Happy Joyous Hanukkah CD
Artist: The Klezmatics
Happy Joyous Hanuka rejoices with many unearthed Woody Guthrie lyrics celebrating Woody's Hanuka! In 1942, Woody Guthrie moved to Brooklyn and soon, through his mother-in-law (the renowned Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt), he became involved with the Coney Island Jewish Community. He wrote songs about Hanukkah, about Jewish history and about spiritual life.
After his death in 1967, these songs sat forgotten in the Woody Guthrie Archive. "Lost" for almost 30 years, Guthrie's Hanukkah lyrics were discovered in 1998 by Woody's daughter, Nora Guthrie. She was so inspired by what she found, she asked the Klezmatics to write new music for the lyrics.
"Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanuka" is the second recorded release of this amazing material. Deftly intermingling Klezmer with American folk and bluegrass, "Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanuka" is destined to become a holiday classic for generations to come.
Shout Factory. 2006. CD.