Mohamed Asfour – Noura (محمد عصفور – نوره) (Egypt, 1969, Tarek Phone / اسطوانات طارق فون)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Noura” (نوره), a deep bewitching Middle-Eastern psychedelic Folk Jazz Funk Belly dance track with killer arabic grooves & awesome violin parts, recorded in the early 60s by the Egyptian composer & accordion player Mohamed Asfour (محمد عصفور) & that reminds me the best compositions from the other Egyptian legendary musician Baligh Hamdi (بليغ حمدي)- Enjoy !

Mohamed Asfour – Noura (محمد عصفور – نوره)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/r3T2oI9BMVY

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

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)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/X5Uzqep2j7g

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Mohammed El-Bakkar – Ah Ya Zain (Lebanon, 1960s, Pianophon)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ah Ya Zain” (“آه يا زين“, that could be translated by “Oh you, handful person !“), a dope percussive Dabke (middle eastern drum) Folk track and a classic Arabic wedding song.

Said by many sources to be based on a portion of Turkish song “Muhabbet Bağına Girdim Bu Gece” originally recorded in the 40s by the musician Yesari Asim Arsoy, and covered a hundred of times through the years by many artists (Mohamed Qandeel, Sabah, Safiye Ayla, Omar Khorshid..), I decided to present you here my favorite version and probably one of its earliest in Arabic, the one recorded in the late 50s by the Lebanese composer Mohammed El-Bakkar and his Oriental Ensemble – Perfect to belly dance your dance floor, so.. enjoy Habibi !

Mohammed El-Bakkar – Ah Ya Zain

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ewijvSFEiqo

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

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

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/cX8sYCBL-GE

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Omar Khorshid – Johnny Guitar (Egypt, 1974, Parlophone / Voix De L’Orient)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you today my favorite version of the all-time classic standard “Johnny Guitar“, a song originally written in 1954 by the American singer Peggy Lee, covered countless times & reinterpreted here in an outstanding Middle Eastern Psychedelic Electric Surf way by Egyptian guitar hero Omar Khorshid – Enjoy !

Omar Khorshid – Johnny Guitar

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/syWrsjTYZyo

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Toni Frangieh & Setrak Sarkissian – Azef El Leyl (Lebanon, 1977, EMI Voix De L’Orient)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Azef El Leyl“, a magical psychedelic slow surf instrumental belly dance track recorded in the late 70s by the Lebanese duo Toni Frangieh & Setrak Sarkissian – Enjoy !

Toni Frangieh & Setrak Sarkissian – Azef El Leyl

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Chanel here : https://youtu.be/965uENE2T2Y

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

African Grooves Soundcloud : Plenty of brand new vinyl selections to listen online & download !

From now, feel free to go on my Soundcloud account on the link below to listen online & download my past, present & future vinyl selections (more than 50 from now) !

African Grooves Soundcloud : www.soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau

Enjoy !

Armand de Preseau

Omar Khorshid – Alf Layla (Lebanon, 1975, EMI Voix De L’Orient)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Alf Layla“, a classic Middle-Eastern song from the legendary Egyptian Diva Oum Koulsoum, covered here in a sublime psychedelic surf way by the magic guitars of Omar Khorshid – Enjoy, and belly-dance your Sultan !

Omar Khorshid – Alf Layla

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/WvIB_vBBsYw

Have a nice sunday !

This post is dedicated to all my Lebanese friends

Armand de Preseau

Sherifa Fadel – Mawal Al-Ashaa / شريفة فاضل – موّال العشاق (Egypt, 1970s, Soutelphan)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mawal Al-Ashaa” (موّال العشاق), a fantastic groovy oriental surf track by the Egyptian singer & actress Sherifa Fadel (شريفة فاضل) – Enjoy !

Sherifa Fadel – Mawal Al-Ashaa / شريفة فاضل – موّال العشاق

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/-ipxhsexfsY

Have a nice saturday evening !

Armand de Preseau

Djelmani Mahfoud – El Wahat (Algeria, 1982, Ministère de l’Information et de la Culture)

For today, I wanted to share with you”El Wahat“, an incredible psychedelic blend of Jazz, Fusion, Gnawa, Oriental & Bossa Nova influences, taken from an ultra rare & never commercialized boxset, edited in the early 80s by the Algerian Ministry of Culture & Information, and intended to be offered to a few Diplomats in order to promote the local musical scene – Enjoy !

Djelmani Mahfoud – El Wahat

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xKDs0E0xI-E

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau