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Raasche and Alan Mills Sing Jewish Folk Songs

Raasche and Alan Mills Sing Jewish Folk Songs

Raasche and Alan Mills portray the lives of the Jews of Eastern Europe through songs about love, work, and religion. The majority of the songs are sung in Yiddish, the dominant secular language of this community; two of them, religious in content, are sung in Hebrew. Alan Mills (1913–1977) forsook a career in journalism to become a prominent Canadian folk singer, actor, and the host of a folk music radio show for children. He can be heard on over 20 Smithsonian Folkways recordings, for adults and young people. Raasche (Raasche Rips), originally from Chicago, sang both classical and folk music, and recorded another album for Folkways (Jewish Songs of Europe, FW08712). Liner notes provide English transliterations of the original lyrics and, for about half the songs, English translations. Biographical information about Alan Mills and Raasche is also presented.

Track Listing

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Undzer Nigund'l Raasche and Alan Mills 1:34
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Roshinkes Mit Mandlen Raasche and Alan Mills 1:30
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Bay Dem Shtetl Raasche and Alan Mills 2:02
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Yankele Raasche 3:49
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Ot Azei Neyt a Schneider Alan Mills 1:43
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Nem Arois A Ber Fun Vald Raasche and Alan Mills 1:32
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Her Nor, Du Shein Meidele Raasche and Alan Mills 3:23
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In An Orem Shtibele Raasche 1:35
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Reizele Raasche and Alan Mills 3:20
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Dayeinu Raasche and Alan Mills 1:51
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Rebbenu Raasche and Alan Mills 2:19
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Zol Ich Zein A Rov? Alan Mills 1:37
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Leyg Ich Mein Kepele Raasche 2:42
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Vos Zhe Vilstu Raasche and Alan Mills 2:21
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Dem Milner's Treren Alan Mills 2:35
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Du, Du Raasche 3:16
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Lama Suka Zu? Raasche and Alan Mills 1:29
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A Vinter Lied Raasche 1:37
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Tiere Malke Alan Mills 3:26
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Ein Mol Raasche and Alan Mills 2:30
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