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Postby bloke » Sun May 21, 2017 12:26 pm

NO POLITICS !!!

Rich Matteson & Louis Armstrong:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwFmQ-5kqAY
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Re: Arab Sheik

Postby groovlow » Sun May 21, 2017 4:06 pm

Nice low D , sounds like a sousaphone or bell front leaning "privelege tone" :) into the mic. That's why i like a mic on a stand you can vary placement, and achieve proximity effects like a singer, on the fly. Listen to the first sustained low note fatten up as he leans in... thanks bloke
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Re: Arab Sheik

Postby goodgigs » Sun May 21, 2017 10:29 pm

Arabi is a census-designated place in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana
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Re: Arab Sheik

Postby bloke » Mon May 22, 2017 12:13 am

Araby is a word in the title of a Rudolph Valentino movie - after which the song was written.
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Re: Arab Sheik

Postby GC » Mon May 22, 2017 12:18 am

Shiek Yerbouti, from the late Mr. F.V. Zappa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiEwBWWQcj8
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Re: Arab Sheik

Postby Three Valves » Mon May 22, 2017 7:46 am

I love the curly fries at Araby's!!
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Re: Arab Sheik

Postby iiipopes » Tue May 23, 2017 10:24 am

The Beatles recorded the song, "The Sheik of Araby."
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Re: Arab Sheik

Postby David Richoux » Tue May 23, 2017 10:36 am

goodgigs wrote:Arabi is a census-designated place in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana

That is a true fact, but it has nothing to do with this song. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sheik_of_Araby
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Re: Arab Sheik

Postby Donn » Tue May 23, 2017 7:06 pm

OK, but maybe it has a little to do with it -
wikipedia wrote:The appeal to New Orleans bands may have lain in "Araby" sharing the same pronunciation as Arabi, Louisiana, a town downriver from New Orleans' 9th Ward and a center for gambling just outside city limits until the early 1950s.
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Re: Arab Sheik

Postby bloke » Tue May 23, 2017 9:45 pm

not a quote wrote:OK, but maybe it has a lot to do some bands in the New Orleans area choosing to perform this song, but the song was penned not long after the 1921 Rudolph Valentino movie, "The Sheik" (same year), and was not composed in New Orleans.
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Re: Arab Sheik

Postby David Richoux » Tue May 23, 2017 9:57 pm

Donn wrote:OK, but maybe it has a little to do with it -
wikipedia wrote:The appeal to New Orleans bands may have lain in "Araby" sharing the same pronunciation as Arabi, Louisiana, a town downriver from New Orleans' 9th Ward and a center for gambling just outside city limits until the early 1950s.


Yes, that is what is known as an "after the fact fact" :D

Don't get me wrong - I like the song, with or without pants, and I know many NOLA bands play it. It is a lot of fun!
Back in 2003 I did a "Sheik" impromptu special on my radio program http://kfjc.org/music/playlist.php?i=6853 28 versions in about 2 hours! (my show starts at line 14 - a glitch in the program...)

The influence of Valentino not only inspired many songwriters of Pop and Jazz musicians in the first part of the 20th Century, it also gave a big push to the Shriners subset of The Masonic Order!
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