Front of 20th Century Klezmer CD cover Arko Records presents the sequel to Den Flygande Bokrullen's debut album. On this album we have a more varied instrumentation and have tried to get closer to a live feeling. Recorded in a claustrophobically small studio with its built in socially complicated environment, the result is a product that balances between nervous breakdown and euphoria!
It has approximately 17 tracks as follows:
1 - A Heimisher Bulgar (Abe Ellstein) A rather new klezmer tune in comparison with many others.
2 - Sadegurer Chused'l (trad) From one of our greatest rolemodel's, Abe Schwartz repertoire. His orchestras seem to have been of the wildest variants. Click on the title to download a sample. (MP3-format)
3 - Icek (trad) A Polish tune, but one can for example easily recognise the third part of the tune from other klezmer recordings. We heard it first as a violin tune, but our version is quite different from the original. Click on the title to download a sample. (MP3-format)
4 - Feivel & Rifke (M. Pohjola) This tune has gotten its title from a Jewish legend about two cripples that get married on a funeral ground. The wedding party's celeration turns out to last so long, that the day of the Sabbath comes, and God lets the ground collapse under the feet of the wedding party, and everyone falls to their doom. Tony plays a mandola och Kirk is on violin.
5 - Hariklaki Mou (trad) This tune exists in many different variations, but we have listened to a version from an old Greek 78-record. It is sometimes called Yoshke Yoshke, or Ma Yofus (Jewish versions).
6 - Fryzjer Frydmans Freylekh (G. Johansson) Hairdresser Frydman lives in Uppsala, although he has retired now. This piece is dedicated to him.
7 - T S Freylekh (trad) This tune combines Greek and Jewish melodies. We have listened to an old EP by Petros Mamakos, that we believe that The Klezmorim listened to while learning this song, released on their second album. (Matti found the Mamakos-record in a record-sale box on the Vaksala marketplace in Uppsala.)
8 - Bejati Blumenthal (O. Pohjola) Oskar made this piece on Matti's mandolin, while he was living at Matti's place when he was without an apartment for a while. Nice piano-playing by Calle S.
9 - Scurt (M. Pohjola) Scurt is 'short' in Rumanian. This song is only 1.32 minutes.
10 - Dem Rebens Tantz (trad) On this track you can hear sound engineer Freese troll and sing in the background now and then.
11 - Klaunowicz (trad) This melody was recorded by Abe Schwartz' Orchestra in the 1910s, and was called 'Lebedikh un Freylekh'. Click on the title to download a sample. (MP3-format)
12 - Mechutonim Tantz (trad) The bride's and groom's parents' dance. This is also from the repertoire of Abe Schwartz.
13 - Krk Krpar (G. Johansson) Once we played at a liquor importer's part at a mansion. We got paid with their merchandise, and as a result of that Lars pronounced matches ('tändstickor' in Swedish) as "Krk Krpar" later that evening.
14 - Przymyzl (Before & After) (M. Pohjola) The great clarinet player Naftule Brandwein's home town. Probably not correctly spelled.
15 - Skutchna (trad) This is a tune that we tried to record for the first album, but it didn't work out very well that time.
16 - Dem Rebens Nign (trad) The Klezmorim play a version of this piece on their first LP, and they called it 'Dem Ganef's Yiches'.
17 - Araber Tantz (trad) We wanted to remake this standard a bit. Carl plays a rhumba style rhythm on his drums.

Kirk Chilton (violin) on tracks 4 and 9.
Tony Klein (mandola) on track 9, guitar on tracks 9 and 16.
Calle Söderström (piano) on tracks 8, 11, 14, 16.

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