benzerga m'hamed - s/t

8.00 €



New or Used : original used

Media : Tape

Grading cover / record : VG+ / EX (?)


Year : ?

Pressing : EBC.455

Country : France

Details / Info

Absolutely wonderful tape by a musician & composer who had a huge influence on Algeria's modern music (and especially Wharani musicians) - but had, sadly, an extremely short career. Benzerga M'Hamed was born in 1936 and died in 1959 - he recorded his first 7" in 57 for Tam Tam, a label based in Marseille; and two other right after for Dounia.
He had a huge influence on several generation of Wahrani musicians - and, of course, in determining the basis for the development of raï music (listen the way he plays accordion in this tape!).
This tape features several musical gems: a blend of arab-classical, modern wahrani style, and proto-raï. The acoustic piano is absolutely wonderful - even used to give a latin flavor, such as in Khayef Rouhi. Beautiful!
Item is sealed, but cover has suffered a humidity wear - and is lightly wavy.

A1 Ensa El Hem
A2 Bent Bladi
A3 Alache Bik
B1 Nabghik Nabghik
B2 Khayef Rouhi