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VZL 408: Tel Aviv in Song

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Catalogue NumberVZL 408
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801350
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Tel Aviv in Song

Fifty years preceding this Vistas of Israel broadcast, the city of Tel Aviv didn't exist. It was merely a roadway to the ancient port of Jaffa. Now there are are over 500,000 inhabitants of Tel Aviv, which was built almost overnight by the pioneers. There are 4 selections dedicated to the City of Tel Aviv on today's program:

1) The Shalom Tower is a symbol of the city of Tel Aviv and from its 30th floor terrace, there is a commanding view. This symbol is put into music and is sung in Hebrew by an unnamed mixed group. 1:56-4:13

2) Haruach hachorpy v’hasoer is a song about the wintry winds that blow on Tel Aviv and is a reminder that the summer days are gone for a while. It is sung by an unnamed mixed group. 4:42-7:39

3) This unnamed song is about a guy making a date with a girl over the phone on the busy Diessengorf Street. It is sung by an unnamed mixed group. 8:14-10:31

4) This unnamed song is about Tel Aviv at night when the streets are empty and it is sung by an unnamed mixed group. 11:04-13:44

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1 - Tel Aviv in Song
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