Friday, July 01, 2016

"Yakkob" Avrohom Balti & Motty Miller Ensemble

Enjoy this wonderful instrumental rendition of "Yakkob", the world famous tune by R' Yom-Tov Ehrlich, performed by world class clarinetist Avrohom Balti from Israel, Backed by precise arrangements and accompaniment of the "Motty Miller Ensemble

Rabbi Yom-Tov Ehrlich (1914–1990) was a renowned Hasidic musician, composer, lyricist, recording artist, and popular entertainer known for his popular Yiddish music albums. He was born in a small village, Kozhan Gorodok, Belarus, and raised in a nearby village, Davyd-Haradok, Belarus (then Poland). Later, he moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York.

Some of Ehrlich's favorite songs were later recorded by other popular Hasidic entertainers, such as Mordechai Ben David, Lipa Shmeltzer and Avraham Fried.

His most popular songs include: "Yakkob" (performed in this video), the tale of a Jew in Uzbekistan during the Holocaust.

for more about this song click here

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