robbie Robertson's account in "Testimony"), these guys tried jamming with the Band but it just didn't gel. So the Band just out of the way and humbly observed as the musicians played for themselves while Garth Hudson manned the dials. The result was a snapshot of centuries-old oral tradition captured with a combination of both spontaneity and clarity rare for recordings of the time."
  • LabelFloating World
  • UPC0805771627628
Your Price $9.00

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