Panorama Jazz Band feat. Mark Rubin, Jew of Oklahoma - Have A Happy Hanukkah

from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You by Panorama Jazz Band and Panorama Brass Band plus special guests

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Last year at this time we brought you both a Hanukkah and a Christmas track - Holiday Lagniappe! Today, in keeping with that tradition, we again have two brand new numbers for you recorded just 9 days ago.

If you recall, last year's Hanukkah release, "Spin The Dreidel," featured musician, teacher, raconteur, culture bearer and larger than life personality (plus Panorama tuba and banjo sub), Mark Rubin, "Jew of Oklahoma." This year we enlisted Mark again with another tune originally recorded by cantor and vaudevillian Moishe Oysher (1906-1958) commemorating the Festival of Lights, "Have a Happy Hanukkah."

Mr. Oysher cobbled together his text from the Yiddish phrase "Hot a gitn Hanukke" ("Have a happy Hanukkah") as well as a Hebrew prayer often read during Hanukkah, the "Al Hanissim," which thanks the Almighty for the many blessings of redemtion. Mark then rearranged those words and added a rant of his own.

Thanks for listening,
Ben Schenck
Clarinetist / Leader
Panorama Jazz Band
New Orleans, LA

lyrics

Hot a gitn Hanukke (Have a happy Hanukkah)
Hot a gitn Hanukke
di di di...
A miracle it happened there!

Have a happy Hanukkah
Have a happy Hanukkah
di di di...
Neys gadol heya sham (a great miracle happened there)

V'al hanissim (we thank you for the miracles), v'al hapurkan (for the redemtion)
di di di...
The miracle was our redemption
di di di...
V'al hag'vurot (for the mighty deeds), v'al hot'shuot (for the saving acts)
di di di...
Bayamim hahem bazman hazeh (for our ancestors in those days)
di di di...

From the hands of the mighty to the weak
di di di...
Neys gadol heya sham (a great miracle happened there)
di di di...

We thank you for the miracles and your abundant mercies that in the days of our ancestors you delivered us from the hands of the few into the hands of the many and from the hands of the mighty into the hands of the weak. It is for this miracle of redemption that we commemorate the eight days of Hanukkah! It was a great miracle.

Hot a gitn Hanukke (Have a happy Hanukkah)
Hot a gitn Hanukke
di di di...
A miracle it happened there!

Have a happy Hanukkah
Have a happy Hanukkah
di di di...
Neys gadol heya sham (a great miracle happened there)

Neys gadol heya sham!

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from Song​-​of​-​the​-​Month Club: Good Music For You, track released December 1, 2019
Recorded Nov 22, 2019 at Oak Street Recording, New Orleans, LA

Credits:
Panorama Jazz Band
Ben Schenck - Clarinet, Tambourine
Rob Wagner - Alto Saxophone
Charlie Halloran - Trombone
Michael Ward-Bergeman - Accordion
Mark Rubin - Tenor Guitar
Gary Washington - Upright Bass
Doug Garrison - Drum Set
Music and Yiddish lyrics written by Moishe Oysher / Abe Ellstein (PD)
Additional English lyrics by Mark Rubin (Jew of Oklahoma Music / BMI)
Hebrew Lyrics from Scripture (PD)
Arrangers - Ben Schenck (Snack Daddy Music / ASCAP), Mark Rubin (Jew of Oklahoma Music / BMI)
Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Lu Rojas at Oak Street Recording, New Orleans, LA
Graphic design - Ben Schenck
Photo by Greg Miles
Photo of Mark Rubin by Last year at this time we brought you both a Hanukkah and a Christmas track - Holiday Lagniappe! Today, in keeping with that tradition, we again have two brand new numbers for you recorded just 9 days ago.

If you recall, last year's Hanukkah release, "Spin The Dreidel," featured musician, teacher, raconteur, culture bearer and larger than life personality (plus Panorama tuba and banjo sub), Mark Rubin, "Jew of Oklahoma." This year we enlisted Mark again with another tune originally recorded by cantor and vaudevillian Moishe Oysher (1906-1958) commemorating the Festival of Lights, "Have a Happy Hanukkah."

Mr. Oysher cobbled together his text from the Yiddish phrase "Hot a gitn Hanukke" ("Have a happy Hanukkah") as well as a Hebrew prayer often read during Hanukkah, the "Al Hanissim," which thanks the Almighty for the many blessings of redemtion. Mark then rearranged those words and added a rant of his own.

Thanks for listening,
Ben Schenck
Clarinetist / Leader
Panorama Jazz Band
New Orleans, LA


Lyrics:

Hot a gitn Hanukke (Have a happy Hanukkah)
Hot a gitn Hanukke
di di di...
A miracle it happened there!

Have a happy Hanukkah
Have a happy Hanukkah
di di di...
Neys gadol heya sham (a great miracle happened there)

V'al hanissim (we thank you for the miracles), v'al hapurkan (for the redemtion)
di di di...
The miracle was our redemption
di di di...
V'al hag'vurot (for the mighty deeds) v'al hot'shuot (for the saving acts)
di di di...
Bayamim hahem bazman hazeh (for our ancestors in those days)
di di di...

From the hands of the mighty to the weak
di di di...
Neys gadol heya sham (a great miracle happened there)
di di di...

We thank you for the miracles and your abundant mercies that in the days of our ancestors you delivered us from the hands of the few into the hands of the many and from the hands of the mighty into the hands of the weak. It is for this miracle of redemption that we commemorate the eight days of Hanukkah! It was a great miracle.

Hot a gitn Hanukke (Have a happy Hanukkah)
Hot a gitn Hanukke
di di di...
A miracle it happened there!

Have a happy Hanukkah
Have a happy Hanukkah
di di di...
Neys gadol heya sham (a great miracle happened there)

Neys gadol heya sham!



Recorded Nov 22, 2019 at Oak Street Recording, New Orleans, LA

Credits:
Panorama Jazz Band
Ben Schenck - Clarinet, Tambourine
Rob Wagner - Alto Saxophone
Charlie Halloran - Trombone
Michael Ward-Bergeman - Accordion
Mark Rubin - Tenor Guitar
Gary Washington - Upright Bass
Doug Garrison - Drum Set
Music and Yiddish lyrics written by Moishe Oysher / Abe Ellstein (PD)
Additional English lyrics by Mark Rubin (Jew of Oklahoma Music / BMI)
Hebrew Lyrics from Scripture (PD)
Arrangers - Ben Schenck (Snack Daddy Music / ASCAP), Mark Rubin (Jew of Oklahoma Music / BMI)
Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by Lu Rojas at Oak Street Recording, New Orleans, LA
Graphic design - Ben Schenck
Photo by Greg Miles
Photo of Mark Rubin by George Brainard

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The Panorama Jazz Band and the Panorama Brass Band have been working steadily in New Orleans and beyond since 1995. Many hundreds of nightclub gigs, festivals, weddings, crawfish boils and Mardi Gras parades have added to this community of musicians' collective experience, all of which they bring to each of their recordings. ... more

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