Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band – Amber Of The Nile (Egypt Strut) (Egypt, 1975, Columbia)

For today, I wanted to present you one of my favorite Egyptian LP, “Egypt – A Holiday Souvenir“, issued in the 1970’s on the EMI label and that was offered to tourists visiting the mystic country of Egypt.

All the tracks on this LP are winners, and it contains one astonishing Oriental Jazz Groove track, “Amber of the Nile“, by the Egyptian Jazz musician Salah Ragab (or Rageb), an Egyptian Jazz Player, backed with the Cairo Jazz Band.

This tune is actually a different version of his well known “Egypt Strut” track that some of you may you, a longer and more jazzy one that exists only on this compilation (and that is faaar better according to me) – Enjoy !

Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band – Amber Of The Nile (Egypt Strut)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/e8ADZ7VzcSU

Have a nice wednesday, see you on sunday !

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

Baligh Hamdy – Gada / بليغ حمدي – غاده (Egypt, 1973, Soutelphan)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today another track by the Egyptian Maestro Baligh Hamdy (بليغ حمدي), the sublime Oriental Surf instrumental song Gada (غاده) – Enjoy !

Baligh Hamdy – Gada / بليغ حمدي – غاده

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/qdnMYMhAu6Y

Take a good care,

Armand de Preseau

Karim Shukry – Take Me back To Cairo (Egypt, 1961, Mirtouche)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Take Me Back To Cairo“, one of my favourite Oriental Jazz Exotica track, recorded in 1961 by the Egyptian / Lebanese crooner & movie actor Karim Shukry aka Jean Zaloum.

Have you ever tasted the water of the Nile ? Enjoy !

Karim Shukry – Take Me Back To Cairo

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/Tuig0js7B9w

Have a nice sunny sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Baligh Hamdi – The Beloved Date (Egypt, 1970s, Les Artistes Arabes Associés)

For today, I wanted to share with you “The Beloved Date“, an incredible psychedelic surf belly dance track from the very well known Egyptian composer & genius Baligh Hamdi – Enjoy !

Baligh Hamdi – The Beloved Date

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/p2PKAA7EeyY

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

The Wrong Notes – Vereguoi (Egypt, 1970, Disques Aoun)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Vereguoi“, an obscure psychedelic surf track released in Egypt in the 70s with latin influences – Enjoy !

The Wrong Notes – Vereguoi

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/GGZgt5eHOR8

Have a nice day,

Armand

Mohamed Abdelwahab – Alqafila (Egypt, 1974, Cairophon, LPCXG 111)

Today, I decided to make you rediscover “Alqafila“, a particular song in the oriental catalogue of the Egyptian 20th century legend Mohamed Abdelwahab that doesn’t sounds like his other tracks, a beautiful orchestral track with magnificent violin, organ and oud parts – Enjoy !!

Mohamed Abdelwahab – Alqafila

You can also listen to this track on my #Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/lUt36ABp0JI

Regards,

Armand

Baligh Hamdy – Mawal (Egypt, 1973, Soutelphan)

Following to this article, I wanted to share with you “Mawal“, another short but beautiful early 70s Oriental surf track a la Omar Khorshid with sweets violin and flute parts from the Egyptian master Baligh Hamdy – Enjoy !!

Baligh Hamdy – Mawal

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/N6LHPLp6Tfw

Have a nice week !

Armand

Baligh Hamdi – Layali (Egypt, 1970s, La Voix du Globe)

Today, I decided to present you “Layali“, a deep and melancholic psychedelic Oriental track with hauntingly organ parts and beautiful voices by the Egyptian composer Baligh Hamdi – Enjoy !

Baligh Hamdi – Layali

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/kZzHWIstDMI

Have a really nice sunday,

Armand

Randa – Vive L’Amour (Lebanon, 1966, Parlophone Voix de l’Orient Series)

Randa was a Lebanese singer and actress who released a few singles in the mid 60s and in the early 70s.

The track presented here, “Vive L’amour“, is one of the song compiled on an Egyptian record released in 1966 and is a very innovative for the time, mixing Oriental rhythms and Occidental Jerk influences – Enjoy !

Randa – Vive L’Amour

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/185yh7Pho94

Have a nice sunday evening,

Armand