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Options January 21, 2015: Oum Sweet Oum
Oum Kalthoum is widely acknowledged to have been the greatest Arabic singer of all time and one of most popular singers in the world, period. Tonight we'll enjoy three solid hours of classic and rare tracks by her precursors and direct competition, some major collaborators, a few notable copycats, and of course the Voice of Egypt herself.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 
Intro   Options Bodega Pop Live  2014     
Munira al-Mahdiyya  Ya 'enak Ya Gabayrak   Options   1927    0:04:46 ()
Fathiyya Ahmad  Mawwal Ya Nayem El Lail   Options   192X    0:11:27 ()
Asmahan  Ya Habibi Ta'ala   Options   193X    0:16:49 ()
Nagat Ali  Amel Eih   Options       0:22:15 ()
Leila Mourad  El Dounia Ghenoua   Options       0:27:31 ()
Music behind DJ:
Omar Korshid 
Enta Omri   Options Tribute to Oum Kalthoum      0:31:01 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Akhdzt Soutek Min Rohi   Options   1926  Muhammad Al-Qasabji | Ahmad Rami, 1926 or 1928  0:39:43 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Ifrah ya qalbi   Options   1937  Riad Al-Sonbati | Ahmad Rami  0:45:30 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Salo Kous al Tala (2nd half of live performance)   Options   1938  Riad Al-Sonbati | Shawqi  0:50:51 ()
Music behind DJ:
Omar Korshid 
Enta Omri   Options Tribute to Oum Kalthoum      1:12:08 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Bi Ridhak Ya Khaliqi   Options   1945  Zakariya Ahmed | Bayram al-Tunsi  1:12:46 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Al Awela Fel Gharam (excerpt from live performance)   Options   1944  Zakariya Ahmed | Bayram al-Tunsi  1:14:44 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Raq El-Habeeb (last 16 mins of live performance)   Options   1941  Muhammad Al-Qasabji | Ahmad Rami  1:21:16 ()
Music behind DJ:
Omar Korshid 
Enta Omri   Options Tribute to Oum Kalthoum      1:36:58 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Rabea Al Adaweya   Options   195X  Riad al-Sunbati | Tahir Abu Fasha  1:43:23 ()
Oum Kalthoum  El Hob Kedah (last 9 mins of live performance)   Options   1961  Riad Al-Sonbati | Beiram Al-Tounsi  1:49:48 ()
Music behind DJ:
Omar Korshid 
Enta Omri   Options Tribute to Oum Kalthoum      1:59:03 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Fakkarouni   Options   1966  Mohammed Abdel Wahab  2:06:13 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Enta El Hob (10 mins of live performance)   Options   1965  Mohammed Abdel Wahab | Ahmad Rami  2:20:37 ()
Music behind DJ:
Omar Korshid 
Enta Omri   Options Tribute to Oum Kalthoum      2:30:23 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Fat el Maad (5 mins of live performance)   Options   1967  Baligh Hamdi | Morsi Gamil Aziz  2:35:52 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Aghadan Alkaak (8 mins of live performance)   Options   1971  Mohammed Abdel Wahab | Al-Hadi Adam  2:40:12 ()
Oum Kalthoum  Ya Mesaharni (6 mins of live performance)   Options   1972  Sayed Makawi | Ahmad Rami  2:49:06 ()
Music behind DJ:
Catrina Paslaru 
Hei La Bodega   Options Hei La Bodega - Carnaval!  2000    2:54:35 ()

Listener comments!

Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/21/15 6:54pm Holly in NC:

Just got your email - if Oum appears live on your show tonight Gary, my already insane level of appreciation for you will increase a thousandfold ;-)
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 6:56pm Gary:

LOL. I think I spammed the entire universe about this show, Holly -- I HAVE OUM RIGHT HERE IN THE STUDIO NEXT TO ME
Avatar    Wed. 1/21/15 6:57pm hyde:

wait, WHAT?
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/21/15 6:57pm Holly in NC:

I'm picturing Norman Bates' mother....
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 6:58pm Gary:

Oh, wait -- Oum? Hey, Oum? Shoot. She's here somewhere. I swear!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:00pm ndbob:

evening Gary, Holly, Hyde everyone!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:01pm Gary:

Oum says "HEY NDBOB!"
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 1/21/15 7:02pm steve:

hey Gary
Avatar    Wed. 1/21/15 7:02pm hyde:

hiya ndb!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:03pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Gary and all!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:05pm ndbob:

I remember when she died - I had never heard of her at the time - the news showed large crowds of people in the streets of Cairo flogging themselves
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:05pm Gary:

Howdy Steve & James!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:09pm Gary:

Munira al-Mahdiyya was born in 1884 and cut her first record in 1906
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:10pm Gary:

The title of this song translates to "What Nerve You Have!"
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:11pm Gary:

A fitting song for the first native Egyptian Muslim woman to sing in front of men (according to legend, anyway)
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:11pm ndbob:

This is great Gary!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:12pm Gary:

Munira thanks you, Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/21/15 7:12pm Holly in NC:

Hi hyde, ndbob, steve, ljfw! Sorry, I am scattered tonight and internet connection is not good. Lovely, lovely music,Gary.
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:13pm Gary:

Fathiyya Ahmad was considered Oum's primary competition in the 20s. She retired in 1929, tho.
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:17pm Gary:

... and I'm guessing you all know Asmahan already
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/21/15 7:22pm davex:

Hey, Gary! This is perfect for tonight!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:23pm Gary:

Howdy, Dave!
  Wed. 1/21/15 7:24pm Jill B.:

Hi Everyone. Gary did you find Oum????? Did you look every where???
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:25pm Gary:

She's here, Mom! She's just shy
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:25pm ndbob:

Hi Dave and Jill!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/21/15 7:26pm davex:

Hi Bob, Jill, Holly...
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:37pm listener james from westwood:

Hell of a show so far! Wow.
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/21/15 7:41pm Holly in NC:

Hi davex and Wonder Woman Jill B!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:42pm Gary:

We're just getting warmed up, James!
Avatar    Wed. 1/21/15 7:44pm hyde:

it gets BETTER!?!??!?
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:45pm Gary:

Oh, my ... yes, yes, yes, it does. Trust me!
  Wed. 1/21/15 7:55pm Jill B.:

Holly, I only wish I was wonder woman! But....thank you!!!
Gary....I think Arabic music is becoming my new favorite. Great show tonight.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 1/21/15 7:55pm cklequ:

I had big plans to go out for ramen tonight, but they fell through. So i'm sticking this out for the long haul and eating whatever i can scrape off the bottom shelf of the refrigerator.
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:57pm Gary:

Oum said she believes she'll make up for your noodle-less night, Cklequ
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:57pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Gary! catch the rest on the archive
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 7:58pm Gary:

Have a great night, Bob!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/21/15 8:06pm Cubicle Carl:

Thank you, Gary, for playing the great Oum Kalthoum.
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 8:14pm Gary:

Howdy, Carl!
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/21/15 8:24pm Cubicle Carl:

I read a great accounting of an Egyptian Jewish family that emigrated to Israel, and when they soon found themselves in a bomb shelter, all the elders huddled around a radio listening to Oum Kalthoum, longing for their youth.
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 8:25pm Gary:

Carl, I need that book! Do you recall the title? It sounds like something I was eyeing in the bookstore last week
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/21/15 8:34pm Cubicle Carl:

I wish I remembered it. I'll peruse my collection and see if something rings a bell and I'll email you. There is another book, a memoir, with a similar theme, that features Oum Kalthoum prominently - "The Man In The White Sharkskin Suit" by Lucette Lagnado.
Avatar    Wed. 1/21/15 8:35pm hyde:

i wish i had a white sharkskin suit
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 8:45pm Gary:

Will have to track down Lagnado's book; thanks, Carl!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 8:50pm listener james from westwood:

utter fucking nightmare in edgewater nj ... block-sized multifamily apt bldg being gutted
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 8:51pm listener james from westwood:

honestly looks like something out of the london blitz ... check "edgewater fire" on twitter. clearly visible from uws & gwb
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 8:52pm Gary:

What?!? Whoa, just looked at news online -- looks terrible
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 8:52pm listener james from westwood:

this is a pic from ny side: twitter.com...
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 8:53pm Gary:

Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 8:55pm listener james from westwood:

creepy thing is this complex burnt down once before, during const, in 2000. while it was just wood and slab. saw that one from where i worked in midtown, 36 stories up.
Avatar    Wed. 1/21/15 8:55pm hyde:

that looks bad
Avatar Swag For Life Member Wed. 1/21/15 8:59pm Cubicle Carl:

300 evacuated and no reported injuries. Whew. Could have been worse.
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 9:05pm listener james from westwood:

absolutely. for the speed at which it went up? huge bullet dodged. hope that holds up.
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 9:12pm Gary:

ARGH! This is NOT Enta Omri. I accidentally played Fakkarouni instead. Same period, also M. Abdel Wahab, but pissed off b/c I'm not sure there's time to hear both!
Avatar    Wed. 1/21/15 9:16pm hyde:

I want my money back
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 9:18pm Gary:

Check's in the mail "as" "we" "speak"
Avatar    Wed. 1/21/15 9:19pm hyde:

the scare quotes lead me to suspect that there may not actually "be" a "check"!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 9:20pm Gary:

Oh, "there" """""definitely"""" *is* a "check"
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 9:27pm listener james from westwood:

It might be payable in karma, but it's coming.
Avatar Swag For Life Member    Wed. 1/21/15 9:28pm cklequ:

I've gotten the WFMU refund checks. They may be printed on graham crackers, but they make the best s'mores you've ever tasted.
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 9:33pm listener james from westwood:

Will grab the last 1/2 hour from the iPod in the boudoir. Many thanks for this fine show, Gary! Amazing body of work.
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 9:37pm Gary:

Have a great night, James!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 9:51pm Gary:

Oum is pushing 70 when she sings this, mind you
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 9:55pm Doug Schulkind:

Gonna have to catch this in the archives. Just finally able to tune in now. Dammit!
Avatar    Wed. 1/21/15 9:56pm hyde:

Doug, you missed a cool show & a nice tribute. thanks so much, Gary!
Avatar Wed. 1/21/15 9:59pm Gary:

Howdy, Doug! See you soon! Night Hyde, Cklequ & James!
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