CDR copy Tapes FW-ASCH-0001 through FW-ASCH-10RR-0018 are (primarily) from a weekly radio show series entitled Songs of the Synagogue, aired every Sunday afternoon at 2:00 over WEVD in New York City. The tapes are all from 1960 and 1961. Each week, a different cantor is featured along with the Winston Choir, singing synagogue music, and usually a Yiddish song or Israeli song. The series is a Joseph Jacobs production, directed by Sholom Rubinstein, with music arranged and conducted by Abe Ellstein. The show is hosted by Zvee Scooler, and is sponsored primarily by Winston cigarettes. An ad for Conn Electronic Organs sometimes concludes the show. Henry Sapoznik, Yiddish radio and klezmer music authority, provided some of the above information. It is not known how or why Folkways obtained these tapes,but in 1960, Sholom Rubenstein also wrote and directed a Folkways album concerning Theordore Herzl. FW-10RR-ASCH-0009 features Cantor Khatskele Ritter of Brooklyn, NY (no congregation mentioned), and was broadcast on Oct. 9, 1960. As this show was broadcast during the week of Succoth and Simchas Torah, songs of those holidays are performed.
Recorded in: New York (N.Y.), United States, New York, October 9, 1960.
Table of contents:
Opening--Ad--Halaviv lay amos ki echyen--In the begininng--Ad--Bitsays Israel---Baym Rebi's tish--Ad--Simchas torah--Conclusion--Your jewish heritage ad
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