Avnei Hakotel Records was a DIY label from 1970. Avnei Hakotel was a group from Israel.  Under its leader-and-founder Martin Davidson it attempted to blend the sound of some of that country's traditional music with contemporary Pop, using guitar, drums and bass; hence the title of its 'Pop Goes Hassidic' EP.  The band paid a visit to the U.K. in 1970, and it seems a reasonable guess that the record was made to be sold during the tour.  Its catalogue number, WAR EP-216 / 217, indicates a product of the Warren Studios, of Hendon, and the style of the matrix number in the run-off points to British Homophone as being the manufacturers.  In addition to the tracks shown on the scan the EP featured 'Hodo Lashem' and a traditional folk song called 'Wus Gewehen'.  It exists in at least two other forms: there was what appears to be an American edition, presumably from when the band toured that country, and there was also an Israeli version, on Isradisc (191034; 1970).  1971 saw the release of an album, 'Reflections', on the London-based I.D. label (ID-001). Distributed By Avnei Hakotel Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

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