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First Recordings 1976-78

First Recordings 1976-78

Klezmorim was one of the first of the revivalist bands to play klezmer, the traditional dance music of Central and Eastern European Jews. The genre, which immigrants brought to the United States, incorporated Eastern European instrumental styles and American popular forms such as early jazz, but it largely faded within a generation. Klezmorim, formed by saxophonist Lev Liberman and violinist David Skuse in Berkeley, California, in 1974, sought to bring klezmer music back to life. The 1976–78 recordings presented here chronicle the start of the klezmer revival. This 1989 reissue contains the first recordings by Klezmorim for Arhoolie Records. The album cover is by noted cartoonist Robert Crumb.

Track Listing

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Di Zilberne Khasene The Klezmorim 3:20
102
Cintec De Dragoste The Klezmorim 1:23
103
Hora Lui Damian The Klezmorim 2:12
104
Thalassa The Klezmorim 3:44
105
Fidl Volach The Klezmorim 3:05
106
Medyatsiner Waltz The Klezmorim 2:15
107
Sherele The Klezmorim 3:06
108
Mayn Rue Plats The Klezmorim 3:07
109
A Glezele Vayn The Klezmorim 3:09
110
Baym Rebns Sude The Klezmorim 3:22
111
Lebedik Un Freylekh The Klezmorim 2:45
112
Sirba / Hora The Klezmorim 5:05
113
Doina The Klezmorim 3:25
114
Papirosn The Klezmorim 5:21
115
Firen Di Mekhutonim Aheym The Klezmorim 3:08
116
a) Trello Hasaposerviko b) Sonya / Anushke The Klezmorim 7:40
117
Af Shabes In Vilma The Klezmorim 2:05
118
Taxim The Klezmorim 2:34

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