Oriental Rock



One plus for Haley: does not rhyme "fella" with "yella."
Posted By: Paul - Thu Aug 25, 2016
Category: Music, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1950s, Asia





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If you like songs about the... um... 'Orient', check this collection out:

https://www.bear-family.com/various-chop-suey-rock-songs-about-the-orient-vol.1-cd.html


all these are searchable on Youtube as well. Here's a goodie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFcbfac31X4
Posted by S. Norman on 08/25/16 at 07:22 AM
I think ½ of Bill's "Oriental" is a bit too far West to be "yella". Egypt, Arabia, etc. come to mind (or ear as it were).
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/25/16 at 09:04 AM
Although modern geographical thinking places the Orient in far east Asia, it originally meant any region east of Europe. Of course, Haley is doing pop music, hence the stereotyped middle eastern style of the song.

One of my favorites is Spike's treatment of "oriental" style music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OC2KKVBHBqg
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 08/25/16 at 09:11 AM
Slightly off topic: Bear Family has done some incredible compilations over the years. If anyone here is a Johnny Cash fan (and who isn't?) their "Man In Black" compilations are exhaustive and of supreme quality. 16 CDs, exhaustive notation and the highest quality transfers I've heard. Not cheap, but well worth owning.

https://www.bear-family.com/SwpFindologic/search?sSearch=man+in+black
Posted by PupTentacle on 08/25/16 at 12:20 PM
Expat: I agree, parts of it distinctly remind me of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wcze7EGorOk.
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 08/25/16 at 03:40 PM







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