Spiel Klezmer - Mater of Klezmer Music, Vol. 3.
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||Bobe Tanz||Dave Tarras||3:21||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Branes Chasene||Dave Tarras||2:41||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Broiges Tanz||Dave Tarras||2:33||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Oberek||Dave Tarras||2:39||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Po Szerokie Ulicy (On Broad Street)||Dave Tarras||2:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jazda Na Sankach (On the Sleigh) - Polka||Dave Tarras||2:41||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Hasapico||Dave Tarras||1:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Zefki Hasapiko||Dave Tarras||2:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Ruchelle||Dave Tarras||2:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rumanian Doina||Dave Tarras||3:18||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rumanian Nigun||Dave Tarras||3:08||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Shepard's Dream||Dave Tarras||2:50||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Simoles Bat Mits||Dave Tarras||2:42||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tantz Yideelevh||Dave Tarras||3:17||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Freilach||Dave Tarras||1:25||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Rejoice||Dave Tarras||1:22||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mazel Tov||Dave Tarras||2:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Papirossen / Shtetle Beltz||Dave Tarras||2:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Such a rare gem!
i cant belive itunes has come up with almost all of dave tarras catalog! remarkable! thanks you itunes! dj danny g hou tx. opa romale!
A Mixed Blessing
As the other reviewer states, it is fantastic that we have access to so much music that would otherwise be inaccessible. However, this album is a mixed blessing for a number of reasons:
1) Global Village Music does not do even the most cursory remastering or cleanup of these releases. The artifacts from the 78 RPM records on which these recordings were originally released are MUCH worse here than in reissued recordings by other labels, and make some tracks (especially 5, 6, 9, and 10) borderline painful to the ear. In some cases, it's as though the audio engineer did not even bother to remove the dust from the record before transferring it. This is a problem with MANY Global Village releases, especially the more recent ones; the latest Harry Kandel recordings also suffer particularly badly from this.
2) This lack of care extends even to the track names. Track 13 is suspect. Track 14 should be "Tantz Yidelekh" (or one of many minor variations thereupon). Whether this mistake is due to a typo or a faithful transcription of a garbled source, anyone with even the slightest knowledge of Yiddish and the slightest pride in their work would never have put "Yideelevh" into the final product. For goodness' sake, even Volume 2 of this series of Tarras reissues includes a correct spelling ("Yidelach").
3) Finally, many of the tracks (2, 7, 8, 10, 11, and 12, off the top of my head) are available in other, higher-quality releases, making the lack of remastering all the more blatant.
Global Village is to be commended for making these tracks accessible to a wider audience in today's digital age, but let no one be fooled into thinking that this is the result of a labor of love. Anyone with an iMac and a copy of Pro Tools would be capable of significantly cleaning up the sound of this release in a couple of hours. A professional remastering job would produce even better results, as can be heard in the releases of other labels dedicated to immigrant-era klezmer music.
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s