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Catalog Number 2002.04.01
Object Name Record
Description A 45 r.p.m. record of Eddie Kochak and Hakki Obadia with their Amer-Abic Ensemble. The record is labeled as number 3501. Side A plays "No Shishkebob On Sunday" (Kochak, Obadia, Hadjiddakis, and Towne). Side B plays "Charanga Araby" (Kochack and Obadia). The center label is yellow paper with black ink and is present on both sides. The record is black plastic. The inner rings on side A are etched with the figures "3501A," "1/-3," and "9/61", and on side B with the figures "3501B," the Greek letters sigma, gamma, upsilon, "11-3," and "9-61".

Also known as Eddie "the Sheik" Kochak, Eddie Kochak grew up in Brooklyn, NY. He combined his comedic and musical talents in composing musical parodies which included both Arab and English expressions, and in doing so, created an Arab American art form he called "Ameraba" a fusion of Arab music and American pop.

Collection Helen Hatab Samhan