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Mordecai Hershman Sings Folk Songs of the Shtetl


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Collection(s)Judaic
Catalogue NumberCGY 614
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Collector's Guild
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number403190
Number of Tracks9
Date Recorded1961
Album Artists
Notes Mordecai Hershman was a cantor in Vilna before coming to the United States in 1920. He served as Cantor in Temple Beth-El in Brooklyn and made extensive concert tours of Europe, South America, and Palestine. His singing style has been described as more of a minstrel with a beautiful tenor voice.

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1 - Lomir Ale Zingen
Composer(s) : N/A
2 - A Dudele
Composer(s) : N/A
3 - May Ko Mashma Lon
Composer(s) : A. Raisin/M. Warshofsky
4 - Zamd Un Shtern
Composer(s) : Sh. Frug / A.M. Bernstein
5 - Dos Yidishe Lid
Composer(s) : A. Schorr/S. Secunda
6 - A Khazendl Oyf Shabes
Composer(s) : N/A
7 - Menashe
Composer(s) : M. Rund / L. Jaffe
8 - Mikita
Composer(s) : N/A
9 - Lider-Krants
Composer(s) : N/A