Lyrics by Woody Guthrie, Music by The Klezmatics
This limited edition CD package folds-out into a dreidle that kids will love to play with!
Released by The Klezmatics, Happy Joyous Hannukah rejoices with many newly
unearthed Woody Guthrie lyrics celebrating Woody's Hanukkah! 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
the lyrics."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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