when a celebrity of interest to the
Jewish population came to Los Angeles,
California, they would make sure that
they paid a visit to the Fairfax home of
Zalmen and Celia Zylbercweig, who had
built a recording studio in the back of
their house in order to broadcast their
studio, they would record parts of each
broadcast, edit them and splice them
together to form either a thirty- or
sixty minute program.
of these programs varied widely, from
interviews to music to comedy to conversation.
Each broadcast -- mostly in the Yiddish
language -- would be augmented to the daily
announcements of the "cultural doings" around Los
Angeles, e.g. upcoming performances,
(from social to rabbinical), and of
course the requisite advertisements that were
necessary to cover some of the cost of
In this next
radio program, circa May 1964, the Zylbercweigs
are visited by famed
Yiddish actress and singer, Fraydele
Oysher, who was known to sing cantorials as
beautifully as she did popular songs.
program, the Zylbercweigs play two
featuring Fraydele singing, along with
two recordings of her brother, the
famed Moyshe Oysher,who here first sings
"Halevai" with the Barry Sisters, and
then "Vaomer (And God Said)."
Zylbercweigs are also entertained by Fraydele live in their studio, with
piano accompaniment as
she sang a couple of songs.
At the end is a few minutes of
conversation between them.
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