Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Chanukah In August-The First (And Only) Day

As I spent July rummaging through the record collection in search of Christmas music in unexpected places, I also stumbled across a few tracks that celebrate that other big holiday in December, Chanukah.  Not many, though.  Chanukah songs seem to be few and far between, even compared to the Christmas songs on non-Christmas albums that seem to be pretty difficult to find.  But I've got a few of them, so here they are, I don't want any of my Hebrew friends to feel left out.

1. Chanukah, Oy Chanukah by Harry Ringler And His Orchestra from The Happy Soul Of A People-Jewish Dances (Time S/2124, Stereo).

2. Hannukah Song (Hebrew Folk Song) from one of your favorite junior high school bands, Drexel Hill Junior High School Chorus, from their album Drexel Hill Junior High School Music Concerts 1965-1966 (Recorded Publications Company Z-71661/2, Mono, 1966)

3 & 4. Hanukkah (Regular and Unleaded, err, I mean Vocal & Instrumental) by Hap Palmer from his album Holiday Songs And Rhythms (Activity Records AR-538, Mono, 1971).  I think this guy is still out there actively recording music for the younger set.  I saw a CD by him not too long ago.

5. Chanukah Festival Overture by another junior high school band, Brookside Jr. High School Music Department-Advanced Orchestra-Ernesto Epistola, Conductor, and their album Winter Concert-Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 1971 (Brookside Jr. High School, Sarasota, Florida, United Sound USR 4026, Stereo, 1971).  And you thought I was all done with the junior high stuff a week ago...

6. Chanukah Medley by The Liberated Wailing Wall from the LP We Were Like Dreamers (Jews For Jesus/Hineni H-1002, Stereo, 1976).

And that's it.  Short but sweet.  Now I can get busy recording real Christmas (and Chanukah!) music for Christmas time.  Here's the download link.  Thank you to everyone who left a comment and/or downloaded my shares.  Hope you found something you liked.


Auntie Knickers said...

Thanks for all the music! I could hardly keep up with downloading and unzipping, and am a week behind in importing -- I don't know how you do it all! Looking forward to the start of your Christmas shares (not to mention cooler weather.)

ron said...

Thank You !!