Note: Akbar Jaffarov (Iaffarov), b. 1932, well-known ashug (epic singer) from Tovuz Region, Western Azerbaijan. Merited Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan. He used a fallsetto vocal style called "zilsesi." Huseiin Abbasov is well-known balamanchi (performer on balaman) from Tovuz Region, Western Aberbaijan. Merited Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Koroglu is the name of the hava and the name of the hero of the cognominal dastan.
About the session: These songs were recorded by Alan Lomax in Moscow in collaboration with musicologist Emina Eldarova. Tape box reads: "Ashug songs by male solo/lute/shawm from Azerbaijan. Two Merited artists of the Republic of Azerbaijan."
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