Early Dave Tarras and Shloimke Beckerman


Klezmer Resource Tape

Early Dave Tarras and Shloimke Beckerman
90 minutes

Two of the finest klezmer clarinet virtuosos.

The 12 recordings of Dave Tarras (from 1925-28, his earliest recordings as soloist) are remarkable – very different from his more ‘Americanized’ style and repertoire of the 40’s and later!


Dave Tarras:
1925: Dem Trisker Rebns Khosid, Sha, Sha Di Shviger Kumt, Bulgar, Dem Monastrisher Rebens Khosid’l
1926: Dovid’l Basetzt Di Kale, Mayn Tayer Odesa, Nisht Gezorgt, Nor Gelebt Nor gelakht
1927: A Rumenisher Nigun, A Rumenishe Doina

Shloimke Beckerman:
1923: Trinkt Briderlakh Lekhayim, Tants-a-Freylikhs, Ot Azoy, Yismekhu, T’kias, A Galitsianer Tentsl
1924: Ayropeyishe Komarinska, Siz Freylakh Bay Yidn

Unknown date and ensemble: Ukrainian Potpurri, Russian Dances

For more information, please read Kurt’s Klezmer Resources page.

To hear a sample track (Dave Tarras: Bulgar (1925) click below: