Wednesday, 3 February 2010

More Folk & Pop Sounds from Pre-Revolutionary Iran - Various Artists



Okay, here's another 5 of those lovely Persian 7" singles. This is heavy, saturnine music from an area of land that is home to some of the world's oldest civilizations. And a couple of jaunty dance numbers thrown in for good measure. What I find particularly interesting about these old records is the way these songs blend sounds and instuments from traditional Middle Eastern music, from the music of the Balkans and from Western pop styles. Apart from that, I don't know much (anything) about these songs, who performed them or when they were recorded, however I have found a couple of websites that hold information aboout the Iranian music scene of the '60s and '70s:

http://jessekaminsky.com/intercontinental/covers/

http://www.persiandiscography.com/

http://radiodiffusion.wordpress.com/

While you're browsing those sites you can always get today's 10 Persian songs HERE.
As always, any info or translations would be greatly appreciated.

8 comments:

icastico said...

\(^_^)/

mietek said...

whoooaaa! never enough of this!

peter said...

wow! cool that you've found jesse kaminsky's page.. have you heard his radio show? it's pretty fantastic.

mietek said...

sorry if it's at odds with the blog's main purpose, but here are the same songs with some de-clicking thing done to them: http://www.mirrorcreator.com/files/1JV8CMDJ/declicked.zip_links
cheers

Mr Tear said...

You know I like a bit of crackle and pop, but I know that plenty of folks don't. Peter, I found Jesse Kaminsky's site when trying to find some info on the IranGram record label. The site is great, but I've yet to find the time to listen to the show. I'm looking forward to hearing some.

Anonymous said...

Dear sir. How it is possible to send mail to you?

I like to send you some information about these songs.

regards

Mr Tear said...

Hello anonymous,
I'd be glad for any information you could provide about this wonderful music:

fluffykitten@gmx.com

Many thanks

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