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Theodore Bikel Sings Jewish Folk Songs

by Theodore Bikel

Timeless performances of traditional Yiddish Folk Songs.
Genre: Spiritual: Judaica
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1. Der Rebe Elimelech
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2:58 album only
2. Di Yontevdike Teyg
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3:18 album only
3. Sha Shtil
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1:42 album only
4. Di Ban
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1:20 album only
5. Kum Aher Du Filozof
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2:48 album only
6. Di Mezinke
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1:51 album only
7. A Sudenyu
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2:38 album only
8. Achtsik Er Un Zibetsik Zi
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4:19 album only
9. Di Mame Iz Gegangen
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1:07 album only
10. Margaritkelech
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2:47 album only
11. Ma Asapru
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2:23 album only
12. Lomir Zich Iberbeten
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1:49 album only
13. Homentashn
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1:40 album only
14. A Chazn Oyf Shabes
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1:53 album only
15. Reyzel
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16. Tumbalalayla
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Album Notes
Originally released in 1959, "Theodore Bikel Sings Jewish Folk Songs" was the first of three Yiddish albums recorded by Theodore Bikel for Elektra Records. Bikel went on to record many more albums for Elektra and other labels and, in many languages. As an Actor, he has appeared in numerous movies and was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in "The Defiant Ones". He has appeared in over 100 television programs and has 2 Emmy Awards to his credit.
This long out of print and eagerly awaited recording is now available for the first time in many years on compact disc


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bikel lyrics
two of you are looking for the lyrics book I have a copy and will gladly send it to you (really) It's the original with the transliteration and all!!!! Feel free to call at Schechter Queens 718-591-9800 x315

Peter Yamin

It's terrific CD and a great intoduction to Yiddish folk songs.
I still have the Elektra LP version of this, which I bought almost 50 years ago. It introduced me to Yiddish folk songs. Bikel is a wondeful performer and he sings with great affection for this music. My only complaint: the LP included a booklet of texts and translations (I've lost mine.)that should have been included with the CD.

Les Blatt

Wonderful Jewish Folk Music
This has been a favorite since it was first released, back in 1959. Bikel sings Yiddish with fervor and with an actor's ability to bring out the meaning in the songs, even for those of us who do not speak Yiddish. I do wish the CD came with the lyrics (as the original did), but that's a minor carp. It's a terrific album.

George Berman

Soul of Yiddish folk music
On this CD, Bikel brings to life -- and to posterity - the soul of the Jewish people, in a beautiful, classic Yiddish. The range of the songs, and of the melodies, illustrates the scope of Jewish history in Europe. One cannot fail to think of the tragedy that followed this period of Judaism. But, it is also uplifting as we recall "Am Yisroel Chai," -- the Jewish people lives.

Ben Labovitz

Tuneful, melodic, sounds great!
I loved this album as a child but hadn't heard it in years. The songs are tuneful and melodic, and the sound quality is excellent. Also, a great mix of mellow and more high energy songs. And my infant son (13 months) dances to it!

Judi MacPherson

I owned the record version of this album many years ago, soon after it came out. I wore it out, but since the advent of tapes and cd's I haven't been able to play it again until now. I love this album! I love the songs, I love the singer. I love that it arrived so quickly after placing my order.