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Last Tango in Babylon

by The Baghdaddies

World music with strong Balkan tendencies, Caribbean grooves, Middle Eastern rhythms, all awash with influences such as ska, jazz, punk and metal, delivered with theatre and exuberance. Uplifting and infectiously danceable, they still tour the world.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. Albanian ambush
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2. Don pavral
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3. Ziggurat
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4. Gypsy Waltz
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5. Ferus Mustafa dance
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6. Cocek
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7. Letter to Godspodine
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8. Mountain nymph
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9. Mesecina
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10. Underground chase
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11. Tequila mockingbird
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Album Notes
This early release (on GAZ’s ROCKIN’ RECORDS) features the original BAGHDADDIES line-up. It was recorded in Shepherds Bush, London on 02/01/1998. Produced by Gaz Mayall. The Cds have been sold out for years and are now very collectable.

Touring the world for 14 years, the Baghdaddies’ music is world music with strong Balkan tendencies alongside Caribbean grooves, Middle Eastern rhythms and even some Geordie [native Newcastle] touches, all awash with influences such as ska, jazz, punk and metal, delivered with theatre and exuberance. Uplifting and infectiously danceable, full of blistering brass, rousing 5 part vocal harmonies and a rhythm section that you can’t keep still to. Songs to listen to and party!

‘The band have a particular flair for the Balkans and capture its frenetic energy and flamboyance wonderfully. There is also a fair share of klezmer, jazz, ska and punk – an anarchic fusion where Ivo Papasov meets The Clash meets The Beat’ [songlines magazine]

Today the Bagdaddies are:
Nigel kirkpatrick Trumpet, Vocals and Melodica, Flugal Horn
Paul Susans Bass guitar , Vocals, Sousaphone and Double Bass
Martin Douglas Drums, Vocals, Marching Drum and Percussion
Paul Ruddick Saxophone, Vocals and Flute
Ziad Jabero Guitar, Vocals and Trombone


Here it is, the long awaited debut album from the most talked about underground festival band of 1997. Since their formation one and a half years ago they've captured the hearts of the UK travellers scene and are set to make an impact on the world music circuit with their raw and exciting new sound.
Their eclectic fusion of East European gypsy songs and rhythms interloping with traditional Klesmer ( Jewish celebratory music) and Middle Easter melodies overlay innovative funky grooves enriched with influences such as Jazz, reggae and Ska, making them one of the most distinctive live acts at large in Britain.
An ideal party band. Wherever they perform they portray their prowess and fine musical skills with their sophisticated raw sound always evoking a spirited response from audiences often driven to a state of wild ecstatic frenzy by the Baghdaddies exciting arrangements and dynamic improvisations.
This is a band of international appeal. Hailing from Newcastle-upon-tyne these six hardworking well travelled, worldly young men will go far.

Gaz Mayall

The musicians on the recording were:
Ziad Jabero Guitar, Vocals (Lead)
Paul Ruddick Alto Saxophone (backing vocals)
Nigel kirkpatrick Trumpet (backing vocals)
Callum Train Keyboards (backing vocals)
Peter Maynard Bass, Vocals (lead)
Andy Dalton Drums (backing vocals)



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