:: Title :: Commentary on the unidentified Czech resistance song by Norah Friede
:: Genre :: spoken
:: Performers & Instruments ::
Friede, Norah [vocal]
Lomax, Alan
Unidentified [vocal]
:: Setting :: Unspecified
:: Location :: Manhattan, New York City (New York), New York (United States)
:: Language :: English
:: Culture :: Czech
:: Session :: Norah Friede 1949
:: Date :: 1949
:: Reference Information :: T21.0, Track 7 (00:03:04)
:: Original Format :: Reel to Reel
:: Session Notes ::
1 - Songs sung by Czech concentration camp survivor, Norah Friede, who learned them in Dachau. Friede also sings a bawdy French song, "Les fraises et la framboises."
:: Recording Notes ::
0 - Norah Friede explains that the Czech resistance song is from the musical Svet Za Mrizemi written in 1933 by Jan Werich and Jiri Voskovec, composed by Jaroslav Je?ek. Prisoners in his concentration camp sang this song for inspiration. The German guards didn't understand it, and Friede remembers singing the Czech national anthem and telling the guard it was a Russian song.
:: Collection :: Miscellaneous Recordings 1950-1990

 

 

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