Tag: Middle East

I Notturni – I Notturni (Lebanon, 1970s, I Notturni Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “I Notturni“, an incredible powerful psychedelic Rock Funk Soul instrumental with gorgeous flute & organ parts, taken from the one-and-only EP released by the Lebanese band “I Notturni” in the 70s (I think, any informations are welcomed…), leaded by the composer & musician Khaled Choughari, and that used to play in several night clubs of Lebanon (it was the resident band of “Casino Du Liban” for some times), Iran & Egypt.

The band was composed with :

Khaled Choughari : Music, Band leading ;

Ermanno Riccordi : Lyrics ;

Conductor : Tony Akkawi ;

Super obscure & hard to find record, one of the hardest to find Lebanese treasures, hope you’ll like it !

I Notturni – I Notturni (Lebanon, 1970s, I Notturni Self-Released)

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Les Frères Bouchenak – Trouble (Morocco, 1983, Edition Hassania)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Trouble“, an uplifting Rock Soul Synth Twist Pop track, taken from the 1st album recorded in 1983 on K7 tape format by the morrocon band “Les Freres Bouchenak” a band of 4 brothers (Hamid, Omar, Mohamed and Reda Bouchenak) from the city of Oujda (Morocco), nicknamed “The Raï Knights“.

Quite obscure & hard to find unusual sounds for this country & era, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Les Frères Bouchenak – Trouble (Maroc, 1983, Edition Hassania)

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Alpay Nazikoglu – Seni Dileniyorum (Turkey, 1973, Yonca)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Seni Dileniyorum“, a wild Psychedelic Turkish Funk Rock Soul with heavy fuzz guitar parts, recorded in 1973 by the legendary Turkish composed & musician Alpay Nazikoğlu – Enjoy !

Alpay Nazikoglu – Seni Dileniyorum (Turkey, 1973, Yonca)

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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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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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Sana Nada – Allil Mawal El Ashaa (Egypt, 1970s, Chandor)

Following this former article, I wanted to share with you for today “Allil Mawal El Ashaa“, another fantastic groovy Middle-Eastern Soul Surf Jazz track with Belly Dance music flavors, taken from a single recorded in the 70s (I guess ?) by the singer Sana Nada (ثناء أحمد ندا) and written in the 70s by the Egyptian singer, actor & composer Mounir Mourad (منير مراد).

This song is actually a cover of the song “Mawal Al-Ashaa” (موّال العشاق), initially recorded by the Egyptian singer & actress Sherifa Fadel (شريفة فاضل), Sana’s sister.

And you, what is your favorite version ? Enjoy !

Sana Nada – Allil Mawal El Ashaa (Egypt, 1970s, Chandor)

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Noura (Fatima Zohra Badji) – Paris Dans Mon Sac (Algeria, 1965, Pathé)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Paris Dans Mon Sac“, an incredibly beautiful Soul Jazz ballad sung in French with Oriental flavors, recorded in 1965 by the Algerian singer & actress Fatima Zohra Badji (better known as “Noura”) on the French record label “Pathé“.

This song is backed by a beautiful orchestration by Larbi Zeggane (Kamal Hamadi on his artist’s name), a Kabyle Algerian songwriter and composer who was also Noura’s husband, and Roland Richard Vincent.

Cherry on the cake : this gorgeous cover art – Enjoy !

Noura (Fatima Zohra Badji) – Paris Dans Mon Sac (Algeria, 1965, Pathé)

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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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Gitty Pashaei – Shabe Man (Iran, 1972, Apollon) / گیتی پاشایی – شب من

For today, I wanted to share with you “Shabe Man” (“شب من” what means “My Night” in Farsi Persian langage), a deep Middle-Eastern Soul Funk Jazz with killer percussions & gorgeous flute parts, recorded in 1972 by the Iranian singer Gitty Pashaei (گیتی پاشایی) on the legendary Iranian record label Apollon (آپولون), funded in the late 50s by Manouchehr Bibiyan (منوچهر بی‌بی‌یان) until the Iranian islamic revolution of 1979.

This track was composed by the Iranian composer Fereydoun Khoshnoud (فریدون خشنود), and the lyrics by the composer, musical arranger and trombone player Mohammad Oshal (محمد اوشال).

Really beautiful & hard to find single nowadays, hope you’ll like it – Enjoy !

Gitty Pashaei – Shabe Man (Iran, 1972, Apollon) / گیتی پاشایی – شب من

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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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