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UC250 (Middle) Eastern Underground - 60s (mostly) uncomped
March 9th, 2018
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UC250 (Middle) Eastern Underground

The 250th jubilee of this series could not have been celebrated in a better way. This compilation picks up where the fab "Raks! Raks! Raks!", "Waking Up Scheherazade" and "Persian Underground" have left us. So here’s 28 uncompiled Garage tunes (don’t fear lame folky sounds here!) from the Middle East and nations such as ISRAEL, LEBANON, IRAN, MAROCCo and BURMA (I know that’s FAR EAST, but to my ignorant ears all fits well). You will be surprised about the unique and very special approach by the musicians towards both melody sequences and rhythm patterns. This “eastern “approach comes alive not only in the originals but also in the cover versions; just listen to the hilarious "I’m a Believer" (track #15), and I guess you’ll know what I mean. A handful of instros tracks that glue it all together, and a few reel - to - reel demos, don’t mind the audio quality, which generally and surprisingly is quite good. I have added 2 tracks from CD - R "Guitars Of The Golden Triangle: Folk And Pop Music From Myanmar, Vol.2” and 1 song from CD - R "Iranian Alternative Music of 60's"), both available via Youtube (thanks for sharing!). Habibi! Belly-a-go- go! Raki and Shish Kebab!

01/ Golden Ring  - Golden Twist - IRAN
02/ Rebels - It's Alright - ISR
3/ Rebels - I saw her standing there - ISR
04/ Rebels - It's gonna be alright - ISR
05/ Golden Ring  - Baraye Dokhtar ha (For Girls) - IRAN
06/ Shaghayegh - [Baby I need your love] - IRAN
07/ Shaghayegh - What I'd Say  - IRAN
8/ Bernard - Je suis perdu - LEB
09/ Golden Ring  - [Oh my Sweetheart] - IRAN
10/ Band of Princes - So Sad - ISR
11/ Band of Princes - I Wonder Where My Baby's Tonight - ISR
12/ Band of Princes - Don’t Ever Change - ISR
13/ Band of Princes - When We Meet  - ISR
14/ Golden Ring  - [The Last Song] - IRAN
15/ Zia - Man Kiam - IRAN
16/ Bezalel - Kol Halman (All The Time) - ISR
17/ Bezalel - Little Girl - ISR
18/ Bezalel - [Sha la la la] - ISR
19/ Golden Ring  - [unknown instrumental] - IRAN
20/ Danny […] & Planets - Tali - ISR
21/ Saing Sai Maw - Than Shin Ley Ye Khan - BURMA
22/ Saing Sai Maw - Lah Ley Cham - BURMA
23/ Flowers - Dokhtar Bala - IRAN
24/ Lashio Thein Aung - A Girl Among Girls - BURMA
25/ Rebel Troupe - Habibi - ISR
26/ Rebel Troupe - [Johanna in the Garden] - ISR
27/ Bob Azzam & His Orchestra - Mon Amour - LEB / F
28/ Bob Azzam & His Orchestra - The Last Time - LEB / F

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From:michaelvee
Date:March 9th, 2018 11:21 am (UTC)
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From:dcanimal
Date:March 9th, 2018 06:00 pm (UTC)
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Thanks and congrats on compilation #250!
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From:michaelvee
Date:March 10th, 2018 06:55 am (UTC)
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thank you dcanimal, let's see at what # this series will arrive.
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