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Geddy Lee speaking Yiddish on The Black Sea Station's new album Transylvania Avenue

Wed, May 18, 2011@3:01PM | comments removed/disabled

Earlier this month we learned that Geddy Lee makes a guest appearance on The Black Sea Station's new album Transylvania Avenue on Rounder Records. The album is a collection of traditional and original Klezmer and Rumanian music that was produced by longtime Rush friend and collaborator Ben Mink. Geddy Lee plays the electric bass on When I Close My Eyes and does the vocals on March of the Shikker. An mp3 of the latter track was recently made available online at Geddy doesn't really sing on the track, but he does show off his mad Yiddish skillz. You can download the track at this link or listen to it in the player below.

The album is now available for download on both iTunes and From the Rounder Records website:

This collection of traditional and original melodies comes from a band of musicians that straddle the North American continent and the traditions of Klezmer and Rumanian music. On this, their debut CD, The Black Sea Station displays a love and respect for their Eastern European roots. They bring this world to life in various scenes – a wedding, an intimate café, village streets, quiet moments and celebrations – all reflecting on and celebrating the rich history and culture of their heritage.

Thanks to Power Windows for the heads up.

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