Ferkal Al Ard – Huloul (Lebanon, 1979, Zida) / فرقة الأرض – حلول

For today, I wanted to share with you “Huloul” (“حلول” or “solution” in Arabic langage), a spellbinding Middle-Eastern Soul Jazz track with Brazilian influences a la Arthur Verocai & beautiful flute parts, taken from the first album of the Lebanese band “Ferkat Al Ard” (فرقة الأرض) leaded by the guitar player Issam Hajali (عصام الحاج علي) and composed with :

Issam Hajali (عصام الحاج علي) : Vocals, Guitar ;

Toufic Farroukh (توفيق فرّوخ) : Flute, Saxophone ;

Elie Saba (ايليا سابا) : Bouzouki, Oud ;

This album, arranged by the legendary Lebanese composer, musician & producer Ziad Rahbani (زياد الرحباني) & produced by the Lebanese-Armenian producer Khatchik Mardirian (co-founder with Ziad Rahbani of the mythical 70s Lebanese record label “Zida“) is considered by many as one of the hardest to find holygrail Lebanese vinyl record album ever out – Enjoy !

Ferkat Al Ard – Huloul / فرقة الأرض – حلول

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Armand de Preseau

Ihsan Al-Munzer – Rasputin (Lebanon, 1979, Voice Of Stars)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Rasputin », a dope percussive Middle-Eastern Groovy Disco Synth instrumental cover of the interplanetary hit by the West-Indian band Boney M, recorded in 1979 by the legendary Lebanese very prolific composer and musical arranger Ihsan Al-Munzer, who sadly passed away recently on last 3rd of August.

This song was compiled on the record presented here, wich is a part of a Oriental series released in the late 70s on the mythical Lebanese-Armenian record label « Voice Of Stars », owned by the famous producer Daniel Der Sahakian – Enjoy !

Ihsan Al-Munzer – Rasputin (Lebanon, 1979, Voice Of Stars)

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Armand de Preseau

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

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

Mohammed El-Bakkar – Ah Ya Zain (Lebanon, 1960s, Pianophon)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ah Ya Zain” (“آه يا زين“, that could be translated by “Oh you, handful person !“), a dope percussive Dabke (middle eastern drum) Folk track and a classic Arabic wedding song.

Said by many sources to be based on a portion of Turkish song “Muhabbet Bağına Girdim Bu Gece” originally recorded in the 40s by the musician Yesari Asim Arsoy, and covered a hundred of times through the years by many artists (Mohamed Qandeel, Sabah, Safiye Ayla, Omar Khorshid..), I decided to present you here my favorite version and probably one of its earliest in Arabic, the one recorded in the late 50s by the Lebanese composer Mohammed El-Bakkar and his Oriental Ensemble – Perfect to belly dance your dance floor, so.. enjoy Habibi !

Mohammed El-Bakkar – Ah Ya Zain

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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”)

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Armand de Preseau

Omar Khorshid – Johnny Guitar (Egypt, 1974, Parlophone / Voix De L’Orient)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you today my favorite version of the all-time classic standard “Johnny Guitar“, a song originally written in 1954 by the American singer Peggy Lee, covered countless times & reinterpreted here in an outstanding Middle Eastern Psychedelic Electric Surf way by Egyptian guitar hero Omar Khorshid – Enjoy !

Omar Khorshid – Johnny Guitar

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Armand de Preseau

Bandaly Family – Ya Albi Ya Zghrir (Lebanon, 1982, Voice Of Beirut) (عائلة بندلي – يا قلبي يا زغير)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Ya Albi Ya Zghrir” (يا قلبي يا زغير), a splendid melancholic Middle-Eastern Soul Synth Rock track with awesome psychedelic instrumental guitar parts taken from the 2nd album of the Tripoli (Lebanon) city based band Bandaly Family (عائلة بندلي),  led by Edward Bendaly (ادوار بندلي) and his twelve children – Enjoy !

Bandaly Family – Ya Albi Ya Zghrir (عائلة بندلي – يا قلبي يا زغير)

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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

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Armand de Preseau

Toni Frangieh & Setrak Sarkissian – Azef El Leyl (Lebanon, 1977, EMI Voix De L’Orient)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Azef El Leyl“, a magical psychedelic slow surf instrumental belly dance track recorded in the late 70s by the Lebanese duo Toni Frangieh & Setrak Sarkissian – Enjoy !

Toni Frangieh & Setrak Sarkissian – Azef El Leyl

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

Armand de Preseau