Look up artist Mlotek, Chana


Name: Mlotek, Chana
Name (Yiddish): מלאָטעק, חנה
Born: April 9, 1922 (Brooklyn, NY)
Died: November 4, 2013 (Bronx, NY)

Songs written or composed


Title: Drey Zikh Dreydele -- דרײ זיך דרײדעלע
Author: Mlotek, Chana -- מלאָטעק, חנה
Composer: Goldfaden, Avrom -- גאָלדפֿאַדען, אַבֿרהם
Genre: Holiday/Children/Khaanike
Subject: Chanukkah/Dreydl/Spin/Joy/Dance/Circle oy/Dance/Circle
Transliteration: Alb C-042(c)
Translation: Alb C-042(c)
Additional song notes: Same melody as "Dos Milekhl" Dreydele Spin!

Recordings:


On album: C-042(c) (Chanukha is Freylekh! / A Yiddish Chanukah Celebration/ Lori Cahan-Simon Ensemble -- חנוכה איז פֿריילעך)
Track ID: 39799
Vocal/Handclaps Cahan-Simon, Lori
Accordion Mahovlich, Walt
Violin Chernyavsky, David
Viola Greenbaum, Adrienne
Tsimbl Fedoriouk, Alexander
Bass Shapiro, Henry
First line: Drey zikh un drey zikh un drey zikh, shoyn, dreydele, frey zikh, du yingele,…
First line (Yiddish):דריי זיך און דריי זיך און דריי זיך און דריי זיך שוין, דריידעלע, פֿריי זיך...
Language: Yiddish
Style: Concert/Klezmer/Waltz
Length: 2:58

On album: G-017(a) (Gut Yom-Tov Kinder! A Treasury of Children's Songs... -- גוט יום-טוב קינדער)
Track ID: 19424
Author Mlotek, Chana -- מלאָטעק, חנה
Composer Goldfaden, Avrom -- גאָלדפֿאַדען, אַבֿרהם
Artist Workmen's Circle Children's Chorus -- אַרבעטער רינג קינדער כאָר
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
First line: Drey zikh un drey zikh un drey zikh shoyn dreydele,
First line (Yiddish):דרײ זיך און דרײ זיך און דרײ זיך שױן דרײדעלע,
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Melody of "Dos Milekhl" from operetta "Bar Kokhba"
Language: Yiddish
Style: Children's Chorus

On album: S-217(a) (Sound Sheet Slips (NOTE - DO NOT TRY TO PLAY THIS ALBUM - IT MAY BECOME DAMAGED))
Track ID: 38885
Vocal Workmen's Circle Children's Chorus -- אַרבעטער רינג קינדער כאָר
First line: Drey zikh un drey zikh un drey zikh shoyn dreydele,
First line (Yiddish):דרײ זיך און דרײ זיך און דרײ זיך שױן דרײדעלע,
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: Yiddish
Style: Children's Chorus

On album: W-022(a) (The Chanukah Story sung by The Western Wind)
Track ID: 18310
Vocal Western Wind Ensemble
English Adaptation Zukoff, William
Narrator Bikel, Theodore
Vocal Lippitz, Lori
First line: Drey zikh un drey zikh un drey zikh shoyn dreydele,
First line (Yiddish):דרײ זיך און דרײ זיך און דרײ זיך שױן דרײדעלע,
Track comment: Whirling and turning upon the table, laughing boy, happy...
Language: Yiddish

Title: Show You Care
Author: Mlotek, Chana -- מלאָטעק, חנה
Author: Rosenfeld, Moyshe
Author: Levy, Jacques
Author: Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Genre: Theater
Subject: Responsibility/Charity/Women/Organizations.Mobility
Transliteration: Alb G-013(c)

Recording:


On album: G-013(c) (The Golden Land, a joyous new musical Original Cast Album)
Track ID: 14172
Vocal Golden Land Company
Accomp Golden Land Klezmer Orchestra
Orchestration Sokolow, Pete -- סוקולוב, פּסח
First line: Good evening, Mrs. Weinberg, I hope you're doing well,

Title: Khanike Song Medley
Author: Rivesman, Mordkhe -- ריװעסמאַן, מרדכי
Author: Mlotek, Chana -- מלאָטעק, חנה
Author: Rosenfeld, Morris -- ראָזענפֿעלד, מאָריס
Composer: Goldfaden, Avrom -- גאָלדפֿאַדען, אַבֿרהם
Genre: Medley/Holiday/Khanike
Subject: Khanike/Candles/Dreydl
Song Comment: Khanike Oy Khanike/Drey Zikh Dreydele/Oy Ir Kleyne Likhtelekh
Transliteration: Alb O-015(a)/Alb C-042(c)
Translation: Alb O-015(a)/Alb C-042(c)

Recording:


On album: O-015(a) (Oy Vey!/ Chanukah / Sruli and Lisa/ A Totally Klezmer Chanukah For Kids)
Track ID: 28039
Artist: Oy Vey! Klezmer Band
Accordion/Poyk (Bass Drum and Cymbal)/Recorder/Arranger Dresdner, Sruli
Cello Mayer, Lisa
Artist: Childrens' Chorus Oy Vey Klezmer
Track comment: Khanike Oy Khanike/Drey Zikh Dreydele/O Ir Kleyne Likhtelekh
Language: Yiddish
Style: Chorus

Title: Ver Ken Dertseyln -- ווער קען דערציילן
Author: Mlotek, Chana -- מלאָטעק, חנה
Genre: Khanike/Holiday
Subject: Heroism/Past/Macabees/Battle/Saved/Holiday/Survival
Transliteration: Alb C-042(c)
Translation: Alb C-042(c)
Additional song notes: Who Can Retell? Yiddish version of Mi Yimalel Recorded with instrumental freylekhs by Adrienne Greenbaum

Other tracks with this artist


Title: Badkhn's Song and Wedding Dance
On album: G-013(c) (The Golden Land, a joyous new musical Original Cast Album)
Track ID: 1854
Composer Mlotek, Chana -- מלאָטעק, חנה
Artist Adler, Bruce
Accomp Golden Land Klezmer Orchestra
Orchestration Sokolow, Pete -- סוקולוב, פּסח
First line: Veyn zhe, kalenyu, veyn zhe, veyn zhe veyn...
First line (Yiddish):װײן זשה, כּלהניו, װײן זשה, װײן זשה װײו,
Track comment: Based on folklore, compiled by P. Sokolow and Z. Mlotek.
Language: Yiddish

Title: Leshono Toyvo (Yid) -- לשנה טובה (ייִדיש)
On album: G-017(a) (Gut Yom-Tov Kinder! A Treasury of Children's Songs... -- גוט יום-טוב קינדער)
Track ID: 19416
Author Tsesler, Shmuel -- צעסלער, שמואל
Composer Mlotek, Chana -- מלאָטעק, חנה
Artist Workmen's Circle Children's Chorus -- אַרבעטער רינג קינדער כאָר
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
First line: Mir bagrisn hoykh un klor, leshono toyvo - a gut yor,
First line (Yiddish):מיר באַגריסן הױך אוו קלאָר, לשנה טובה - אַ גוט יאָר
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: Yiddish
Style: Children's Chorus

Title: Mi Y'mallel -- מי ימלל
Genre: Chanukah
Subject: History/Story/Hero/Maaccabees/Temple
Origin: Alb G-017(a)/Coopersimith 1 32/Alb P-040(a)/Coopersmith HCB 13/Metro Album 48
Transliteration: G-017(a)/Bugatch 248/Vorbei 449/Schwartz 8/Coopersmith HCB 13/
Translation: G-017(a)/Coopersmith 1 32/Vorbei 449/Schwartz 9/Alb P-040(a)
Music: Bugatch 248/Coopersmith 1 32/Schwartz 9/Coopersmith HCB 13/
On album: G-017(a) (Gut Yom-Tov Kinder! A Treasury of Children's Songs... -- גוט יום-טוב קינדער)
Track ID: 19427
Yiddish Adaptation Mlotek, Chana -- מלאָטעק, חנה
Vocal Workmen's Circle Children's Chorus -- אַרבעטער רינג קינדער כאָר
Piano/Choral Director Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
First line: Ver ken dertsayln yidishe gvure fun amol?
First line (Yiddish):װער קען דערצײלן ייִדישע גבֿורה פֿון אַמאָל? אין יעדן דאָר אַ העלד...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: Yiddish
Style: Children's Chorus

Title: Yiddish International Radio Hour
On album: T-023(a) (Those Were The Days)
Track ID: 17436
Yiddish Adaptation Mlotek, Chana -- מלאָטעק, חנה
Vocalist Golden Land Company
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Accomp Golden Land Klezmer Orchestra
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days"

Title: Ver Ken Dertsayln (Mi Yemalel) -- װער קען דערצײלן (מי ימלל)
On album: xG-017(a)
Track ID: 19428
Yiddish Adaptation Mlotek, Chana -- מלאָטעק, חנה
Artist Workmen's Circle Children's Chorus -- אַרבעטער רינג קינדער כאָר
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
First line: Ver ken dertsayln yidishe gvure fun amol?
First line:װער קען דערצײלן ייִדישע גבֿורה פֿון אַמאָל? אין יעדן דאָר אַ העלד...
Track comment: See "Mi Yemalel" "ימלל "מי

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