Tag: Voix de l’Orient

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

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

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

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)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/SZL_th2j80Y

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

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

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

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

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

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Chanel here : https://youtu.be/965uENE2T2Y

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

Armand de Preseau

Omar Khorshid – Alf Layla (Lebanon, 1975, EMI Voix De L’Orient)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Alf Layla“, a classic Middle-Eastern song from the legendary Egyptian Diva Oum Koulsoum, covered here in a sublime psychedelic surf way by the magic guitars of Omar Khorshid – Enjoy, and belly-dance your Sultan !

Omar Khorshid – Alf Layla

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

Have a nice sunday !

This post is dedicated to all my Lebanese friends

Armand de Preseau

Jacques Kodjian – Nahna Wal Amar (Lebanon, 1972, Voix De L’Orient Series)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nahna Wal Amar“, a reinterpretation of the song originally recorded in 1966 by the Lebanese Diva Fairuz and composed by the legendary Rahbani Brothers Assi & Mansour, covered here in a splendid Middle Eastern Jazzy way with Bossa Nova influences by the Lebanese piano composer Jacques Kodjan – Enjoy !

Jacques Kodjian – Nahna Wal Amar

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

Have a nice Wednesday !

Armand de Preseau

Elias Rahbani – Lover’s Lane (Lebanon, 1974, Parlophone Voix de L’Orient Series)

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

Robert Maalouf – Ana Wil Leyl (Lebanon, 1986, EMI Voix de L’Orient)

Today, I wanted to share with you “Ana Wil Leyl“, a song by the Lebanese composer Robert Maalouf, with catchy drums and Oriental strings, high sample potential – Enjoy !!

Robert Maalouf – Ana Wil Leyl

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/kkpq5Odkvwo

Armand