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

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


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

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.

Posted by KDP 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.

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 on 08/25/16 at 03:40 PM
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