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Sounds ripped from cassettes & CDs found in immigrant-run mom & pop stores. Deconstructed icons. Field recordings. Sonic mayhem from the far corners of the internet.

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Options May 15, 2019: Oum Kalthoum & Her Rivals
A throwdown pitting the Voice of Egypt against her biggest competition: Asmahan (pictured below) and Leila Mourad.

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Images Approx. start time

Music behind DJ:
Bodega Pop 

Intro   Options

Bodega Pop Live 




Oum Kalthoum 1920s-30s
Oum Kalthoum  Wahaqqika Enta Elmouna   Options   1926  Lyrics: Abdallah Chabraoui; music: Abou Alala Mohamed 
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Oum Kalthoum  Ala Aini Elhagr   Options   1927  Music by Oum Kalthoum, lyrics by Ahmed Rami 
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Oum Kalthoum  Tebi'ini Leh   Options   1928  Music by early frequent collaborator and lifetime friend Mohamed Qasaji 
0:17:03 (Pop‑up)
Oum Kalthoum  Ifrah Ya Qalbi   Options   1937  Music by Riad Al-Sunbati, considered by many to be the greatest composer Kalthoum ever worked with. Lyrics by Ahmed Rami 
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Music behind DJ:
Farid Al-Atrash 

Generique   Options

Intissar Echabab (OST) 




0:29:05 (Pop‑up)
Asmahan 1930s-40s
Asmahan  Ya Touyour   Options      
0:34:30 (Pop‑up)
Asmahan & Farid Al-Atrash  Intissar Echabab   Options Intissar Echabab (OST)  1942   
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Asmahan  Ya Habibi Ta'alaa Alhaqi   Options      
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Asmahan  Emta Hataaraf   Options      
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Music behind DJ:
Sami al-Shawwa 

Taqsim Bayati   Options





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Leila Mourad 1930s-1950s
Mohamed Abdel Wahab & Leila Mourad  Ya Di Ennaïm   Options Yahya el Hob (OST)  1937   
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Leila Mourad  Malich Amal   Options      
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Leila Mourad  Nour Oyouni   Options      
1:17:42 (Pop‑up)
Leila Mourad  Ma Yhe-Minish   Options      
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Music behind DJ:
Omar Khorshid 

Laylet Hob   Options

Rhythms from the Orient 




1:32:06 (Pop‑up)
Oum Kalthoum 1930s-1940s
Oum Kalthoum  Nami Ya Malak   Options Nashid El Amal (OST)     
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Oum Kalthoum  Zalamoumi El Nas   Options Fatma (OST)  1947   
1:41:01 (Pop‑up)
Oum Kalthoum  Zalamouni El Nas, Part II   Options Zalamoumi El Nas (Live Recording)     
1:46:30 (Pop‑up)

Music behind DJ:
Muhammad Al-Qasabgi 

Egyptian & Turkish Taqsim Nahawand   Options





2:05:04 (Pop‑up)
Mohamed Abdel Wahab & Asmahan  Majnun Leyla   Options      
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Asmahan  Layali El Ouns Fi Vienna   Options      
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Asmahan  Aleik Salat Allah   Options      
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Music behind DJ:
Baligh Hamdi 

Sawah   Options





2:35:54 (Pop‑up)
Leila Mourad 1940s-1950s
Leila Mourad  El Dounia Ghenoua   Options      
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Leila Mourad  Mahma Tal Illial   Options      
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Leila Mourad  Raje3 Mina Al Safar   Options      
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Leila Mourad  3ash El Hawa   Options      
2:52:10 (Pop‑up)
Catrina Paslaru  Hei La Bodega   Options Hei La Bodega - Carnaval!  2000      2:57:41 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

Avatar 6:56pm LambdaCalculus:

Evening, everyone!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 6:57pm Gary:

Here there Lambda-C!
Avatar 6:58pm LambdaCalculus:

Hey there Gary!
Avatar 7:00pm LambdaCalculus:

Got the show streaming!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:00pm Michael 98145:

- ah -
Avatar 7:01pm hyde:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:01pm listener james from westwood:

Evening, Gary and all! (Your sound is kinda quiet.)
Avatar 7:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Sometimes you may just need some advice.
  7:01pm chresti:

Hey Bodega!
Avatar 7:01pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

@james Polite way of saying my sound was kinda loud?
Avatar 7:01pm LambdaCalculus:

Run on down to the bodega!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:02pm Gary:

Kenzo! James! Hyde! Michael! Chresti!
Avatar 7:03pm LambdaCalculus:

Gotta love the MTA and NJ Transit! /s
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:04pm Michael 98145:

truly looking forward to this -
Avatar 7:05pm LambdaCalculus:

This is going to be awesome!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm Gary:

I'll be posting pics all throughout this show, so check the playlist to the left
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:06pm listener james from westwood:

@Gary: No, the opening legit sounded quieter than usual on this side. Seems fixed now!
Avatar 7:07pm LambdaCalculus:

Word! :D
Avatar 7:07pm Kenzo (Ken's Last Ever):

Avatar 🇰🇷 7:08pm tim abdellah:

السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:08pm Gary:

I turned it up a bit, so hopefully should be okay now :)
Avatar 7:08pm LambdaCalculus:

Gary, my friends Maddi and Scott say hello! :D
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:09pm Gary:

Peace, Tim!
Avatar 7:09pm hyde:

oh cool, pix!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Gary:

Howdy, UK Pals!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:10pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...shall I just clickystar this episode now? Yeah of course...
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:11pm Gary:

Avatar 7:11pm LambdaCalculus:

I just did!
Avatar 🇰🇷 7:16pm tim abdellah:

Wow, this small-ensemble early stuff is awesome. For a minute, I thought I was hearing Fatna Bent al Houcine and Ouled Ben Aguida :)
Avatar 7:17pm LambdaCalculus:

Gary, where did you find these recordings?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:17pm Michael 98145:

Moi aussi
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Gary:

I got some of them in Bay Ridge, some in my neighborhood, and some via discogs--this set, anyway
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:21pm Gary:

Some of the other things we'll hear tonight also came from Paris, Geneva, and Academy Records on 18th Street, in addition to Bay Ridge and Steinway
Avatar 7:25pm LambdaCalculus:

Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:28pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

btw: I get @ the Library & have to bug 8 Eastern - every week...
Rarely use Archives because there's so much being broadcast & podcast - but perhaps this will be an exception...
Avatar 7:29pm LambdaCalculus:

One of the NYPL branches had a *ton* of music from around the world!
  7:32pm Doug Schulkind:

Gary’s talkin’ atrash again.
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 7:32pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...get *webz
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Michael 98145:

great photos, too
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:35pm Gary:

Avatar 7:36pm hyde:

this is good stuff
Avatar 7:38pm LambdaCalculus:

It is!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:42pm Gary:

The male voice you're hearding is Asmahan's brother Farid (pictured to left with his sister and their mother)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:46pm Gary:

We get just Farid from here on out on this track, but I thought it was worth playing for those stellar high notes from the sis
Avatar 7:47pm LambdaCalculus:

It's really awesome!
Avatar 7:50pm LambdaCalculus:

I'm looking at Egyptian cuisine while I'm listening to this episode and it's making me very hungry! :P
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:50pm Gary:

The CD this next one comes from I found at Daff and Raff, a terrific store in Harvard Square. I think it was 1996 or 97 when I found it. The store, which sold Arabic books and records, had a short life, and was replaced by an English-language bookstore. Now, I don't know what is there. I contacted a guy who has been photographing Harvard Square for years, and he hadn't heard of the place.
Avatar 7:55pm hyde:

i can't say i remember that place either
Avatar 7:56pm still b/p:

I was in there once about 20 years ago. Think I picked up something ornamental, and not sure but it might be where -- extra relevance points this evening -- I got my only Oum Kalthoum recording, a cassette.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:57pm Gary:

Bp! Aha, someone else has been there
Avatar 7:58pm LambdaCalculus:

I remember seeing Daff and Raff!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Gary:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Gary:

And someone else!
Avatar 8:03pm LambdaCalculus:

I wonder if there are any nice Arab bookstores in NYC?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:08pm Gary:

I haven't ever seen one. I've seen books here and there, but not a whole bookstore
Avatar 🇰🇷 8:12pm tim abdellah:

Oh, be still my beating heart!!
Avatar 8:13pm hyde:

52 JFK. i think there's a tea shop there now. i remember when Harvard Square had like 10+ different bookstores. only a couple are left.
Avatar 8:15pm LambdaCalculus:

It's a shame that everything cool and out there is vanishing. :(
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:19pm Gary:

Speaking of great things closing -- there used to be an Oum Kalthoum cafe in Paris. I went there one afternoon and hung out until evening ... but when I looked it up recently, I see that it's closed :(
Avatar 8:23pm LambdaCalculus:

Awww, man! :(
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 8:31pm Granny Spicy Tuna:

Ah, so much i've missed…i will certainly go back to the archives to hear the rest.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:32pm Gary:

Avatar 🇰🇷 8:57pm tim abdellah:

Oh, here we go!!!!
Avatar 9:01pm hyde:

this is fantastic
  9:02pm chresti:

The audience sounds enthralled
  9:04pm chresti:

I am also enthralled!
Avatar 🇰🇷 9:05pm tim abdellah:

She and the audience would feed off of each other - that's why those live recordings are on such another level!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:08pm northguineahills:

Oud it be nice... (yes, I've done that before,,,,).
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:10pm Gary:

  9:13pm Dean:

"She and the audience would feed off of each other...," much like Insane Clown Posse and their fans.

I clearly remember a first time hearing OK decades ago, but I don't remember the exact circumstances. Probably radio.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:14pm Gary:

  9:19pm passiflora:

just wanted to say I've been listening and working. thank you!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:20pm Gary:

You're welcome, Passiflora!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:31pm Gary:

Coming up in half an hour, help Larry Grogan celebrate 2 years of Testify! wfmu.org...
  9:42pm Funky16Corners:

Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:43pm Gary:

Avatar 🇰🇷 9:48pm tim abdellah:

@Dean: LOL
@Gary: Thanks for the great stuff tonite!! Heading home for iftar and the Riverdale season finale!
@All - good night!
Avatar 🇰🇷 Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh wow, what wonderful images. Wasn't seeing this before via the app. Glorious!
  9:49pm chresti:

Thanks Gary! Most enjoyable!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:49pm Gary:

You're welcome, Tim -- have a great night! And thanks, Doug!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:50pm Gary:

You're welcome, Chresti!
  9:51pm chresti:

I’ll have to listen to Larry on the way home..
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:55pm northguineahills:

Thanks, Gary!
  9:57pm chresti:

I’ll have to check out the visuals when I get home
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:57pm Gary:

You're welcome too, NGH! Thanks everyone for hanging out!
  5:12pm palmitis:

Hi there - i missed the broadcast live - is it available still ?
if so where - it seems amazing!!!!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 5:28pm Gary:

An archived version will appear here in a couple of hours
  10:08am Arab Tunes:

All this is so sweet. Thanks Gary
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