Downliners Sect “Little Egypt” was actually a cover song of the Coasters original 1962 hit, the song has also been covered by Elvis Presley and “technically” Cher covered the song in a deleted scene in the movie MASK, if that counts. What is interesting about this tune is the that Little Egypt was a real person, in fact she was three people. Fahreda Mazar Spyropoulos (1871 – April 5, 1937), Ashea Wabe (1871 – January 3, 1908) and Fatima Djemille (died March 14, 1921) were all belly dancers and they all shared the stage name.
So notable facts that surround Little Egypt: In 1898 author Mark Twain suffered a nearly fatal heart attack while observing Fahreda do her thang. And Fatima’s “Coochee-Coochee Dance” (Edison, 1896) was the first movie to be censored as seen below.
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