Draaiorgel De Arabier

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:
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Draaiorgel De Arabier Discography Tracks

Albums

824 730-1 Draaiorgel De Arabier Street Organ "De Arabier" Holland Souvenir(LP, Mono) Philips 824 730-1 Netherlands 1965 Sell This Version
626 284 QL Draaiorgel De Arabier Street Organ / Drehorgel Souvenirs(LP, Mono) Fontana 626 284 QL Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
826 284 QY Draaiorgel De Arabier Street Organ / Drehorgel Souvenirs(LP) Fontana 826 284 QY Netherlands 1966 Sell This Version
Draaiorgel "De Arabier"* Draaiorgelfavorieten (Album) Philips Netherlands 1968 Sell This Version
Street Organ "De Arabier"* Welcome To Holland Philips UK 1969 Sell This Version
P 12 908 L Draaiorgel De Arabier Amsterdam Souvenir(LP) Philips P 12 908 L Netherlands 1969 Sell This Version
6870506, 6870-506 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!(LP, Album) Philips 6440 007 Netherlands 1971 Sell This Version
826 380 QY Draaiorgel De Arabier Daar Waar De Molens Staan / Where The Windmills Are / Wo Die WIndmühlen Stehen(LP) Fontana 826 380 QY Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
6440 147 Draaiorgel De Arabier De Arabier Speelt Bach En Andere Beroemde Componisten(LP) Philips 6440 147 Netherlands 1973 Sell This Version
6428 105 De Arabier* Drehorgel-HIts(LP, Album) Fontana 6428 105 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
834 196-2 Draaiorgel De Arabier Holland Souvenir(CD, Album) Philips 834 196-2 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
Draaiorgel De Arabier Street Organ Souvenirs (Album) Philips UK Unknown Sell This Version
Street Organ "De Arabier"* Street Organ Souvenirs Philips Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
826 378 QY Draaiorgel De Arabier Holland Souvenir(LP) Fontana 826 378 QY Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6343 230 Draaiorgel De Arabier 16 Draaiorgel Hits(LP, Album) Philips 6343 230 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6343 032 Draaiorgel De Arabier Street Organ "De Arabier" Holland Souvenir(LP, RE) Fontana 6343 032 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
P 10066.R 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(LP) Philips P 08031 L Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
P 10094.R Street-organ "The Arab"* Organ Grinder's serenade No. 2(10") Philips P 10094.R Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
6423 314 Draaiorgel De Arabier Holland Souvenir(LP) Philips 6423 314 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
P 600 329 R 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(7", EP) Philips 422 067 PE Netherlands 1956 Sell This Version
422 103PE 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