Elie “Lili” Boniche – Ana Fi El Houb (Algeria, 1960s, Dounia) / ليلي بونيش – أنا في الحب

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ana Fi El Houb” (“أنا في الحب”) (“I’m in love“), a splendid & melancholic Oriental Arabic Latin Bolero Jazz track, cover of the all-time classic « Historia De Un Amor », recorded in 1955 by the Panamanian artist Carlos Almaran.

The version presented here was reinterprated in the early 60s by Elie “Lili” Boniche (ليلي بونيش), the legendary Algerian composer & singer of Andalusian-Arab music on the famous Parisian record label Dounia (دنياء) – Enjoy !

Lili “Elie” Boniche – Ana Fi El Houb (ليلي بونيش – أنا في الحب)

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Armand de Preseau

Ferkal Al Ard – Huloul (Lebanon, 1979, Zida) / فرقة الأرض – حلول

For today, I wanted to share with you “Huloul” (“حلول” or “solution” in Arabic langage), a spellbinding Middle-Eastern Soul Jazz track with Brazilian influences a la Arthur Verocai & beautiful flute parts, taken from the first album of the Lebanese band “Ferkat Al Ard” (فرقة الأرض) leaded by the guitar player Issam Hajali (عصام الحاج علي) and composed with :

Issam Hajali (عصام الحاج علي) : Vocals, Guitar ;

Toufic Farroukh (توفيق فرّوخ) : Flute, Saxophone ;

Elie Saba (ايليا سابا) : Bouzouki, Oud ;

This album, arranged by the legendary Lebanese composer, musician & producer Ziad Rahbani (زياد الرحباني) & produced by the Lebanese-Armenian producer Khatchik Mardirian (co-founder with Ziad Rahbani of the mythical 70s Lebanese record label “Zida“) is considered by many as one of the hardest to find holygrail Lebanese vinyl record album ever out – Enjoy !

Ferkat Al Ard – Huloul / فرقة الأرض – حلول

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Armand de Preseau

Ihsan Al-Munzer – Rasputin (Lebanon, 1979, Voice Of Stars)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Rasputin », a dope percussive Middle-Eastern Groovy Disco Synth instrumental cover of the interplanetary hit by the West-Indian band Boney M, recorded in 1979 by the legendary Lebanese very prolific composer and musical arranger Ihsan Al-Munzer, who sadly passed away recently on last 3rd of August.

This song was compiled on the record presented here, wich is a part of a Oriental series released in the late 70s on the mythical Lebanese-Armenian record label « Voice Of Stars », owned by the famous producer Daniel Der Sahakian – Enjoy !

Ihsan Al-Munzer – Rasputin (Lebanon, 1979, Voice Of Stars)

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Armand de Preseau

Sayed Darwish (سيد درويش)- Arabesque (Egypt, 1975, Columbia)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Arabesque”, a dope Oriental Belly Dance Jazz instrumental Piano track with a funky swing, originally written by Sayed Darwish ( سيد درويش) a legendary Egyptian composer and singer, considered as the father of Egyptian popular music and that put music to the Egyptian national anthem “Bilady, Bilady, Bilady“, adapted from a famous speech by Mustafa Kamil (مصطفى كامل).

This track is taken from an ultra hard to find LP, never properly commercialized, only promotionally released in the 70s for tourist purposes, offered to the visitors of the great pyramid of Giza & Cairo’s Egyptian museum to make them discover Egyptian music – Enjoy !

Sayed Darwish (سيد درويش) – Arabesque (Egypt, 1975, Columbia)

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Armand de Preseau

علاء – دخترها پسرها (Ala – Doxtarha Pesarha) (Iran, 1970s, Khane Safha)

For today, I wanted to share with you “دخترها پسرها” (“Doxtarha Pesarha ” or “Girls, Boys” in Farsi – Persian langage), a mad Psychedelic Persian Garage Surf Rock Funk track with raw grunts, crazy organ & furious guitar parts, taken from a very obscure & ultra rare single from the Iranian musician & composer Ala (علا) recorded in the late 60s / early 70s on the Iranian record label “خانه صفحه” (“Khane Safha” or “Record House” in Farsi) (feel free to contact me if you have any further infos on that one !) – Enjoy !

علاء – دخترها پسرها (Ala – Doxtarha Pesarha)

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Armand de Preseau

Baligh Hamdi – Zouba / بليغ حمدي – زوبة (Egypt, 1970s, La Voix Du Globe)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Zouba” (“زوبة” in Arabic), a beautiful deep Middle-Eastern Jazz track with with groovy organ & splendid violin parts from the legendary genius Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi (بليغ حمدي) – Enjoy !

Baligh Hamdi – Zouba / بليغ حمدي – زوبة

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Armand de Preseau

Fayrouz – Ya Mayla (Lebanon, 195?, Pathé / Voix de l’Orient)

No need to introduce Fairouz (“Turquoise Blue” in Arabic), the greatest singer from Lebanon who recorded several dozen of songs, albums and theater plays, who was married Assi Rahbani and who is the mother of the well known Rahbani brothers.

Born as “Nuhad Rizq Wadīʿ Ḥaddad”, she is one of the most widely admired and deeply respected living singers in the Arab world.

I decided to make you rediscover a very early and rare song from the Diva, “Ya Mayla”, a romantic Bolero sung in Arabic language – Enjoy !

Fayrouz – Ya Mayla

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Pa_LUAqqpEA

See you soon,

Armand