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Zipper, Yankl

Title

Zipper, Yankl

Subject

Born in Poland, (late 1890 or ca. 1903?
Teacher. Lived in Montreal, Canada.
Handwritten: "Is a Jewish teacher and the Principal of the Peretz schools there. A man of literary stature in Montreal and a carrier of authentic Yiddish songs."
[From blue index, RG 620, box 30]

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Bratslaver tune

Title

Bratslaver tune

Date

1955

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Al hasela, hakh, hakh

Title

Al hasela, hakh, hakh

Date

1955

Description

[Title is from Ruth Rubin catalog (R6620, black hard-bound notebook). Title in tape log inside box cover is Al Hasela, hach! hach!]

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Husiatiner tune

Title

Husiatiner tune

Date

1955

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Husiatiner Tune

Title

Husiatiner Tune

Date

1955

Description

{Note from LOC Tape Log, (Same as Tape #7, No. 12)} [Note from tape log inside box:] HASIDIC [sic] SONG without words, was a MALE song. Hence few women are carriers... The first four tunes were taken off a wire recorder owned by Lazar Axelbank, who recorded his family singing at a house party... The question marks indicate doubt as to the type of NIGN (or tune) this might be... It may or may not be a Hasidic tune. Many tunes were table songs tunes [sic], during festivals and Sabbath and holiday meals... 41897 Ruth Rubin tape was digitized.

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Kayn Kotsk fort men nit

Title

Kayn Kotsk fort men nit

Date

1955

Description

Note from tape log inside box:] Not all of these songs are Chassidic [sic]. Some are anti-Chassidic; others are Moshiach [sic] songs, etc.

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Oy, hert zikh ayn, mayne libe mentshn

Title

Oy, hert zikh ayn, mayne libe mentshn

Date

1955

Description

[Note in typewritten tape log in box:] Betler lid. [No record for Tape 21 or Tape 22 in typewritten black hardbound catalog.]

"Ethnomusicologist Ruth Rubin collected and translated this street singer’s tune in 1955 from Yankl Zipper, who had immigrated to Montreal and remembered it in Lithuanian Yiddish dialect from pre-WWII Europe. As noted by collection editors Chana Mlotek & Mark Slobin, a very similar supplicant melody is a central motif in the widely famous 1936 film Yidl mitn fidl [Yidl with the Fiddle], starring American-born Yiddish actress Molly Picon and made on location in Poland. It seems quite likely that the mendicant movie theme inspired a real-life busker’s song." (From Eve Sicular)

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Er hot mir tsugezogt tsu nemen

Title

Er hot mir tsugezogt tsu nemen

Date

1955

Description

“When I was collecting in Montréal in 1955 and 1956, the Université de Montréal, assisted me with some recording apparatus and tapes. I thought the tapes were blank, but it turned out that they had been used by the linguistics department. Consequently, previous sounds are audible ‘under’ my own recording.”

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