Fairuz – Habbeytak Bessayf / حبيتك بالصيف

( Lebanon , 1973 , Parlophone / Voix De L'Orient )

posted on 06 / 03 / 2024

Following to this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Habbeytak Bessayf” (“حبيتك بالصيف“, what could be translated by “I loved you since the summer” in Lebanese Arabic langage), a mesmerizing & bewitching Oriental Arabic Jazz track with Latin vibes & beautiful piano parts, one of the most iconic & famous song from the Lebanese Diva Nuhad Ḥaddad (betterly known as “Fairuz“) taken from the play “Ya’iche… Ya’iche…” (“He lives… He lives”).

This track was recorded in 1973 and composed by the mythical Assi & Mansour Rahbani Brothers, and released on the mythical “EMI – Parlophone” record label (“Voix De L’Orient” series).

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous picture of the Diva, taken live by the Lebanese photographer Varoujan Setian, who was the appointed photographer of the Rahbani Brothers’ theatrical company – Enjoy !

Fairuz – Habbeytak Bessayf (Lebanon, 1973, Parlophone – Voix De L’Orient Series) / فيروز – حبيتك بالصيف

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

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

Armand de Preseau

Fayrouz – Ya Mayla

( Lebanon , 1950's , Pathé / Voix de l'Orient )

posted on 04 / 01 / 2018

No need to introduce Fairouz (“Turquoise Blue” in Arabic), the greatest singer from Lebanon who recorded several dozen of songs, albums and theater plays, who was married Assi Rahbani and who is the mother of the well known Rahbani brothers.

Born as “Nuhad Rizq Wadīʿ Ḥaddad”, she is one of the most widely admired and deeply respected living singers in the Arab world.

I decided to make you rediscover a very early and rare song from the Diva, “Ya Mayla”, a romantic Bolero sung in Arabic language – Enjoy !

Fayrouz – Ya Mayla

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

See you soon,


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