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Misirlou

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A song originally from Asia Minor. Here, we have used the phoneticized version of the title used in Turkish and Greek, which means an Egyptian (female) in both languages. Nonetheless, versions also exist in other languages by Arab and Jewish performers.

The original author is unknown as is the root language version. Some sources credit Nicholas Roubanis as the originator though this is often disputed. Some think the song originated in the late 19th Century but it could be older.

There are many variations as is to be expected.
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written by instrumental

Title Performer Release date Info
i September 26, 1941
i November 14, 1941
i 1941
i January 9, 1942
i August 1946
i April 1953
i 1955
i November 1957
i March 1958
i November 1958
i December 1958
i 1958
i March 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i 1959
i 1960
i 1960
i 1960
i 1960
i February 1961
i April 1961
i 1961
i March 1962
i April 1962 Sampled by Black Eyed Peas
i November 1962
i 1962
i 1962
i January 1963
i March 27, 1963
i June 1963
i June 1963
i 1963
i 1963
i 1963
i 1963
i January 1964
i August 1964
i 1964
i 1964
i April 1965
i May 1965
i 1965
i 1965
i 1966
i 1966
i 1966
i 1966
i 1966
i 1967
i 1975
i 1976
i 1976
i 1982
i 1984 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i 1986
i 1988
i 1990
i 1990
i 1992 Live
i 1993
i 1994 Released more than 10 years after its recording
i March 1, 1995
i 1995
i 1996
i June 8, 1998
i November 17, 1998
i 1999
i 1999
i 2000
i 2003 Live
i March 16, 2004
i 2004
i July 2006
i 2006
i 2006
i 2006 Live
i 2007
i 2007
i December 23, 2008
i 2008 Live
i 2009
i 2009
i September 3, 2010
i 2010
i 2010
i 2010
i January 25, 2011
i June 2011
i July 14, 2011
i July 19, 2011
i 2011
i 2011
i 2011
i 2012 Live
i February 2013
i 2014
i 2014
i June 17, 2015
i 2015
i June 23, 2016
i March 2018
i April 22, 2018
i October 18, 2018
i May 10, 2019
i Misirlou Velocihamster March 13, 2020 Unverified
i Misirlou Maria Karelas with Spyros Stamos and his Orch Unverified
i Misirlou Os Megatons Unverified
i Misirlou Staniša Stošić Unverified

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Title Performer Release date Info
September 19, 1941 First release
1941
1948
February 1955
1957
1959
1959
1961
February 1962
January 1963
February 1963
1964
1965
1982
1996
April 25, 2008
November 5, 2013
2013
December 2014
2015
2016 A cappella

written by Turkish

Title Performer Release date Info
November 23, 2004 First release

written by unknown author(s) Yiddish

Misirlou written by Greek, Modern (1453-) (not verified yet)

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