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I was looking at a Lebanese issue of Bobby Moore and The Rhythm Aces 'Hey Mr DJ' last night and was reminded that a few soul records were released in Lebanon in the late '60s. This may have been discussed on a previous thread but I can't find it via search. Is there a discography of Lebanese releases or any others that spring to mind?

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Guest TONY ROUNCE

I was looking at a Lebanese issue of Bobby Moore and The Rhythm Aces 'Hey Mr DJ' last night and was reminded that a few soul records were released in Lebanon in the late '60s. This may have been discussed on a previous thread but I can't find it via search. Is there a discography of Lebanese releases or any others that spring to mind?

I've got quite a few Lebanese-pressed soul 45s. Here, from memory, are a few I know are up in the attic somewhere:

I SURRENDER - EDDIE HOLMAN (ABC)

HARLEM SHUFFLE - BOB & EARL (Blue ISLAND)

THE HAPPY SONG - OTIS REDDING (Maroon STAX)

SHAFT - ISAAC HAYES (on yellow & green vinyl)

SUPERFLY - CURTIS MAYFIELD (multicoloured vinyl)

I CAN'T HELP MYSELF - DONNIE ELBERT (white SLD promo)

THE CHAMP - THE MOHAWKS (SLD)

...and I know they're not Soul, but I also have Tony Christie's "Is This The Way To Amarillo" on multicoloured Lebanese MCA and Derrick Morgan's "Hel Girl, Hey Boy" on Lebanese SLD!

There was a good guy, Walid Itayim, who used to sell mostly Lebanese pressings on eBay - although I fear that the recent troubles may have put paid to that. He told me that local production of 45s ceased around 1975, when Lebanon had a previous war.

TONE :D

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I was looking at a Lebanese issue of Bobby Moore and The Rhythm Aces 'Hey Mr DJ' last night and was reminded that a few soul records were released in Lebanon in the late '60s. This may have been discussed on a previous thread but I can't find it via search. Is there a discography of Lebanese releases or any others that spring to mind?

Spooky.....

I was thinking about my Lebanese copy of Tammi Terrell's "This Old Heart Of Mine" only yesterday (when Tony mentioned Indian Stateside on another post) and was wondering how many other things were released out there.

It looks the proper job, similar to a Black / Silver UK TMG.

Always wondered how and why they put it out over there and yet the UK failed to.

Would be very interested to know of any other Lebanese Motown 45's.

Thanks Stuart (and Tony).

:)

Sean

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Spooky.....

I was thinking about my Lebanese copy of Tammi Terrell's "This Old Heart Of Mine" only yesterday (when Tony mentioned Indian Stateside on another post) and was wondering how many other things were released out there.

It looks the proper job, similar to a Black / Silver UK TMG.

Always wondered how and why they put it out over there and yet the UK failed to.

Would be very interested to know of any other Lebanese Motown 45's.

Thanks Stuart (and Tony).

:)

Sean

Just dug one out between posting that and reading this! I have a white label Leb Tamla Motown promo of the Temptations' "I Can't Get Next To You"/"Running Away (Ain't Gonna Help You)" and, now I think about it, the attic might contain a similar copy of "Psychedelic Shack"/"Hum Along And Dance"...

TONE :D

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Just dug one out between posting that and reading this! I have a white label Leb Tamla Motown promo of the Temptations' "I Can't Get Next To You"/"Running Away (Ain't Gonna Help You)" and, now I think about it, the attic might contain a similar copy of "Psychedelic Shack"/"Hum Along And Dance"...

TONE :D

Wicked!

Always loved both sides of "I Can't Get Next To You".

"Running Away" is vastly underrated.

Any more for any more?

:)

Sean

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"war",E Starr.............with picture sleeve :)

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Surprised there isn't a lebanese issue of Nabay "believe it or not" :) Wasn't it widly rumoured that he WAS Lebanese :D

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