Halim El-Dabh

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        Halim El-Dabh's musical career began in the early '40s when he was virtually kidnapped by Prince Hassan Tussun of Egypt, who had heard El-Dabh's composition "It Is Dark and Damp on the Front" on the radio and felt compelled to meet its composer. Up to that point, El-Dabh viewed his compositional work more as a hobby, focusing instead on his career in agriculture. After he and the prince had an informal jam session up at the palace, El-Dabh began to consider more seriously a care... Read more

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