By the Hazzanim: Hagguli Shummel Darzi, Selim Daoud, Yishaq Maroudy,
Shlomo Mouallim
and the Israelite Choir.

For the first time on CD, historical recordings from the 20s,
of the greatest of the Iraqi Jewish singers.

Produced by Julian Futter & Dr. Sara Manasseh

This recording is possibly one of the last of a once thriving and flourishing Jewish community, which dated back to the first exile to Babylon, and which remained there till the mid 20th century. This great era ended when harmony and cultural diversity in Iraq was no longer possible.

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Track

Title

Occasion

1

Yom Yom Odeh

Shabu'oth, 10 Commandments

2

Shir Hashirim

Milah (circumcision)

3

Nakhon Libbo

Passover

4

Yeromem Sur

Milah (circumcision)

5

Elo-hay Abi

Milah (circumcision)

6

Yadkhah Tanheni

Passover/Sukkoth

7

E-l Eliyahu

Mosei Shabbath/Milah (circumcision)

8

Eres Haqqedosha

Song for Jerusalem

9

Sukkah Welulab

Sukkoth (Tabernacles)

10

Suri Ghoalee

Sung on pilgrimages to the tombs of the Saddiqim

11

Yehi Shalom Behelenu

Milah (circumcision)

12

Abney Eqdah

Various, including Sukkoth & Milah

13

Sukkah Welulab

Sukkoth

14

Abney Eqdah

Various

15

Al Hathan - Emeth Attah Hathanenu

Weddings

Midrash BEN ISH HAI is delighted to make available to you a rare and exciting CD of authentic pizmonim and music for different occasions, recorded by Jewish Hazzanim and musicians in Iraq, before the mass exodus of Jews from that country. It includes pizmonim for various occasions in the Jewish calendar and life-cycle.

Shbahoth is the Babylonian (Iraqi) Jewish term for songs of praise. This anthology presents for the first time on CD the greatest of the Iraqi Jewish singers accompanied by the finest instrumentalists in historical recordings from the 1920s. This reissue, in carefully remastered sound, echoes two millennia of tradition.

The Jewish tradition in Iraq goes back to the time of the destruction of the First Temple in Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar and the subsequent exile to Babylon some 2,500 years ago. This unbroken tradition finally ended in 1950-51 when virtually the whole Jewish community left Iraq for Israel. Although some recordings were made in Israel by Iraqi singers this anthology allows us to hear the authentic sounds of Iraq without later influences.

Following a chance discovery by Julian Futter of the original 78s (which included unissued test pressings), Mr. Futter and Dr Sara Manasseh, the distinguished music scholar and London resident, whose family originated from Iraq, decided to make these records available again.

Dr Sara Manasseh's illuminating sleeve notes place the music in its religious perspective and makes it accessible to the non-specialist listener.

This recording is possibly one of the last of a once thriving and flourishing Jewish community, which dated back to the first exile to Babylon, and which remained there till the mid 20th century. This great era ended when harmony and cultural diversity in Iraq was no longer possible.

It is of great interest to all Sephardim & Ashkenazim who enjoy and are interested in the authentic Sephardi culture and tradition which is part of the rich tapestry of the Jewish religion.

It is a golden opportunity to buy a rare and beautiful recording of this nature for you as well as for your friends and family.

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