Sunday, April 1, 2012

مجموعه الاسطوانات الخاصه بخالي المرحوم الدكتور احمد سيف الدين الغريب 1921-1965

Before 1965,Egypt was more liberal,cities as Cairo and Alexandria were more or less of a western style.Some districts in Cairo as Heliopolis were inhabited by a more or less cosmopolitan community.Pianos were virtually present in most middle class houses,exotic plants and birds were in many balconies.Classic music and dancing tunes [tango,samba,rumba,valtz,etc.] were often heard.One of my earliest memories was these tunes which I posted to my blog [link below ].I used to hear them when I visited my uncle's house at Mohamed Mazhar Street-Zamalek.My maternal uncle Dr.Seif El Ghareeb [ 1921-1965 ] was a dentist whose clinic was at Fouad I street in downtown Cairo.He owned a vast collection of 78rpm disc records [ mostly Italian and Greek songs,in addition to famous dancing tunes at his time as tango,samba,rumba,valtz,etc.],. As he never married and had no children,his collection finally became my property after he died in 11 September 1965. At that time,I was still in primary school,seven years old.It was only due to good luck that the collection survived,mostly intact,the majority still in good condition .Most of the songs and tunes in this collection are largely unknown to current generations.I decided to post some of his collection on my blog for history.Some date from the 1930s,the rest are mostly from the 40s and 50s era.Few of the songs suffer from clicks due to some defects in the original discs.I first managed to edit them,but decided to leave most of them in their original condition [except for few very badly distorted ones ] ,until more efficient software editing programs are available to me مجموعه الاسطوانات الخاصه بخالي المرحوم الدكتور احمد سيف الدين الغريب 1921-1965 طبيب الاسنان المشهور في الخمسينات واوائل الستينات وهي جميعها سرعه 78 لفه وتشمل بعض الاغاني والموسيقي العالميه الشهيره التي ميزت  الفتره من 1930 الي 1965.معظم الاغاني ايطاليه ويونانيه واقليه من الاغاني والموسيقي باللغه الهنديه والانجليزيه والفرنسيه.ومرفق بعض الصور لخالي تعود الي اواخر الخمسينات واوائل الستينات