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.

Sing Main Folk


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberFAM-1017
Matrix Number FAM-1017A/B
Record Label Famous Records
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number400699
Number of Tracks12
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes For Jews who did not live in New York City but who craved Yiddish Theater, there was Ben Bonus. His troupe of Jewish actors and singers brought Yiddish entertainment to even remote Jewish communities in the United States. This album will help you to appreciate why he was popular with audiences everywhere.

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 - Bal Shem Zemerl
Composer(s) : M. Basin - Rumshinski
2 - Oyfn Veg Shteyt a Boym
Composer(s) : I. Manger; Arr. P. Laskowksy
3 - Beserabier Motiv
Composer(s) : N/A
4 - Der Freilecher Chosid
Composer(s) : Goldfaden - Kotelyanski
5 - Shmilik Gavrilik
Composer(s) : N/A
6 - Der Balegole
Composer(s) : Mendele
7 - Der Polit
Composer(s) : M. Molodovsky - Leon Weiner
8 - Zmires
Composer(s) : Arr. Ben Yomen
9 - Balmeloches
Composer(s) : N/A
10 - Cowboy Lied
Composer(s) : N/A
11 - Betler Lieder
Composer(s) : Beggar Songs
12 - Der Schneider
Composer(s) : N/A