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Jewish Folk Songs, Vol. 2

Jewish Folk Songs, Vol. 2

Mark Olf (1905–1987) was a composer and singer of Yiddish and Hebrew songs. He emigrated from Russia to the U.S. with his family when he was in his early teens; he later recorded some of the songs he had heard as a child, toured the country performing, and taught music at the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side, Queens College (CUNY), and the University of Rhode Island. On this recording-–one of four he made for Folkways Records—he sings well-known Yiddish folk songs, accompanying himself on guitar. Yiddish, which incorporates German, Hebrew, and Slavic elements, was the primary secular language of the Jews in Eastern Europe. Liner notes provide English translations, English transliterations of the Yiddish, and the original Yiddish texts.

Track Listing

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Az Men Fort Kayn Sevastopol Mark Olf 2:01
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102
Die Mame Kocht Varenikes Mark Olf 1:30
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103
A Cholem Mark Olf 1:43
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104
Zits Ich Mir Oyfn Benkele Mark Olf 1:25
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105
Der Fisher Mark Olf 2:37
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106
Tayere Malke Mark Olf 2:07
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Schlof Mayn Kind Mark Olf 2:43
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202
Genzelech Mark Olf 1:33
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203
Vos Dos Meidle Vil Mark Olf 1:50
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204
Tum Balalaika Mark Olf 2:09
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205
Di Mizinke Oisgegebn Mark Olf 1:32
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206
Bin Ich Mir a Schnaiderl Mark Olf 2:10
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207
Reizele Mark Olf 3:13

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