Since his claim was never legally challenged, he is still officially credited as the composer today worldwide, except in Greece where credit is given to either Roubanis or Patrinos. Roubanis is also credited with fine- tuning the key and the melody , giving it the Oriental sound that it is associated with today. The song soon became an "exotica" standard among the light swing lounge bands of the day. Harry James recorded and released Misirlou in on Columbia , and the song peaked at 22 on the U. In , Miriam Kressyn wrote Yiddish lyrics to the song. In , Lebanese musician Clovis el-Hajj performed this song and called it "Amal".
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He is of Lebanese descent from his father and Polish - Belarusian descent from his mother. He learned to play music, starting with piano when he was nine. I was reading a Superman magazine and it said: Sell so many jars of Noxzema skin cream and we'll send you this ukelele. And I got it. He was raised in Quincy until he completed the eleventh grade at Quincy High School in , when his father, a machinist, took a job working for Hughes Aircraft Company   in the Southern California aerospace industry. Dale spent his senior year at and graduated from Washington Senior High School.
It was la The word roughly translates to "Arab Land. It was released as a single on the Del-Tone label in , and later that year as "Miserlou Twist" on his first album Surfers' Choice. Variations of the song have appeared in numerous movies, but when Dick Dale's version was used to open the movie Pulp Fiction, it revived both Dale's career and the Surf Music genre. Dale earned his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman a few weeks after the movie came out, and became a popular live act once again.