The Middle Eastern Soul of Carlee Records collects the early works of Baronian who's probably best known as a key contributor on John Berberian's Middle Eastern Rock. Over three LPs this set includes his early 50s work with the Nor-Ikes, and his early 70s albums Hye Inspiration and Middle Eastern Soul. This monster is a barrage of middle eastern clarinet, oud, dumbek, kanun, sax, tambourine, wild percussion, and kaval, along with finger cymbals and the occasional vocal from some of his favorite belly dancers. Still performing at 91 with his group Taksim, Souren Baronian is a living legend and he was nice enough to let us raid his tape archive!.
1. Siro Yerk 2. Makhmoor Aghchig 3. Héranom 4. Pinkeol 5. Ghéli Yébouy 6. Hey Yala 7. Geozlerin 8. Groovin' ""Hye"" 9. Ser Khosha 10. Govand 11. Halime 12. Chifte Telli 13. Shek Mazerov 14. Laz Bar 15. Nane Souyou 16. Achchig Hos Yegoor 17. Chifte Telli 18. Norike Bar 19. Chem-o-chem 20. Dari-lolo 21. Khun Dzorin Dzar 22. Khorodig 23. Hye-Ena 24. Siroon 25. Min Elek Hub 26. Eench Anem 27. Herosi Bar 28. Aghli-Jen 29. Mesrobi-Bar