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    VOLUME THIRTY NINE – PANORAMA ISRAELI FOLK DANCES (Arranged/Directed Ami           Gilad) 
    1.  Shiboley Paz
    2.  Hora Bialik
    3.  Nitzanim
    4.  Tfillat Hashachar
    5.  Hagavia
    6.  Kumi Ori
    7.  Hadoodaim
    8.  Uri Zion
    9.  Vayiven Uziyahu
    10.  Adarim
    11.  Hora Chassidit
    12.  Te Ve-Orez    

    VOLUME FORTY – THE WORLD OF SHOLEM ALEICHEM (Directed by Howard Da Silva,           Music by Serge Hovey and Robert de Cormier, Written by Arnold Perl)
    1.  A Tale of Chelm   ) By I. L. Peretz, w/Moris Carnovsky, Howard Da Silva, Ruby 
    2.  Bontche Schweig  ) Dee, Gilbert Green, David Pressman, Pearl Somner
    3. The High School   ) By Sholem Aleichem, w/Moris Carnovsky, Howard Da Silva, Ruby Dee,

                                         Gilbert Green, David Pressman, Pearl Somner

    VOLUME FORTY-ONE – CANTORIAL MASTERPIECES (Cantor Sameul Malavsky

    and Family Choir)
    1.  Ahavas Olom
    2.  Mizmor Shir L’Yom HaShabos
    3.  Tzur Mishelo
    4.  Yosef Adoshem Aleichem
    5.  L’El Boruch
    6.  Mimkomo
    7.  Tzur Yisroel
    8.  Oseh Shalom

    VOLUME FORTY-TWO – NUSSACH AND T’FILOH (Cantor Rubin Rosenblit)
    1.  Ono B’Choach
    2.  Tal
    3.  Sim Sholom
    4.  Hashkiven
    5.  Mimechomo
    6.  V’Nirehu Ayin B’Anin: Av Horachamim Hu Y’Rachem    

    VOLUME FORTY-THREE – MAURICE GANCHOFF CANTORIAL MASTERPIECES
    1.  R’Tze Adoshem
    2.  Tomachti Y’Sedosay
    3.  Halben Chatoenu
    4.  Hineni Muchon Um’Zumon
    5.  Mi Sheoso Nisim
    6.  V’Hu Rachum
    7.  Y’Aaleh
    8.  Ono Tovo L’Vonecho
    9.  B’Tzes Yisroel

     VOLUME FORTY-FOUR - CANTOR HENOCH BORENSTEIN (Accompanied by Abraham              Nadel’s Choir and Orchestra; Arrangements by Jeffrey Nadel)
    1.  Hallel
    2.  Av Horachamim
    3.  B’Chochmo Posayoch Sh’Orim
    4.  Geshem
    5.  Tzur Yisroel
    6.  Hashem, Hashem
    7.  Kiddush
    8.  Ma Tovu
    9.  Tosh Chodesh Benchen

    VOLUME FORTY-FIVE – SIROTA SINGS AGAIN (Gerson Sirota)
    1.  Shom’Oh Vatismach Tsiyon
    2.  V’Shom’Ru
    3.  Ki Hu L’Vado
    4.  R’Zei
    5.  R’Zei
    6.  L’Dor Vodor
    7.  V’Chol Hachayim
    8.  Haazino Elokim
    9.  A Din Toire Mit Gott
    10.  E Lucevan Le Stelle
    11.  Hashem Hashem
    12.  Kel Molei Rachamim

    VOLUME FORTY-SIX – SAMUEL CALLING HIS NAME (Cantor Samuel Vigoda Chants High         Holiday Selections)
    1.  Habein Yakir Li
    2.  M’Loch
    3.  L’Dovid Mizmor
    4.  Machinesey Rachamim
    5.  Midas Horachamim
    6.  Eil Moley Rachamim
    7.  Daniel Ish Chamodos
    8.   Aneynu

    VOLUME FORTY-SEVEN – SELIHOTH AND NEILAH PRAYERS (Cantor Daniel Silver,                 w/Henry Spector and his Symphonic Male Choir)
    1.  Tzadik Adonoi
    2.  Lechuneranenu
    3.  Kamo Yisartonu
    4.  B’Motzoei
    5.  Aneinu
    6.  Hoir Hakodesch
    7.  Eil Melech Yoshev
    8.  Ono...O
    9.   Shma Koleinu
    10. Shoimer Yisroeil

    VOLUME FORTY-EIGHT – FAITH ETERNAL (Cantor Joseph Shilisky)
    1.  L’Olom Y’He Odom
    2.  R’Foenu
    3.  Al-Hatsadikim
    4.  Rirkas Kohanim
    5.  Ribono Shel Olom - S’Firoh
    6.  Ashre
   7.  L’Kel Orech Din
    8.  Hin’Ni Heoni
    9.  B’Rosh Hashonoh
    10. Kodosh Atoh
    11. Haven Yakir Li

    VOLUME FORTY-EIGHT – SACRED SABBATH (Cantor Ben Zion Kapov-Kagan)
    1.  Ono B’Choah
    2.  Hashkivenu
    3.  Kiddush
    4.  Av Horahamim, Hu Y’Rahem
    5.  Ato Yotsarto
    6.  Birkas Kohanim
    7.  Sim Sholom

    VOLUME FORTY-NINE – SEVEM CANTORIAL MASTERPIECES 

    (Cantor Jacob Singer, Lyric Tenor)
    1.  Rochel M’Vakoh Al Bonero
    2.  Emes Ki Atoh Hu Yotzrom
    3.  Ovino Malkeinu
    4.  Uvsoroscho Kosuv Lemor
    5.  Ahavas Olom
    6.  Omar Rabbi Eliezer
    7.  Sim Shalom

    VOLUME FIFTY – CANTOR KALMEN KALICH CANTORIAL SELECTIONS
    1.  Omar Rabi Elozor
    2.  Misraze Berachim
    3.  Yismechu
    4.  V’Hu Rachum
    5.  Ani-Hu Zon Lecholo
    6.  Moloch

    VOLUME FIFTY-ONE – CANTOR SAMUEL VIGODA CANTORIAL MASTERPIECES
    1.  V’Seerav L’Fonecho
    2.  Eych Niftach Peh
    3.  Av Ho-Rachamim Shochen
    4.  Mah Godlu Maasecho
    5.  Vi-Liyerushalayim Ircho
    6.  Reitzey Adoshem Elokeynu
    7.  Boruch Adoshem
    8.  Halleluyah Hallelu
    9.  Avdey Adoshem

    VOLUME FIFTY-TWO – FESTIVAL OF HEBREW LITURGICAL MUSIC (As recorded for the       60th Anniversary Celebration of the Jewish Ministers Cantors’ Association of America and                   Canada, w/250 Voice Cantorial Ensemble directed by Oscar Julius, Ed Sullivan, Minister of                   Ceremonies)
    1.  Yism’chu
    2.  Hashem Mo Rabu Tzoroi
         Ensemble, Cantor David Kussevitsky, Soloist
    3.  Rochel M’Vohok Al Boneho
         Ensemble w/Orchestra, Cantor Jacob Barkin, Soloist
    4.  Mir Hoben Geboit A Land
         Ensemble, Oscar Julius, Conductor
    5.  Shir Hamaalos
         Ensemble
    6.  Hashem Z’Choronu
         Ensemble, Cantor Arthur Koret, Soloist
    7.  Heyei Im Fifiyos
         Ensemble, Cantor Avrum Dubow, Soloist

    VOLUME FIFTY-THREE – HIGH HOLIDAY IN SONG (Cantor Sholom Katz, arrangements by       Abraham Nadel and his all-male choir, Music by Bob Reisenman and Orchestra)
    1.  Hineni
    2.  B’Rosh Hashona
    3.  Ki K’Shimcho
    4.  Odom Yisodo
    5.  V’Al Hamdinos
    6.  Hayom Haras Olom
    7.  Areshes
    8.  Uv’Yom Simchaschem
    9.  Hayom T’Amtzeinu

    VOLUME FIFTY-FOUR – LEST WE FORGET (Yizkor Memorials, Cantor Sholom Katz

    and male choir, Seymour Silbermintz, Conductor)
    1.  Av Horachamin/ V’Al Y’Dei
    2.  Ki Kshimcho/ Odom Y’Sudo Mei-Ofor
    3.  Shivisi
    4.  Hashem Moh Odom
    5.  Sochnei Votei Chomer
    6.  Keil Mokei Rachamim
    7.  Kaddish

    VOLUME FIFTY-FIVE – GERSHON EPHROS SEVENTH BIRTHDAY (Caantor Moshe                     Ganchoff, Cantor Shul Meisels, Cantor Robert Hl Segal, Cantor Arthur Wolfson, Reuven Kosakoff,     Composer, Lucy Brown, Concert Pianist, Kohon String Quartette)
    1.  Uvashofor Godol (Cantor Robert H. Segal)
    2.  Ovos (Cantor Arthur Wolfson)
    3.  Ashre Kiddush (Cantor Saul Miesels
    4.  Lo Omus (Cantor Moshe Ganchoff)
    5.  Piano Variations (9 variations on a theme by Joseph Achron “Piano Suite”(
        (Lucy Brown, Pianist)
    6.  Introduction, Andante and Fuge (Kohon String Quartette)

    VOLUME FIFTY-SIX – SHOLOM SECUNDA’S SHABBAT HAMALKAH (Hazan Saul Miesels         and Choir of Temple-On-The-Heights, Cleveland, Ohio, Conducted by Sholom Secunda)
    1.  Ma Tovu
    2.  Mizmor Shiru Ladonoy
    3.  Lecho Dodi
    4.  Mizmor Shir Leyom Hashabos
    5.  Ahavas Olom
    6.  V’Shomru
    7.  Kaddish
    8.  Yih’Yu L’Rotson
    9.  Mogen Ovos
    10. Kiddush
    11. Shehasholom Shelo

    VOLUME FIFTY-SEVEN – YESHIVA SONGS (Sung by Yeshiva Student Chorus, Soloist A. Davis,     Choral and Musical Director Naftali Franekl)
    1.  V’Yea-Da
    2.  Kaw Ri-Bon
    3.  He-Ney Ma-Tov
    4.  Emes
    5.  Ataw Etchawd
    6.  Chasdey
    7.  Av Ha-Ra-Cha-Mim
    8.   Baw-Ruch
    9.  Eliyawhu Ha-Naw-Vi
    10. Ma-Le-Chaw Ha-Yom
    11. A-Yea M’Kom K’Vo-Do

    VOLUME FIFTY-EIGHT – CANTOR MORDECHAI HERSHMAN SINGS CANTORIAL                   COMPOSITIONS AND CONCERT SELECTIONS
    1.  Habet Mishomayim
    2.  Umipne Chatoeinu
    3.  Melech Rachamon
    4.  V’Korev P’Zurenu
    5.  Misratze B’Rachamim
    6.  Al Tashlicheinu
    7.  Akavyo Ben Mahallalel
    8.  Geshem
    9.  Der Lamden
    10. Dos Pashuchel
    11. Fleishige idden, Milchige Yidden

    VOLUME FIFTY-NINE – SEDER WITH CANTOR MOSHE KOUSSEVITZKY (With Ben                 Friedman and his Choir)
    1.  Kiddush
    2.  Schehecheyonu
    3.   Ho-Lachmo
    4.  Ma Nihtano
    5.  Avodim Hoyinu
    6.  V’Hee Sheomdo
    7.  Dayeinu
    8.  B’Tseis Yisroel
    9.  Shir Hamalos
    10. Rachem No/Yaale V’Yovo
    11. Eliyohu
    12. Hallu Es Hashem
    13. Hodu La’Shem
    14. Ki Loi Noeh
    15. Ch’Sal Sidur P’Esach
    16. Adir Hu
    17. Riboinoi Shel Oilom
    18. Echod Me Yodea
    19. Chad Gadyoh
    20. Song of Chad Gadyoh
    21. Next Year In Jerusalem

   VOLUME SIXTY – THE ART OF THE CANTOR: CHANUKAH, THE SABBATH, HIGH HOLY      DAYS (Jan Peerce, With Chorus and Orchestra arranged and conducted by Gershon Kingsley)
    1.  Eloheynu
    2.  Pis Chu Li
    3.  Ahavas Olom
    4.  M’Kimi Meofor
    5.  Mimkomocho
    6. Sh’Ma Kolenu
    7.  Ovino Makkenu
    8.  Mo’Os Tzur
    9.  Haneros/Al Hanism

    VOLUME SIXTY-ONE – GREAT HEBREW PRAYERS IN SONG (Cantor Simon Hass, With             Orchestra and Choir conducted by Ivor Raymonde)
    1.  Or Sorua/Al Daas
    2.  Kol Nidre
    3.  Evening Meditation (Borchu, Sh’Ma Yisroel, Sh’Ma Koleinu)
    4.  S’Oo Sh’Orim
    5.  Vchol Haachim/Borchaynu
    6.  R’Tzaei
    7.  Adon Olom

    VOLUME SIXTY-TWO – THE GRAND MUSIC HALL OF ISRAEL

    (Recorded live at L’Olympia, Paris, 1967)
    1.  Emek
    2.  Lavrida
    3.  Bekol Makom
    4.  Nagnu Bekol
    5.  Shav Ani Elaich
    6.  Israeli Dance
    7.  Ahava Rishona
    8.  Kol Hashavua Lach
    9.  Kemer Nuge
    10. El Israel
    11. Dance Chasidic
    12. Keren Yar
    13. Shilgia
    14. Machar
    15. Sabre Dance
    16. Shir Sameah
    17. Donna Donna
    18. Romania
    19. Potpourri
    20. Ha Find Jan
    21. Yerushalaim

    VOLUME SIXTY-THREE – CHORAL MASTERWORKS OF THE SYNAGOGUE

    (Choral Society of Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Baltimore; Cantor Jacob Barkin,

    Cantor Raphael Edgar, conduced by Hugo Weisgall)
    1.  Min Hametzar
    2.  How Goodly Are Thy Tents
    3.  Tov L’Hodos
    4.  V’Shomru
    5.  Ono Tovoh
    6.  Keter
    7.  May the Words
    8.  Hashkivenu
    9.  Hashkibenu
    10. En Komocho
    11. Ma Tovu

    VOLUME SIXTY-FOUR – THE VOICE OF EMINENCE “PINCHIK”

    (Hebrew, with Orchestra and Organ Accompaniment)
    1.  Elih Ezk’Roh
    2.  Av Horachamin
    3.  Ribono Shel Olom
    4.  N’Shomoh N’Shomoh
    5.  Rozo D’Shabbos
    6.  Mo-Oz Tzur
    7.  Mah Nomar


​    VOLUME SIXTY-FIVE -- "SHOLEM ALEICHEM DIR, AMERIKE!," based on Sholem

    Aleichem's "MOTL, PAYSE THE CANTOR'S SON," w/text by Martin Birnbaum, music by                 Maurice Rauch, starring Molly Picon as Motl, Beatrice Bushkin as Broche, Howard Fried as Pinye,     and William Wolff as Elye,  w/The Jewish People Chorus of New York


            Synopsis:  The immigrant ship Prince Albert, loaded with Jewish emigrants, makes its way

            slowly to America's shore.  A dreadful storm interrupts their Yom Kipur eve service; sea-                       sickness, marital disputes, the death of a child, and finally, the new Promised Land of America,

            followed by the trials and tribulations of learning English and starting life anew in the New

            World.  In time, the immigrants learn to fight for their freedom and equality, taking their

​            place in the struggle to achieve the American Dream.

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    VOLUME ONE – JEWISH WEDDING DANCES
    1.  Doinas
    2.  Frailachs
    3.  Waltzes
    4.  Shers
    5.  Polkas Mazurkas Kozatskis
    6.  Horas

    VOLUME TWO – SHABAT SHOLOM (The Noam Singers/Epstein Brothers Orchestra)
    1.  Yallel and Zeh Ol Norah (Israeli Medley)
    2.  Lo Yisag Gol (Rabbi A. Weiss)
    3.  Shimru Shabosal (E. Diamond)
    4.  Yonah Motzo (Traditional arr: I. Meller)
    5.  Hayom y’Vodah (Rabbi J. Spivak)
    6.  B’Kol D’Mama (Rabbi A. Weiss)
    7.  Chad Gadyo (Moishe Oysher)
    8.  Y’Did Nefesh (Rabbi Y. Alster)
    9.  Koh Niron Olam (arr: Liefers)
    10.  Y’Hal’Lu (Steven Schwartz)
    11.  T’Kah (Rabbi M. Twersky, Vocal Arr. By I. Meller)

    VOLUME THREE – LEBENIK UN YIDDISH (Pinie Goldstein and
     Anna Rappel; Ernesto Honisberg and his Orchestra)
    1.  Ich Ken Es Nicht
    2.  Der Hickevate Chusn
    3.  “Ich Vill”
    4.  “A Hopkele”
    5.  Opera Cocktail
    6.  Es Dreit Sich
    7. A Mexicandlr Maisle
    8.  Yidish Darf Zan Helik
    9.  Bet Mich Abisele Mamele
    10.  Prawen Weln Mir A Chasine
    11.  Di Nale Gora

    VOLUME FOUR – JEWISH SONGS MY MOTHER SANG TO ME   (Cantor Samuel Malavsky and the       Malevsky Family Choir)
    1.  Oif’n Pripetchor
    2.  Das Talis’l
    3.  Mein Yiddishe Momme
    4.  Rozhinkes Mit Handlen
    5.  Ich Baink Ahaim
    6.  Lulinke Mein Feigele
    7.  Singt Alle Yiddelachj
    8.  Hova Nogilah
    9.  Tzur Mishelo

    VOLUME FIVE– CANTORIAL MASTERPIECES (Cantor David Kusevitsky) 
    1.  Mizratze B’Rachamim
    2.  Sfira Ho-Omer
    3.  Al Zos Shibchu Ahuvim
    4.  V’Chol Hachayim
    5.  Borcheinu Vabrocho
    6.  Haskhiveinu

    VOLUME SIX – GREEK DANCE PARTY (Tasso Marvis and his Greek Orchestra)
    1.  Never on Sunday
    2.  Hasapikos
    3.  Gerakina
    4.  Karagouna
    5.  Sylivrianos Syrtos
    6.  Misirlou
    7.  Ballos ((Pasiopdula)
    8.  Chiotikos
    9.  Zorba
    10. Isamikos
    11. Pentozali
    12. Kalamationos (Samiotisa)     

    VOLUME SEVEN – ISRAELI FOLK DANCES (Shai Burstyn,
    arranger/director and Fred Berk, dance consultant; music by Tsila Avigad and Avi Siany)
    1.  Gozi - Li 
    2.  Tslil Zugim
    3.  Lamanatseach
    4.  Bein N’Har Prat
    5.  Ronee Bat Tsion
    6.  Harimon
    7.  Mitzvah Tanz
    8.  Hora Chemed
    9.  Pashtu Kvasim
    10. Mishal
    11. Yarad Dodi Legano
    12. Tzadik Katamar

    VOLUME EIGHT – GINATTA LA BIANCA SINGS HEBREW (with Marienka Michna and Orchestra)
    1.  A Nigun
    2.  Hora
    3.  Zol Noch Sein Shabos
    4.  Yehi Rotzon
    5.  Eibik
    6.  A Pastuch’l
    7.  Ze Huni
    8.  Jewish Medley

    VOLUME NINE – MARTHA SCHLAMME SINGS JEWISH FOLK SONGS (with Tanya Gould, pianist,     Mose Bucholz, flutist)
     1.  Chatzkale
     2.  Eingemachts Margaritkalexh
     3.  Di Alte Kashe
     4.  Yomme Yomme
     5.  Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen
     6.  Ay Ay Der Rebbe Gate
     7.  Vuzhe Villst Du
     8.  Schulf Mein Kind
     9.  Broitele
     10. Mottle
     11. Viegendick a Fremd Kind
     12. Der Rebbe Eli Melech

    VOLUME TEN – TFILOIS CHAYIM (Cantor Hyman Millman)
    1.  Loi Lonu
    2.  Ato Yodea
    3.  Ov Horachamim
    4.  Yerushalyim
    5. Mismoir Shir Lyom
    6.  Kiddush
    7.  Boruch Elokainn
    8. Mein Saidens Hois

    VOLUME ELEVEN – SHALOM PARDNER (Leo Fuchs)
    1.  Yiddish Twist
    2.  Men Darf Machen A Leben
    3.  A Yiddishe Chasene
    4.  Hosti Gisti Bisti
    5.  Shalom Pardner
    6.  Tateh Un Mameh
    7.  Oy Volt Ich Gevolt
    8.  Az Men Farzicht
    9.  A Yiddle In Yisroel
    10. Abisel Mazel
    11. Roumania, Roumania

    VOLUME TWELVE – BORSCHT BELT HUMOR (Henry Tobias, the Barton Brothers,

    Eli Basse, Irving Fields, Jackie Wakefield, Larry Best)
    1.  The Borscht Belt
    2.  Larry Best Humor
    3.  Activity (Moe the Shmoe)
    4.  The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (The Barton Brothers)
    5.  Moe the Shmoe Goes Latin
    6.  Jackie Wakefield at the Concord
    7.  I’m a Litvak And She’s A Galitz (Eli Basse)
    8.  A Nechtagin Tug
    9.  Zei Gezunt (Bernie Kniee)

    VOLUME THIRTEEN - COMPOSED BY GERSHON EPHROS
    1.  Aeolian String Quartet (Silvermine String Quartet, Antonia Lavanne, Soprano, Reuven Kasakoff,                  Piano)
    2.  Children’s Suite (Ruth Bell, Contralto, Bruno Eisner, Piano)
    3.  Haleluyah (Jacob Marcus, Tenor, Reuven Kosakoff, Piano)

    VOLUME FOURTEEN – SONGS OF OUR PEOPLE (Ben Bonus; Victor Yampole, Piano)
    1.  Mma Shprach
    2.  A Yid A Shmidt
    3.  Avram’l Marvicher
    4.  Freilicher Chassid
    5.  Doina
    6.  Oif’n Veg Shtait A Boim
    7.  Ich B in Mir A Schneider’l
    8.  Dort’n Dort’n
    9.  A Zemer’l
    10.A Lullaby
    11.Beggar Songs
    12.Sha Shtil

    VOLUME FIFTEEN – ISRAELI DANCES (Tova Ronni, vocal soloist; Dvora Lapson, dance consultant;       The Tikva Ensemble)
    1.  Negev Shelanu (Our Negev)
    2.  El Harahat (To the Wall)
    3.  Shir Today (Dance of Thanksgiving)
    4.  Ber Besade (A Well in the Meadow)
    5.  Yemina Yemina (To the Right)
    6.  Anomincha (I Will Extol Thee)
              7.  Yayin (Wine Dance)
              8.  Israeli Couple Dance

    VOLUME SIXTEEN – CHASSIDIC DANCES
    1.  Kol Rinoh
    2.  Boruch Elokenu
    3.  Ashre
    4.  Asher Melech
    5.  A Mitzvah Tantz
    6.  Moditzer Valse
    7.  V’Sechezenoh
    8.  Stolliner Nigun
    9.  Ov Horachamon
    10.Y’Vorach
    11.Ele Comodo Libi
    12.Moditzer Chasene
    13.Od Yi Shgoma
    14.V’Korev P’Zurenu
    15.Yism’Chu
    16.Tzadik

    VOLUME SEVENTEEN – ISRAEL’S SONGS OF VICTORY (Jo Amar, orchestra)
    1.  Jerusalem of Gold
    2.  Hatzoanim
    3.  Eli Cohen
    4.  L’Oriental
    5.  Torat Emet
    6.  Sharm El Sheikh
    7.  Koneytra to Kantara
    8.  Kaver Rachel
    9.  Yismach Moshe
    10.  Yerma
    11.  Ani Ladodi

    VOLUME EIGHTEEN – DANCE WITH RIVKA (Rivka Sturman, Choreographer; Shai Burstyn,                 Accordion and Conductor; Ofra Fuchs, Vocal)
    1.  Erev Ha (Evening Falls)
    2.  Lean Noshevet Ha Ruach (Where Does The Wind Blow)
    3.  Sun-Co-Pe
    4.  Israeli Mazurka
    5.  Hora Simkat He’Amel (Worker’s Hora)
    6.  Jonati (My Dove)
    7.  Hasual (The Fox)
    8.  Nava Netze B’Machol (We Will Hold Our Position)
    9.  Debka Le’Adama (Debka of the Soil)
    10.Ani Le Dodi (I Belong To My Beloved)

     VOLUME NINETEEN – THE VILNA CHAZAN
    1.  Ad Hayno - Nishmas
    2.  Av Horachamim Hu Yera Cheim
    3.  Y’Hi Rozon (Umipinay Chatoeinu)
    4.  Ato Yozarto
    5.  Ribono Shel Olom
    6.  Adon Olom    

    VOLUME TWENTY – THE SINGERS OF ISRAEL (Cantor Samuel Malavsky
    and Family Choir/Cantorial Masterworks)
    1.  l’Chu Neraneno
    2.  Zechor
    3.  B’Rosh Nashono
    4.  Birchas Ko-Ha-Nim
    5.  L’Cho Dodi
    6.  Yaleh    
    7.  Usaneh Tokeff
    8.  Bi Ein Melitz Yosher

    VOLUME TWENTY-ONE – INSTANT YIDDISH
    “Yiddish in English” by Fred Kogos
    Featuring Maria Karnilova and Zvee Scooler

GROUP II -- TO BE RELEASED BY SUMMER OF 2017


    VOLUME TWENTY-TWO – FOLK SONGS OF ISRAEL (Miriam Ben-Ezra)
    1.  Ha-Navah Ba-Banot
    2.  Zot Hafrech Lielat (Road to Eilat)
    3.  Shimu Shimu Ohalim (Listen O Tent Dwellers)
    4.  Zemer Chag
    5.  Ro-Eh V’Ro-Ah (Shepherd and Shepherdess)
    6.  Bo Dodi
    7.  Arava
    8.  Omer
    9.  Chemdati
    10. Mayim
    11. At Adama
    12. Hava Neitsei B’Machol
    13. Erev Shach
    14. Simona
    15. Gizratech
    16. Ana Halach
    17. Moshe Hika

    VOLUME TWENTY-THREE – DEBKA ISRAELI FOLK DANCES (Arranged/Directed Ami Gilad,             Dance Consultant Fred Berk)
    1.  Debka Dayagim
    2.  Debka Druz
    3.  Debka - Debka
    4.  Debka Daluna
    5.  Hein Yerunan
    6.  Debka Halel
    7.  Ma Navu
    8.  Hora Nirkoda
    9.  Zemer Atik
    10. Eten Bamidbar
    11. Niguno Shel Yossi
    12. Kalu Raglayim

    VOLUME TWENTY-FOUR – MAURICE GANCHOFF CANTORIAL MASTERPIECES
    1.  R’Tze Adoshem (Sabbath Morning)
    2.  Tomachti Y’sedosay (Neilah Service)
    3.  Halben Chatoenu (Slichos Service)
    4.  Hineni Muchon Um’Zumon (Se’firo Benediction)
    5.  Me Sheoso Nisim (Blessing of the New Moon)
    6.  V’Hu Rachum (Weekday Eve)
    7.  Yaaleh (Yom Kippur Eve)
    8.  Ono Tovo L’Fonecho (Yom Kippur)
    9.  B’Tzes isroel (Halel)
                    
    VOLUME TWENTY-FIVE – ROZHINKES MIT MANDLEN (Avrom Goldfaden Songs/Jewish Peoples         Chorus, Maurice Rauch ()Cond.), Edith Gordon (Soprano), Howard Fried (Tenor)
    1.  Overture
    2.  Shtei Oif Main Folk
    3.  Koift Koinim
    4.  Heisse Babkelach
    5.  Koift’zhe Daitchelach
    6.  Stsene Mit Di Nodlen
    7.  Blindenish
    8.  Gicher, Gicher
    9.  Kum, Kum
    10. Ongerlodh Mit Al Dos Guts
    11. Shabes Yontef
    12. Entfert Mur Feigl
    13. Flaker Faier Flaker
    14. Dos Milechl
    15. Rozhinkes Mit Mandlen
    16. Gekumen Iz Di Tsait

    VOLUME TWENTY-SIX – STAN SNYDER SINGS IN JEWISH CIRCLES
    1.  Bar Mitzvah Song
    2.  To Life
    3.  Mein Yiddishe Meidele
    4.  Shein Vi Di L’vone
    5.  Where Can I Go
    6.  Mahzel
    7.  Sunrise-Sunset
    8.  Sholom Alleychem
    9.  Belz
    10. Shalom
    11. Hava Nagila

    VOLUME TWENTY-SEVEN – MIMI SLOAN SINGS MOISHE OYSHER
    1.  Hagadah in Song
    2.  Come, Sing With Me
    3.  Yibuneh Bes Hamikdash
    4.  Mein Shtetle Belz
    5.  Amar Amar
    6.  Greena Bletter
    7. What Would I Do Without You
    8.  Sim Shalom
    9.  Unter Boimer
    10. Keshinever Stickele

    VOLUME TWENTY-EIGHT – H.J. SACHS AND THE TIKVALEERS (Sam Musiker, clarinet)                     (Traditional Wedding/Bar Mitzvah/Bat Mitzvah Dances)
    1.  Doinas
    2.  Frailachs
    3.  Waltzes
    4.  Shers
    5.  Polkas Mazurkas Kozatskis
    6.  Horas  

    VOLUME TWENTY-NINE – THE PASSOVER FESTIVAL (Malevsky Family)
    1.  Introduction
    2.  Va Da Ber
    3.  Kadish
    4.  Ma Ha Tov
    5.  Kiddush
    6.  Hulachmo Anyo
    7.  Fier Kashes
    8.  Ve Ish Sheomdo
    9.  Tze Ul Mad
    10. Mi KiMi
    11. Shir Hamaalois
    12. Eli Yo Hu
    13. Meh Ais Adfoshem
    14. Zeh Ha Yom
    15. Cheshal Sidur Pesach
    16. Sfira
    17. Kilonueh
    18. Adir Hu
    19. El Ben Ay
    20. Echod Me Yodey Ah
    21. Echod Elokai Nu
    22. Chad Gad Yoh

   VOLUME THIRTY – DANCE ALONG WITH THE SABRAS
    1.  Hava Netse Bamachol
    2.  Hanokdim
    3.  Hora Neurim
    4.  Taam Haman
    5.  Es Vakeves
    6.  Horat Hasor
    7.  Debkat Habir
    8.  Al Tira
    9.  Lokrat Shabat
    10.Haroa Haktana
    11.Mechol Halahat
    12.Roeh Ver O’a
    13.Hora Mamtera
    14.Hora-Hava Nagila        
    
    VOLUME THIRTY-ONE – GEMS OF THE SYNAGOGUE (Cantor David Kusevitsky & Chorus)
    1.  Yisgadal
    2.  Han’Shomo Loch
    3.  V’Al Yedei
    4.  Ovinu Makneinu
    5.  Bruch Shem, Part 1
    6.  Bruch Shem, Part 2
    7.  B’Roch Hashono
    8.  Hamaavir Bonov 
    
   VOLUME THIRTY-TWO – POTPOURRI ISRAELI FOLK DANCES (Dance consultant Fred Berk,              Arranged and conducted by Ami Gilad)
    1.  Machar
    2.  Shiru Hashir
    3.  Bat Hacarmel
    4.  Debka Kurdit
    5.  Anal Halach Dodech
    6.  Frelach
    7.  Keshoshana
    8.  Hacormim
    9.  Debka Dalia
    10.Bat Ssurim
    11.Mit Yitneini Ohf
    12.Vaynikehu
    13.Inbalim

   VOLUME THIRTY-THREE – SONGS OF ISRAEL (Jo Amar, 8-piece orchestra)
    1.  Kinor-David
    2.  Eifo Hay Areyah
    3.  Shubada
    4.  Ani Habazelet
    5.  Im Gan Telkhi
    6.  Sheyibane
    7.  Halakhti-Boded
    8.  Nara Manash Ozar
    9.  Avri Tu Puerta
    10.Adoro
    11.Dakar
    12.Essa Einay

    VOLUME THIRTY- FOUR – JO AMAR, ISRAELI SINGING PERSONALITY (Jo
    Amar and his Oriental Orchestra)    
    1.  Sohara
    2.  Tchouva
    3.  Romansa
    4.  Hakol Havel
    5.  Hanchika Haarona
    6.  Ofakim
    7.  Haalma Veharouah
    8.  Kohhav Ahava
    9.  At A Elohay
    10.Hanaara
    11. Rahel 

    VOLUME THIRTY- FIVE – JAN BART SINGS FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH
    1.  Fiddler on the Roof
    2.  Matchmaker
    3.  If I Were a Rich Man
    4.  Far From the Home I Love
    5.  Sabbath Prayer
    6.  Sunrise..Sunset
    7.  Anatevka
    8.  Now I Have Everything
    9.  To Life

    VOLUME THIRTY- SIX – NEW MUSIC FOR THE SYNAGOGUE (Cantor Samuel Dubrow, Choir)
    1.  L’Chu N’Ram’Noh
    2.  Bor’Chu - Sh’Ma
    3.  V’Ohato
    4.  Mi Chomochoh
    5.  Hashkivenu
    6.  VlShom’Ru
    7.  Kiddush
    8.  Or Zora Katzadik
    9.  Ashrey Hoish
    10. Yaale
    11. Olenu
    12. Y’Vorech’Cho        

    VOLUME THIRTY- SEVEN – RIKUDAY-AM ISRAELI FOLK DANCES (Fred Berk, Ami Gilad)
    1.  Mechol Hagat
    2.  El Harahat
    3.  Shiboleth Basadeh
    4.  Patch Dance
    5.  Hora Medura
    6.  Yemina, Yemina
    7.  Tcherkessia
    8.  Harmonica
    9.  Zemer Atik
    10.  Mechol Ovadya
    11.  Vedavid Yefe Eynaim
    12.  Kuma Echa
    13.  Dodi-Li
    14.  Hine Matov

    VOLUME THIRTY- EIGHT – EDDIE CANTOR PRESENTS BELA HERSKOFITS

    (“This is Your Life” Cantor)
    1.  Shema Kolenu
    2.  Me Sheberach
    3.  Tal
    4.  Akabya Ben Mahalalel Omer
    5.  Shir Hashirim - Song of Songs
    6. Rachel Quand du Seigneur, La Juive     
    7.  Amor Ti Vieta, Fedora
    8.  Der Asra
    9.  Szol A Kakas
    10.  Minek Turbekoltok
    11.  Elindultam
    12.  Atal Mennek
    13.  Lulluby
    14.  Eli Eli    

Mr. FAT-W Audio has created a new CD label, “TIKVA LIVES!,” which features many digitally mastered and upgraded versions of many of the original Tikva Records LPs, as well as other similar genre recordings from the 1950s and 1960s.  We have some audio samples that play automatically when you open this page; there is an audio player at the end of the catalog for you to switch the samples.  The titles which are presently available on Amazon can be reached through this link:





THE TIKVA RECORDS STORY

“Tikva Records was founded in 1947 as an independent Jewish record label. For the next 30 years, it would record an eclectic range of Jewish-American songs, including klezmer pop, cantorial singing, Catskills medleys and Israeli folk tunes. Allen B. Jacobs, the label's founder, was a Long Island-based businessman who, as the liner notes put it, "churned out anything mid-century Hebrews might be interested in." That included kitschy numbers, novelty acts and even spoken-word comedy sets from the Catskills.  "He was somebody who saw this as a chance to produce records inexpensively, to put them together very quickly, to put together the cover art himself with his trusty pair of scissors and, as most believe, cutting the masters together himself,"  [Josh Kun, coauthor of And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Our Vinyl] says. "[It was] an attempt as cater to what he saw as a massive audience of American-Jewish record buyers. The result was this grab-bag of styles and sounds." "I think this label ... gives us this window into understanding what Jews were buying [and] what Jewish identity could sound like in all of its mixture and diversity....It was this crucial time in American-Jewish life where you had record numbers of Jews moving up the economic ladder, suburbanization on the rise, corner shuls becoming big synagogues out in the suburbs, and Jews caught in the push and pull between mainstream, American-white identity and the Old World identities of the pre-WWII years."  (www.npr.org, Reviving 'Songs For The Jewish-American Jet Set’)

Outstanding work is being done in preserving recordings that reflect Jewish heritage by The Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation; they describe themselves on their web site as “... a small but dedicated team from the music industry and academia who passionately believe Jewish history is best told by the music we have loved and lost. In order to incite a new conversation about the present, we must begin by listening anew to the past.”  They have re-released a number of historic classics and compilations, arranged a number of stage performances, and opened “The Tikva Records Store” in San Francisco,  “the world’s first ever 1950’s pop-up Jewish record store ...for a month, featuring exhibits, nightly musical performances, oral histories, and lectures. The Tikva Records store drew over 25,000 visitors. The Idelsohn Society was founded by Roger Bennett, Courtney Holt, David Katznelson and Josh Kun.... It was named for Abraham Zevi Idelsohn, legendary Jewish musicologist and writer of everybody’s favorite classic, “Hava Nagila.” Idelsohn devoted his life to studying, gathering, and classifying Jewish music in all of its forms in order to better understand the very nature of Jewishness itself.  The Idelsohn Society has released a CD with a number of Tikva Records selections.

COPYRIGHT STATUS OF THE ORIGINAL AND DIGITAL RECORDINGS

All of the "Tikva Lives" CDs were originally recorded before 1972, an important date for copyright purposes:  
The most important recent case regarding copyright status of pre-1972 recordings is Capitol Records, Inc. v. Naxos of Am., Inc. (2005 NY Slip Op 02570 [4 NY3d 540], April 5, 2005, Graffeo, J., Court of Appeals.  In that case, the copyright question at issue was the U.S. copyright status of early English classical music recordings which were unquestionably in the public domain in England.  Although the underlying case had originated in the U.S. District Court asked the Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York State,  explain whether there was a copyright law in New York State, and if it should be applied to determine the copyright status of the recordings in New York.  The lengthy opinion quickly disposed of the question of which law should apply; In the absence of a treaty specifically giving an American court the right to apply foreign law, it cannot do so, but must look to American law.  In regard to what the American law is, the Court of Appeals noted that “In 1971 Congress “amended the Copyright Act of 1909 to expressly include “[s]ound recordings” within the classes of artistic and intellectual works entitled to federal copyright protection...But the 1971 amendments were prospective only, so recordings created before February 15, 1972 – the effective date of the amendment– were not protected by federal law...[In the final version] existing state common-law copyright protection for pre-1972 recordings would not be preempted by the new federal statute until February 15, 2047 – 75 years after the effective date of the 1971 amendment.” Subsequently, the 2047 date was extended to  February 15, 2067. In other words, pre-1972 recordings would be governed by state copyright law only, until February 15, 2067,  IF they are good copyright under state law, they will be governed by Federal copyright law, and can be registered for Federal copyright. Until then, their status is determined by state copyright law.

Clearly, the Tikva Records recordings, having been recorded prior to February 15, 1972, could not be registered for Federal copyright protection. The Court of Appeals in the Naxos case was not faced with the question of where the records in question -- new versions of the original English recordings --were actually recorded.  Mr. FAT-W Audio does face that question in regard to the Tikva Records and other recordings from that genre, in order to determine whether or not they are protected by a state copyright law. The short answer is that we have no idea of where the recordings were made; it appears that some were certainly made in Israel and perhaps on other foreign countries, but we have been unable to find any information about where and when those made in the United States were recorded.  In theory, although the records themselves could not have been registered for Federal copyright, the album covers could have been registered and in any case, could be protected by state copyright law, sp Mr. FAT-W Audio created its own cover artwork so as not to infringe on any album artists’ copyrights.  It is our position that absent any evidence to the contrary, the Tikva Records and other similar genre recordings, are in the public domain.  However, in the event that somebody comes forward with a reasonable claim of copyright ownership – i.e., an indication of where the individual recordings were made, so that we can determine what, if any, state copyright law might apply, and a reasonable basis for claiming ownership of copyrights protected by state law, it will be our pleasure to pay an appropriate royalty to that claimant. 

Mr. FAT-W Audio does not simply copy the Tikva Records LPs which it obtains; they are played on a turntable, and the analog audio signal is ingested into our MacPro computers, after which it is treated with different software programs to  digitally filter and upgrade it. We are able to digitally eliminate surface scratches, pops, and hisses, and to then enhance the sound for level, clarity, and range. At the end of the process, they are in MP3 format, and are rearranged for release on CD, and for streaming.  


Than in turn brings us to an entirely separate copyright question:  Are the Tikva Lives!!! releases derivative works from the original analog recordings, or are they new works?  The answer lies in a 2016 case, ABS Entertainment, Inc. v. CBS Corporation, et al. (U.S.D.C., C.D.CA., Case No. CV 15-6257 PA (AGRx)).  In that case, the question was whether CBS Radio, after digitally mastering and remixing analog pop songs which had been licensed to it for radio broadcast by ABS Entertainment, the owner of their publishing rights, could broadcast the new digital versions without permission from, or obligation to, ABS.  After a lengthy trial on the merits, by a decision dated May 30, 2016, U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson ruled that the digital versions were entirely new works, entitled to a new copyright registration by CBS.  It was noted that CBS paid royalties to the performer and composer societies when the new works were broadcast.  It is our position that the digital versions which have been or will be released on the Tikva Lives!!! label, are new works, not derivative works. Even so, if we hear from composers or performers who have a reasonable claim of rights ownership, we will absolutely pay a fair royalty to them.

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