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Henekhs vayb


Henekhs vayb


[Typewritten tape log inside box gives informant’s name as: Rachel Grober-Spivack. Variant seen elsewhere: Rokhl Spivack. ?? Typewritten note on tape log:] Apprentice boys’ song. Mother’s varied repertoire is an excellent reflection of the different influences on her: the traditional home of her religious-Chassidic parents, the youth interest in Zion, the current songs of the 19th c. pets and popular tunesmiths, the Ukrainian world around her. (Mother was born and raised in Bessarbia.) [Note in typewritten catalog, RG 620 black hand-bound hard-cover book:] My mother’s repertoire includes many influences: her childhood in her Chassidic home, the sounds and rhymes and songs of her youth (work songs, Zionist songs), the Slavic environment, Hebrew songs from the Kheyder, where her six brothers studied... (Although one log indicates that the items on this tape were recorded in 1955 in New York City, the songs were actually recorded in different session ranging from the 1940s-60s. LS)


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