Wednesday, 4 March 2009

More Scratchy Old Persian Pop from Pre-Revolutionary Iran

The last batch of Persian pop 45s that I posted here proved very popular, so here's a few more for your listening pleasure. All 3 of these great records feature unknown male vocalists. The first two are kind of urgent and quite hectic, while the last (which has the beautiful label artwork) has a kind of languid, melancholic psychedelic beat sound going on.

As before, I'd really appreciate some help finding out who the artists are because I can't read Farsi. And many thanks to those who took the time to find out about the last lot, all info about them can be found in the comments for that post.

UPDATE (04/03/09):

Many thanks to Iranian blogger, Jadi for the information about these great Persian songs.


These two songs are by Aghasi and side 1 is called Amene:





These two are also by Aghasi and side 1 is called Leily.



Having done a bit of digging, it seems that Aghasi was very popular across Iran and appeared in a number of films. This clip of the man in action is great:



This one is by Artik while the song title is Matrood.



This is the b side of the Artik single and its called Vaghti Del Khosh Nabashe (When you do not feel good in the heart). The label artwork belongs to the Shah's Ministry of Economy and the Empire of Iran's logo is printed at the top...every object has a story to tell, and this record came dancing to the market just like Marx's table.




23/10/2009

Here is a zip file containing all 6 tracks:

Pops Sounds from Pre-Revolutionary Iran Volume 2

12 comments:

Neu Mejican said...

great stuff. wish I could help id

Oro said...

HELLO,

I invite you to discover my blog:

http://orogod.blogspot.com/

best regards

Oro

Mr Tear said...

Thanks Oro for the sonic voodoo. I'll be checking out some of those sounds over the coming weeks. In the meantime i'll post a link.

DBinNYC said...

Any chance you can post these tracks for DL?

Mr Tear said...

I'll do my best to post a zip file as soon as I can.

Mr Tear said...

Hi DBin NYC, the zip is now posted and you'll filnd the link at the bottom of the post.

Anonymous said...

ORO, you're wasting my time --- i'm looking for a link to download these PERSIAN songs and you're sending me off to discover voodoo in AFRICA.

some other time.....


maybe....

Anonymous said...

some of these tunes almost had me in tears ! Beautiful.
rhid

erik said...

Zip link seems to have disappeared. Any chance of a re-share?

isfahani said...
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isfahani said...

Second that. Pretty Please?

Anonymous said...

I would also really love a re-upload for these!