Look up artist Raskin, Eugene


Name: Raskin, Eugene

Songs written or composed


Title: Kretchma
Author: Raskin, Eugene
Composer: Raskin, Eugene
Genre: Humorous/Satire
Subject: Russian Inn/Cossack/Cabaret/Singing/Dancing
Origin: Alb B-007(q)/Bikel 218
Music: Bilkel 217

Recordings:


On album: O-007(d) (The Old World Folk Band Crossing New Borders)
Track ID: 25724
Vocal Leviton, Susan
Artist: Old World Folk Band
Vocal Krashunskaya, Dina
First line: When you hear Russian songs, do you suffer? Does your....
Language: English

On album: B-007(q) (Bravo! / Theodore Bikel Town Hall Concert)
Track ID: 32694
Vocal/Arranger Bikel, Theodore
First line: When you hear Russian songs, do you suffer?
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: English
Style: Concert

Title: Those Were The Days -- פֿאַרבײַ די טעג
Also known as: Di Yurn Geyen Avek
Also known as: Farbay Di Teg
Also known as: Ka'eyleh Hayu Hayamim
Author: Raskin, Eugene
Composer: Raskin, Eugene
Genre: Folk/Theater
Subject: Aging/Time/Memory/Youth/Tavern/Drinking
Origin: Ephemera 393/Sheet music
Transliteration: Alb B-095(b)
Translation: Alb B-095(b)
Additional song notes: Many versions in various languages. Gene Raskin credited with English version and as composer. But according to liner notes on Alb A-016(a) "Those Were The Days" is actually an old Russian tune by Boris Fomin titled "The Long Road". In Hebrew the title is "Hayu Yamim Khaver"

Related information in folder 373:

Sheet music:


Folder: 1076
Series: 4
Arranged for: Voice/Piano
Texts: English
Publisher: Essex Music Inc.
Publisher address: New York
Date: 1962/1968
Provenance: Gift in honor of Richy Gendelman
First line: Once upon a time there was a tavern where we used to raise..

Recordings:


On album: L-034(a) (Dayne Oygn Francois Lilienfed und "Galizianer" -- דײַנע אױגן)
Track ID: 15297
Vocal/Yiddish Adaptation/Arranger Lilienfeld, Francois
Artist: Galitsianer
First line: Vos ikh bin geven nokh a kleyn yingl, hob ikh nit gevust...
First line (Yiddish):װאָס איך בין געװען נאָך אַ קלײן ייִנגל, האָב איך ניט געװוּסט...
Track comment: Recorded in Switzerland under "Di Yurn Geyen Avek"
Language: Yiddish

On album: L-034(b) (Simkhes Un Tsures Francois Lilienfeld /Ensemble Galitsianer -- שׂמחות און צרות)
Track ID: 15298
Vocal/Arranger/Yiddish Adaptation Lilienfeld, Francois
Artist: Galitsianer
First line: Vos ikh bin geven nokh a kleyn yingl, hob ikh nit gevust...
First line (Yiddish):װאָס איך בין געװען נאָך אַ קלײן ייִנגל, האָב איך ניט געװוּסט...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: Yiddish

On album: F-023(a) (Irina Fogelson Sings: Yiddish Hebrew Russian English)
Track ID: 15300
Artist Fogelson, Irena
Arranger Shalit, Vladimir
Arranger Batitsky, Pavel
First line: Once upon a time there was a tavern, where we used to...
First line:הערט, עס קלינגט בײַ...מיט דײַן געלעכטע, דערקענסט מיך ניט...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Language: English/Russian/Yiddish

On album: T-023(a) (Those Were The Days)
Track ID: 15301
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Artist: Golden Land Klezmer Orchestra
Vocal Abelson, Khazn Robert Paul
Vocal Reissa, Eleanor
First line: Once upon a time there was a tavern, where we used to...
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days"
Language: English

On album: A-016(a) (Play My Balalaika The Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble, Vol 2)
Track ID: 15303
Artist Andreyev Balalaika Ensemble
Artist Selivan, Mark A., dir
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Based on Russian song "The Long Road" by Boris Fomin

On album: N-008(a) (Fay Nicoll Sings: Yiddish Hebrew Russian English)
Track ID: 15304
Yiddish Adaptation Sachar, Moshe -- סחר, משה
Vocal Nicoll, Fay
First line: Eregts dortn shteyt an alte kretshme, vu mir flegn trinkn…
First line (Yiddish):ערגעץ דאָרטן שטײט אַן אַלטע קרעטשמע, װוּ מיר פֿלעגן טרינקן זיסע..
Track comment: Adaptation from original Russian
Language: Yiddish

On album: G-039(a) (Ben Gailing's Golden Jubilee Record 1921-1971)
Track ID: 15305
Vocal/Yiddish Adaptation Gailing, Ben
First line: Gedenst du nokh, mayn fraynt, dem alten shenkl,
First line (Yiddish):געדענקסט דו נאָך, מײַן פֿרײַנט, דעם אַלטען שענקל,
Language: Yiddish

On album: S-015(a)
Track ID: 15306
Yiddish Adaptation Schwartz, Teddi, Yid -- שװאַרץ, טעדי, ייַדיש
Vocal Schwartz, Teddi -- שװאַרץ, טעדי
First line: Vi oft mir flegn trefn zikh in shenkl, mir zenen yung un...
First line (Yiddish):װי אָפֿט מיר פֿלעגן טרעפֿן זיך אין שענקל, מיר זענען יונג און...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Text and Transliteration with album notes
Language: Yiddish

On album: B-095(b) (Hilda Bronstein Sings Yiddish Songs With Chutzpah!)
Track ID: 33566
Vocal/Arranger Bronstein, Hilda -- בראָנשטײַן, הילדאַ
Artist: Chutzpah
Violin/Viola Hamilton, Meg
Percussion Kozokaro, Ronen
Double Bass Moylan, Paul
Keyboard/Accordion Schleider, Yair
Clarinet Shulman, David
First line: Eregts dortn shteyt an alte kretshme, vu mir flegn trinkn zise vayn,
First line (Yiddish):ערגעץ דאָרטן שטײט אַן אַלטע קרעטשמע, װוּ מיר פֿלעגן טרינקן זיסע ווײַן,
Language: Yiddish
Style: Concert/Art Song/Nostalgic/Pop
Length: 3:09

On album: B-088(b) (Bobby Block Sings Yiddish / The Songs From His Youth)
Track ID: 33530
Vocal/Saxophone/Clarinet Block, Bobby
Keyboards Kravitz, Bernie
Percussion Sperell, Chic
First line: Once upon a time there was a tavern, where we used to raise a glass or two,
Language: English
Style: Pop
Length: 3:12

On album: xL-034(a)
Track ID: 3820
AuthorVocal Lilienfeld, Francois
Artist Galitsianer
First line: Vos ikh bin geven nokh a kleyn yingl, hob ikh nit gevust...
First line (Yiddish):װאָס איך בין געװען נאָך אַ קלײן ייִנגל, האָב איך ניט געװוּסט...
Track comment: Recorded in Switzerland under "Di Yurn Geyen Avek"
Language: Yiddish

On album: E-001(d) (The Latest Yiddish Songs by David Eshet -- די נײַעסטע לידער אין ייִדיש זינגט דוד עשת)
Track ID: 5113
Yiddish Adaptation Sachar, Moshe -- סחר, משה
Vocal Eshet, David -- עשת, דוד
Artist: D. R. G. Orchestra -- ד. ר. ג. אָרקעסטער
First line: Eregts dortn shteyt an alte kretshme, vu mir flegn trinkn…
First line:ערגעץ דאָרטן שטײט אַן אַלטע קרעטשמע, װוּ מיר פֿלעגן טרינקן זיסע..
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)

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