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Israeli children's songs sound recording : sung in Hebrew / by Miriam Ben-Ezra

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Data Source
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
Programs notes in English and texts in Hebrew (8 p. : ill.) inserted in container.
Although raised in New York City, Miriam Ben-Ezra was immersed in an atmosphere of Israeli culture, enabling her to sing Israeli Children's Songs, in Hebrew, accompanied on the accordion by Eli Plotnick. With straightforward melodies and rhythms, even the songs that might be considered more for adults than children (such as the well-known soldiers' song, Finjan) can be appreciated by children of all ages. Many of the songs are about animals, from farm animals to squirrels and birds - and even one about a dancing porcupine, who has difficulty finding a partner, for obvious reasons! Liner notes provide biographical information about Ben-Ezra, as well as the songs' Hebrew lyrics and English translations.
Miriam Ben-Ezra, vocals; Eli Plotnick accordion.
Track information
101. Heiveinu
102. Tarnegol
103. Gamel
104. Snai
105. Roeh Kat
106. Lullaby
107. Al Haetz
108. Shear My Sheep
109. Finjan
201. The Shepherd Plays His Flute
202. Sen Ugdi
203. Chatul
204. The Auto
205. Aviv
206. Tapuah
207. Gelidah
208. Ruah
209. The Ram
210. Hakipod
211. Eretz Zabat
Publisher number
FC 7226 Folkways
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, 600 Maryland Ave., S.W., Suite 2001, Washington, D.C. 20024. Call 202-633-7322 for appointment. Fax: 202-633-7019. Email:
Ben-Ezra, Miriam
Plotnick, Eli
Physical description
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 10 in
Phonograph records
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Folkways Records Collection 1948-1986
Local number
FLP 71568
Folkways 7226
World music
Children's songs
Restrictions & Rights
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