Hartar – Sari Siroun Yar (Armenia, 1978, Hartar Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Sari Siroun Yar“, a beautiful melancholic Folk Jazz Ballad with dreamy acoustic guitar & violins parts, taken the only recorded album recorded & self-released in 1978 in France by the Armenian band Hartar, founded by HARout Bezdjian & Vicken TARpinian.

This album was backed by an orchestra leaded by Nazareth Hakimian & Andy Emler, and composed by :

Celo : Jean Hucho & Dino Quarleri ;
Flute : Remy Cotton ;
Oboe : Gaston Maugras ;
Piano : Andy Emler ;
Drums : Nazareth Hakimian ;
Bass Guitar : Yves Mazieres ;
Guitar : Harout Bezdjian (guitar).

Hartar – Sari Siroun Yar

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Ministere de l’Information et de la Culture (Unkown Artist) – Gasba Touila Et Gallal (Genre Oranais) (Algeria, 1982, Unité de disques du Ministère de l’Information et de la Culture)

For today, I wanted to share “Gasba Touila Et Gallal“, a raw hypnotic & bouncy Algerian Rai Folk Jazz Blues track with dope Gallal (Algerian drums) & Gasba Touila (Algerian flute), taken from a very hard to find LP that was part of a boxset privately edited and promotionally distributed by the national Algerian Ministry of Culture (that was part the legendary Algerian composer & musician Ahmed Malek) intended to promote national folk recordings – Enjoy !

Ministere de l’Information et de la Culture (Unkown Artist) – Gasba Touila Et Gallal (Genre Oranais)

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Mohamed Asfour – Noura (محمد عصفور – نوره) (Egypt, 1969, Tarek Phone / اسطوانات طارق فون)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Noura” (نوره), a deep bewitching Middle-Eastern psychedelic Folk Jazz Funk Belly dance track with killer arabic grooves & awesome violin parts, recorded in the early 60s by the Egyptian composer & accordion player Mohamed Asfour (محمد عصفور) & that reminds me the best compositions from the other Egyptian legendary musician Baligh Hamdi (بليغ حمدي)- Enjoy !

Mohamed Asfour – Noura (محمد عصفور – نوره)

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Naser Zarabadi – Kalagh Par (ناصر زرآبادی – کلاغ پر) (Iran, 1970s, Royal)

For today, I wanted to share with you “کلاغ پر” (“Kalagh Par” in Farsi – Persian langage), a deep beautiful syncopated Middle-Eastern catchy Instrumental Jazz Folk Funk track with outstanding violin & guitar parts recorded in the 70s by the Iranian composer & musician Naser Zarabadi (ناصر زرآبادی) on the legendary Teheran (Iran) based record label “Royal” – Enjoy !

ناصر زرآبادی – کلاغ پر

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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)

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Armand de Preseau

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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Armand de Preseau

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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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

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Armand de Preseau