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Favorite Passover Recordings

the irrepressible chasia segalDo you have a favorite Passover recording? Is there something that your kids love to listen to every year?

Add a comment to this weblog, or e-mail me, and let me know. I'll add all the comments and recommendations to a document similar to what we put together for Chanuka a few years ago.

cahan-simon album coverThere are a few obvious new and classic recordings that come to mind:

  • Lori Cahan-Simon's recording of Yiddish Passover songs, Songs My Bubbe Should Have Taught Me, available from Tara Music, or Hatikva Music, came out just last year
  • Hankus Netsky's delightful A Taste of Passover featuring Theo Bikel and the irrepressible Chasia Segal is available from Rounder Records, and from just about everyone else.
  • Craig Taubman's "Celebrate Passover" is very popular, and similarly widely available.
  • Yehoram Gaon's marvellous recordings of songs in the Sephardic tradition, now available as part of a 2-CD set from Hatikvah Music. (for Hatikvah Music's list of Passover recordings, see www.hatikvahmusic.com/passover.html)
  • What do you kids (or nieces, nephews, grandkids, friends) like? What do you recommend? What makes it special?


This falls into the category of, "I know we like
it, and the kids don't kvetch too much about it,
though they'd rather listen to the sountrack of
Shreck": Reggae Passover. A lot of fun. Good rhythm
-- something important for music-to-clean-by.

Debbie Friedman's The Journey Continues is
spiritually inspiring, but doesn't get the
elbow-grease flowing quite as well.

These are great, Yudel. thanks!

This in from someone in Jerusalem:

May I recommend "The Passover Prairie Polka" from my CD "Music from the Mountain - a Jewish holiday jam with the Soul Tune Singers". It's more "hee
haw!" than "oy vey!" but it's lots of fun and educational too. It can be sampled on www.cdbaby.com/cd/soultune. You can also download the cover art. Chag Kasher Ve'sameach!

Mindy Kornberg, kornberg@inter.net.il

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