Sunday, April 26, 2015

Rare Video: Ray Charles and David Ben Gurion Sing Hava Nagila


In 1973 Ray Charles performed a concert in Tel Aviv. The concert film "Ray Charles: Soul of the Holy Land August 1973" documents the legendary performer's historic Tel Aviv concert and includes footage of him visiting some of the most renowned religious sites in the world.

The 17-song set list includes many beloved hits including a cover of the Beatles' "The Long and Winding Road," "Let the Good Times Roll," "I Can't Stop Loving You," and "Yesterday."

During the concert, Charles met with David Ben Gurion, and the two sang Hava Nagila together. Here's a rare look at two very successful people in two very different fields coming together to celebrate Israel through one of its most popular songs.

Enjoy!

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO IS NOT VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)


4 comments:

  1. Hava Nagila (Let's make merry) is NOT Israel's national anthem.

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  2. !. They didn't sing.
    2. Since when has Hava Nagila been the national anthem of Israel?

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  3. Of course Hava Nagila is not Israel's national anthem. The description has been corrected. Thanks to Yerushalmi and Anonymous for pointing it out.

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