That guy above is Korla Pandit. I'm not interested in his back-story. I'm sure it's colorful. Maybe not. I just don't want to ruin the image I have my head, as some weirdo of yore. I ran into an old clip of him performing "Miserlou" and it was just my kind of old school low key weird. I thought it might be the original version, but the song actually dates back to 1927. Regardless, I'd already started on this tack and I'll be damned if I'm going to rattle my skull for another topic. Besides, it's a great song, one of those that's really hard to fuck up. That kind of good. Assuming you know Dick Dale's version well, dig on the one by Ray Maxwell at Diddy Wah.
~ NOTE: ALL MEDIA IS HOSTED BY THE BLOGS & SITES NAMED BELOW ~Listen:
Korla Pandit - Miserlou mp3 at Dinosaur Gardens 1951
Fariborz Lachini - Miserlou mp3 at Lachini
Quadro Nuevo - Miserlou mp3 at Pierre Kaufmann 2004
Dick Dale and the Del-Tones - Miserlou mp3 at ATumlbr (?) 1962
Ray Maxwell - Miserlou mp3 at Diddy Wah Go there to get it.
Korla Pandit - Miserlou at YouTube