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Thread #9070   Message #1284752
Posted By: GUEST,Abraham Diner
30-Sep-04 - 05:46 AM
Thread Name: Lyr/Tune Add: Vu Iz Dos Gesele
Subject: RE: Vu Iz Dus Gesele
For those interested in this excellent yiddish song, I would
recommend listening ( or buying) the bilingual version by
Jay and the Americans, the pop group from the 1960's made up
of jewish boys. The song titled in english WHERE IS THE VILLAGE?
( VI IZ DUS GESELE) is included in the CD : JAY AND THE AMERICANS:
Livin' above your head/Try some of this.ref BGOCD570. IT is track
number 17. It begins with a poem like intro in english about the
loss of father, mother, sister, brothers and sweetheart ( spoken
or better said recited). Then begins solo by singer Howie Kane in
yiddish and takes up half the song, then the other half is sung in
English. The great arrangement is by Artie Butler, who has also
arranged songs for Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand. It is an
excellent presentation of this sung. Howie Kane ( born Howard
Kertschenbaum) does a magnificent interpretation. The song lasts
3:16 min. Howie Kane sings in perfect yiddish. All I can say is
"enjoy, enjoy".
The version by the Barry Sisters is great, but this one by
JAY AND THE AMERICANS is SUPERB.