Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
Qty:1
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Their Greatest Yiddish Hi... has been added to your Cart
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by Prime Mover
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Disc(s) are in great condition with no significant scratches or marks. Includes booklet and all original artwork. No cracks or damage to case. Case is bagged or shrink-wrapped. Eligible for free super saver shipping!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Their Greatest Yiddish Hits
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Their Greatest Yiddish Hits

23 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, November 11, 2009
"Please retry"
$12.00
$6.46 $2.77
CD-R Note: This product is manufactured on demand when ordered from Amazon.com. [Learn more]
$12.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Their Greatest Yiddish Hits + Sings Yiddish Folk Songs + Theodore Bikel's Treasury of Yiddish Folk & Theatre Songs
Price for all three: $35.93

Some of these items ship sooner than the others.

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews


Listen to Samples and Buy MP3s

Songs from this album are available to purchase as MP3s. Click on "Buy MP3" or view the MP3 Album.
  • Sample this album Title (Sample)
1
30
3:19
2
30
3:50
3
30
3:10
4
30
4:07
5
30
2:08
6
30
2:39
7
30
2:45
8
30
3:28
9
30
3:12
10
30
3:32
11
30
3:01
12
30
4:32
13
30
2:28
14
30
2:51
15
30
2:37
16
30
3:37

Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 11, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Legacy International
  • Run Time: 52 minutes
  • ASIN: B000002NR0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,767 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Matthew G. Sherwin HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I think people forget that The Barry Sisters were quite the talented duo; and this CD proves it. The songs are beautifully sung and on this CD their voices are rich, smooth and exciting. The musical arrangements are very well done as well.

The CD starts off with the jazz-flavored "Hava Nagila." Only the Barry sisters could do it this good! They both emote so well the excitement and joy of the song that encourages people to dance and enjoy life!

These songs are sung in Yiddish and they represent a selection of songs that Russian Jews brought with them when they came to America. However, most if not all of the songs have a universal appeal which is apparent when the songs are translated into English. The two Barry sisters sing of a love that just isn't going quite right "Ich Hob Dich Zifeel Lieb (I Love You Much Too Much)," the plea of a woman for her man to never forget her because she loves him deeply "Fargess Mich Nit (Forget Me Not)," and the desire to make things right with the song "Ketzele Baroiges (Why Are You Angry)."

The quality of the sound is excellent. Their voices and the music provide a strong performance that leaves you wanting more! This album also has a strong nostalgic quality for Jewish people practically everywhere.

The liner notes are average. There is a brief history of the act including mention of how the two sisters originally billed themselves as The Begelman Sisters until they changed their name to The Barry Sisters. Song credits are not provided; this is probably because most if not all of these songs are so old that we're simply not certain who wrote them!

Overall, I recommend this CD not just for the Jewish community but also for fans of international music. It's also a great starter CD for people who want to get to know the talent of these two ladies. Enjoy! I give this CD 4.5 stars because the liner notes give little information about the two sisters.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on August 7, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I am a big fan of yiddish music, especially of the barry sisters. All the songs are good known and traditional but no one could sing them so nice. Clear voices and wonderful arrangement. If you will hear "Tsi Shpait" you will understand how nice is the "forgotten" language... I would advice this cd to all people who like the real music going from heart and soul. Thank you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Koppel on January 20, 2004
Format: Audio CD
From the opening track of Havah Nagilla, the listener knows just what they are in for; good jazzy music with a Yiddish twist.
Yiddish music used to be quite popular and the Barry Sisters did it right. Simply put, you know the music is good when you can enjoy it without understanding the lyrics. Of course understanding the lyrics just makes it better. There are even some English lyrics on the disc.
If you like Jazz, Klezmer or other Jewish music you are sure to love this collection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 28, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This album is a lot of fun. I had been listening to new yiddish albums, like Transmigrations by Wolf Krakowski and A Sudenyu of Yiddish Song by Bonnie Abrams -- both of which are excellent but of a somewhat somber, reflective tone -- when I listened to this oldie. I immediately appreciated its high paced, swinging sound, that does, by the way, alternate with more tender moments. Every song is a pure pleasure to listen to. The duets are outstanding and so are the instrumentals. Unfortunately, there are no liner notes for those who like to learn Yiddish while listening.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 5, 1999
Format: Audio CD
An excellent CD with a wonderfull collection of exquisite Jewish folksongs. Barry Sisters are singing their best. You can find a song that will match any mood of yours. Unfortunately, some of their VERY best songs are not included. Fortunately, the double-CD version has them.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Shalom Freedman HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 24, 2006
Format: Audio CD
The Barry sisters sing Yiddish favorites with verve and full- throated ease. They lead off with the Hebrew favorite 'Hava Nagila' and also sing English words sometimes, but essentially the words are Yiddish. I am sure many lovers of Yiddish song will not be taken by the quite upbeat tone of the whole disk. The Barry sisters even make 'sadness' a bit too happy. But on the whole the music is enjoyable.

It does not however in my opinion touch the heart of Yiddish song, with its sadness, irony, humor and bitter, bitter sweetness.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Steven Finz on November 9, 2006
Format: Audio CD
If you have any Ashkenazic background, this collection of Yiddish songs will take you back to happy times. Even if you don't, you'll hear part of the origin of swing jazz in some of the peppy Barry Sisters renditions. My wife and I used to listen to the 33 1/3 RPM version of this very same recording fifty years ago when we were teenagers. The songs are just as fresh, and just as traditional, today as they were then.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Galina on July 10, 2007
Format: Audio CD
***This review applies to 2CD set "Selection of The Barry Sisters. Their Greatest Yiddish Hits", 36 songs***

Originally known as the Bagelman Sisters, the Barry Sisters were the most popular singers in the genre called Yiddish Swing, which popularized Yiddish folk songs. They were often featured on the New York radio show "Yiddish Melodies in Swing" and also appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show where millions of Americans watched them. They toured with Mickey Katz (father or Joel Gray, the Oscar winner for "Cabaret" and grandfather of Jennifer Gray of "Dirty Dancing" fame). They were the first Jewish performers of their genre to tour the former Soviet Union in 1959, during the short period of "ottepel'" or "the thaw" after Stalin's death when the iron curtain had lifted just a little, and they had achieved the legendary status there. Until this day, they are hugely popular and admired by the Russian Jews (by those who still live in the countries of the former Soviet Union and those who have immigrated to America, Canada, Israel, Germany, Australia, and all over the world just like their ancestors in the late 1890's and early 1900's) and known among them as The Sisters Barry. The sisters might not have even known what their songs had done for the Jewish population of the former Soviet Union. Forever grateful listeners suddenly realized that it was not a shame to be a Jew, to love your culture and be proud of your heritage, to sing and dance freely to the songs of your grand-grand fathers, to be able to share these treasures with the audiences around the globe. The fascinated listeners had learned that the Jewish songs were not always sad and heartbreaking, no, many of them were full of humor, laughs, and literally made you want to "turn right, turn left, and dance, everyone, dance".
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

Have something you'd like to share about this product?
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Want to discover more products? Check out this page to see more: vinyl pop