Music by The Klezmatics
Lyrics by Woody Guthrie
This most recent CD by The Klezmatics rejoices with many newly
unearthed Woody Guthrie lyrics celebrating Woody's Hanuka!
In 1942, Woody Guthrie moved
to Brooklyn and soon, through his mother-in-law (the renowned Yiddish poet Aliza
Greenblatt), he became involved with the Coney Island Jewish Community. He wrote
songs about Hanukkah, about Jewish history and about spiritual life.
After his death in 1967, these songs
sat forgotten in archives. "Lost" for almost 30 years, Guthrie's Hanukkah
lyrics were discovered in 1998 by Woody's daughter, Nora Guthrie. She was so
inspired by what she found, she asked the Klezmatics to write new music for
"Woody Guthrie's Happy
Joyous Hanukkah" is the second recorded release of this amazing material.
Deftly intermingling Klezmer with American folk and bluegrass, "Woody Guthrie's
Happy Joyous Hanukkah" is destined to become a holiday classic for generations
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