Om Kalsoum ‎– La Ya Habibi LP


“A titan of middle eastern music, the contralto singer Umm Kulthum was hailed as “The Voice of Egypt” or “Egypt’s Fourth Pyramid,” and as she reportedly sold over 80 million records worldwide during her lifetime, she is one of the most popular singers of all time. At home, her peak period is seen as the 1940s and 50s, yet she continued to record enthralling work in the 60s and 70s, including “La Ya Habiby,” an epic song of heartache, composed by Riad El Sombati, with lyrics by Abdelfatah Moustapha, first recorded in 1963. Kulthum has since been cited as an influence by Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Bono and Jah Wobble, among many others.”

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A La Ya Habibi
B La Ya Habibi (Suite)