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Godfather Tom: Music from the Armenian Underground

by Gor Mkhitarian

Armenian singer/songwriter returns to the world music scene with his explosive second album, "Godfather Tom: Music from the Armenian Underground". Harmonica's, banjo's, African Djeme's, acoustic guitars, and New Armenian Folk Music.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Godfather Tom
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2. Sasuntsiner
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3. In Our House
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4. The Light
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5. Little Boy Who Doesn't Want a Drunker Father
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6. Armenian Mirror
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7. The Eagle (traditional armenian folk song)
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8. Pairing
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9. Story
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10. Old Age
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11. The Song of the Genius
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12. The Bad Day
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NOTE: This album is only available in DIGITAL DOWNLOAD formats such as iTunes, CD Baby MP3, etc. The physical CD is now out of print.

Gor Mkhitarian
Godfather Tom: Music from the Armenian Underground
Pomegranate Music POM CD-1919
Release Date: November 04, 2003

4.5 Stars (out of 5)- All Music Guide

Armenian singer/songwriter Gor Mkhitarian returns to the world music scene with his explosive second album entitled Godfather Tom: Music from the Armenian Underground.

The use of banjos, acoustic/electric guitars, flutes, an African Djembe and harmonicas on Godfather Tom reflects Mkhitarian's quest to diversify and electrify his unique style of New Armenian world indie-pop. Recorded in Armenia during the summer of 2002, Godfather Tom also features Gor's longtime musical collaborator Aaron Stayman on the banjo and guitar. Although Godfather Tom cannot be labeled as an "Armenian Folk" album in the traditional sense, it is distinctly Armenian. Many of Mkhitarian's lyrical themes reflect his experiences growing up in the challenging yet proud ancient country of Armenia. Like Kristi Stassinopoulou (The Secrets of the Rocks) of Greece, Ely Guerra of (Lotofire) of Mexico and Manu Chau (Clandestino) of France, Mkhitarian creates a homeland sound without worrying about being "authentic".

Nominated for 5 music industry awards in 2002, Gor Mkhitarian is the Vanazor, Armenia native who captured the imagination of listeners on his debut album Yeraz, released in 2001. Sporting a sound closely akin to Dave Matthews, Bob Dylan, and Armenian troubadour Rouben Haghverdian, Mkhitarian's sensitive yet unsentimental style of music maintains a populist appeal that made him a favorite amongst ex-pats and young people in Armenia. While New Armenian world indie-pop is starting to catch fire in Armenia, Mkhitarian can be credited for striking the match. - RAFFI MENESHIAN

Godfather Tom: Music from the Armenian Underground has a release date scheduled for November 4, 2003.


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Februar


I need to have this cd!!
I so badly fell in love with it!
but I'm pretty sure I cannot order in Austria or that would be really expensive...

K. Banaian

Spreading the joy of Armenian rock
Excellent CD features a number of rock musicians from Armenia. Many of the lyrics are Armenian stories, but as the review says, the sound is world-fusion, less rock than Yeraz. Well-known in Armenia, they are fun live as well -- Gor needs to tour the USA, khntrem!

Alison Bergman

this is amazing!
This album is fantastic! Never heard something like this.

Hayapres

Beatifull
Hi all!
Gor ! Jan-matah,yes lav chem karum hosem hayeren, bayc yes
mi ban gidum em, Du erker matah, inch lyava< im france ev englang henger shat zarmancav. Apres matah, nerir indz, for my bad armenian language< bayc yes suvorum em (inknusem),
Ararat from Afganistan.

Hayapres

Beatifull
Hi all!
Gor ! Jan-matah,yes lav chem karum hosem hayeren, bayc yes
mi ban gidum em, Du erker matah, inch lyava< im france ev englang henger shat zarmancav. Apres matah, nerir indz, for my bad armenian language< bayc yes suvorum em (inknusem),
Ararat from Afganistan.

sareri_ kamin


congratulation its a kind of armenian country songs keep goin like this, wish you good luck thanks

Mianek

GORgeous!
Straight and honest stuff, perfect indie-folk-rock mixture.

ben cunningham

gor puts out another collection of great songs
gor rocks. his banjo player rocks, too. they all rock.

Mary


Very easy to order, speedy delivery, GREAT CD!! THANKS SO MUCH

Rachel


Intense, fun, thoughtful, inspiring. Gor doesn't let you down. In this album, Gor challenges melody. No matter how many times you listen to it, you won't get bored. In fact, like any classic book, movie, poem or song... the more you confront it, the more you learn from it and the more you love it.