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Bilezikjian Vinyl Record Bundle (Merry Christmas 12" LP + Something Different - Zulu Man / Chemical Reaction 7" 45 RPM)

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With privilege from Johnny Bilezikjian.

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Available while supplies last, a discounted bundle containing one (1) John Bilezikjian - Merry Christmas [1976] 12" LP + one (1) Something Different (John Bilezikjian, Raja Zahr) - Zulu Man / Chemical Reaction [1970] 7" 45 RPM. 

John Bilezikjian - Merry Christmas [1976]; Dantz Records ST-1001

2nd edition release featuring holiday hits, classical transcriptions, 16th c. carols, Spanish traditional, Armenian and more! Sealed deadstock.

"The selections on this record album were selected by the artist, to express personal feelings at the Christmas season. Two selections from John Bilezikjian's library of J.S. Bach compositions were chosen. A special composition was composed by Mr. Bilezikjian expressly for this album, the "Cancion Para Nadia". "Low the Conquering Hero Comes" is a march from the Oratorio Judas Maccabeus by Handel. The melody is also heard in the Armenian Mass, it is called Der Vogormia.

"Lerner Hayreni," is an Armenian Composition and is here dedicated to his loving parents Andrew and Alice Bilezikjian. The "Bagatelle" is a composition by John Bilezikjian and is dedicated to a fellow oudist Mr. George Mgrdichian. "Coventry Carol" and "What Child Is This" are 16th Century Traditional compositions arranged by the artist. 

"The Little Drummer Boy" and "What Child Is This" were especially arranged for this album in a Christmas setting.

Side A

1. "Praeludium I" from WTC Vol. 1 (J.S. Bach)

2. "Christmas Medley Opus I" 

3. "Cancion Para Nadia" (John Bilezikjian)

4. "A La Nanita Nana" (Spanish Traditional)

5. "Silent Night" (Franz Gruber, Augsburg Publishing)

6. "Karoon Aravod" (Garo Zakarian)

7. "Low, The Conquering Hero Comes" (G.F. Handel)

8. "Lerner Hayreni" (A. Merangulian)

Side B

1. "Jesu, Men's Desire" (J.S. Bach)

2. "Bagatelle" (John Bilezikjian)

3. "Christmas Medley Opus II"

4. "Coventry Carol" (16th C. English Traditional, Anonymous)

5. "What Child Is This" (16th C. English Traditional)

6. The Little Drummer Boy (Davis, Onoratti, Simeone, Belwin Mills Publishing)

Produced by John Bilezikjian

Music arranged by John Bilezikjian

Original recording and remix engineer Dennis Rose

Recorded at Golden Goose Productions

Manufactured by Phonopress

Photography by Don Hagopian

(C) copyright secured by John Bilezikjian

(P) Bilezikjian Publishing Co. BMI

Thanks to: Steve Arambula, Paris Alexander

All instruments heard were performed by John Bilezikjian

oud, violin, mandolin, Derbeckke, Dumbeck, Bell Tree"

Something Different - Zulu Man / Chemical Reaction [1970]

One-off pressing of two psych rock odysseys, produced by superduo John Bilezikjian (strings, vocals) and Raja Zahr (percussion), never released to market. Factory box deadstock, sleeved with an old photograph of John and Raja in the studio together.

Something Different was the collaborative moniker of Raja Zahr, disco-folk drummer and producer of "world's first Arab music video", and John Bilezikjian, string virtuoso of mediterranean music, film scores and beyond. Their only release together was a '45 released in 1970, featuring two tracks from a jam session the previous year in a now-defunct Burbank recording studio.

Side A

Zulu Man

Side B

Chemical Reaction