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Hamid Mediahed / Idir / Isaad Naid / Igoudar / Rachid Messiane NEW
Thachemlithe (Kabyle Folk songs compilation) (Diffusion du Disque Algérien) Mid 70's, Algeria

Ungooglable seldom seen obscure album/compilation recorded & pressed in Algéria gathering rare tracks by artists from Kabylia (a natural and historical region in the north of Algeria). Includes some superb arabic/kabyle etheral folk songs like the "Levghi" by Hamid Medjahed, "Aarous" by Igoudar, or "Ay-Adrar" by Issoulas". The whole album is very pleasant to listen to. For serious Magrehb folk / North african music collectors.

Cover/Vinyl: EX/EX - €120

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Uri Kariv NEW
Middle eastern disco funk cover album (Polydor) 197?, France

Great arabic/israeli oriental funk album produced in Israel by Uri Kariv includes many great funky oriental versions of oriental cuts like the famous "Yemenite Melody" or "Dror Yikra" or the monster israeloploitation "Ayelet Hachen". Still under the radar so don't sleep on it !

Cover/Vinyl: EX/EX - €30

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The Derboukas NEW
Kif-kif / Camel Bossa (Bagatelle) late 60', France

Super nice copy of the legendary funky oriental jazz single by obscure studio library band called the Derboukas. Although we still don't know who is really behind this project, we guess Jean-Pierre Sabar might be involved) B side "Camel Bossa" is the track everybody is after. You won't resist to the infectuous groove of this amazing cut fusionning eastern psychedelic jazz over an hectic bossa rythm. "Kif-Kif" is also a killer tune with this long devastating percussions + flute breaks. Cover is in Minty condition with tag still attached. Record looks unplayed. Send your offer.

Cover/Vinyl: EX/EX - offers

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Boussouar El Maghnaoui NEW
Sp "Allo allo" b/w "Ya ma ouisidi Elhouari" (Hillali Disque) late 70', Algeria

Morrocan singer Boussouar was a pionner in the Modern Raï History. He worked with the most famous algerian musicians like Mourad Gana El Maghnaoui and Messaoud Bellemou (Ensemble Bellemou). Includes on side A the deep "Allo allo" a proto Raï number with derboukas, synth & organ, typical jerky trumpet play & sax solo. Cover not available. Record is EX. Ultra hard to find on a private label.

Cover/Vinyl: EX/VG++ - €70

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Abdo (Abdelraham Elkhatib) - Solar Plexus JUST SOLD
Salma (Odeon 4E 062-34786) 1973, Sweden

Fantastic album by Mohammed Abdo (an Egyptian musician who settled in Sweden) featuring prog jazz band Solar Plexus and famous flutist Bjorn J:Son Lindh. Includes the 17'16 long oriental grooves / jazz funk "Ah ya zen" that start as a classic oriental tune with oud and voice by Abdelraham Elkhatib then evolving into a blasting fusion of organ, e-piano & bass, tablah and Chamber Choir ! A true gem ! this is the OG swedish pressing on Odeon, record is strong EX plays really nice (actual soundclip) cover is EX with a barely vsible price tag removal mark.

Cover/Vinyl: VG++/EX - offers

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Abdel Halim Hafez Baligh Hamdy NEW
Aai Damait Hozen ... La (Soutelphan Records SLPL 34) 1974, Egypt

Superb album by Egyptian legend Abdel Halim Hafez and arranged by the most gifted musician from Egypt : Baligh Hamdy. This Live album consists in one long track divided in 2 parts "Aai Damait Hozen ... La" with very long & rich instrumental parts with the magic touch of Hamdy. Mix of Exotica, arabic music, sometimes jazz with organ, sax, blended with long oud solo, eastern percussions. In NM perfect condition, record looks unplayed ...

Cover/Vinyl: NM/NM - €50

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Les Mogol JUST SOLD
Hitchin' / Behind the dark (CBS - serie gemini) 1968, France

Seldom seen French only 7" by expatried Turkish pop/oriental band Les Mogols.Both side are excellent with breaks, sitar, funky bass, organ ... Fan of les Mogol Lp don't sleep on it it. Really nice copy ! Record is strong EX. Cover is NM.

Cover/Vinyl: NM/EX - offers

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Derboukas NEW
Caravane March / Danse de la Nubienne (Bagatelle) 197?, France

Extremely rare oriental jazz exotica rare 7" by obscure arabic band Derboukas on the scarce label Bagatelle. Both sides are great Check the subbtle oriental-pop "Caravane March" on side 1 with superb strings arrangement. But my fav' remains the B side with the catchy arabic psych jerk "Danse de la Nubienne" with flute, break beat, loud bass.

Cover/Vinyl: VG++/NM - €180

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Syphax NEW
s/t (World music) 1978, France

Ultra rare arabic funk prog psych album recorded by Syphax. Madi Mahdi on Bass, Vocals, Samir Chabanne on Drums, Vocals, Makhlouf on Guitar, Vocals, Samy (4) on Guitar, Vocals, Mouloud Mezache. Great fusion of arabic grooves & funk jazz on the monster instrumental "Ghourak In'Aanna", "Kahina" and "Thamghra" also some fantastic oriental dowmntempo psych rock on "1957...", "Yidhem -Yidem". Ultra hard to find in this Minty condition.

Cover/Vinyl: NM/NM - €100

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Jacques Kodjian NEW
Oriental Mood - Modern Instrumental Hits from Lebanon (EMI Voix de L'Orient - GVDL 34) 1972, Lebanon

Super hard to find Greek pressing of Oriental Mood Lebanese pianist organist composer Jacques Kodjian. This Lp is filled with groovy psych oriental tunes includes covers of Rahbani Brothers. Killer trippy cuts backed by strong rhythms all along ... First choice for producers if you look for super original untouched loops ! With wild fuzz guitar, super organ solo, funky drums and bass, mad Middle East percussions ... Check the long sound clip and don't miss it some light marks but plays mostly EX.

Cover/Vinyl: NM/EX - €180

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