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

Malika Domrane – Alkalkaliw (Kabylie / Algeria, 1981, Amina Editions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Alkalkaliw“, a powerful & catchy Oriental Disco track taken from the rare 1st album of the Algerian Kabyle singer Malika Dormane recorded in 1980, also compiled at the time in this ultra hard to find compilation (look at this gorgeous cover art !) intended to promote Kabylian music – Enjoy !

Malika Domrane – Alkalkaliw

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Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn (Ethiopia, 1974, Mahmoud Ahmed Records)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Yalem Baytewarnegn“, a fantastic deep melancholic Ethio Jazz Funk Soul bluesy track with bewitching horns recorded in 1974 by the legendary Ethiopian musician & composer Mahmoud Ahmed – Enjoy !

Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn

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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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Mohamed Mazouni – Je Suis Seul (Algeria, 1975, Voix Du Sahara)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Je Suis Seul“, a killer percussive Folk Jazz track with bewitching violins & raw darbouka drums that deals about an impossible love between a gold digger & a poor musician, recorded in 1975 by the legendary algerian composer & singer Mohamed Mazouni – Enjoy !

Mohamed Mazouni – Je Suis Seul

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Fairuz – Al Bosta (Lebanon, 1979, Zida) فيروز – البوسطة (Lebanon, 1979, Zida)

Following to this former post I wanted to share with you for today “Al Bosta” (“البوسطة” for our Arabic speaking friends), a splendid Middle-Eastern Jazz Funk track recorded in 1979 by the legendary Lebanese Diva Fairuz (فيروز or “turquoise blue” in English), composed and arranged by her eldest son Ziad Rahbani (زياد الرحباني), also one of the greatest names of Lebanon’s musical history.

This song is taken from the mythical album “Wahdon“, recorded during the same session than Ziad Rahbani‘s Masterpiece “Abu Ali“.

 I found that long time wanted piece during my latest record digging trip in Lebanon (august 2021), so lucky I felt on that day.. hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do !

Fairuz – Al Bosta / فيروز – البوسطة

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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

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Armand de Preseau

Galatasaray Lisesi – Zazie (Turkey, 1968, Sayan)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Galatasaray Lisesi“, a mind-blowing catchy Anatolian Psychedelic Rock Mod track taken from the only single of the turkish teenage band “Galatasaray Lisesi” (“Galatasaray high school“), out in the late 60s on the famous “Sayan” record label – Enjoy !

Galatasaray Lisesi – Zazie

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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”)

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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