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VZL 412: International Artists Sing Israeli Songs

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Catalogue NumberVZL 412
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801354
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes International Artists Sing Israeli Songs

Because of the Bible as a source of musical poetry and because so many emigrants to the State of Israel brought their musical heritage with them, a number of international stars took Israeli songs and gave them their own style as in the following 5 selections:

1) Ha'Yoshevit Beganim, is from the Bible's The Song Of Songs and is sung by Harry Belefonte.2:67-4:35

2) L'compenone la Chansauis, a French vocal group combined with an Israeli group known as La Chav et Navor and put together a Franco-Israel production of Hava Nagila sung in both Hebrew and French.5:04-7:45

3) The great African singer, Miriam Makeba, sings Shivolet, a song expressing Man's gratitude to G'd for the abundant blessings bestowed upon the soil. 8:16-10:01

4) The Weavers of the United States, a folk music group that included Pete Seeger, brought back folk music during the time of jazz and the fox trot and reminded people of folk's riches. They sing an unnamed song about a garden, an apple tree and two lovers, but it is totally unrelated to "original sin". 10:35-12:39

5) Josephine Baker sings yet another version of Hava Nagila. 12:57-13:53

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