Jacqueline – Ana Baddi Ish (I Will Survive) (Lebanon, 1980, Voix De L’Orient) (جاكلين – انا بدّي عيش)

For today, I wanted to share with you the middle-eastern 80s Disco Funk Oriental Synth club anthem “Ana Baddi Ish” (“I Will Survive“) recorded in 1980 by the Lebanese musician & singer Jacqueline (جاكلين) and that is an Arabic cover of the all-time classic song recorded in 1978 by the American Diva Gloria Gaynor – Enjoy !

Jacqueline – Ana Baddi Ish (I Will Survive) (جاكلين – انا بدّي عيش)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/SZL_th2j80Y

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

Armand de Preseau

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

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

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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

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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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

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

Elias Rahbani – Lover’s Lane (Lebanon, 1974, Parlophone Voix de L’Orient Series)

Elias Rahbani, from Lebanon, is the youngest of the three Rahbani Brothers, well known for their contribution to the Lebanese – and more, Oriental – music scene.
His two older brothers, Assi and Mansour Rahbani, also known as “The Rahbani Brothers” (which Elias wasn’t be part of) were composers and songwriters, famous for their work with the Lebanese Diva, Fairuz (who was the wife of Assi).
Elias composed of over 700 songs, both in Eastern and Western styles.

This album is the 2nd volume of his masterpiece, “Mosaic of The Orient“, considered by many as Elias best album, a very eclectic instrumental record, with some psychedelic organ and bouzouk parts, oriental jazz and hip hoppy beats.

The cover art is designed by Nabil Mourani, who designed my favourite Oriental record covers (remember Babylon Mood by Munir Bachir ? That was him also !).

I decided to share with you “Lover’s Lane“, a beautiful melancholic organ ballad with a little psychedelic touch – Enjoy !
Elias Rahbani – Lover’s Lane

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/xhYC1Ca7UCQ

Have a nice sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Ziad Rahbani – First Introduction (Lebanon, 1978, Zida)

Awesome Bossa Nova Jazz track taken from the score of the legendary play “Bennesbeh Labokra.. Chou ?” from the Lebanese master – Enjoy !

Ziad Rahbani – First Introduction

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/sRC82K761Qo

Best regards,

Armand

ADP030 – Orient In the Flesh (Feat. Omar Khorshid, Ziad and Elias Rahbani, Farid El Atrache, Omar El Shariyi, Ihsan Al Munzer, Hassan Abou Seoud… )

Hi dear readers !!
As promised (for a long time..), here comes my brand new selection !
 We’re traveling to Middle East this time, with several dope Belly Dances songs taken from Lebanese and Egyptian records of my collection !
Hope you’ll like it, don’t hesitate to leave some comments !!
 
Armand de Preseau – Orient In the Flesh

 You can download this new selection right here !

See you very soon,

Armand