Portland Jewish Hour

The Portland Jewish Hour

Jewish, Yiddish, Ladino, Klezmer, Israeli, Mizrahi and Sephardic Music and Culture

Every Sunday 10-11 am Pacific Time

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Upcoming shows:
8/31  Liz hosts

9/7  Chaim hosts
9/14  Shuli hosts
9/21  Shuli hosts
9/28  Chaim hosts

10/5  Shuli hosts
10/12  Chaim hosts
10/19  Chaim hosts
10/26  Shuli hosts

 

Coming Soon

Jewish Music and Culture
 

Episode Archive

Portland Jewish Hour on 11/16/14

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Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Commemorating Kristallnacht and the fall of the Berlin Wall

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Sun, 11/09/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Commemoration of Kristallnacht and fall of Berlin Wall
Hosted by Liz Schwartz, commemorating the 76th anniversary of Kristallnacht and the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Portland Jewish Hour on 11/02/14

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Sun, 11/02/2014 - 9:00am - 10:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 10/26/14

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Sun, 10/26/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 10/19/14

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Sun, 10/19/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 10/12/14

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Sun, 10/12/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 10/05/14

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Sun, 10/05/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 09/28/14

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Sun, 09/28/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 09/21/14

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Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Portland Jewish Hour on 09/14/14

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Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:00am - 11:00am
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Jewish Music and Culture

Audio

Jewish Hour featuring an interview wiht Professor Dianne Ashton about her new book, Hanukkah in America: a history.

program date: 
Sun, 12/22/2013
Artist Title Album Label Link
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur (Della Vita) Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Zamir Chorale of Boston Maoz Tsur (By the Waters) Lights! BKM Associates zamir.org
Y-Love/Erran Baron Cohen My Hanukkah Songs in the Key of Hanukkah New Line Records www.amazon.com
Interview with Professor Dianne Ashton        
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Kozatsky 'til you Dropsky A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Dance of the Latkes Queens A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra March of the Macabees A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Araber Tants A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Tants Chinese A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Dance of the Dreydls A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
Shirim Klezmer Orchestra Waltz of the Ruggelach A Klezmer Nutcracker Newport Classic www.shirim.com
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Kinnehora

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Sun, 07/07/2013

George Lederer talks about the concept of the Yiddish term "kinnehora" (without the evil eye), and reads a story by the same title, from author Jerome Weidman.

PYH-20130616- Eprhyme

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Sun, 06/16/2013

Jacob's Last Yiddish Hour Show, featuring an interview with Jewish Hip Hop Artist eprhyme.

Jacob Interviews Eprhyme on Portland Yiddish Hour

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Sun, 06/16/2013

An interview with Eprhyme, a Jewish hip hop artist who drew musical inspiration from the Pacific Northwest

June 9 Yiddish Hour

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Sun, 06/09/2013

the automagic archive was enjoying a Sunday stroll and not working! Here's the audio from the Yiddish Hour this last Sunday

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Eric Klein interview 5-26-2013

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Sun, 05/26/2013

Yiddish Hour host Barry Lavine interviews Portlander Eric Klein, who is working with Toronto writer Michael Wex on a project to translate the 1921 Classic Yiddish novel, "In Poylishe Velder" (In the Forests of Poland) into a free e-book for 2015.  Details can be found at www.michaelwex.com.  The actual project which requires YOUR donation is at http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/new-authorized-translation-of-a-classic-yiddish-novel-into-english?c=home

Ellen Cassedy Interview

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Sun, 02/10/2013

Interview with Ellen Cassedy, author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

Ellen Cassedy went to Vilnius, Lithuania in order to study Yiddish and connect with a place where some of her ancestry originated from.

Find out more at her website: http://www.ellencassedy.com/

Portland Jewish Hour Interview with Ilene Safyan and Beth Hamon

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Sun, 01/20/2013

Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring live interviews and performances with local composer/musicians Ilene Safyan and Beth Hamon.

A Prayer in Wake of a School Shooting

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Sun, 12/16/2012

This content aired as part of the Portland Yiddish Hour on December 16, 2012.  The prayer was written by Rabbi Menachem Creditor and is read by host Ed Kraus.  The music is Armenian duduk, played by Djivan Gasparyan.

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Interview with Alicia Jo Rabins of Girls in Trouble

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Sun, 07/01/2012

Liz Schwartz's interview with Alicia Jo Rabins, founder of Girls In Trouble, an original art-pop song cycle about women in Torah. GIT has released two albums with Jdub Records and has toured across the US, Canada, England, Italy and Sweden. Alicia is currently working on A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff, an experimental performance piece about the intersection of mysticism and finance, which will premiere in New York City in the autumn of 2012.

This interview first aired on the Portland Yiddish Hour on July 1, 2012. It also includes two new songs from Alicia: "Open the Ground," and "A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff" (the Kaddish was recorded at the LABA Festival at the 14th St. Y in New York City in May 2012).

  • Length: 27:32 minutes (25.2 MB)
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Playlists

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 03/10/2013

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
03/10/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
KlezmaticsKlezmorim lekh Mayne LibinkeRise Up!
Baith JaffeMelnichs BulgarOifn Weg
David KrakauerBogota BulgarKlezmer Madness
Shawn's KugelWiegeleFinger Play
Rob TobiasPeace Train (Salaam)World in the World
Alan EderDaiyenuReggae Passover
Beth HamonSparksn/a
Paul BrodyHoly Man's HumKabbalah Dream
DeLeonBe Still, AngelinoDeLeon
RodriguezBabailonTimba Talmud
Ronen YonahYafim Le'AllaAna Kurdi
Baith JaffeCan Can KatzatzkiOifn Weg
Shawn's KugelMa Yafe HayomFinger Play

Host Ed Kraus

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 03/03/2013

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
03/03/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Steven GreenmanTsigayner ZhokStempenyu's Dreamwww.stevengreenman.com
Steven GreenmanOdessa FreylekhsStempenyu's Dreamwww.stevengreenman.com
Natalie YoungIm Ein Ani Li, Mi Li?Carry Mewww.natalieyoungmusic.com
Natalie YoungEsa EinaiCarry Mewww.natalieyoungmusic.com
Cantor Norman Cohen FalahOseh ShalomTefilatina!www.cdbaby.com
Cantor Norman Cohen FalahHamavdilTefilatina!www.cdbaby.com
Lenka LichtenbergAdonai, mah Adam?Songs for the Breathing Wallswww.lenkalichtenberg.com
Lenka LichtenbergShiviti, AdonaiSongs for the Breathing Wallswww.lenkalichtenberg.com
Steven GreenmanTerkisher FreylekhsStempenyu's Dreamwww.stevengreenman.com
Steven GreenmanE minor FreylekhsStempenyu's Dreamwww.stevengreenman.com
Steven GreenmanMoldover FreylekhsStempenyu's Dreamwww.stevengreenman.com
Osvaldo Golijov/BlueprintTenebraeYouTubewww.youtube.com

Host Liz Schwartz features new Jewish music to celebrate the newness of Spring's return to the Rose City. Artists include recent Shalshelet finalists Natalie Young, Lenka Lichtenberg, Cantor Norman Cohen Falah and Steven Greenman. 

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 02/24/2013

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
02/24/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Flying Bulgar Klezmer BandBukoviner FrylekhsAgada
Die Naye KapelyePirimTraktorist
Bob BookerShoe RepairYou Don't Have To Be Jewish
David KrakauerRumania, RumaniaBubbemeises
Lori Cahan-Simona purim lid!Vessel of Song
Bob BookerBank RobberyYou Don't Have To Be Jewish
Don ByronHaim Afen RangeDon Byron Plays The Music of Mickey Katz
Don ByronC'est Si BonDon Byron Plays The Music of Mickey Katz
Lori Cahan SimonA gut yontev yidnVessel of Song
Chava AlbersteinBoiling WaterEnd of the holiday
KapelyeGut Purin, YidnFuture & Past
David FucsThis Will Never Work Outnone
Flying Bulgar Klezmer BandBulgar BluesAgada
Bob BookerQuickiesYou Don't Have To Be Jewish
Kol SimchaDybbukVoice of Joy

Host Ed Kraus, Chag Purim

David Fucs story "This Will Never Work Out" can be found here
http://kboo.fm/node/14512

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 02/10/2013

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
02/10/2013
ArtistTitle
Chava AlbersteinDi Goldene Pave
Bagelman SistersOy Mama
Hadag NahashBereshit
David BrozaBelibi
Shlomi ShabanYehezkel Likens
Shlomi ShabanSigariot
Ben Folds FiveCigarette
Ben FoldsJesusland
EprhymePride and Prejudice

 Hosted by Jacob Rosenblum

This show included an interview with Ellen Cassedy, author of We Are Here: Memories of the Lithuanian Holocaust

Support from David Zenaty

Engineering Help from Judy Fiestal

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 02/03/2013

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
02/03/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Aryeh HirschfieldOut of the DepthsBatee L'ganee
KlezmaticsDi Zun Vet AruntergeynRhythm and Jews
Modern Klezmer QuartetHinei Ma-TovHora & Blue
FinjanDancing on WaterDancing on Water
FinjanFather's NigunDancing on Water
Klezmer JuiceSlow Melody #8Actions Speak Louder Than Words
KlezperantoIn the Hills of ManchuriaKlezperanto!
DavkaTwilight NigunJudith

Hosted by Barry, honoring the memory of Emily Gottfried.  We chatted with Grant Miller, life-long family friend, and John Moss, President of the Oregon Area Jewish Committee.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 01/27/2013

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/27/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
David Krakauer and SocalledMs. N.C.Bubbemeises
David Krakauer and SocalledMoskovitz And Loops Of ItBubbemeises
Shicky GnarowitzRomanian BulgarShicky Gnarowitz & The Transparent Wings Of Joy
Charming HostessSi Veriash La RanaSarajevo Blues
Shicky GnarowitzBb Minor BulgarShicky Gnarowitz & The Transparent Wings Of Joy
Kat ParraYo M'Enamorilas Aventuras de Pasion!
DeLeonEt DodimCasata
KlezmocracyV'DavidReach
Ramon TasatYedid NefeshYom She Kulo Shabbat
Di Naye KapelyeChernobylTraktorist
Kol SimchaNigunVoice of Joy
GolemBelzHomesick Songs
Rebbe SoulEsa EnaiiChange the World with a Sound

Host Ed Kraus

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Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 01/20/2013

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/20/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Beth HamonRom'muCity of Lovewww.reverbnation.com
Beth HamonHashkiveinuCity of Lovewww.reverbnation.com
Beth HamonMi ChamochaCity of Lovewww.reverbnation.com
Live interviews with Ilene Safyan and Beth Hamon
Beth HamonModeh Ani L'fanechaLive performancewww.reverbnation.com
Ilene SafyanPtach lanu sha'arLive performancewww.ilenesafyan.com
Ilene SafyanEsa EinaiLive performancewww.ilenesafyan.com
Beth HamonCity of LoveCity of Lovewww.reverbnation.com
Beth HamonHole In My PocketLive performancewww.reverbnation.com
Beth Hamon, Liz Schwartz, Ilene SafyanWe Shall OvercomeLive performance
Sweet Honey in the RockWoke Up This MorningYoutubewww.sweethoney.com

Hosted by Liz Schwartz, featuring Shalshelet International Jewish Festival finalists Ilene Safyan and Beth Hamon. Safyan and Hamon perform live in the studio.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 01/13/2013

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
01/13/2013
ArtistTitleAlbum
Abe Schwartz's OrchestraLebedig Un Freilech (1927)Klezmer Music - Recordings of the Masters, Vol 1
Israel J. Hochman's Jewish OrchestraBessarabier Chosd'l (1923)"
Naftule BrandweinDer Ziser Bulgar (1923)"
Naftule BrandweinDer Heisser - Tatar Dance (1924)"
Kandel's OrchestraA Laibediga Honga (1925)"
Andy Statman Klezmer OrchestraAnother Glass of WineDoyres - Traditional Klezmer Recordings 1979-1994
Joel Rubin with the Epstein Brothers OrchestraNo Name Sirba"
Klezmer Conservatory BandDovid, Shpil Es Nokh Amol"
Naftule's DreamFriend of KafkaKlezmer Festival 1998 - Live at the Knitting Factory
Harry Kandel's OrchestraFreilachs Von Der Chuppe (1917)Klezmer Music - Recordings of the Masters
Mike Curtis Klezmer QuartetFreylachs fun der KhupeStreet Song
Naftule BrandweinFihren die Mechutonim AheimKlezmer Music: Early Yiddish Instrumental Music 1908-1927
Klezmer Conservatory Band, with Itzhak PerlmanFirn Di Mekhutonim AheymIn the Fiddler's House
ShamalamacordFirn di Mekhutonim AheymShamalamacord
3 Leg TorsoFrailach #1Animals & Cannibals

Hosted by Barry, playing tunes from three eras:  the 1920's, the 70's-90's, and today.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 12/30/2012

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Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/30/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
The KlezmorimLebedik un FreylekhThe Klezmorim: Early RecordingsArhoolieklezmo.com
The KlezmorimA Glazele VaynThe Klezmorim: Early RecordingsArhoolieklezmo.com
Adrienne CooperMazl/On a HeymGhetto TangoTraditional Crossroadstraditionalcrossroads.com
Lenka LichtenbergZingPashtesCD Babywww.cdbaby.com
Vanessa PalomaRosa Blanca
New Orleans Klezmer AllstarsWould Be HungarianManichalfwitzwww.klezmerallstars.com
GolemRumenyeHomesick SongsAeronaut Recordswww.golemrocks.com
Boston CamerataCanticum HebraicumMusique Judeo-BaroqueHarmonia Mundiwww.amazon.com
Renaissance PlayersEsta Monte d'EnfrenteThe Sephardic Experience, Vol. 4Celestial Harmonieswww.harmonies.com
The KlezmaticsBobe TanzLive at Town HallSoundbrush Recordsklezmatics.com
The Barry SistersChiri Bim, Chiri BamTheir Greatest Yiddish HitsLegacy Internationalklezmatics.com

Hosted by Liz. The last PYH of 2012. A grab bag of all kinds of music, old and new.

Portland Yiddish Hour playlist for 12/23/2012

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Program name: 
Portland Jewish Hour
Air date: 
12/23/2012
ArtistTitleAlbum
Andy Statman and Dave GrismanShalom AleichemSongs of Our Fathers
Yeremi Kaplan vHaPrachimAchat UShtayim

 Hosted by Jacob Rosenblum, with guest Anna Kellerman.

Theme: Ruach.

Comments

Cantors/Liturgical Music

 

                                                                                                              September 5, 2010

Dear Mrs.  Falk:

 

     The liturgical music is splendid!  Thanks so much.  Please keep it coming.

     By the way, if you have any cookbooks left over after distributing them to your children, please make an announcement during the "The Yiddish Hour".  I would love to purchase some more for my collection.

 

     Happy New Year.

 

                                                                                                            Respectfully,

                                                                                                            S.E.  Halpern

Got up late. ;-(

 Hey, I missed the Yiddish Hour this morning. Is it archived? How do I find it to listen to? --DameEdithDivine@gmail.com

 Dylan in Costa Rica!

Old Show archives

Dear Dame Divine!

We don't podcast our regular music shows for legal reasons.  KBOO pays a license to broadcast and stream live over the internet, but not for later podcast so ... sorry.

If we produce content ourselves such as the comedy skits and interviews, that you can find via the audio link on our Yiddish Hour page.  We also post playlists in case you need to know what we played.   That show was by Barry ... the KBOO website is undergoing a revision and it might take a few more days before you can see the playlist from that show.

Of course, if you are clever you could set your computer to capture the live stream of the show to disk then play it back at your convenience!  It's just that we can't legally do this for you.

All the best,

Ed

Yiddish Hour - 9/6/09 show

A lively broadcast. Enjoyed Sheila Fox's voice and joyful klezmer music, a beautiful gift for Elul. Thanks to Liz for bringing this show to KBOO.

Ramon Tasat

Ed-

Who is Ramon Tasat? (Who is John Galt?!!?)

L

Ramón Tasat

Hello L ... I have posted comments on the playlist for today's show (Feb 8th) that should point you all in the right direction regarding Ramón Tasat. Sorry that I neglected to give you this basic biographical info on the air, but the Emergency Alert System procedures distracted me. Please give us your feedback about the Yiddish Hour, we are always looking to find out what the audience likes. As your program hosts, we have a great deal of flexibility in what we program...so if you give us feedback we can do a better job for you! Ed

yiddish hour

I like this fuzzy-quality, old-school stuff from the 1920's and earlier that comes up every now and then on the Yiddish Hour! My entry into Klezmer and other Yiddish music was through modern bands like New Orleans Klzemer All-stars and Rabbincal School Dropouts, definitely yiddish-infused but with a heavier, funky beat. It's cool to go back and hear the source. Thanks!

Old-school klezmer

Glad you like the archival stuff; it's some of my favorite music to play, too, precisely for the reason you mentioned. Also, nobody tears it up like Dave Tarras, IMO.

Zei gezint,

Liz

great program, shanda at Spertus

Hi Yankl,

Great show today!

I hope you had a great time in Chicago visiting your kids. I got to know Shainah when she joined the shul where I davened in Chicago. I moved back to PDX (my hometown) last summer, though I try to get back to visit the Chicago chevra at least once a year. I was hoping to see the maps exhibit at Spertus too when I get back there next, and think that censorship is generally an immature response to difficult questions. I hope you get someone from Spertus on the show next week so we can hear more about this.

Groisse dank,
Bracha

Portland Yiddish Hour

Hello,

I was looking for the set list for the May 11th 2008 show. There was a song that I heard at about 10:30 am that morning, entitled "Gefilte Fish and Matzo Balls" I think. I wanted to know who the artist was that performed the song.

Greatly Appreciated!!

Much Thanks,
Christopher

Gefilte fish and matzo balls

Thanks for getting in touch about our May 11 show. We had a sub that day, but I know (and love) the track that you're asking about, which was recorded by Slim Gaillard. He had a few other Yiddishoid records, such as the immortal "Draysik Sents".

 

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