Fairuz – Addeysh Kan Fi Nass

( Lebanon , 1973 , Parlophone - Voix De L'Orient Series )

posted on 19 / 02 / 2023

For today, I wanted to share with you “Addeysh Kan Fi Nass” (“قديش كان في ناس”, what could be translated by “how many people where here ?” in Lebanese Arabic langage), a mesmerizing & bewitching Oriental Arabic Jazz track with Latin vibes & beautiful piano parts, recorded in 1973 by the Lebanese Diva Nuhad Ḥaddad (betterly known as “Fairuz“), and composed by the mythical Assi & Mansour Rahbani Brothers for the 1973 Lebanese music festival of Baalbeck.

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous & now famous picture sleeve photographed by 𝐖𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐦 𝐀𝐥𝐟𝐚 – Enjoy !

Fairuz – Addeysh Kan Fi Nass

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/APEmT47sjdk

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

Armand de Preseau

Elias Rahbani – Lover's Lane

( Lebanon , 1974 , Parlophone - Voix De L'Orient Series )

posted on 08 / 03 / 2020

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

Randa – Vive L'Amour

( Lebanon , 1966 , Parlophone - Voix De L'Orient Series )

posted on 01 / 04 / 2018

Randa was a Lebanese singer and actress who released a few singles in the mid 60s and in the early 70s.

The track presented here, “Vive L’amour“, is one of the song compiled on an Egyptian record released in 1966 and is a very innovative for the time, mixing Oriental rhythms and Occidental Jerk influences – Enjoy !

Randa – Vive L’Amour

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/185yh7Pho94

Have a nice sunday evening,


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