Mixtape: Mistral/Sirocco

Almost four years into this mixtape thing, I'm finding that the mixes I most love doing are the ones from foreign lands. I'm sure there's a frustrated-traveler aspect to it, but whatever the case such mixes are triple-fun for me. This spur-of-the-moment decision focuses on pop music from countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea: France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, and I think Morocco. There's also one from Portugal, which technically is on the other side of the Strait of Gibraltar from the Mediterranean, but we'll just call them part of the exchange program. It's more or less in chronological order ('60s thru 'early 80s), and also gleefully mindless of the distance between the sacred and profane. This one's a kick and a half, no joke. Enjoy.

Purple Submarine Orchestra - En Route!
Johnny Dorelli - Montecarlo
Isabelle - Dis-Moi Poupeé
Andrés Pajares - Dracula Ye Ye
Τζένη Βάνου - Σε βλέπω στο ποτήρι μου (I See You in My Glass)
Christophe - Reviens Sophie
Alberto Staïffi - Ya Mustafa
Karim Shukry - Take Me Back to Cairo
Damascus Musical Group - Raksat Al Mindill
Jean-Jacques Perrey - La Gavotte Des Vers Luisants
Lole y Manuel - Tu Mira
Georges Garvarentz - Hashish Party
Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier - Psyche Rock
Dynastie Crisis - Faust 72
Selda Bağcan - Nem Kaldi
Tullio De Piscopo - Fastness
Jean-Pierre Sabar - Vai Vai
Omar Khorshid - Raksat El Kheyl
Pedro Gonzalez - El Samurai
Piero Umiliani - Le Ore Che Contano
Enrique y Ana - La Gallina Cocoua
Marie et les Garçons - Tokyo Pekin
Lio - Marie Antoinette
Enzo Jannacci - Giovanni, Telegrafista
Ihsan Al-Munzer - Come My Love
Abdel Halim Hafez - Dehk Wa Laab
Luboš Fišer - And the Last

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