Thursday, August 02, 2012

Chanukah In August-The Only Day

Well, I had hoped to bring you lots of cool Chanukah tunes for my annual celebration of Chanukah in August, but it wasn't to be.  I only managed to find five tracks, and four of those came from the same album.  There's always next year.  Here's the list, short as it is.

1. Dance The Horah by Jim Mandell With Mary Hylan & Debby James from their album Action Songs For Holidays And Special Days (Tom Thumb T 312, Stereo, 1979).  It's from a kiddie record, but even kids celebrate the holiday of lights.

2-5. Pis'chu Li, Mo'os Tzur And Blessings For Chanukah, M'kimi Meofor and Haneros And Al Hanism, all performed by Jan Peerce With Chorus And Orchestra Arranged And Conducted By Gershon Kingsley and taken from the LP The Art Of The Cantor-Chanukah-The Sabbath-High Holy Days (Vanguard VSD-79237, Stereo, 1966).  The interesting part to me about these tracks isn't Jan Peerce, it's the involvement of Gershon Kingsley who made some very interesting early moog albums with Jean-Jacques Perrey.  Nothing nearly so interesting as those here, but I was hoping.

Anyhow, that's it for Chanukah, and pretty much it for the (extended) month.  For the record, I've shared out 464 songs from 324 different albums (it takes up a shelf and a half here next to the computer!), and if you downloaded it all, it's probably taking up 2.08 GB on your computer.  I hope you've got a large iPod.  Anyhow, here's the download link, thanks for stopping by, and if I don't see you before then, don't forget to come back around Thanksgiving!