Look up artist Pokrass, Samuil Lakovlevich


Name: Pokrass, Samuil Lakovlevich
Born: 1894
Died: 1939

Songs written or composed


Title: Chto Mnye Gorye
Author: Pokrass, Samuil Lakovlevich
Composer: Pokrass, Samuil Lakovlevich
Genre: Russian/Gypsy
Subject: Gypsy/Drink/Ache/Guitar/Love/Homeless
Music: ML SOG 168
Additional song notes: Translated into Yiddish. See "Shpil Guitar" Also parodied in English under title "Kretschme"

Recordings:


On album: B-082(a) (Heart On The Snow The Balalaika Russe)
Track ID: 25862
Vocal Sherman, Judy & Balalaike Russe
Artist: Balalaike Russe
Track comment: What's Grief To Me
Language: Russian

On album: B-007(f) (Theodore Bikel Songs of a Russian Gypsy)
Track ID: 2770
Vocal Bikel, Theodore
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Is this the same as Eyfo Hen of Kooko & Sarafan?
Language: Russian
Style: Gypsy

On album: C-034(a) (Roslyn Cooper Songs Of The Jewish People)
Track ID: 2771
Vocal Cooper, Roslyn
Conductor/Arranger Howard, Hersh
Language: Russian
Style: Gypsy

On album: F-001(b) (Cafe Feenjon Featuring The Feenjon Group)
Track ID: 2772
Artist: Feenjon Group
Vocal Grobard, Avram -- גראָבאַרד, אַבֿרהם
Language: Russian

Title: Shpil Gitar -- שפּיל גיטאַר
Author: Pokrass, Samuil Lakovlevich
Composer: Pokrass, Samuil Lakovlevich
Genre: USSR
Subject: Gypsy/Drinkikng/Wine/Song/Guitar/Love/Ache/Homeless
Origin: ML SOG 167
Transliteration: ML SOG 167
Translation: ML SOG 167
Music: ML SOG 168
Additional song notes: Translated from the Russian "Chto Mnie Gore". Translator unknown. Also parodied in the English "Kretschme"

Recordings:


On album: A-035(e) (Aufwind/ inejnem/ Jiddische Lieder & Klesmermusik)
Track ID: 28725
Artist: Aufwind
Vocal/Clarinet/Bass Clarinet/Recorder Hermerschmidt, Jan
Violin/Viola/ Koch, Claudia
Contrabass Paffrath, Thomas
Vocal/Mandolin/Guitar/Arranger Reich, Hardy
Vocal/Bandoneon (Button Accordion)/Percussion Rohde, Andreas
Translator, Russian Charney, Daniel -- טשאַרני, דניאל
First line: Shpil gitar, biz mayn tsar vet oyfhern, zol platsn di strunes un a tsol,
First line (Yiddish):שפּיל גיטאַר, ביז מײַן צער װעט אױפֿהערן, זאָל פּלאַצן די סטרונעס אָן אָ צאָל
Language: Yiddish
Style: Gypsy/Sole male vocalist not identified
Length: 4' 13

On album: K-094(a) (Tsigayner Klezmer, Rolinha Kross Trio)
Track ID: 30983
Accordion/Midibass/Arrangement van Tol, Theo
Vocals/Arrangement Kross, Rolinha
Cimbalom/Arrangement Vink, Bokkie
Artist: Rolinha Kross Trio
First line: Shpil, gitar, biz mayn tsar vey oyfhern, zoln platsn di strunes on…
First line (Yiddish):שפּיל, גיטאַר ביז מײַן צער װעט אױפֿהערן, זאָלן פּלאַסטן די סטרונעס אָן…
Language: Yiddish
Style: Concert/Cabaret

On album: K-116(a)1 (Yitzchak Koller/ Songs from the Shtetl/ Disk 1)
Track ID: 35470
Vocal Koller, Yitzchak -- קאָלער, יצחק
Guitar Tal, Gabriella
First line: Shpil gitar, biz mayn tsar vet oyfhern, zol platsn di strunes un a tsol,
First line (Yiddish):שפּיל גיטאַר, ביז מײַן צער װעט אױפֿהערן, זאָל פּלאַצן די סטרונעס אָן אָ צאָל
Language: Yiddish
Style: Folk
Length: 3:22

On album: A-035(f) (Aufwind / Live)
Track ID: 31981
Artist: Aufwind
Vocal/Violin Koch, Claudia
Vocal/Mandolin/Guitar/Arranger Reich, Hardy
Vocal/Bandonian Rohde, Andreas
Vocal/Clarinets/Bass Clarinet/Blockflote/Percussion Hermerschmidt, Jan
Contrabass Paffrath, Thomas
First line: Shpil gitar, biz mayn tsar vet oyfhern, zol platsn di strunes un a…
First line (Yiddish):שפּיל גיטאַר, ביז מײַן צער װעט אױפֿהערן, זאָל פּלאַצן די סטרונעס אָן אָ צאָל
Language: Yiddish
Style: Pop/Concert/Klezmer
Length: 4:37

On album: R-056(a) (Astrid Ruff / chanson yiddish / Ivresses)
Track ID: 38205
Vocal (Chanteuse) Ruff, Astrid
Accordion (Accordeon) Weyh, Yves
Violin (Violon) Helmstetter, Tchatcho
First line: shpil gitar, biz mayn tsar vet oyfhern, Zoln platsn di strunes on a tsol.
First line (Yiddish):שפיל גיטאַר,ביז מײַן צער וועט אויפֿהרו, זאָלן פּלאַצן די סטרונעס אָן אַ צאָל
Language: Yiddish
Length: 4:12

On album: L-067(b) (A Libe/Aleyn In Veg/Betty Visser/Paul Custers/Mathijs van der Heide)
Track ID: 40159
accordion Visser, Betty
Vocals, sax Custers, Paul
Guitar, double-bass, mouth-organ, ukelele, accordion, vocals Van Der Heide, Mathijs
Length: 5:06

On album: T-023(a) (Those Were The Days)
Track ID: 14186
Vocal Wilner, Lori
Director Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Artist: Golden Land Klezmer Orchestra
First line: Shpil gitar, biz mayn tsar vet oyfhern, zoln platsn di…
First line:שפּיל גיטאַר, ביז מײַן צער װעט אױפֿהערן, זאָלן פּלאַצן די סטרונעס..
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days"/
Language: Yiddish/English

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