Art Phag - Hava Naglia (הבה נגילה, Hava Nagila Thrashabilly Version)





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From '' Gods Of Grunge ''
Label: Vinyl Drip International -- SUK 4
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: UK
Released: 1989

A1 Chainsaw
A2 Molly 'n' Bobby
A3 A Boy And His Gun
A4 Jungo Luv
A5 High School Sweetheart
A6 Brains
A7 4 Basic Vejabo Groups
A8 Starpeople
A9 Nicolette
B1 Mexico Death Song
B2 Hava Naglia
B3 Going To Nevada
B4 Lost My Baby In Outer Space
B5 Cities
B6 Big Shot
B7 Laughing Lady
B8 Hey People

Vocals -- John Rasmussen
Guitar -- Len Puch
Drums -- Tim Rounsifer
Photography -- Bytina Suchy


"Hava Nagila" (הבה נגילה Havah Nagilah, "Let us rejoice") is a Jewish traditional folk song in Hebrew, that has become a staple of band performers at Jewish weddings and Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. Roberta Grossman directed a documentarial explanation of what is Hava Naguila.


The melody was taken from a folk dance-song (a variant of Hora) from Bucovina.
It uses the Phrygian dominant scale common in music of Romania.
The commonly used text was probably composed by Abraham Zevi (Zvi) Idelsohn in 1918 to celebrate the British victory in Palestine during World War I as well as the Balfour Declaration. Psalm 118 (verse 24) of the Hebrew Bible was the source of Hava Nagila.

Notable performers

Abraham Zvi Idelsohn produced the first commercial recording in 1922 on the Polyphon Record label as part of a series which recorded 39 Hebrew folk songs.
Singer Harry Belafonte is known for his version of the song, which was recorded for his album Belafonte at Carnegie Hall in 1959.
He rarely gave a concert without singing it and stated that his two "stand out" songs are "The Banana Boat Song" and "Hava Nagila".
Belafonte explained: "Life is not worthwhile without it. Most Jews in America learned that song from me."
Harry Belafonte's version also sang it in a comedy scene in Tamil Movie Mozhi.
Alma Cogan
Irving Fields
Josephine Baker recorded a version during her Havana sessions
Frank Slay recorded an instrumental rock 'n' roll arrangement titled "Flying Circle" that was a #45 U.S. hit in 1962.
Chubby Checker
Connie Francis
Dick Dale and the Del Tones (surf rock)
Glen Campbell
Celia Cruz
Bob Dylan
Lena Horne
Vigen Derderian
Jon Lord of Deep Purple included Hava Nagila in his solo keyboard improvisations before 'You Fool No one' track..)))... in concert, as heard on Made in Europe (1975).
Jeff Garlin sings Hava Nagila on Daddy Day Care
Neil Diamond, in addition to having performed Hava Nagila in such of his shows as his 1994 Live In America concert, incorporated it into a memorable scene in the 1980 version of The Jazz Singer, in which he acted out a cantor with popular-music ambitions.
Brave Combo
American thrash metal band Anthrax sampled Hava Nagila's main melody at the beginning of their song I'm the Man.
Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica usually ends its shows performing a humorous song, usually referred to as The Vodka Song, played on the tune of Hava Nagila.
At a sold-out show in Tel Aviv, Israel on June 16, 2009, American progressive metal band Dream Theater performed a cover of Hava Nagila.
Regina Spektor includes a performance of the song as the outro of her song "The Flowers".
The Spotnicks (instrumental rock)
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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes played two versions of the song on their album Ruin Jonny's Bar Mitzvah.
Merima Njegomir,notable Serbian folk singer
Rebecca Pan (潘迪華)
Smothers Brothers Tom Smothers sang a very credible presentation on their "Think Ethnic" LP under the name "Venezuelan Rain Dance", in spite of the inane comments and harassment from his brother Dick.

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