Aug 21, · Dick Dale and the Del-Tones popularized Miserlou in Recently, the Pulp Fiction soundtrack introduced another generation to the tune. In fact, though, Miserlou . Songfacts®: "Miserlou" (sometimes rendered "Misirlou") is a traditional Mediterranean song dating to the s and originating in Greece. It was la The word roughly translates to "Arab Land." Dick Dale reworked the song using his trademark Surf Rock sound, and this became the version of the song that caught on in America.
Jan 10, · Dick Dale, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. Dale's surf rock version later gained renewed popularity through its use in the Quentin Tarantino film. Dick Dale (born Richard Anthony Monsour on May 4, ) is a Lebanese American surf rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar. He pioneered the surf music style, drawing on Eastern musical scales and experimenting with reverberation.