The Barry Sisters’ Yiddish swing

Yiddish jazz duet


Myrna & Claire Bagelman start their career in 1937 in the American radio broadcast «Yiddish Melodies in Swing», that launched a casting looking for women’s voices.
Very quickly, the concerts halls and hotels where they play get full. It’s the beginning of their duet, the «Bagelman Sisters».

When they heard the «Andrews Sisters» sing in Yiddish and become famous, they decide to change their name for the «Barry Sisters», which "sounds" more American.

Their career as Yiddish jazz singers goes from the end of the 1930’s to the beginning of the 1970’s, and they sing mainly in Yiddish, but also in English and Hebrew.

When Myrna passes away in 1976, Claire continues in radio broadcasts of the NPR « the Yiddish Radio Project » until 2002.

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  • Yingele nit Vain

  • Bei mir Bistu Shein (EXTRAIT)

  • Exodus

  • Tsi Shpait

  • Beltz (EXTRAIT)

  • Papirossen

  • Yuh, Mein tiere Dochter

  • Mama

  • Tumbalalaika

  • Ay Ay Hora (EXTRAIT)

  • Git mir Op Mazel-Tov

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