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:
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.