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Abe Brumberg, z"l

From Itzik Gottesman, posting to the Jewish-Music list:

Sorry to pass the sad news that Abe Brumberg died this weekend in Washington, DC. . He released an excellent and important album of yiddish folksongs "Of Lovers, Dreamers and Thieves: Yiddish Folksongs From Eastern Europe". Most of the songs had never been recorded before. A fine singer. The record was later released in CD form ( I bought it at the Workmen Circle bookstore in NY). He was also an excellent recitationalist of Yiddish literatrue and has a CD of his work available. My condolences to his family.

For those who want to know more about Abe, one of his articles, Yiddish and Hebrew, about the language wars of the early 20th century, is available online.

On Feb 12, 2007, Rachel Kafrissen post to the Jewish-Music list:

www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/us/ 07brumberg.html?ref=obituaries
OK, so I just saw this. Abe Brumberg was officially the coolest Yiddishist ever (and Communistologist)—he recorded a satirical album with Joe Glazer (another awesome Yid) called "My Darling Party Line."