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VZL 513: Songs of Israel

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Catalogue NumberVZL 513
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801005
Number of Tracks1
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Letters

Letters are written for all sorts of reasons. They are the subject of this broadcast.

1) Letter From Mom is sung by Hava Alberstein. Lyrics are about a letter from a mother to her son in the Military filled with all sorts of questions and advice.1:25 - 6:07

2) Writing Home is sung by Yigal Bershon, Lyrics are about a military son writing home from the front lines. 6:39 - 8:35

3) The Letter is sung by Ron and Nama. Lyrics are about not receiving a letter that might be a source of worry or heartbreak.9:01 - 10:47

4) A letter to the Holy Rabbi Shneyer Zalman in the town of Vladi 11:05 - 13:57

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1 - Songs of Israel - Letters
Composer(s) : N/A