Desi Arnaz Coloring Page – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage through Music and Portraits

By , October 2, 2020 5:04 pm

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In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Recorded Sound Archives is exploring music through portraits.  This week discover and learn more about Cuban American Musician and Bandleader – Desi Arnaz in the video below.


If you enjoyed learning about Desi Arnaz you can listen to five of his recordings in the Recorded Sound Archives: https://rsa.fau.edu/desi-arnaz

Please feel free to download a coloring page we created of Desi Arnaz that you can color and hang up in celebration of Hispanic heritage month and join us next week to find out which Latino musician we end up exploring next.

DOWNLOAD – Free Desi Arnaz coloring page

Ernesto Lecuona Coloring Page – Celebrate Hispanic Heritage through Music and Portraits

By , September 25, 2020 2:52 pm


In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Recorded Sound Archives is exploring music through portraits. Enjoy the first of four videos created in celebration of Hispanic/Latino artists. This week discover and learn more about Cuban composer and pianist – Ernesto Lecuona and Lecuona’s Cuban Boys in the video below.

If you enjoyed learning about Ernesto Lecuona you can listen to two of his recordings in the Recorded Sound Archives: https://rsa.fau.edu/ernesto-lecuona

Please feel free to download a coloring page we created of Ernesto Lecuona that you can color and hang up in celebration of Hispanic heritage month and join us next week to find out which Latino musician we end up exploring next.

DOWNLOAD – Free Ernesto Lecuona coloring page

Music for the High Holy Days and Online Services This Year

By , September 18, 2020 2:05 pm

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Looking for music to celebrate the High Holy Days this year? Look no further, the Recorded Sound Archives has a collection of over 40 recordings for you to choose from and share and enjoy with your family.

Here are a few favorite albums, which can be listened to in full on the Recorded Sound Archives website.

Selichot Service by Cantor Joseph Schwartzman

Selichot Service by Cantor Joseph Gross

Complete Selichot Service by Cantor Zvee Aroni

High Holiday Chants by Cantor Salomon Pinkasovitch

High Holiday Chants by Cantor Samuel Taube

High Holiday Moods by Cantor Leib Glantz

High Holiday Prayers (Volume 1) by Cantor Moshe Koussevitzky

High Holiday Selections by Malavsky Family

High Holy Day Prayers Live for the First Time by Cantor Leibele Waldman

High Holy Days in a Conservative Synagogue by Moishe Schwimmer

Rosh Hashana – Day 1 by Cantor Zvee Aroni

Rosh Hashana – Day 2 by Cantor Zvee Aroni

Rosh Hashanah by Cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner

Rosh Hashanah New Years Service Abraham Birnbaum – Rosh Hashanah New Year Service by Cantor Israel Goldstein

Rosh Hashanah by Cantor Yosef Rosenblatt

Yom Kippur Chants, Volume 3 by Cantor Zawel Kwartin

Yom Kippur  Day (Parts 1 & 2) by Cantor Zvee Aroni

Yom Kippur Day (Part 3 – Conclusion) by Cantor Zvee Aroni

Yom Kippur; Excerpts From the Traditional Liturgy by Cantor Moshe Ganchoff

Midnight Selichot Service by Cantor Leib Glantz

Experience the High Holidays Online

If you’re looking to attend High Holiday Services, Cantor Azi Schwartz and the Park Avenue Synagogue will be broadcasting their services through their website.

And will be accompanied by the Metropolitan Opera Brass and chamber orchestra.

A Schedule of their services is available on their website – https://highholidaysstreaming.pasyn.org/

 

Join Ben Roth-Aroni as he shares some new and old tunes on his player piano

By , September 14, 2020 5:35 pm

Do you think player pianos are a thing of the past? Join Ben Roth-Aroni as he shares some new and old tunes on his player piano at home during National Piano month!

Loved this video? Discover a series we created in 2013 featuring Bob Berkman as he goes into further detail in how the player piano works!

If you’d like to discover more piano rolls, you can listen to more through featured collections on the Recorded Sound Archives website!

 

RSA Staff’s Favorite Eddy Duchin Songs!

By , August 17, 2020 8:04 pm

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Here at the Recorded Sound Archives, we listen to A LOT of music, while digitizing and scanning recordings for research.

With the library being closed, we’ve had to get a little creative in how our department works since we’re so dependent on the physical recordings. So we’ve been working hard behind the scenes doing quality control on recordings and meta data since we haven’t been recording as much these days.

This week, we wanted to start by sharing and highlighting some RSA Staff’s Favorite Eddy Duchin Songs!

Check out the list below and let us know some of your favorites.

RSA Staff’s Favorite Eddy Duchin Songs!

1. To Be Or Not To Be – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/11011

2. It’s Great to Be in Love Again – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/14376

3. Love Walked In – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/12504

4. Summertime – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/12506

5. I’ve Got Something in My Eye – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/11029

6. Cheek to Cheek – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/11017

7. Lover come back to me – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/12497

8. Did you ever see a dream walking? – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/11012

9. I Guess I’ll Have to Change My Plans – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/12503

10. It’s De-Lovely – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/11030

11. Summertime – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/12506

12. A Rendezvous with a Dream. – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/10148

13. Sometimes – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/12500

14. S’ Wonderful. – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/12505

15. So you’re the One. – https://rsa.fau.edu/album/12496

It’s National Hot Dog Month – Enjoy Some Songs!

By , July 28, 2020 3:24 pm

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Did you know it’s National Hot Dog month? We had almost forgotten until a co-worker brought it up in conversation last week.

Here at the Recorded Sound Archives we’ve got a few songs about Hot Dogs that you can listen to from home that we wanted to share!

While digging around to share  Hot Dogs and Knishes with you we discovered a few more songs that were digitized. Enjoy these five songs about hot dogs.

Discover Five Songs About Hot Dogs!

  1. Hot Dogs and Knishes by Aaron Lebedeff
  2. Ooh! Hot Dog by Benny Goodman
  3. Hot Dog by Molly Picon
  4. Sam, the Hot Dog Man by Lil Johnson
  5. Hot Dog by Blind Lemon Jefferson

 

Please note, due to copyright some items may only be available as a 45 second snippet.

Are you a Researcher or Educator in need of full access to these recordings? Visit the Recorded Sound Archives website to apply for Research Station Access by click here.

How Did Eddy Duchin Become Reisman Orchestra’s Leader by 1932?

By , July 14, 2020 6:58 pm

eddy duchinEddy Duchin never pretended to be a great musician.

One of the members of Eddy Duchin’s orchestra once said “…Many people didn’t listen to him as much as they looked at him, he was the only musician I’ve ever known who could play a thirty-two-bar solo with thirty-two mistakes and get an ovation afterwards…

So how did Eddy Duchin become the Reisman Orchestra Leader by 1932? Well, While enrolled at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy near Cambridge at the age of nineteen Eddy Duchin auditioned for a part in Leo Reisman’s Orchestra as a pianist. Which he got enjoying tremendous popularity in New York’s Central Park Casino. His effortless technique and charming personality not only won him the job. But also made him stand out among the long list of those aspiring to join. Three years later, his personality and flashy style had captured customers and Duchin had himself taken over the engagement becoming the leader of the Reisman Orchestra.

Throughout the 1930s, Duchin’s Orchestra played primarily in hotels like the Waldorf-Astoria in New York and appeared on quite a few radio series along with in two films.

He went on to get married and have a son, named Peter who went on to follow in his father’s musical footsteps. During the war, Duchin joined a commission in the Navy where he paid little attention to music. By the end of the war his popularity had declined and so had his health. In 1951, he passed away from leukemia.

Discover more recordings at Recorded Sound Archives

Here at the Recorded Sound Archives, you can listen to recordings by both Eddy Duchin and Leo Reisman’s Orchestra.

Please note, due to copyright some items may only be available as a 45 second snippet.

Are you a Researcher or Educator in need of full access to these recordings? Visit the Recorded Sound Archives website to apply for Research Station Access by click here.

Purim Memories & The Story of Esther!

By , March 10, 2020 12:07 pm

During my early childhood (early 50’s) in N.E. Philadelphia, I listened to Gladys Gewirtz singing all the songs from the Jewish holidays and holy days on our big RCA-Victor S-1000.

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My grandma Nessie’s hamantashen were so yummy I couldn’t stop eating them.  Sadly, she passed away when I was 7 [Z”L].  Many years went by. Now I’m 73 and I work with thousands of recordings (Jewish, Jazz & Classical) at the RSA, but Gladys Gewirtz will always have a special place I my memory.  I still miss my Grandma!

 

 

 

 

Ben Roth

P.S. Prune Hamantashen are my favorites.

 

Purim – The Story of Esther

Esther (née Hadassah), an orphan raised by her uncle Mordechai, was taken against her will to Persian King Ahasuerus’s harem. There, she was forced to prepare herself for her first night with the King by spending six months doused in oil of myrrh and another six in sweet odors ointments. The night of their union, Ahasuerus loved Esther “above all women” and made her the Persian Empire’s Queen. Esther replaced Queen Vashti, who had been sentenced to death because she had refused to display her beauty to the attendants of the King’s feast.

When events took a turn for the worst and Esther learned that Prime Minister Haman planned to kill all Jews in the Persian empire she decided to act immediately to prevent the genocide. She told her uncle: “Go, gather all the Jews together and fast for me.  Neither eat nor drink for three whole days. ” Mordecai argued that these three days fast happened to include the Passover night, which should not be a night of fasting. Esther retorted, “Without Jews, who needs Passover?”

She invited both Ahasuerus and Haman to a private banquet. At that banquet Esther told the king of Haman’s plan to massacre all Jews in his kingdom, then acknowledged her own Jewish ethnicity. The information about Haman enraged King Ahasuerus and he gave an order that Haman be hanged.   He also elevated Mordecai to prime minister and gave Jews the right to defend themselves against any enemy.

Looking for music to celebrate Purim, discover over 20 vintage albums to choose from here at the Recorded Sound Archives!

 

Celebrating Black Blues Artists for Black History Month!

By , February 7, 2020 12:46 pm

2020-February-celebrating-black-blues-musiciansIn celebration of Black History Month, the Recorded Sound Archives has curated a collection of Black Blues Artists some of which are currently on display on the 1st floor of the FAU Wimberly Library for the month of February.

Click to discover 14 Blues Artists such as the voices of Huddie Leadbelly, Ethel Waters, Bessie Smith and more in this collection!

In celebration, FAU Libraries and the Recorded Sound Archives have put together a Spotify playlist Celebrating Black Blues Artists coinciding with the exhibit currently on display. Click to listen to 12 recordings and discover who these Blues Artists influenced from Nirvana to The Weavers and more down below. Enjoy!

 

RSA Staff Shares Holiday Music Favorites!

By , December 19, 2019 3:23 pm

RSA Staff Shares Holiday Music Favorites

Whether you celebrate Chanukah or Christmas, here at the Recorded Sound Archives we’ve got you covered.

You can listen to the story of Chanukah, or have you ever wonder how Christmas is celebrated in Israel? Discover how both Christmas and Chanukah are celebrated in Israel in the late 50s and 60s. Along with Christmas hymns such as Oh, Come All Ye Faithful and Silent Night, Holy Night or silly songs like I want a hippopotamus for Christmas and All I want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth.

We even have a few Hanukkah sing-alongs (Volume 2, Volume 3) for you to sing-a-long and enjoy with children. Or perhaps you’re looking for a modern take on some old Chanukah classics, discover Kenny Ellis Hanukkah Swings.

With over 100 recordings for you to choose from between our Chanukah and Christmas collections, the Recorded Sound Archives staff has put together a list of our favorite songs for you to listen to with family and friends.

Enjoy!

RSA Staff Shares Holiday Music Favorites!

1. Chanukah in Song: Mi yimalel/(Yeladim binerot) by Gladys Gerwirtz; Eve Lippman

2. Mommy Kissing Santa Claus / __ days ’till Christmas (15 through 9) by Spike Jones

3. Ocho Kandelikas by Kenny Ellis

4. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Frank Sinatra

5. Chanukah in Song (Side 4): Oy Chanukah by Gladys Gewirtz; Eve Lippman

6. Silent Night, Holy Night (Stille Nacht) by Helen Traubel

7. Chanukah Piano Medley by Benjamin Roth-Aroni

8. We Wish You a Merry Christmas by The French Quarter Band

9. Medley: Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah; Who Can Retell by Kenny Ellis

10. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Gayla Peevey

 

Please note, due to copyright some items may only be available as a 45-second snippet.

If you are a Researcher or Educator in need of full access to these recordings, click here.

 

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