Salim Rashid Soori recording
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Track One - the singing sailor of Oman

One of his most famous recordings, "Bi Allah faasaalooha", dates from the period while he was still a sailor, in the late 1920s, but it is notable for mixing the Arabic oud with strong Bombay influence in the clarinet - adopted from British military bands - and tabla drum.