Front cover image for Hot Tamale Louie : the story of Zarif Khan

Hot Tamale Louie : the story of Zarif Khan

John Rapson (Composer, Instrumentalist), Daniel Gaglione (Composer, Instrumentalist, Singer), Dave Moore (Instrumentalist, Singer), Ryan Smith (Instrumentalist), Tara McGovern (Instrumentalist), Dan Padley (Instrumentalist), Blake Shaw (Instrumentalist), Justin LeDuc (Instrumentalist), Paul Kalina (Actor), Scott Bradley (Screenwriter)
Concert recording of a work in thirteen sections evoking aspects of the life of Zarif Khan, an Afghani who left his home near the Khyber Pass, wandered through India, and immigrated to the American West in 1909. Khan opened a restaurant in Sheridan, Wyoming named Hot Tamale Louie's and lived there until his death in 1964. The piece combines Western ballads, Mexican waltzes, folk songs and melodies, ragtime, jazz, and accompanied monologues that explore themes of immigration and citizenship
DVD Video, Multiple Languages, 2017
Realtown Records!, [Iowa City, Iowa], 2017
1 videodisc (80 min., 59 sec.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 1 audio disc (69 min., 08 sec.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Issued as a DVD/CD combo package
Chiefly for instrumental ensemble; 2nd and 6th movements for singer and instrumental ensemble
DVD includes concert recording interspersed with still images and intertitles with information on the life of Zarif Khan and his descendants
CD does not include the monlogues from the film
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"This performance is largely based on material from an article by Kathryn Schulz in the June 13, 2016 issue of The New Yorker: American chronicles: Citizen Khan"--Container
"This recording was made possible with generous support from the University of Iowa's Office of the Vice President for Research & Economic Development, the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and the School of Music"--Container
Recorded and filmed live in concert, 2017 April 20, The University of Iowa.
The 2nd movement sung in French and English; the 5th movement sung in English. DVD includes English intertitles
John Rapson, piano ; Danyel Gaglione, voice, mandole ; Dave Moore, voice, slide guitar, accordion, harmonica ; Ryan Smith, soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet ; Tara McGovern, violin ; Dan Padley, electric guitar ; Blake Shaw, double bass ; Justin LeDuc, drums ; Paul Kalina, actor.
instrumental ensemble, instrumental ensemble
Scott Bradley, writer of monologues ; Alexandro Cazares, image technology ; Teagan Perrin, film editing and mixing ; James Edel, sound reinforcement and recording ; Pui Yan Ronald Lau, assistant engineer.