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.

Chassidic Sabbath


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberFAM-1006
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Famous Records
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number401087
Number of Tracks19
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Charles Davidson was commissioned by the White Plains Jewish Community Center in 1959 to capture the essence of Chassidism. Combining the best of contemporary musical materials with the rich Jewish expressiveness of classic Chassidic song he sought to portray the delicacy of interwoven themes and the buoyant subtlety of the infectious rhythms that characterizes true Chassidism. Performing this work is Cantor Ray Smolover, Cantor and Music Director of the White Plains Jewish Community Center.

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 - L'cho Dodi
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
2 - Lo Yoreyu
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
3 - Sh'ma Emes Elohey Olom Malekeynu
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
4 - Sholom Aleychem
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
5 - Borechu
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
6 - Hiney Mah Tov
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
7 - Ki Heym Chayeynu
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
8 - Or Zorua
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
9 - Shma
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
10 - Yimloch L'olom Malekeynu
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
11 - Mi Chomocho
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
12 - Yismechu
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
13 - Hashiveynu
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
14 - Vayechulu
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
15 - Mogeyn Ovos
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
16 - V'shomeru
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
17 - Half Kaddish
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
18 - R'tzey
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson
19 - Adon Olom
Composer(s) : Charles Davidson