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The Pennywhistlers

The Pennywhistlers

Formed in 1962 by Ethel Raim, this group of seven women performed music reflecting both their Eastern European heritage and an appreciation of music of peoples from around the world. Folk singer Theodore Bikel, in his autobiography Theo, called the Pennywhistlers “the closest to the real thing in authenticity in the United States.”

Inspired by the unique sound and mood created by the harmony of women’s voices, the Pennywhistlers sing a wide-ranging program of songs in their inaugural album. Although primarily an a cappella group, the Pennywhistlers are backed by bass, guitar, banjo, and accordion on this recording. Liner notes provide song lyrics along with an English translation or summary.

Track Listing

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Paidu Vidu The Pennywhistlers 2:13
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102
Zorii Seceratorilur The Pennywhistlers 1:41
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103
Run Come See The Pennywhistlers 2:50
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104
Que Bonita Bandera The Pennywhistlers 2:05
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105
Kak pa Moryu The Pennywhistlers 2:18
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106
Roll On Columbia The Pennywhistlers 2:53
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107
Jovano The Pennywhistlers 2:42
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201
S'falt a Senei The Pennywhistlers 2:21
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202
La Carmagnole The Pennywhistlers 1:07
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203
Woke up this Mornin' The Pennywhistlers 2:45
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204
Amar Rabbi Akiva The Pennywhistlers 2:39
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205
Cotton Mill Girls The Pennywhistlers 2:17
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206
Tudora The Pennywhistlers 2:52
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207
Yerakina The Pennywhistlers 2:35
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208
Amen The Pennywhistlers 2:31

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