The roots of the tune, Miserlu
From Andy Tannenbaum comes this incredible page on the history of the tune, "Miserlu"—note that this isn't the page on the dance, just on the tune, itself, and its many applications:
I was reading this interesting note on Misirlou:www.dinosaurgardens.com/archives/297
I never connected Misirlou with Mitzrayim.
Note the versions by Seymour Rexite: www.dinosaurgardens.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/seymour_rexite _-_miserlou.mp3, and by Rabbi Nuftali Zvi Margolies Abulafia: www.dinosaurgardens.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/09/rabbi_abulafia_-_misirlou.mp3.
More on Abulafia: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=507661
The 30 minute documentary:
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