The Ruth Rubin Legacy
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[Note from tape log inside tape box:] Niggun ? KHASSIDIC [sic] SONG without words, was a MALE song. Hence few women are carriers...The first four tunes were taken off a wire recorder owned by Lazar Axelbank, who recorded his family singing at a house party...The question marks indicate doubt as to the type of NIGGUN (or tune) this might be...It may or may not be a Khassidic tune. Many tunes were table songs tunes [sic], during festivals and Sabbath and holiday meals... 41897 Ruth Rubin tape was digitized.


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