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

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

Armand de Preseau

Ziad Rahbani – Main Theme (from the musical play “The American Motion Picture”) (Lebanon, 1980, Voice Of Beirut)

For today, I wanted to share with you the Main Theme of the soundtrack of the musical play “The American Motion Picture” (فيلم اميركي طويل), a beautiful Middle-Eastern Soul Jazz instrumental with catchy Fender Rhodes parts recorded in 1980 by the legendary Lebanese composer Ziad Rahbani (زياد الرحباني), eldest son of the Diva Fairuz (فيروز) – Enjoy !

Ziad Rahbani – Main Theme (from the musical play “The American Motion Picture”)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/aBjlKA1ziV0

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Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday 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

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Armand de Preseau

Bandaly Family – Ya Albi Ya Zghrir (Lebanon, 1982, Voice Of Beirut) (عائلة بندلي – يا قلبي يا زغير)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ya Albi Ya Zghrir” (يا قلبي يا زغير), a splendid melancholic Middle-Eastern Soul Synth Rock track with awesome psychedelic instrumental guitar parts taken from the 2nd album of the Tripoli (Lebanon) city based band Bandaly Family (عائلة بندلي),  led by Edward Bendaly (ادوار بندلي) and his twelve children – Enjoy !

Bandaly Family – Ya Albi Ya Zghrir (عائلة بندلي – يا قلبي يا زغير)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/udD-NjX8krs

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

Armand de Preseau

Gassan Rahbani – Stranger (Lebanon, 1981, Rahbania)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Stranger“, a dope Electronic Synth instrumental track from the Lebanese musician & producer Gassan Rahbani (son of the legendary producer Elias Rahbani), full of killer breaks, sampling potential here – Enjoy !

Gassan Rahbani – Stranger

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

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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

Omar Khorshid – Laylet Hob (Egypt, 1974, Voice Of Lebanon)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Laylet Hob“, the all-time middle eastern classic song composed by the legendary Egyptian composer Mohamed Abdel Wahab, reinterpreted here in an outstanding psychedelic oriental surf way by another legend, the Egyptian guitar hero Omar Khorshid – Enjoy !

Omar Khorshid – Laylet Hob

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/Awkoi9Vn5OE

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

Armand de Preseau

Ziad Rahbani – Rouh Khabbir (Lebanon, 1991, Relax-In)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Rouh Khabbir” (روح خبر), a cover of the well known track “Soul Shadows” by the American musician Joe Sample, reinterpreted here in a very beautiful oriental fusion jazz way by the legendary lebanese composer Ziad Rahbani, and taken from “Houdou Nsibi“, one of his rarest albums – Enjoy !

Ziad Rahbani – Rouh Khabbir

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/_vo4ePPNGNE

Have a nice wednesday, see you on sunday !

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

Jacques Kodjian – Nahna Wal Amar (Lebanon, 1972, Voix De L’Orient Series)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nahna Wal Amar“, a reinterpretation of the song originally recorded in 1966 by the Lebanese Diva Fairuz and composed by the legendary Rahbani Brothers Assi & Mansour, covered here in a splendid Middle Eastern Jazzy way with Bossa Nova influences by the Lebanese piano composer Jacques Kodjan – Enjoy !

Jacques Kodjian – Nahna Wal Amar

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

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau