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.

Songs of the Baal Shem


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberCGL 637
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Collector's Guild
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number401091
Number of Tracks12
Date Recorded1964
Album Artists
Notes Hassidism was founded by Israel Baal Shem Tov, whose early life was humble and obscure. On his 36th birthday, Israel �revealed� himself and for the next 24 years of his life, thousands of people came to study his teachings and to absorb his philosophical outlook. The twelve melodies on this disc are a representative selection of Hassidic music as preserved by oral tradition. Three are attributed to the Baal Shem Tov, two others are by his direct disciples, and the others by third, fourth and fifth generations.

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 - Pesah Nigun
Composer(s) : comp:Roptchitz; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
2 - Nigun Besht I
Composer(s) : comp: Baal Shem Tov; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
3 - Korev Yom
Composer(s) : comp: Bratslav; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
4 - Simhas Torah Nigun
Composer(s) : comp:Talmidey Besht; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
5 - Nigun Besht II
Composer(s) : comp: Baal Shem Tov; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
6 - Shir Hashirim
Composer(s) : comp:Roptchitz; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
7 - A Din Toyre mit Got
Composer(s) : comp: Berditchev; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
8 - D'veykus Nigun
Composer(s) : comp: Zvolin; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
9 - The Rav's Nigun
Composer(s) : comp: R. Shneur Zalman; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
10 - A Dudele
Composer(s) : comp: Berditchev; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
11 - Nigun Besht IIIhy
Composer(s) : comp: Baal Shem Tov; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler
12 - D'veykus Nigun
Composer(s) : comp: Zlotchov; arr: Richard J. Neumann & Rafael Adler