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We still cry night after night for the Egyptian Lover

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We'll concede that the '80s maybe we not the biggest decade for Egyptian pop culture. In the '70s it was all about King Tut with The Treasures Of Tutankhamun Tour and Steve Martin's hit parody song. While the hallmark Egyptian song of the '80s is the Bangles Walk Like An Egyptian, there was yet another notable Egyptian - the artist known as Egyptian Lover and his groovy song I Cry (Night After Night).

In full disclosure, the Egyptian Lover is not from Egypt. From sunny Los Angeles, singer/DJ Greg Broussard claimed the moniker Egyptian Lover and in 1984 at the tender age of 21 he released his debut album On The Nile. With the help of radio airplay, On The Nile cracked the Billboard Top 200 chart and its lead single Egypt, Egypt made the Black Singles chart.

I Cry (Night After Night) did not chart but the song is a slow groove classic with tasty electronic guitar solos in the last half of the song. The video (which was not filmed in 1984) is pretty simple with the Egyptian Lover sweating, crying and talking on his cell phone that is so big it might date back to B.C.

Broussard still raps and records and has a very active Facebook page as The Egyptian Lover.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 31, 2017 2:43pm]

    

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