SHEIK, THE

Latest update on 23/09/2013

Artist: Joseph Knecht's Waldorf Astoria Orch.
Author: Ted Snyder
Label: Grey Gull
Year: 1921

Instrumental. Working title: My Rose Of Araby. Then The Sheik became a bestselling novel, soon to be filmed (as The Sheik Of Araby) with Rudolph Valentino. Both him and the song became immortal.

Covers:

1921:

Club Royal Orch. [idem]

1921:

California Ramblers [as The Sheik Of Araby; again instrumental]

1922:

Peter Dawson [idem; vocal version; lyrics: Harry Smith/Francis Wheeler]

1922:

Fanny Brice [parody as The Sheik Of Avenue B]

1930:

Red Nichols

1932:

Duke Ellington

1935:

Washboard Serenaders

1937:

Django Reinhardt

1938:

Fats Waller

1938:

Tommy Dorsey

1938:

Albert Ammons

1938:

King Cole Trio

1938:

Quintette du Hot Club de France

1939:

Jack Teagarden

1939:

Woody Herman

1939:

Lionel Hampton

1941:

Sidney Bechet [as a one-man-band overdubbing himself six times]

1943:

Spike Jones

1946:

Harry James

1946:

Eddie Condon

1951:

Gene Krupa

1953:

Earl Bostic

1956:

Three Suns

1957:

Georgia Gibbs

1958:

Fats Domino

1962:

Beatles [during rejected Decca audition; vocal: George]

1962:

Johnny & The Hurricanes

1967:

Jim Kweskin

1974:

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

1977:

Leon Redbone

1982:

Diz & The Doormen

1995:

Big Al Dupree

2007:

Harry Connick Jr. [all as The Sheik Of Araby]

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