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The Secret Jewish History Of Procol Harum

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ifty years ago this spring, a then unknown British rock group called Procol Harum released its very first single, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale.” The distinctive recording went to No. 1 in the United...

Moti Giladi: ‘My Way’ in Yiddish (2007)

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Moti Giladi sings “My Way” in Yiddish (Mayn veg) at the Festival of Jewish Culture in Warsaw: “Singer’s Warsaw” in Warsaw, Poland, in 2007. The festival, which has been taking place since 2004, is named after...

SaveTheMusic Presents: Rivkele, a Yiddish Tango

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Rivkele, Rebeka Music: Z.Białostocki, Yiddish text: unknown vocal: Olga Avigail, piano: Hadrian Tabęcki, bandoneon: Grzegorz Bożewicz, guitar: Piotr Malicki Performed in Cultural Center Wilanów Warsaw …(from Polish Jewish Cabaret): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENSFSYqqfOk The tango Rebeka was perhaps Polish Jewish composer Zygmunt Białostocki’s...

Jewish Musician Paul Simon is Retiring

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Paul Simon has announced he will be retiring from regular touring gigs. At 76-years-old, he has had a career of about 60 years. Simon, although Jewish, never highlighted his religion. His stance goes against...

Remembering Ofra Haza in song and tears

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Twenty years ago, the voice of one of Israel’s most remarkable performers was silenced. On Feb. 23, 2000, Ofra Haza died at the age of 42. Haza left a singular legacy for her ability...

‘Yiddish Glory’ CD records Jewish pain and resistance in World War II obtains a...

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Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II, an album produced in Toronto, has been nominated for a Grammy in the category of Best World Music Album. The awards ceremony on Feb. 10...

SaveTheMusic presents: Bist a Goy, the new Yiddish song amazing Israelis

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_Mgrr1Nkx0 GOY - The Eurovision 2018 Israeli entry "TOY" Super-jewish cover by Tehila - The Kosher Diva, in Yiddish! About Save the Music Save the Music is the exclusive resource and repository of Jewish Music and Videos including...

Gale Kissin sings “Mame Loshn”

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Few recordings so well selected, so clearly interpreted, and so significative as this one: Gale Kissin sings Mama Loshn 15 songs that illustrate Jewish life and struggles through the last 300 years! I was afraid that America...

Malpes Mit Tzeklapte Kep (Monkeys and head injuries), song based on “Five Little Monkeys...

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A beautiful children’s song performed in Yiddish by Bobe Adina. Monkeys and head injuries - Based on the famed  rhythmic poem ' 5 little monkey's jumping on the bed... ', it makes for an arithmetical...

Why many classic Christmas songs were written by Jewish composers

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Immigrant artists — from Irving Berlin to Mel Tormé — penned odes to the mythic fantasies of the American middle class they desperately wanted to join. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3G5gwZ-fsw An outtake from "Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas" with...