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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

I have two LP’s and one EP by Jossy & Jacques Halland: two Jiddish artists who had a little cabaret in Amsterdam from the mid-fifties to the early eighties. I knew almost nothing about these people and their cabaret, although I have these records for decades. Because I wanted to write something about them in my column for “Z”, I did a little Google search last night.

I didn’t find much, but enough to keep my searching for more. In 1989 Pegasus published a book about Jossy &Jacques Halland and their Li La Lo cabaret, written by Dick Walda and Will Boezeman. Usually I don’t like it when I end up on links to sell sites when I search for information, but in this case it came out quite handy.
The best Google find was a site where an 1963 interview can be heard, and some great songs too.

I have an interest in the strange Jewish believes about the Tora. That is not a subject for here and now, but I will sure come back to this one day later. I also like to hear Jiddish: so many Jiddish words have become integrated in Amsterdam slang! Just to hear these words being pronounced by somebody who can do it good, makes my day.
The EP is released in 196? on Pegafoon (Amsterdam), with four songs on it and with a beautiful fold out sleeve. The LP’s are released in 1969 by Schuster records (Germany). They contain over 25 songs, mainly in Jiddish, and both LP’s have extremely ugly sleeves. But here is a song from the first LP, about the Waterlooplein, sung in Dutch.

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Comments:

milan

2009-10-23 04:23:36

My father used to work in the lilalo cabaret behind the bar. I can’t remember him telling me any detail. He did mention he and the other peronel had little supporting parts and joined the artists in the songs.

Tom Dane

2010-05-19 14:18:18

About thirty years ago I heard on the radio an interview with two dutch veriety artists. They told at length about their life and work as artists which was remarkable and interesting although I heard only a part of it. Then in the fall or winter of 1982 by a stroke of mysterious coincidence I found on the Maaskade in Rotterdam an old brown suitcase with the names and text :“Jossy en Josino
artiesten bagage” in white letters painted on it.This was the second time these names crossed my path.Recently I discovered newspaper clippings in which performances are announced either for Josino or for Jossy and Josino (may1944) One gig turns out to have been in a cafe that was located on the adres where I live now( then number 12, now number 32)This is the third time. I would want to try to establish if my wartime jossie and josino are indeed Mrs jossy Halland and Mr. Jaques Halland and solve at least some of the enduring mystery of this suitcase.

Tom Dane

2010-05-19 14:21:07

About thirty years ago I heard on the radio an interview with two dutch veriety artists. They told at length about their life and work as artists which was remarkable and interesting although I heard only a part of it. Then in the fall or winter of 1982 by a stroke of mysterious coincidence I found on the Maaskade in Rotterdam an old brown suitcase with the names and text :“Jossy en Josino
artiesten bagage” in white letters painted on it.This was the second time these names crossed my path.Recently I discovered newspaper clippings in which performances are announced either for Josino or for Jossy and Josino (may1944) One gig turns out to have been in a cafe that was located on the adres where I live now( then number 12, now number 32)This is the third time. I would want to try to establish if my wartime jossie and josino are indeed Mrs jossy Halland and Mr. Jaques Halland and solve at least some of the enduring mystery of this suitcase.

Hans Eksteen

2015-04-13 11:02:52

I’m researching the life of Mr & Mrs Halland. Please let us know more about that suitcase. Please contact me on my email address.
Best regards,
Hans

Tom Dane

2016-08-20 18:32:59

Dear sir,
are you still interested in the suitcase with the names jossy and josino on it then I would like to give it to you (for free) Please contact me via e-mail so that we can arrange to meet so stat I can hand it to you when you are stil interested

kind regards Tom Dane.

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