DjangoBooks.com

Welcome to our Community!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Related Discussions

Who's Online (0)

Today's Birthday

jwoodis

May Song Of The Month: The Shiek Of Araby

MikeKMikeK Asheville, NCNew Altamira M-10, Epiphone Zephyr Regent, Epiphone Joe Pass
in History Posts: 245

May's song is one of my favorite up-tempo tunes to call. My trio does it in Bflat, which provides a great break in the set from all those GJ standards in G, D and C. It was written in 1921 by Harry B. Smith & Francis Wheeler, with the music composed by Ted Snyder. Evidently the writers wanted to call it The Rose Of Araby, but when the Rudolph Valentino movie The Shiek emerged and was such a hit, they changed the name to ride the waves of popularity. The first notable recording was by Ray Miller in 1922. Even the Beatles covered it. Some bands pair it up with When You're Smiling. My favorite Django version is from 1937, here's a link to this driving classic:

I'll post my chart separately.

Williemac63000djazzyBill Da Costa WilliamsMichaelHorowitz

Comments

Sign In or Register to comment.
Home  |  Forum  |  Blog  |  Contact  |  206-528-9873
The Premier Gypsy Jazz Marketplace
DjangoBooks.com
USD CAD GBP EUR AUD
USD CAD GBP EUR AUD
Banner Adverts
Sell Your Guitar
© 2022 DjangoBooks.com, all rights reserved worldwide.
Software: Kryptronic eCommerce, Copyright 1999-2022 Kryptronic, Inc. Exec Time: 0.048214 Seconds Memory Usage: 3.451233 Megabytes
Kryptronic