Bellydance Albums

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That eastern feeling of seduction, a dance that breaks all borders in Arabic countries in the middle east and happens mostly during the night behind closed doors. Muslims have a rich history and the bellydance is one of their special cultural forms of expression. In history in the famous ‘casbahs’ and in the ‘harems’ women were used to perform for men only! In the late 1950’s Audio Fidelity started a great series of bellydance records of Mohammed El Bakkar & His Oriental Ensemble. It was a breakthrough for the genre in the US and other countries. The sleeves were sensational and exotic with a lot of flesh and beautiful  clothing. Many others followed, until the later 1970’s when most sleeves were awful. Sit back and relax!

Clipping from the Egyptian movie about Ali Baba from 1954:

 

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George Abdo – Belly Dancing With … (Monitor MFS 777) 1976

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Al-Safi – The Best Of … Volume 3 (EMI GVDL 238) 1076

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Naif Agby & His Orchestra – El Debke (Audio Fidelity AFSD 5980) 1957

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Mohammed El Bakkar & His Oriental Ensemble – Port Said; Music Of The Middle East (Volume 1) (Audio Fidelity AFSD 5833) 1957

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Mohammed El Bakkar & His Oriental Ensemble – Sultan Of Bagdad; Music Of The Middle East (Volume 2) (Audio Fidelity AFSD 5834) 1957

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Mohammed El Bakkar & His Oriental Ensemble – Music Of The African Arab; Music Of The Middle East (Volume 3) (Audio Fidelity AFSD 5858) 1958

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Mohammed El Bakkar & His Oriental Ensemble – Magic Carpet (Volume 4) (Audio Fidelity AFSD 5995) 1958

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Mohammed El Bakkar & His Oriental Ensemble – Exotic Music Of The Bellydancer; Music Of The Middle East (Audio Fidelity AFSD 6154) 1966

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Artie Barsamian & His Orchestra – The Seventh Veil (Kapp KL-1090) 1959

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Artie Barsamian & His Orchestra – Shadows In The Casbah (Kapp KL-1160) 1959

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Artie Barsamian & His Orchestra – Destination Baghdad (Epic LN 3823) 1961

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Artie Barsamian & His Orchestra – Belly Dance Au Go-Go (Fiesta FLPS 1468) 196?

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Artie Barsamian & His Orchestra – Open Sesame (Fiesta VIRGO LP 1800) 1963

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Artie Barsamian & His Orchestra – Minuteman Goes East; Music From The Middle East (Fiesta VIRGO LP 1801) 1963

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John Berberian Ensemble – Music Of The Middle East (Roulette / Comet Universal UV 023) 1966

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Tarik Bulut – In An Egyptian Garden (Aamco ALPS-70) 1958 (bellydance exploitation)

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Frank Chacksfield & His Orchestra – In The Mystic East (London LL1780) 1957 (bellydance exploitation)

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Farid El Atrache – Super Belly Dance With … (Voice of Stars VOS 10027) 1978

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Abdu El-Hanid – Arabische Nachte (Musical Masterpiece Society M-2195) 196?

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Abdu El-Hanid & His Orchestra – Arabian Delight! (Monitor MFS 434) 196?

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Mohammed El-Sulieman Et Son Ensemble Oriental – Musique De Port Said (Mode Disques MDP 9378) 1959

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Fuad Hassan – Music Of The Bedouin Bandits (RCA Victor LSP-1991) 1959

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Omar Khorshid – Belly Dance With … (EMI / Voix De Orient GVDL 95) 1974 (there are three volumes, all with the same picture)

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Eddie “The Sheik” Kochak – Strictly Belly Dancing (Scepter SPS 5114) 1973

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Romeo Lahoud – Dark Eyes And Oriental Delights (SLD SLA-15011) 1973

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Sonny Lester & His Orchestra & Chorus – Little Egypt Presents How To Bellydance For Your Husband And Friends (Roulette SR-42021) 1963

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Sonny Lester & His Orchestra & Chorus – Little Egypt Presents More How To Bellydance For Your Husband And Friends Vol.2 (Roulette SR-42066) 1963

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Maha – Reflections For The Near East (Fiesta FLP-1372) 196.

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Hank Mardigian Sextet – Oriental Delight (Roulette R 250-12) 1959

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Skip Martin – Swingin’ With Prince Igor And Tannhauser (Somerset P-16000) 1962

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Eddie Mekjian And Ensemble – Belly dance Music From The Middle East (Fiesta FLPS-1551) 197.

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Middle East Ensemble – 10 Nights In A Harem (MGM E-3857) 1960

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Buddy Sarkisan & His Mecca Four (With Fred Elias) – Soul Of The East (Wyncote W 9020) 1964

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101 Strings – East Of Suez (Alshire S-5027) 1966 (bellydance exploitation)

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Mike Sarkissian & His Cafe Bagdad Ensemble – Armenian Wedding (Audio Fidelity AFLP 1865) 1958

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Mike Sarkissian & His Cafe Bagdad Ensemble – Grecian Holiday (Audio Fidelity AFLP 1866) 1958

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Mike Sarkissian & His Cafe Bagdad Ensemble – Turkish Delight! (Audio Fidelity AFLP 1867) 1958

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Toraia Orchestra Of Algiers – Arabian Love Songs (Request SRLP 8127) 1957

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Ozel Turkbas – How To Make Your Husband A Sultan, Belly Dance With … (Elay 2687) 1972

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80114 S Wal-Berg Et Son Orchestre – Les Mille Et Une Nuits – Un Soir à Bagdad (bellydance exploitation)

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Various Artists – Istanbul; Authentic Music Of The Near East (Hi-Fi Standard LP-401) 195.

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The Art Of Bellydancing (with music and instructions) (Gateway GSLP 3527) 197?

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Dance Of The Hareem (Pathe 2 C 064-91599 M) 196?

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Exotic Oriental Dances; Cairo By Night (Sout El Hob SHB 323) 197?

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Music For Bellydancers (Arab Tunes …) 197.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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