Abbass Mehrpouya* ‎– Mehrpouya Sitar

Persianna ‎– PSR002
CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release


1 Soul Raga
2 Ghame Tanhai
3 African Jumbo
4 Payan Gerefteh
5 Geryeh Makon
6 Nemimanad
7 Man Ke Mordeham
8 Ghabile Leyli


Press Release: Featuring "African Jumbo." "Abbass Mehrpouya was one of Iran's top sitarists before passing in 1993. Having released a series of 7" singles that range from psychedelic, pop and even heavy funk, collectors are pushing one another aside in an attempt to obtain his legendary work. While his psychedelic guitars and flutes have collectors drooling at the mouth, his heavy funk moments can be heard rocking dance floors in clubs across the world. This album, his sole LP release, African Jumbo, is both the rarest, and most in-demand album from Iran, dated sometime in the mid '70s. The 11+ minute track 'African Jumbo' is not only a masterpiece of psychedelic funk, but is also only available on this sole and impossibly hard to find album. A simply wonderful experience full of beautiful sitars and flutes, while heavy drums, horns and percussion help fill out the wonderful melodies. Mehrpouya's talents weren't limited to traditional instruments either. He was known to have invented original instruments from bones and other natural materials, while using pots as a replacement for drums. Truly a magical album from a legendary artist within Iran's musical history, and one that is near impossible to source as an original. A true holy grail of Iranian music for both its rarity and content, this release is enriched with a bonus track, taken from a rare cassette."

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SARLP-٥٠١-A مهرپویا* = Mehrpouya مهرپویا* = Mehrpouya - سيتار = Sitar(LP, Album) Ahang Rooz SARLP-٥٠١-A Iran 1976 Sell This Version
PSR002 Abbass Mehrpouya* Mehrpouya Sitar(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) Persianna PSR002 Spain 2009 Sell This Version