Went looking for more great Om Kalsoum/ Baligh Hamdi recordings. Found this classic somewhere random, and fixed up some cooler cover art for it.
Labeled "indisputably the Arab world's greatest singer" by World Music: The Rough Guide, Egyptian singer Umm Kalthum (alternately spelled Kalthoum or Kalsoum) is regarded as a treasure of Middle Eastern culture. In a career that lasted more than 50 years she became known as "the voice and face of Egypt" with a voice powerful enough to shatter glass but that was used more often to capture the emotional depth of the poems she set to music. Her importance to Egyptian music in particular and Middle Eastern music in general prompted her biographer, Virginia Danielson, to write on the All Music Guide website: "Imagine a singer with the virtuosity of Joan Sutherland or Ella Fitzgerald, the public persona of Eleanor Roosevelt and the audience of Elvis and you have Umm Kulthum, the most accomplished singer of her century in the Arab world."
Music : Baligh Hamdi
Lyrics: Morsi Gamil Aziz
Mediafire Download Link: Om Kalsoum- Seret El Hob
MP3 | 224Kbps | 39m:15s | 65mb |