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Spice of Life

by Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause

Original and traditional Middle Eastern and North African music for Oriental dancers and anyone who enjoys spice in their life.
Genre: World: Belly Dancing
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1. Spice of Life Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause
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2. Doos ye Leili Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause
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3. Tora Khoda Neghador Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause
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4. Deuspercus Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton
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5. Mijick Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton
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6. Karoun Karoun Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause
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7. Bir Demet Yasmine Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause
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8. Oud Chiftitelli Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause
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9. Drums at Harad Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton
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10. Babacim/Jemilleh Medley Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause
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11. Marketplace at Nai Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause
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12. 6/8 Drums Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton
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13. Mustapha Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause
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14. Manic Panic Joseph Pusey w/ Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Joseph Pusey was a master musician who could turn any stringed instrument into an orchestra. He started amazing family and friends at the age of seven and kept it up right through Spice of Life, his last project and his parting gift to the music lovers and the belly dancers of this world.

Joseph had a fine ear and a great memory. If he'd heard a song once, he could be counted on to recreate it for you. He loved to play and sing for a crowd, be it a small late night family gathering in the living room or a field full of folks at the Oregon Country Fair.

His early music reflects the popular genres of the time: folk, folk rock, progressive and psychedelic rock. His later work embraces traditional music from around the world. He incorporated all the music that moved him into his work and created his own unique blend.

Musicians and dancers who had the chance to work with Joseph knew him as a collaborator, teacher and, above all, a good friend.

Discography:

In My Lady's Chamber (Solo, 1977, Cerebella Records, currently out of print)
Dance with Gladness ((Brothers of the Baladi, 1982, 2004, Baladi Productions)
Food of Love ((Brothers of the Baladi, 1983, 2004, Baladi Productions)
Beyond the Tenth (Brothers of the Baladi, 1989, 2004, Baladi Productions)
Sands of Night (Joseph Pusey and Robaire Nakasian, 1992, Bedouin Spice Records)
Sands of Night II (Joseph Pusey and Robaire Nakasian, 1994, Bedouin Spice Records)
Spice of Life (Takim--Joseph Pusey, Kevin Hylton and Bob Rause, 2004, Bedouin Spice Records)

Bob Rause not only recorded, engineered and mixed "Spice Of Life," he also played keyboards on the project. Bob, who was born in Chicago in 1953, started playing organ when he was five years old, and went on to play top 40 hits and original music with a number of groups. He moved to Oregon in 1976, and toured the U.S. & Canada until 1981. He's been the Recording Engineer/Producer at Cornerstone Audio LTD since 1981. An all-round musician, Bob writes, arranges and produces. His instruments include Hammond B-3, piano, synths, 6-string electric guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, bass guitar, bass pedals, percussion and flute. He can also be counted on for lead and backup vocals. To round things out, Bob has designed and built nine studios in Oregon, New York City, Chicago and Kentucky.

Bob played keyboards and bass with Joseph Pusey and Kevin Hylton from 1997 to 2004.

Kevin Hylton is a great percussionist who also happens to be a full-time lawyer. He played with Joseph for thirteen years, which he calls "a pretty good run. I doubt that I will ever feel the same playing with anyone else again." He says Joseph was a friend who let him find his own way. Well, that's what friends are for.


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Mary Lingo

Excellent!
Truly an exceptional quality cd, both in recording and in musicianship. Great for listening, wonderful for dancing, with a great variety of songs and rhythms. Beautiful work.

Joy Novak

Magnificent music that compels you to dance!
This CD is -- quite literally -- moving. The energy you hear coming from this band is so infectious that you can't listen to this CD without feeling compelled to get up and dance. These are masterful and inspired interpretations of some wonderful Middle Eastern music. The singing is soulful and the playing is tight ... a terrific collection of songs for both bellydancers and non-dancers alike. Definitely a must-have for your world music collection!

Bob Rause

FYI
Joseph Pusey died on Feb 2 2004. He was 48 years old. This is his last work. He passed away two days after we finished recording his and Kevin's tracks. We had other CD's planned... This one is for the Dancers.

Diane McCarthy

It's like you're there
I had several chances to see Joe and company perform over the years. This CD truly captures the spirit of their shows. The quality of the recording is great! A fitting final tribute to a musician who will be sorely missed.

Raven Chakerian

Spice of Love
I love this cd! Listening to it really does feel like having Joseph in the living room. Wonderful to sit back and listen to but best of all it is music that that inspires dancing! This recording has captured the magic of Joseph's music that inspired so many dancers to dance their best during his life. Thank you!