Wok this way

American music has been influenced by many cultures. Like America itself, it is a melting pot of sorts. There’s the British Invasion, lots of lyrics from the land down under, and the rock of Gibraltar. But one culture which has supplied us with numerous musical influences, without receiving due credit, is the Orient. In addition to the obvious, like China Grove, Wang Chung, and I think I’m turning Japanese, there are many lesser known influences. Here’s just a few.

Jailhouse Wok – Elvis Pressley

Sushi and the Banshees

Chop Stick at Budokan

but perhaps the most overlooked oriental influence is the Mariah Carey song –  Ken Lee.

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  1. Reminds me of our discussion in Atlanta. I wanna WOK – by Tristed Srister

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