Dienstag, 6. Dezember 2016

Theodore Bikel - Sings More Jewish Folk Songs (1959)

Theodore Bikel has died on July 21, 2015, aged 91. Thanks a lot for all the wonderful music!

Originally released in 1959 on Elektra, this is the second of three Yiddish albums Bikel recorded for Elektra Records.

In a career that has spanned over 50 years, Bikel has excelled in all aspects of the entertainment industry. He has appeared in numerous stage productions, and costarred with Mary Martin (at her insistence) in the original Broadway production of "The Sound Of Music," and has performed the role of Tevye in over 2,000 performances of "Fiddler On The Roof".

His many film credits include "The African Queen" with Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, "The Defiant Ones", for which he received an Academy Award nomination, "My Fair Lady", "The Russians Are Coming", and the Frank Zappa cult classic, "200 Motels".

As a singer, Bikel has been an important mentor and influence on artist such as Judy Collins, Peter Paul and Mary, The Limelighters, and Bob Dylan.

"Theodore Bikel Sings MORE Jewish Folk Songs" is a wonderful and joyous celebration of Yiddish Folk songs and is welcome addition to any folk music collection!

1. Hulyet, Hulyet Kinderlech
2. Lomir Alle Zingen [Let Us All Sing]
3. A Zemer
4. A Fidler
5. Drie Techterlech
6. Der Bekher
7. Kinder Yorn
8. Dona, Dona
9. Unter a Kleyn Beymele
10. Der Fisher
11. Drei Yingelech
12. Papier Iz Doch Veis
13. Az Der Rebbe Zingt
14. Di Zun Vet Aruntergeyn

(192 kbps, cover art included)

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