domenica 16 settembre 2018

Salah Ragab: different recordings






Following the publication, by the English label Art Yard, of the album "" Egyptian Jazz "credited to Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band, a real Salah Ragab mania was unleashed. Practically no one was aware of the existence of an Egyptian way to Jazz and listening to the album in question attracted the attention of a heterogeneous public that was unleashed in the search for all the lie traceable to the Egyptian percussionist. Many frequenters of international  Record  fairs in recent years have found themselves observing the original edition of the album in question, published by the Egyptian Ministry of Culture in 1973, wishing to buy it (in Amsterdam a couple of years ago I saw and listened to a copy , the price was around 900 euros). 


Many times it happened to those who went to Egypt in search of its musical treasures, to enter in an old record store in Cairo and to hear, even before starting to rummage through the huge amount of dusty albums present: "I have nothing of Salah Ragab ".
 
Yes, because the albums credited to Salah Ragab present on the Egyptian market are not limited exclusively to the works produced with the Cairo Jazz Band but interest the huge world of Arabic music in its variety. The discovery of the art of Salah Ragab in the West meant that many vinyl seekers ended up looting the last stocks still present in the Egyptian shops and 
currently it remains very little to find ( at least I think so) .
 
I publish here the last things that remain in my archives, hoping to please.








 

In seguito alla pubblicazione, da parte dell’ l’etichetta discografica inglese Art Yard, dell’album “ “Egyptian Jazz “ accreditato a Salah Ragab & The Cairo Jazz Band , si è scatenata una vera e propria Salah Ragab mania. Praticamente nessuno era al corrente dell’esistenza di una via egiziana al Jazz e l’ascolto dell’album in questione ha attirato l’attenzione di un pubblico eterogeneo che si è scatenato nella ricerca di tutto il trovabile riferibile al percussionista egiziano. Molti frequentatori delle fiere del disco internazionali negli ultimi anni si sono ritrovati ad osservare l’edizione originale dell’album in questione, edita dal ministero della cultura egiziano nel 1973 , anelandone l’acquisto ( ad Amsterdam un paio di anni fa ne vidi e ascoltai una copia , il prezzo si aggirava intorno ai 900 Euro). Più e più volte è capitato , a quanti recatosi in Egitto alla ricerca dei suoi tesori musicali , di entrare in un vecchio negozio di dischi del Cairo e sentirsi dire , prima ancora di cominciare a spulciare l’ingente mole di polverosi album presenti: “ di Salah Ragab non ho nulla”.

Si, perché gli album accreditati a Salah Ragab presenti sul mercato egiziano non si limitano esclusivamente ai lavori prodotti con la Cairo Jazz Band ma interessano il vasto mondo della musica araba nella sua varietà. La scoperta dell’estro di Salah Ragab in occidente ha fatto si che molti cercatori di vinile finissero per saccheggiare le ultime scorte presenti ancora nelle botteghe egiziane ed ora come ora rimane davvero poco da trovare .

Pubblico qui le ultime cose che rimangono nei miei archivi , sperando di fare cosa gradita.






Salah Ragb صلاح رجب ‎– Soirée De Musique Populaire Arabe سحرة مع موسيقى القرب




A1 Awalad El Balad
A2 Aad El Salam
A3 El Ward Ya Khelli
A4 Tel'et Ya Ma'hla Nourha
A5 Sabarna We Abarna
B1 Rumba Soudani
B2 El Omda Wabouri Rayem
B3 Rumba El Zouhour
B4 Khodni Maak
B5 Hamawi Ya Meshmesh




HERE





Salah Ragb صلاح رجب ‎– Mukhtarat musiqiyya min ashar al'aghany مختارات موسيقية من أشهر الأغاني



I would like to specify that the cover shown here is not the original cover of the album. Of many discs the cover has been lost and it is common practice of Egyptian record shops to replace the original cover with a neutral cover. So it could happen to see records of different authors with the same cover. This album has been reissued by the record company Music Box International of United Arab Emirates with the title of "Kolthoumeat", since it contains songs originally made by Umm Kulthum, and is sold (like all their products) at an absurd price.


A1 Al ward al Gamil الورد الجميل
A2 Sallu ku'us al Tulla سلوا كؤوس الطلا
A3 Walad al hada ولد الهدى
B1 Al qalb yu'ashaq kulla al gamil القلب يعشق كل الجميل
B2 Yasula al zin ياصلاة الزين
B3 Awqadu al shumu'a أوقدوا الشموع



HERE




Sun Ra & Salah Ragab - Sun Rise in Egypt Vols.1-3





A really rare slice of work from Sun Ra's 80s output. A live set that reunites the Arkestra with drummer Salah Ragab, one of the group's key supporters in Egypt. These CDs are all previously unreleased recordings, sourced from Salah Ragab's master tapes. It was previously only available for sale by contacting Salah Ragab personally and ordering it through the mail. Very interesting recordings that could originally be purchased directly from Salah Ragab.



Sun Ra, organ & synth
Salah Ragab, drums
John Gilmore, tenor sax & timbalets
Marshall Allen, alto sax, kora, flute, oboe, percussion
Danny Thompson, baritone and alto saxes
Elo Omoe, bass clarinet, percussion
Ronnie Brown, trumpet, percussion
James Jacson, Egyptian infinity drum, bassoon
Matthew Brown, congas

Recorded in Cairo, Egypt, 1984


Sunrise in Egypt Vol. 1


01 Watusa - The Egyptian March 
02 Solo Organ 
03 Speech (Sun Ra)  
04 Shadow World 
05 Happy As The Day Is Long 
06 Day Dream 
07 Blues House 
08 Take The A Train 
09 West Of The Moon 



Sunrise in Egypt Vol. 2


01 Opening 
02 Unidentified Standard 
03 Opening  
04 Speech (Sun Ra) 
05 Opening - Love In Outer Space - Nuclear War 
06 Blue Lou 



Sunrise in Egypt Vol. 3


01 Round About Midnight 
02 School You, About Jazz 
03 Opening 
04 Speech (Sun Ra) 
05 Opening 
06 Fate In A Pleasant Mood  



HERE

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