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Rebecca Came Back from Mecca had considerable popularity in its day. The song falls into the category "Oriental Fox-Trot," and is about the Middle East, which was still somewhat mysterious to the average American. 
The song reflects changing American culture and mores at the time it was written, and even contains a reference to then-popular silent film star Theda Bara...
She's as bold as Theda Bara, Theda's bare but Becky's bare-er...
The song has been recorded by Monroe Silver , The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, and more recently by Janet Klein And Her Parlor Boys.
- ↑ Detailed Song Catalog, The Songwriter's Hall of Fame, http://songwritershalloffame.org/index.php/songs/detailed/C266/P80/, retrieved 2009-12-12
- ↑ Friedlander, Jonathan, Middle Eastern Americana Archive Unveiled, UCLA International Institute, http://www.international.ucla.edu/article.asp?parentid=35055, retrieved 2009-12-12
- ↑ Matrix B-25111. Rebecca (come back from Mecca) / Monroe Silver, The Encyclopedic Discography of Victor Recordings, http://victor.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/detail/700010352/B-25111-Rebecca_come_back_from_Mecca_, retrieved 2009-12-12
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