Thursday, April 22, 2021

Sabah - El Shahroura (C60)

While waiting for my upcoming mix to broadcast here’s one more improved and repackaged Moahaha bonus-compilation «from the vaults». A relatively simliar 2x45 version was shared elsewhere in early 2013. 

Sabah (1927-2014), also known as El Shahroura (=Blackbird) was a Lebanese singer and actress whose fame spread all over the arab and western world. Still I've never come across anything near a decent attempt on collecting an album worth of highlights out of the reported 3500 songs in her repertoire. Which is why I decided to have a go at it myself. The end result is this hour (or 2x30) of tunes selected from almost 20 hours worth of recordings. To my ears Sabah's voice doesn't quite match the otherworldly beauty of Fairuz’, but she could hold a note a for about a minute. Plus the instrumentation is in general more traditional/folkier and often infectiously furious -Moahaha

1 Mafesh Gheirak
2 La'a Ya Melowaa Le Albi
3 An Nada 'Nada
4 Minqullak Fakeena
5 Tou' Oua Doub
6 Laish Bitiz'al Laish Bitghar

7 Ya Bou Al-Hajanah
8 Ya Habibi Ya Hayati
9 Ya Tayr Ezzaroura
10 Dek el Kaff
11 Ya Omma Men Chab Bhalhay
12 Aho Da Ely Benhebo


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    1. Press either image or bolded word. And if it doesn't work immediately - try again.

  2. Hi there friends, link is not working because of Amazon rights, a hidden re-up would be a gift!!


  3. That's true!!!! Thanks a lot again and again!!


    1. My pleasure, Crazy Monkey - MF does this seemingly at random with all uploaded files every once in a while. I don't know why.

  4. thank you this looks wonderful.

    1. You're welcome monotron. Hopefully you'll enjoy its musical content as well.