botbolHaim Botbol was born in Fez, Morocco in the 1930s. As his name suggests, he is Jewish. He is part of the 1960s generation of popular North African Jewish artists that also included Sami Elmaghribi, Salim Halali, and others. I’m not sure if he is still living, but there are videos of him on Youtube that appear to be fairly recent. Judging from the information on the back sleeve of this single (which lists nearly 30 additional singles he recorded for the Musica label), he must have quite an extensive discography.

Botbol – Al Mhayne (Musica, date unknown)