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.

20th Century Yiddish Humor as told by the centry's greatest comedians


Additional information (PDF) is only available
through the Research Station
Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberBA-1004
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Banner
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number401901
Number of Tracks8
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes These twelve melodies are a representative selection of Hassidic music as preserved by oral tradition. Three are attributed to the Baal Shem Tov. Two are by his direct disciples and the others are by Tsaddikim of the third, fourth and fifth generation.

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 - Essen
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2 - Professor Labermacher
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3 - Rudy Ready
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4 - S'gite Nit
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5 - Idle Coversation
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6 - Swimming Pool Story
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7 - Off To The Races
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8 - Scratch My Back
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9 - Catskill
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