Tag: Liban

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

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

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Armand de Preseau

Armen Quintet – Yerazi Bess (Armenia, 1971, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Yerazi Bess“, a bewitching Jazz Soul Funk track with Bossa Nova influences, taken from the only LP by the Armenian/Lebanese band Armen Quintet, recorded in 1971 at the mythical “Thunder” recording studios in Toronto (Canada), and that was composed with :

Garbis Libarian (Vocals, Band leading) ;

George Kallibjian (Drums, Congas) ;

Jack DerMagerdijian (Flute) ;

Kevork Maroukian (Guitar) ;

Hagop Artinian (Arrangements, Piano, Organ, Saxophone, Bass).

A really beautiful but sadly really hard to find LP nowadays, so hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Armen Quintet – Yerazi Bess (Armenia, 1971, Self-Released)

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Ziad Rahbani & Bechara Khoury – Nahnou Sahiroun (Lebanon,1977, EMI – Voix De L’Orient Series) / زياد الرحباني و بشارة الخوري – نحن ساهرون

For today, I wanted to share with you “نحن ساهرون” (“Nahnou Sahiroun” or “We Are Awake” in Arabic langage), a splendid Middle-Eastern Spiritual Jazz Soul Funk track with gorgeous chorus & beautiful piano parts, taken from an album of Christian songs recorded in 1977 by the legendary Lebanese composers & musicians Ziad Rahbani & Bechara Khoury (زياد الرحباني و بشارة الخوري) at the Mar Elias church of Antelias (“أنطلياس” in Arabic, a city in the Matn District of the Mount Lebanon Governorate, located around 5 km to the north of the capital Beirut).

The chorus on this record is composed with the marvelous voices of the Broummana Oecumenical Choir (جوقة برمانا المسكونية) and the Youth Chorus Of Antelias (جوقة شباب انطلياس), and conducted by Mesrob Berejikan (مسروب بيره جيكيان).

Cherry on the cake of this Lebanese musical holy grail this gorgeous artwork by Paul Guiragossian – Enjoy !

𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘭𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘶𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵 𝘔𝘪𝘥𝘥𝘭𝘦-𝘌𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴. 𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘧𝘦𝘳 & 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳.

نحن ساهرون – زياد الرحباني و بشارة الخوري

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Adiss Harmandyan – Nouné (Armenia, 1971, Voice Of Stars)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nouné“, a killer uptempo Psychedelic 70s Jerk Mod Soul Breakbeat track, taken from the 1st album of the Armenian Lebanese composer & musician Adiss Harmandyan (“Ատիս Հարմանտեան“, in Armenian langage) recorded in 1971 on the legendary Armenian Lebanese record label “Voice Of Stars” – Enjoy !

Adiss Harmandyan – Nouné (Armenia, 1971, Voice Of Stars)

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Rainbow Bridge – War Of Changes (Lebanon, 1972, Rainbow Bridge Self-Released)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “War Of Changes“, an incredible heavy & hard Psychedelic Rock Soul Funk track with bewitching flute solos & heavy vocal parts, taken from the ultra hard to find only single recorded in 1972 (very beginning of the Lebanese civil war) by the first band of the Lebanese musicians 𝐈𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐦 𝐇𝐚𝐣𝐚𝐥𝐢 (عصام الحاج علي) (Guitar) & Toufic Farroukh (توفيق فروخ) (Saxophone) who will form later the legendary band “Ferkat Al Ard” (فرقة الأرض).

This single also features the musicians Ali Neemeh (Vocals, Keyboards), Khaled Habre (خالد الهبر) (Bass), Mounir ??? (Drums) & Aram ??? (Flute)(any additional information is welcome).

This record is a serious holy grail, one of the hardest to find of the Lebanese musical history, rarest than the mythical album “Oghneya” (أغنية) by Ferkat Al Ard (فرقة الأرض) – Hope you’ll like it, enjoy !

Rainbow Bridge – War Of Changes (Lebanon, 1972, Rainbow Bridge Self-Released)

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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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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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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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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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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