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Ziad Rahbani   NEW
Belly Dance Fever (EMI, Lebanon, 1979)
Killer instrumental album by Ziad & Elias Rahbani. A bunch of good raksat, plus some Lebanese pop groove with breaks. Quite hard to find ! Disc has several marks.
LP, VG+/VG, 90 €
Warda   NEW
Kelmet Itab (Voice of Lebanon, France, 1976)
Superb work by Baligh Hamdi for Warda ! Organ and psych guitar !
LP, Ex-/Ex, 45 €
Damascus Musical Group w/ Selim Sarwat   NEW
Kanoun in the Night - Spectacular Rhythms (Byblos, Syria, 1977)
It's so rare to find music from Syria pressed on vinyl ! This album is sub-titled "Spectacular Rhythms" and it's true… Killer oriental beats provided by the Damascus Musical Group. Totally unfindable. Pressed in Greece.
LP, Ex/Ex, 80 €
Boutaiba Sghir   NEW
Khali Ya Khali (Lila Phone, Algeria)
Ultra rare Algerian proto rai by cult figure Boutaiba Sghir, featuring trumpet player Bellemou. Tracks are "Khali Ya Khali" and "Haman Ha Haman". So rare, almost unfindable !
SP, Ex/Ex-, 90 €
Damascus Musical Group w/ Selim Sarwat   NEW
Rhythms and Dances from Syria (Byblos, Syria, 1977)
Beautiful syncopated belly dance rhythms with organ. Original beats from the Middle East ! Pressed in Greece.
LP, Ex/Ex, 70 €
Boussoir el Maghnaoui   NEW
Sidi Rabi (Sawt Hillali, Algeria)
Algerian proto rai by Boussoir or Boussouar el Maghnaoui, and featuring legendary trumpeter player Bellemou. On this 7" : "Sidi Rabi" and "Dag Dag". Algerian pressing. Very rare, superb condition.
SP, Ex/Ex-, 100 €
Boussouar el Maghnaoui   NEW
Wa Louahrania Waldik (Sawt Hillali, Algeria)
Algerian proto rai on "Wa Louahrania Waldik" and "Fakoubia", featuring trumpet player Bellemou. Algerian pressing. Cover is a bit used. Very rare !
SP, VG+/Ex-, 75 €
Boutaiba Sghir   NEW
Manmchiche (Lila Phone, Algeria)
Ultra rare Algerian proto rai by cult figure Boutaiba Sghir, featuring trumpet player Bellemou. Tracks are "Manmchiche" and "Ghir Sghira". So rare, almost unfindable !
SP, VG/Ex-, 90 €
Boutaiba Seghir   NEW
Degue Degue Ha Degue Degue (Azhar, Algeria)
Crazy rare 7" by Algerian singer Boutaiba Seghir (or Boutaiba Sghir), and featuring trumpet player Bellemou. Includes teh killer "Degue Degue Ha Degue Degue" and "Rmite Rohi Fal B'hare".
SP, Ex-/Ex, 150 €
Mohamed Lahyani   NEW
Bared Ou Skhoune (Polydor, Morocco, 1972)
Rare Moroccan 7" sounding like a Baligh Hamdi / Abdel Halim Hafez tune. Music is by Hassan El Kabmiri. Light ring wear.
SP, VG/Ex-, 25 €
Warda   NEW
Hikayti ma'a el-zaman (Soutelphan, Greece, 1974)
Wonderful album by Warda. The original score for the Egyptian movie "Hikayti ma'a el zaman". "Lola Almalaha" and "Wahashtouni" among others ! Organ and guitar the oriental way...Baligh Hamdy style !
LP, VG+/Ex, 75 €
Afif Chaya   NEW
Afif Chaya (EMI - Voix de l'Orient, Lebanon, 1980)
Unknown / underrated Lebanese artist. Killer oriental beats !
LP, Ex/Ex, 70 €
Chaabi   NEW
Chaabi (XXXX, France)
Wow ! Recent discovery, and a real one ! This is what crossover France had to offer in the mid 80's : a mix of oriental synth funk, proto rai and post punk new wave. The now trend ! And believe it or not, the picture cover has been realized by French writer Catherine Millet.
LP, Ex-/Ex, 120 €
Samir Dia   NEW
Nagwa Fouad Dances to the Rhythm of Samir Dia (Diyia Records, Lebanon)
Ultra rare Lebanese belly dance record. Mervelous shape, marvelous cover. This will probably remind you of Farouq Salama or Walid Gholmieh, but that's even harder to find ! The song on one side, the instrumental on the flip.
SP, Ex/Ex, 120 €
La Troupe Musicale Populaire Egyptienne   NEW
La Troupe Musicale Populaire Egyptienne (Sono Cairo, Egypt)
Ultra mega rare album from obscure Egyptian band. Lovely music. Record has a few marks, as you can hear in the soundclip, but nothing real bad. And check that cover : sublime !
LP, VG(+)/VG(+), 120 €