Sunday, February 14, 2016

فيروز Fairuz: يا غزيل Ya Ghozayel / هلا لا ليا Hala la Laya

A swell recent find from the Pasadena City College swap meet: an early pair of sides by Fairuz, turquoise songstress of Beirut. This record dates from 1957, the year Parlophone / Voix de L'Orient released her first LPs.

يا غزيل Ya Ghozayel
هلا لا ليا Hala la Laya

Record audio & artwork

DISCLAIMER: To the best of my knowledge, this work is out of print and not available for purchase in any format. If you are the artist and are planning a reissue, please let me know and I’ll remove it from the blog. Also please get in touch if you’ve lost your art &/or sound masters and would like to talk with me about my restoration work.


  1. Happy New Year, Taylor!
    Swap meets are wunnerful places to visit. Sadly, I haven't been to one in decades, not since 1985.
    But this blog is a type of swap meet, because one never knows what treasures will turn up. This gem released by Parlophone looks interesting! Thanks again, Taylor!

    1. Where are you based? I don't get out to the swap meets on an obsessive basis, but I'm pretty spoiled, being based in Burbank - lots of choices: Rose Bowl, Pasadena City College, Buena Park...


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