مشاهدة جميع الاصدارات : New "Women of Egypt" archive CD issued by British Library

10-07-2006, 15:36
I strongly recommend to buy the new CD (2006) issued by the British Library Sound Archive, compiled and presented by Amira Mitchell : «Women of Egypt 1924-1931», pioneers of stardom and fame, ref : TSCD931. Unfortulately, in order to offer more exemples of these rare voices, the editors’ choice has been to offer only one side of some of the 2side or 4side titles (as Munira’s dor ashki le-min). I regret this choice and would have prefered a 2-cd package, even if more expensive. 3 songs are complete, though.
The filtering is superb, some of those voices are almost unknown, and the booklet is a must.

TSCD 931 doesn't seem to be on the site yet, but maybe be I don't know how to search properly


Waduda al-Manyalaweyya : asmar heliwa (inc)
Badi3a Masabni : al-ghira nar el-ghira (inc)
Nabawiyya Ghazal : kalam fe serrak (inc)
Munira al-Mahdeyya : Ashki le-min zoll el-hawa (inc, not 1st side)
Aqila Rateb : harr el-gawa zad nuhuli (inc)
Ratiba Ahmad and Zakariyya Ahmad : Qabadan Qabadan (complete)
Surayya Qaddura : Kam ba3athna (inc)
Badi3a Masabni’s orchestra : Raqs Badi3a (inc)
Fatma Sirri : Ana bass sakta lak (inc)
Sattuta 3ezzat : Ya khuya qul-li 3ala eh da kan (inc)
Saneyya Hasanayn : Qataft warda hamra be’idi (inc)
Sekina Hasan : 3inda mawti (complete)
Mufida Ahmad : Khud lak yom (inc)
Fathiyya Ahmad : Ya retni a3raf (inc)
Umm Kulthum : Qal eh helef (complete)
Rose Zahran and Sami al-Shawwa : Bashraf nawa athar Yusuf Bey (inc)

أبو علاء
10-07-2006, 16:18
Thanks, Fred. It's indeed a pity that most of the songs are incomplete. In fact, if we deduct 'um kalthum's qal 'ih hilif that we already have, we are left with only two complete pieces, one of which (Zakariya-Ratiba dialogue) we have although in a bad quality recording. A presentation of the CD with a link to buy it (although curiously enough, the Buy this CD link doesn't work!) is available here:


The collection includes two or three more titles that might be of interest for our forum members including a CD on Yemeni music, another one from Baluchistan and this one from Caucasus and Central Asia with samples of one of Gramophone engineeers' expeditions in the beginning of the previous century:
Enlarged image (http://www.bl.uk/popups/revolution2a.html)
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Before the Revolution: a 1909 recording expedition in the Caucasus and Central Asia by The Gramophone Company

Catalogue details (http://cadensa.bl.uk/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/0/5?searchdata1=TSCD%20921&library=ALL)
In 1909, the Gramophone Company of London sent one of their recording engineers on an epic 5,000-mile journey across the southern regions of the Tsarist Russian Empire. Now, for the first time in over 90 years, a representative sample from the almost 1,200 recordings made on that expedition can be heard. Compiled, with text, by Will Prentice.

10-07-2006, 17:05
Thanks a lot, already on its way :-)

24-11-2006, 23:25
رأي سريع في الأسطوانة هنا ..و ملحق غلاف النسخة التي وصلتني