The Travelling Jewish Wedding

The Travelling Jewish Wedding

Track List

  101 Kalinka Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  102 Tumbalalaika Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  103 Tov L'Hodot Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  104 Hana'ava Babanot Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  105 Joshua's Yiddishe Momme Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  106 Oylupnuv Obrutch Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  107 Cuando El Rey Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  108 Hungarian Dance #5 Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  109 Trepak Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  110 Guitara Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  111 Svetyet Myesats Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    
  112 Monti's Czardas Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra    

 

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The Travelling Jewish Wedding
The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra
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The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra of America and California was an itinerant band of engineers, doctors, teachers, and musicians who played their music at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and other celebrations. Formed in 1976 by friends who shared a love of Yiddish, Russian, and Rom (Gypsy) music, the band was among the first of its kind to blossom in California. Violin, lute, balalaika (a triangular, stringed lute), contra-bass balalaika, bouzouki (a pear-shaped, long-necked lute), accordion, domra (another long-necked lute), and guitar accompany singers from Israel, Russia, and Mill Valley. Tracks include Russian and Ukrainian folk songs, an Israeli love song inspired by King Solomon's Song of Songs, a ritual circumcision song in Ladino (the language of the Spanish Jews), and a classic Yiddish riddle song ("Tumbalalaika") about the mysteries of the heart. The album was originally issued in 1980 and later reissued as part of “THE WORLD” series (now part of the Mickey Hart Collection made available by Smithsonian Folkways).

Learn More:

Watch Mickey Hart and Fred Lieberman on Recording Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra.

Watch an interview about the album here with Gloria and Barry Blum.

YEAR RELEASED 1981
RECORD LABEL Mickey Hart Collection
SOURCE ARCHIVE Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
COPYRIGHT 2011 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / The Mickey Hart Collection
GENRE(S) Judaica; World 
COUNTRY(S) United States 
CREDITS

  • Mickey Hart - Producer; Engineer
  • Joe Gastwirt - Mastering Engineer
  • David Wise - Cover Artwork
  • Cora Brown - Cover Artwork
  • J.E. Tully - Designer
  • David Multack - Photographer
  • Alan Harmer - Photographer