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Old Yiddish/Hebrew 78s

GUEST,Grishka 19 Nov 23 - 04:18 AM
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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 19 Nov 23 - 04:18 AM

The Yiddish titles are transcribed directly below, for an English audience.

78s would scarcely be titled in New Hebrew. At that time Hebrew music was restricted to Torah chants etc.


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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Nov 23 - 06:03 AM

This may give an impression of the type of material you have there:



Jos Tanzman & Anna Zeeman


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Subject: Old 78s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 12 Nov 23 - 04:55 PM

We have acquired a few old 78rpm records including some with some Hebrew text on the label. Does anyone here want them or can anyone advise who would?


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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 13 Nov 23 - 09:49 AM

Yes, they are in English with some Hebrew sub text - See this picture for an example. I am only assuming it is Hebrew BTW because I know where they came from! I could be wrong as I am not familiar with that language at all.


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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 19 Nov 23 - 06:59 AM

Ahhh - Thanks Grishka. I didn't realise the difference so I should ammend the OP to the text being in Yiddish


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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Nov 23 - 08:43 PM

The US Post Office has special media mail rates. Books, albums, CDs - they may go slow but they go inexpensively. Perhaps the UK has something similar? They might be called Library rates.


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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 12 Nov 23 - 09:14 PM

Can you read anything on the label, Dave? Who produced them? In what country?


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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: Thomas Stern
Date: 12 Nov 23 - 08:48 PM

Is there any non-hebrew information on the labels? If so, you
can google or look at eBay. Some may be "collectable".
Any idea what era - i.e. very early 1900's 1930s/40's/50's ??

If completely in hebrew or yiddish, perhaps you can find someone
to translate. Maybe Iraeli issued.

As cnd notes, shipping is expensive, and 78s being extremely breakable
extra packing is needed thus adding to weight and cost.

Thomas.


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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 13 Nov 23 - 10:52 AM

Try googling the record company (eg columbia record) and the serial number.

I got one as recorded in New York in 1921 and the Guardsman one as 1920-1928 England.

Robin


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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: cnd
Date: 12 Nov 23 - 08:21 PM

Dave, I collect old vinyl am potentially be interested, but I am stateside and believe that you are not, so the shipping would likely be pricey. The Hebrew ones, though, would probably be more properly appreciated by a Jewish history organization.


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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: DaveRo
Date: 13 Nov 23 - 02:39 AM

There are mobile apps and online sites that will do OCR on a photo or image so you can machine-translate it.

(I had an LP in the 60's with a single track at 78rpm - "Just Like Gene Autry; A Foxtrot". My turntable only had 33 and 45. It was years later - come the internet - before I heard it at full speed.)


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Subject: RE: Old 78s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 23 Nov 23 - 06:33 PM

I also have some 45rpm 7" disks that someone may be interested in. Let me know if you collect them and I will send more details. 45s will be much cheaper to post than 78s!

As an aside, I have bought a second hand turntable. Only a cheap one but I can connect it to a decent speaker. I have forgotten how noisy disks can be! The 45s I inherited are not too bad but the 78s are :-(

I didn't realise that there were different sizes of 78 disks either. I have 12", 10" and 8" disks


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Subject: RE: Old Yiddish/Hebrew 78s
From: Thompson
Date: 26 Nov 23 - 05:03 AM

Maybe try the wax cylinder archive? Older than 78s, though.


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Subject: RE: Old Yiddish/Hebrew 78s
From: EBarnacle
Date: 30 Nov 23 - 12:18 PM

For donation, consider the YIVO Institute in NYC. I understand that they are the largest archive of Yiddish material in the world.


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Subject: RE: Old Yiddish/Hebrew 78s
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Nov 23 - 07:00 PM

Where are you? In London some of the people on the "klezjammers" FB group might be interested.


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Subject: RE: Old Yiddish/Hebrew 78s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 01 Dec 23 - 02:37 AM

Yorkshire, Jack, but UK postage may not be too bad. I shall look them up. Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Old Yiddish/Hebrew 78s
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Dec 23 - 04:30 AM

There is a concentration of klezmer/Yiddish-song buffs around Manchester. Phil Donaldson might be interested.


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Subject: RE: Old Yiddish/Hebrew 78s
From: Thompson
Date: 01 Dec 23 - 11:44 AM

Here's an aggregator of libraries with lots of music. Fill your boots!


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Subject: RE: Old Yiddish/Hebrew 78s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Dec 23 - 09:05 AM

I have posted to the FB group as Jack suggested and created a shared photo album on Google - Here is is :-)


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Subject: RE: Old Yiddish/Hebrew 78s
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 05 Dec 23 - 06:05 AM

Were they any good, Jack?


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Subject: RE: Old Yiddish/Hebrew 78s
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 05 Dec 23 - 02:02 PM

Thompson's link to the Libraries and Archives with Jewish Music Collections (great find!) has an FAQ that might be helpful (and is international):
Q: Do you answer questions?

Answer:
  • YES! I do try to answer all my email questions, in some way. I’ve had questions from all over the world from as far away as Manila and Sydney, and as close to home as, well, as Brandeis University students!
  • I don’t do your homework. I can help you find a book, but I don’t read it for you.
  • I don’t fax or copy pages from articles or books. I don’t provide document delivery. I will help you with a citation though, and try to let you know where to find information.
  • The Contact Us link goes to a form, so I think that is your initial "email" contact method. Once it sorts real people from spam, you probably get a direct address.


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