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Thread #159116 Message #3768443
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Jan-16 - 12:59 AM
Thread Name: Anyone Know Yiddish???-Songs by Ludwig Satz
Subject: RE: Anyone Know Yiddish???
Hi - I think there are a good number of folk musicians who at least dabble in Yiddish. We've had some great discussions of Yiddish songs here at Mudcat.
Ludwig Satz was born in Austria-Hungary (now Ukraine) in 1891, and emigrated to the United States in 1912. He died in 1944. These recordings were made on the Columbia label, in about 1923. The New York Times called him the greatest Yiddish comic actor of his time, so he must have been a big deal. His papers are at the American Jewish Historical Society in New York City.
I have a shelf full of Yiddish songbooks, mostly purchased from http://www.jewishmusic.com/, but I can't find anything by Satz in them or at the company's Website. My favorite Jewis lyrics Website is http://www.zemerl.com/, but I can't find any Satz songs there. Your recording is at the wonderful Recorded Sound Archive at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, but I can't find a transcription.
I can't make out much of the lyrics. In the first one, "Der Tantz Master," Satz sings "1, 2, 3" over and over again while giving dance instructions.
The other song? I haven't a clue.
-Joe Offer, Mudcat Music Editor-