The Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) is a unit of FAU Libraries Special Collections department. We are located in the Wimberly Library on FAU's Boca Raton campus.

Originally established in 2002 as a small project dedicated to the preservation of recorded Jewish music, it has matured into a robust digitization operation for all types of sound recordings.

Yiddishe Lieder

Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Catalogue NumberFAM 1014
Matrix Number Bin A:Bin B
Record Label Famous Records
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number400098
Number of Tracks8
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Yiddishe Lieder (Yiddish Folk Songs) are arguably the most genuine expression of the soul of Ashkanaz Jews. Although Cantor Moshe Koussevitsky, one of the greatest cantors of his generation, frequently included these songs in his concert tours around the world, this was his first album dedicated entirely to the art form. Selections include "Leider Krantz", a medley of 25 folk songs by Leo Low, and "A Chaz'n Mit a Gabai", a traditional folk song arranged by Cantor Koussevitsky.

Recordings restricted by copyright will only play 45 seconds to give you a sense of what that recording originally sounded like. These recordings can be identified by the words (Research Station) in the music player.

If a song listed below has not been digitized yet, it will NOT show up within the player. If you need us to digitize this song/album, you can make a formal request here.
1 - Lieder Krantz
Composer(s) : Leo Low
2 - Baim Tailim
Composer(s) : Aaron Rosen
3 - A Chaz'n Mit a Gabai
Composer(s) : Arr. by M. Koussevitzky
4 - Shomer Yisroel
Composer(s) : A.W. Binder
5 - Chassidic Song (Traditional)
Composer(s) : Arr. by M. Koussevitzky
6 - Der Alter Chaz'n
Composer(s) : S. Weisser
7 - Nilah (N'ilah)
Composer(s) : S. Alman
8 - Far Vos Singt a Chaz'n
Composer(s) : J. Jacobs - S. Secunda