Perfect Good Friday listening from Fairuz.
Sad news from the BBC. One of my favorite Yé-yé girls, France Gall, passed away today at the age of 70. Here’s a sample of her at the peak of her seductive powers.
Wonderful news, courtesy of Vinyl Factory’s blog: Les Chemins De Katmandou, a soundtrack by Serge Gainsbourg and Jean-Claude Vannier presumed to be lost, will be reissued by Finders Keepers!
Here’s a bit of light pop music from Latvia made for a relaxing day. The artists, Edgars Zveja and Valentīna Butāne, both came from conservatory backgrounds in what was then the Latvian S.S.R.
I have about zero interest in Burberry Menswear. It’s not my thing, though I can see where it would appeal to those who get a kick out of clothing. This video was supposed to highlight Burberry’s line of clothing, but that gets smashed immediately by the arresting voice of Benjamin Clementine, a man who, shockingly, […]
The beautiful Druze singer Asmaham (born Amal al-Atrash) was born in the Mediterranean Sea, and came from Syrian and Lebanese heritage. She died in an auto accident at the age of 31, but by then, she left an indelible mark on the world of Arabic music.
https://bandcamp.com/EmbeddedPlayer/album=3272306330/size=large/bgcol=ffffff/linkcol=0687f5/transparent=true/New York City was home to a vibrant musical scene filled with singers from Anatolia, Istanbul and the region of Roumelia. Christians and Jews joined together in making some rather bawdy music. This treasure was released by Ian Nagoski’s Canary Records, a label filled with some absolute gems.