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Omar Shariff
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Omar Shariff
Title: Raven
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Arhoolie Records
Release Date: 12/1/1993
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 096297036525, 096297036549

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Cool, Smooth, and Real!
Robert Rice | Los Alamitos, CA United States | 07/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Omar Sharif (formerly Dave Alexander)is without a doubt an undiscovered genius! This CD contains many, but not all his best work, and will clearly "Hook" you as it did me on his unique style of blues. There isn't a bad cut on the disk, although I asume his Great Balls of Fire cover is a tribute to Jerry Lee, it's totally out of place with whats going on with this man! This is a must have if your blues library is to be complete with the non-mainstream performers that truly make up the music!"
Pure Genius
Jeffrey M. Reiser MD | Santa Rosa CA 95401 | 01/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Omar Sharriff is very likely the greatest living Blues Musician/vocalist/keyboardist/composer on the planet. He also covers everyone from Gerschwin to Hendrix with brilliant originality. Having heard him play live many times, I can also testify that he is a hell of a nice guy, who should be playing Carnegie Hall instead of dive bars. His current status in the music universe is sad testimony to the state of our society. Omar eschews rap music, and he has more integrity in one fingernail than most rappers will ever have, even if they live to his age, which is unlikely looking at their lifestyles. Omar is 70 years ago, born in Louisiana, and later a transplant to the West Coast. He now resides in Sacramento, California.
Jeffrey M. Reiser M.D."