Folkways Jewish Recordings Now on CD
Simon, from Hatikvah Music in LA, posts this to the Jewish-Music list:
After much prodding, we have negotiated with the Smithsonian to let us distribute their Jewish music collection on the Folkways label on Compact Disc! Until now, you had to order them directly for a custom disc at a much higher price.
Since these are not produced in mass, they will custom produce them for us in generic packaging, however all CDs will include the original inserts that were included with the original records when Folkways was owned by Moses Asch.
We just received 44 different titles from the collection including the entire catalog of Yiddish recordings--songs as well as readings and poetry--all the Ruth Rubin, Mark Olf, Chassidic, Raashe, Geula Gill/Ornim Zabar, Hillel & Aviva, Sephardic/Ladino, cantorial (including a David Kousseviztky recording) and other miscellaneous Folkways titles.
For the Passover collector, there are two CDs available from this collection:
- "Yemenite Passover," recorded in a Yemenite home in 1953.
- "Chad Gadya" a collection of the many interpretations of this piece from the various tradition Included are various interrelations in Yiddish, Aramaic, Italian, Russian, Greek, Ladino, Arabic, and more.
Unfortunately, it will be a while before we can get these up on our web site, however for those familiar with the Folkways catalog, please feel free to PHONE me at 323) 655-7083 to place your orders or for any further information.