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.

Popular Jewish Melodies


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberFAM-1002
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Famous Records
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number401386
Number of Tracks12
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Seymour Rexite was one of the most popular Yiddish performers of his day. He starred in Yiddish theater and vaudeville. Drawing upon his incredibly rich repertoire he has created a happy album that invites you to sing along and enjoy.

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 - Chupe Tanz
Composer(s) : A. Ellstein - J. Jacobs
2 - Mirage
Composer(s) : F. Mendelson - M. Kressyn
3 - Love Is a Cheat
Composer(s) : I. Cezar - L. Markowitz
4 - Tzigeiner Veisen
Composer(s) : M. Kressyn
5 - Shiker-Tiker
Composer(s) : L. Anderson - J.Morse
6 - Neier Sherr
Composer(s) : A. Ellstein - J. Jacobs
7 - Belz
Composer(s) : A. Olshanetzky - J. Jacobs
8 - Farliebter Nar
Composer(s) : A. Olshanetzky - M. Kressyn
9 - Intermezzo
Composer(s) : M. Kressyn
10 - Calla, Calla
Composer(s) : M. Kressyn
11 - Hebrew Melody
Composer(s) : Achron - M. Kressyn
12 - Shtarker Fun Liebe
Composer(s) : A. Ellstein - I. Eillan