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

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

Ziad Rahbani – Final Theme / زياد الرحباني – التعية (Lebanon, 1978, Zida)

Following to this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Final Theme“, an fantastic instrumental track with jazzy piano & violin parts taken from the score of the legendary play “Bennesbeh Labokra.. Chou ?” – Enjoy !

Ziad Rahbani – Final Theme / زياد الرحباني – التعية

You can also listen to this song on my website here : https://youtu.be/gp2O7b5pOrQ

Have a nice day !

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