Saturday, October 16, 2010

Just For Fun - Miserlou by Dick Dale

Here's a classic "Surf Rock" song from the early 60's by the best guitarist that you probably never heard of.  This song is based on a Greek folk song.  Those of you who are Orthodox will recognize that this song sounds a lot like Byzantine Tone 6.  Enjoy!


3 comments:

s-p said...

I was there when it was a hit. Dick Dale rocks... or well, surfs....

Anonymous said...

I assume the blonde also left the Baptist Church.

Fr. James Early said...

Steve, he does both. :-)

Anonymous, she did indeed. She was kicked out for dancing. But she never forgot the haunting Eastern melody of the song "Miserlou." Years later, she discovered the roots of the folk song Miserlou is based on are the same roots that Byzantine Chant comes from. She developed a love for Byzantine Chant, and eventually this love led her to convert to Orthodoxy. All this because of Dick Dale.