2007   SEPTEMBER 10   #253

The Sabras - Jerusalem of Gold

01 Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (4:04)
02 Estemen (2:50)
03 Haez Haboded (2:42)
04 Ho Yaldonet (2:59)
05 Cuando Caliente (3:33)
06 Amer-Israeli Boogie Woogie (4:26)
07 Israeli Medley (2:59)
08 Erev Shel Shoshanim (3:09)
09 Sallah (2:13)
10 Zamar Noded (2:11)
11 Falafel (3:11)
12 La Bamba (2:51)

I found this record in Peterborough, Ontario Canada, around 100 miles from Toronto. The cover caught my eye, and this has become one of my favorite finds over the years.

3 Israeli, 1 American, rock'n'roll band. All the tunes have a Israeli, middle eastern feel to them, kind of like if the Ventures were from Tel-Aviv. The Sabras were formed in N.Y, some time in the late 60's, and performed in the Catskills, and various Israeli night clubs in and around New York city.

The songs that really stand out are "Falafel" a theme song for vegetarians everywhere (sung in Hebrew and English) and Eastemen which is a turkish folk song. Every song here is good, enjoy!

- Contributed by: Evil Pain Clown

Images: Front Cover, Back Cover

Media: LP
Album: Jerusalem of Gold
Label: Tikva
Catalog: T-122