This entry is part of the Lexicon of Klezmer Terminology (LKT). The LKT compiles a wide array of source materials that shed light on the historical and contemporary state of knowledge about klezmer music. Each entry includes a number of citations from primary and secondary sources that include or refer to the term in question. It also indicates whether musical notation or sound recordings are included in the source. To view the full reference, click on the bibliographic hyperlink at the end of each citation.
“'R’ Simkhe Meir the Badkhn entered to sing before the bride (‘di kale bazingen’) before the seating... The musicians even assisted the badkhn Simkhe Meyer with their traditional and sad melodies.” [Turun, Carpathian Mountains, pre-World War II]. Hagalili 1956, p. 154.