Showing posts with label Avi Toledano. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Avi Toledano. Show all posts

Friday, 24 July 2015

Hora - Avi Toledano

Six years ago (wow, how time flies) I wrote about 'Hora' by Avi Toledano, a single I'd bought in 1982, just months after he'd participated in the Eurovision Song Contest. WIth my modest budget it was a feast to get any Eurovision song that wasn't a winner. Little did I know that three decades later I would be buying Eurovision singles in spades.

I came across this version of the single recently. I'd seen it before, but this version is usually rather expensive because of its inclusion of a French version. This time, however, the disc was a steal at just one euro. And so, it finally arrived into my collection.

My collection: 7" single no. 5755
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, April 11, 2015
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Hora (Version Française)' / 'Hora (Version Hébraïque)'


Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Hora - Avi Toledano

Avi Toledano was born in Morocco on April 4, 1948. His music career in Israel in the Eighties seemed to revolve around the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1981 he sang 'Carneval' in the national final, reaching third place. In 1982 he won the national selection and represented Israel with 'Hora'. He finished in second place, although a considerable distance behind the German winner, Nicole.

In 1983 Toledano composed the song that represented Israel in Munich, 'Hi', performed by Ofra Haza. He also wrote Israel's 1986 song 'Lechaim', performed by Chaim Moshe. In 1989 Toledano performed in the Israeli final himself and took second place with the song 'Dayenu'.

My collection: 7" single no. 202
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1982
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Hora (English version)' / 'Hora (Hebrew version)'

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