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4 CD SET: MUSIC OF MOHAMMED EL BAKKAR (PORT SAID, etc.)

Reg. price: $26.99
On sale for: $18.99

69 selections from the works of Mohammed El-Bakkar  (best known for “Port Said”, one of the top 10 best sellers in the U.S. record market in 1958).  This 4-CD work contains selections put out in the 1950s and early 60s, which are now in the public domain.  The quality of these CDs is excellent

  THE CDs ENCOMPASS THE FOLLOWING ALBUMS, WHICH WERE PUT OUT BY AUDIO FIDELITY:    

  • PORT SAID
  • THE SULTAN OF BAGHDAD
  • MUSIC OF THE AFRICAN ARAB
  • THE MAGIC CARPET
  • DANCES OF PORT SAID
  • EXOTIC MUSIC OF THE BELLY DANCER

AND HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THIS INCREDIBLE PERFORMER (from 1959):

MOHAMMED EL-BAKKAR, idol of the Middle Easterners abroad and in the United States, was a featured star in the cast of the Broadway hit Fanny for two and a half years. As the leading tenor of the Orient, he has a long list of other distinguished achievements to his credit, including command performances for former King Farouk of Egypt, for his successor, Major General Mohammed Naguib, for King Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia and the Shah of Iran. As actor he has appeared in 32 motion pictures which he himself produced and directed, and has numerous television and radio appearances to his credit. Bakkar came to this country a few years ago for a sixth concert tour, and liked it so much he decided to become a citizen. He has filled engagements in major eastern cities and has been acclaimed enthusiastically everywhere. In leisure hours, when he isn't giving a professional performance, he has entertained Syrian, Lebanese, Turkish and Persian compatriots the world over.

CLICK ON ANY OF THE FOLLOWING TITLES FOR A SAMPLE:

music2. Port Said  music8. Sauda Sauda