Draaiorgel De Arabier

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'De Arabier' is a barrel organ (carousel) lending it's Dutch name from the Arab painted on one of the side-boards.
It was built in northern Italy around 1875, then rebuilt in 1926 by Pierre Verbeeck (Antwerp, Belgium). In 1935 Gijs Perlee (1901-1991, Amsterdam, Netherlands) bought 'De Arabier' to rebuild it in 1948 and make it famous by internationally publishing recordings and staging television appearances. Furthermore 'De Arabier' won many prizes in carousel contests (The Hague, Haarlem, Groningen, Amsterdam) and would at last only play hors compétition at these contests.
Though mostly playing in The Netherlands, Perlee also took 'De Arabier' on tour in Denmark, Germany, England, and visited the U.S.A. to play at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City (November 9, 1961).

July 21, 1973 'De Arabier' had to be recorded outside the walls of Wisseloord Studios (Hilversum, NL) for the recording of the single 'Mammoth' by Kayak because it would not fit through the doors.

On May 21, 2008 De Arabier was bought -along with 11 other carousels- by the museum 'Van Speelklok Tot Pierement' in Utrecht [NL] from 'firma G. Perlee Draaiorgels' (the Perlee heirs).
Variations:

Albums

Draaiorgel De Arabier - Street Organ "De Arabier" Holland Souvenir album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Street Organ "De Arabier" Holland Souvenir (Album) Philips Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
824 731-1 Draaiorgel De Arabier - Street Organ "De Arabier" Amsterdam In Music album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Street Organ "De Arabier" Amsterdam In Music(LP, Album, Mono) Philips 824 731-1 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
Draaiorgel De Arabier - Street Organ / Drehorgel Souvenirs album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Street Organ / Drehorgel Souvenirs Fontana Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
Draaiorgel De Arabier - Draaiorgelfavorieten album art Draaiorgel "De Arabier"* Draaiorgelfavorieten (Album) Philips Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
Draaiorgel De Arabier - Amsterdam Souvenir album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Amsterdam Souvenir Philips Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
Draaiorgel De Arabier - Welcome To Holland album art Street Organ "De Arabier"* Welcome To Holland Philips UK 1969 Sell This Version
6870506, 6870-506 Draaiorgel De Arabier - Street Organ Entertains album art De Arabier* Street Organ Entertains(LP, Album) Contour, Contour 6870506, 6870-506 UK 1971 Sell This Version
6440 007 Draaiorgel De Arabier - "De Arabier" Speelt De Hits! album art Draaiorgel "De Arabier"* "De Arabier" Speelt De Hits!(LP, Album) Philips 6440 007 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
6416 015 Draaiorgel De Arabier - Leve Het Pierement! - "De Arabier" Speelt Een Grote Potpourri Van Bekende Wijsjes album art "De Arabier"* Leve Het Pierement! - "De Arabier" Speelt Een Grote Potpourri Van Bekende Wijsjes(LP) Spectrum 6416 015 Netherlands 1972 Sell This Version
Draaiorgel De Arabier - Daar Waar De Molens Staan / Where The Windmills Are / Wo Die WIndmühlen Stehen album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Daar Waar De Molens Staan / Where The Windmills Are / Wo Die WIndmühlen Stehen (Comp) Fontana Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
6440 147 Draaiorgel De Arabier - De Arabier Speelt Bach En Andere Beroemde Componisten album art Draaiorgel De Arabier De Arabier Speelt Bach En Andere Beroemde Componisten(LP) Philips 6440 147 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
6428 105 Draaiorgel De Arabier - Drehorgel-HIts album art De Arabier* Drehorgel-HIts(LP, Album) Fontana 6428 105 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
834 196-2 Draaiorgel De Arabier - Holland Souvenir album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Holland Souvenir(CD, Album) Philips 834 196-2 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Draaiorgel De Arabier - Street Organ Souvenirs album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Street Organ Souvenirs (Album) Philips UK Unknown Sell This Version
Draaiorgel De Arabier - Street Organ Souvenirs album art Street Organ "De Arabier"* Street Organ Souvenirs Philips Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6343 230 Draaiorgel De Arabier - 16 Draaiorgel Hits album art Draaiorgel De Arabier 16 Draaiorgel Hits(LP, Album) Philips 6343 230 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
P 10066.R Draaiorgel De Arabier - Organ Grinder's Serenade  album art Street-organ "The Arab"* Organ Grinder's Serenade (10") Philips P 10066.R Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
P 08031 L Draaiorgel De Arabier - Marching With The Arab album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Marching With The Arab(LP) Philips P 08031 L Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
P 10094.R Draaiorgel De Arabier - Organ Grinder's serenade No. 2 album art Street-organ "The Arab"* Organ Grinder's serenade No. 2(10") Philips P 10094.R Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
P 600 329 R Draaiorgel De Arabier - Sinterklaas Is Jarig (Een Zak Vol Sinterklaasliedjes) album art Teddy Scholten, Henk Scholten, Renée Scholten, Kinderkoor De Schellebellen*, Amsterdams Kinderkoor, Draaiorgel De Arabier, De Damrakkertjes (2) Teddy Scholten, Henk Scholten, Renée Scholten, Kinderkoor De Schellebellen*, Amsterdams Kinderkoor, Draaiorgel De Arabier, De Damrakkertjes (2) - Sinterklaas Is Jarig (Een Zak Vol Sinterklaasliedjes)(10") Philips P 600 329 R Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

422 067 PE Draaiorgel De Arabier - Bij Ons In De Jordaan / Medley No. 11 / Zeemanshart / Medley No. 9 album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Bij Ons In De Jordaan / Medley No. 11 / Zeemanshart / Medley No. 9(7", EP) Philips 422 067 PE Netherlands 1956 Sell This Version
422 103PE Draaiorgel De Arabier - Medley No. 13 album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Medley No. 13(7", Single) Philips 422 103PE Netherlands 1957 Sell This Version
AA 317 264 Draaiorgel De Arabier La Ronde De L'Amour(7", Single) Philips AA 317 264 Netherlands 1957 Sell This Version
422 103 PE Draaiorgel De Arabier - C'est Magnifique album art Draaiorgel De Arabier C'est Magnifique(7", EP) Philips 422 103 PE Netherlands 1957 Sell This Version
Draaiorgel De Arabier - Feest-Potpourri / Carnavals-Potpouri album art Draaiorgel De Arabier Feest-Potpourri / Carnavals-Potpouri (Single) Philips Netherlands 1958 Sell This Version