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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.

VZL 439: Songs of Israel

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Catalogue NumberVZL 439
Matrix Number N/A
Record Label Vistas of Israel
Record Format33 1/3 RPM - 12"
Shelf Number801379
Number of TracksN/A
Date RecordedN/A
Album Artists
Notes Songs of Israel/Zvia Abarbanel

Zvia Abarbanel is of Yemenite origin coming to Israel at the age of 9 on the "Magic Carpet" flights. During her performances she is usually in Yemenite dress with incense flowing. She came to the United States and learned of Jazz and started to use Jazz in her songs. There are 4 selections on today's Vistas of Israel program:

1) Who Kissed Me That I Spend My Days In Dreams is a Yemenite song.

2) Ballad To A Fighter is a dedication to her adopted country.

3) Wings Of Love is a tender love song.

4) D'mot A'nai, The Tears Of My Eyes, is based on a traditional Yemenite tune.

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