26 February 2008

A little music, please!

OK, OK, too much reading makes our eyes tired.

It's time for a fun musical break:

Click on this for Jan Peerce singing "If I were a rich man" in Yiddish, where the title becomes "If I were a Rothschild." From "Fiddler on the Roof," of course, Peerce's version of the Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick song was recorded in Vienna in 1967.

Listen to the difference in the rich Yiddish accent above and in this next one.

Even though the season is wrong, here's a Yiddish "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," by Kugelplex.

Here's Tom Lehrer singing "Hanukkah in Santa Monica," which however does mention the upcoming holiday of Purim (at least in passing), Shavuoth and a few others. And if you're a Lehrer fan - who isn't? - this link will also provide click-ons to a series of his songs.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:15 PM

    Thanks! Just knowing that there's a band named "Kugelplex" would be worth the price of admission.