Look up artist Bern, Mina


Name: Bern, Mina
Name (Yiddish): בערן, מינע
Born: May 5, 1911 (Bielsk-Podloska, Poland)
Died: January 10, 2010 (New York)
Note: Born Mina Bernholtz/ See bio in Lexicon of Yiddish Theatre, Vol 3, p. 2295-6/She was married to Ben Bonus

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Tracks with this artist


Title: Kushn Ziser Fun Vayn -- קושן זיסער פֿון װײַן
On album: B-010(f) (Ben Bonus Mina Bern Mit Lid Iber Der Velt -- מיט ליד איבער דער װעלט)
Track ID: 8750
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Vocal Bonus, Ben -- באָנוס, בען
Director Yarkon, Jo, dir
First line: O, o, kushn ziser fun vayn, (2x), ven kh'bin geven yung…
First line:אָ, אַ, קושן זיסער פֿון װײַן, (2) װען כ'בין געװען יונג...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)

Title: A Mol Iz Geven A Yid -- אַ מאָל איז געװען אַ ייִד
Author: Yomen, Ben -- יאָמען, בען
Composer: Yomen, Ben -- יאָמען, בען
Genre: Literary Origin/Humorous
Subject: Khasidic/Poverty/Shabos
Transliteration: Alb Z-010(n)
On album: T-023(a) (Those Were The Days)
Track ID: 491
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Artist: Golden Land Orchestra
First line: Oy, a mol iz geven a yid, hot er gehat a yidene,
First line (Yiddish):אױ, אַ מאָל איז געװען אַ ייִד, האָט ער געהאַט אַ ייִדענע,
Track comment: Recorded under title "Shabos, Shabos, Shabos"
Language: Yiddish

Title: Di Zilberne Shlang Un Antkegn Shpigl -- די זילבערנע שלאַנג און אַנטקעגן שפּיגל
Also known as: The Silver Snake and In The Mirror
Author: Sandler, Boris -- סאַנדלער, באָריס
Genre: Literary Origin/ Spoken Word/ Short Story/Fables
Subject: King Solomon / Shulamith
Additional song notes: The two stories are characterized as a "Diptych" - A work made up of two matching parts.
On album: S-160(a) (A Pinch of Snuff and other stories by Boris Sandler read by: Mina Bern, Shifre Lerer, David Rogow -- אַ שמעק טאַבעקע און אַנדערע דערציילונגען פֿון באָריס סאַנדלער)
Track ID: 34817
Vocal Rogow, David -- ראָגאָװ, דוד
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Language: Yiddish
Style: SpokenWord
Length: 18:18

Title: Der Kleytshikn Shnayderl -- דער קלײנטשיקן שנײַדערל
On album: xT-023(a)
Track ID: 3184
Author Leyb, Mani -- לײב, מאַני
Composer Beyglman, David -- בײגלמאַן, דוד
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Vocalist Golden Land Company
Vocal Wilner, Lori
First line: Oy mamenyu tayere, mamenyu lib, dem kleyntshikn shnayder...
First line (Yiddish):אױ מאַמעניו טײַערע, מאַמיניו ליב, דעם קלײנטשיקן שנײַדערל…
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days" Sung counterpoint with Nokhemke
Language: Yiddish

Title: Di Mame (Monologue)
On album: T-023(a) (Those Were The Days)
Track ID: 3653
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
First line: I came to share with you my joy, my nakes I have from my...
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days"
Language: English
Style: Spoken Word/Monologue

Title: Der Yunginker Shnayderl -- דער יונגינקער שנײַדערל
On album: T-023(a) (Those Were The Days)
Track ID: 3474
Author Leyb, Mani -- לײב, מאַני
Composer Beyglman, David -- בײגלמאַן, דוד
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Vocalist Golden Land Company
Vocal Wilner, Lori
First line: Oy mamenyu tayere, mamenyu lib, dem kleyntshikn shnayder...
First line (Yiddish):אױ מאַמעניו טײַערע, מאַמיניו ליב, דעם קלײנטשיקן שנײַדערל…
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days" Sung counterpoint with Nokhemke
Language: Yiddish

Title: Fiddler On The Roof (Yid)
On album: B-010(f) (Ben Bonus Mina Bern Mit Lid Iber Der Velt -- מיט ליד איבער דער װעלט)
Track ID: 5187
Author Harnick, Sheldon
Composer Bock, Jerry
Artist Bonus, Ben -- באָנוס, בען
Yiddish Adaption Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Artist Yarkon, Jo, dir
First line: Ikh zits aruf dem dakh, un fun der velt ikh lakh,
First line (Yiddish):איך זיץ אַרוף דעם דאַך, און פֿון דער װעלט איך לאַך,
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Recorded under "Fidler Oyfn Dakh"
Language: Yiddish

Title: Halevay Volt Ikh Singl Geven (Y&E) -- הלװאַי װאָלט איך סינגל געװען
On album: xT-023(a)
Track ID: 5997
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Accomp Golden Land Klezmer Orchestra
Vocal Abelson, Khazn Robert Paul
First line: Halevay volt ikh singl geven, I wish I were single again,
First line:הלװאַי װאָלט איך סינגל געװען...
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days" Adapted by Wolf Younin

Title: Hershele -- הערשעלע
On album: B-010(f) (Ben Bonus Mina Bern Mit Lid Iber Der Velt -- מיט ליד איבער דער װעלט)
Track ID: 6446
Author/Composer Gebirtig, Mordkhe -- געבירטיג, מרדכי
Artist Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Artist Yarkon, Jo, dir
First line: Hershele, du lebst in mayn zikorn, un khotsh di mayse iz...
First line:הערשעלע, דו לעבסט אין מײַן זכּרון, און כאָטש די מעשׂה איז...
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: with same name in the Gebirtig books.

Title: I Wish I Were Single Again (Y & E) -- הלװאַי װאָלט איך סינגל געװען
On album: T-023(a) (Those Were The Days)
Track ID: 7004
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Orchestra Conductor Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Accomp Golden Land Klezmer Orchestra
Vocal Abelson, Khazn Robert Paul
First line: Halevay volt ikh singl geven, I wish I were single again,
First line:הלוואַי װאָלט איך סינגל געװען...
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days" Adapted by Wolf Younin

Title: Kasrilevker Restoranen -- כּתריאלעװקער רעסטאָראַנען
Author: Sholom Aleichem -- שלום עליכם
Genre: Literary Origin/Humor/
Subject: Food/Restuarants/Hunger/Frustration
Translation: AL IK 44
On album: T-023(a) (Those Were The Days)
Track ID: 7834
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Vocal Adler, Bruce
Vocal Abelson, Khazn Robert Paul
Language: English
Style: Theater/Skit

Title: In An Orem Shtibele -- אין אַן אָרעם שטיבעלע
Author: Korman, Moyshe -- קאָרמאַן, משה (1884-1928)
Composer: Gelbart, Mikhl -- געלבאַרט, מיכל
Genre: Popular/Children
Subject: Mother/Child/Father/Clothes/Love/Poverty
Song Comment: Refrain similar to "Patsh, Patsh, Kikhelekh"
Transliteration: C-042(b)
Translation: Alb C-042(b)
Additional song notes: In a House of Poverty/From liner notes of C-042(b)-popular in Yiddish Schools in US and Poland in the 1930's
On album: T-023(a) (Those Were The Days)
Track ID: 7322
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Director Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Artist: Golden Land Orchestra
First line: In an orem shtibele, ovnt-tsayt baym koymen, shpilt a libe..
First line:אין אַן אָרעם שטיבעלע, אָװנט-צײַט בײַם קױמען, שפּילט אַ ליבע...
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days" with "Vu Iz Dos Gesele"

Title: Mamenyu Tayere (Der Yungiker...) -- מאַמעניו טײַערע (דער יונגיקיר...)
On album: xT-023(a)
Track ID: 9735
Author Leyb, Mani -- לײב, מאַני
Composer Beyglman, David -- בײגלמאַן, דוד
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Vocalist Golden Land Company
Vocal Wilner, Lori
First line: Oy mamenyu tayere, mamenyu lib, dem kleyntshikn shnayder...
First line:אױ מאַמעניו טײַערע, מאַמיניו ליב, דעם קלײנטשיקן שנײַדדערל...
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days" Sung counterpoint with Nokhemke

Title: Sheyndele -- שײנדעלע
On album: B-010(e) (Let's Sing Yiddish Original Cast Album Ben Bonus -- לאָמיר זינגען ייִדיש)
Track ID: 13738
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Arranger/Conductor Rumshinsky, Murray
Vocal Tsipkin, Diane -- ציפּקין, דײַאַן
First line: Far vos veynstu sheyndele, tekhterl du mayns,
First line:פֿאַר װאָס װײנסטו שײנדעלע, טעכטערל דו מײַנס,
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)

Title: Tyul Le'li (Geven A Nakht, Yid)
Origin: Ephemera 1405: Hebrew Text
On album: B-010(f) (Ben Bonus Mina Bern Mit Lid Iber Der Velt -- מיט ליד איבער דער װעלט)
Track ID: 15850
Author Ettinger, Amos/ Sh. Fisher, Yid -- אתינגער, עמוס / שמאול פֿישער, ייַדיש
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Composer Noy, Meir -- נוי, מאיר
Vocal Bonus, Ben -- באָנוס, בען
Artist Yarkon, Jo, dir
First line: Geven a nakht, a nakht a royter, bloyer, es hot der yunger..
First line:געװען אַ נאַכט, אַ נאַכט אַ רױטער, בלױער, עס האָט גער יונגער װינט
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Recorded under title "דו ,"דו

Title: Vos Dergeystu Mir Di Yorn? -- װאָס דערגײסטו מיר די יאָרן?
Genre: Theatre/Cabaret/Humorous
Subject: Family/Curses/Aggrevation/Husband/Wife/In Laws
Origin: ML MTAG 34
Transliteration: ML MTAG 34
Music: ML MTAG 34
On album: B-010(e) (Let's Sing Yiddish Original Cast Album Ben Bonus -- לאָמיר זינגען ייִדיש)
Track ID: 16668
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Vocal Bonus, Ben -- באָנוס, בען
Arranger/Conductor Rumshinsky, Murray
First line: Vos dergeystu mir di yorn, mayne yunge yunge yorn,
First line:װאָס דערגײסטו מיר די יאָרן, מײַנע יונגע יונגע יאָרן,
Audio: Freedman Sound Archives at Penn Libraries (temporarily unavailable)
Track comment: Recorded under "Odesser Motiven"

Title: Vu Iz Dos Gesele -- װוּ איז דאָס געסעלע
Also known as: Vi Iz Dos Gesele
Genre: Folk/Love/Waltz/Lament
Subject: Love/Dwelling/Memory/Street
Origin: Alb H-007(a)/Jaffee Kam 13/Alb S-062(a)/Alb B-036(a)/ Oyfn Veg 121
Transliteration: Alb S-062(a)/Alb B-036(a)/Alb V0121/ Oyfn Veg 121
Translation: Alb S-062(a)/Alb B-036(a)/Alb V0121
Music: Jaffe Kam 13/Estella 6/
Additional song notes: Where Is The Little Street (Alleyway?)
On album: T-023(a) (Those Were The Days)
Track ID: 16812
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
Artist Mlotek, Zalmen -- מלאָטעק, זלמן, (1951)
Artist: Golden Land Orchestra
First line: Vu iz dos gesele, vu iz dos shtub, vu iz dos meydele vos...
First line (Yiddish):װוּ איז דאָס געסעלע, װוּ איז דאָס שטוב, װוּ איז דאָס מײדעלע װאָס...
Track comment: From "Those Were The Days" with "In An Orem Shtibele"
Language: Yiddish

Title: Yankele -- יאַנקעלע
Also known as: Shlof Mayn Yankele
Also known as: Shlof Shoyn Mayn Yankele
Author: Gebirtig, Mordkhe -- געבירטיג, מרדכי
Composer: Gebirtig, Mordkhe -- געבירטיג, מרדכי
Genre: Folk/Lullabye
Subject: Child/Sleep/Teeth/Crying/Student/Wet/Khosn
Origin: ML MTAG 08/Alb K-014(a)/GYF 60/Alb L-022(a)/Alb F-024(e)/
Transliteration: GYF 63/ML MTAG 08/Alb R-007(f)1/Alb R-001(a)/Alb P-001(a)/Alb L-022(a)
Translation: Alb H-006(a)/Alb G-022(a)/Alb K-014(a)/GYF 63/Alb O-001(c)/Alb P-001(a
Music: ML MTAG 09/GYF 61/
Additional song notes: See also Ephemera 918 for Yiddish text, translation and transliteration

Related information in folder 745:On album: R-002(a) (Art Raymond Presents)
Track ID: 17134
Vocal Bern, Mina -- בערן, מינע
First line: Shlof zhe mir shoyn, Yankele, mayn sheyner, Di eygelekh,
First line (Yiddish):שלאָף זשע מיר שױן, יאַנקעלע, מײַן שײנער, די אײגעלעך, די...
Language: Yiddish
Style: Concert/Folk

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