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An Evening at Cafe Feenjon

An Evening at Cafe Feenjon

New York’s City’s Café Feenjon, known for its popularity among Near Eastern music fans, showcased a number of well-known musicians in its day (1970s to mid-1980s), including Herschel Bernardi, Eartha Kitt, and José Feliciano. On this recording, the Feenjon Group, named after this café, gathers for a night of music. Musicians Menachem Dworman, Margalit Ankory, Jerry Sappir, Angelo Saridis, Ali Hafid, and Jimmy Linardos provide vocals, with Steve Knight on guitar and Lou Mavrogian on bass. Song themes include love, nature, and longing, and are performed in Yiddish, Russian, Hebrew, Arabic, Greek, Turkish, and Spanish.

Track Listing

101
Bei Mein Rebbe is Givaizin A Ganayva (There Was a Robbery at My Rabbi's) The Feenjon Group 1:27
102
Beryuzovye Kalyuchki (Emerald Rings) The Feenjon Group 2:58
103
Erev Shel Shoshanim (Evening of Roses) The Feenjon Group 3:33
104
Aina Zorga (Blue Eyes) The Feenjon Group 4:27
105
Lomer Alleh Singen (Let's All Sing) The Feenjon Group 3:46
106
Biklibidia (Jewelry) The Feenjon Group 3:18
201
Marinella The Feenjon Group 4:18
202
Donna Donna (Sung in English) The Feenjon Group 3:04
203
Shishelai The Feenjon Group 4:07
204
Efiges The Feenjon Group 3:08
205
Mach, Mach (Come, Come) The Feenjon Group 3:02
206
Doce Cascabeles (Twelve Bells) The Feenjon Group 2:17

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