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Black Sabbath: The Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations
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Yet, for all this attention, there has yet to be a one-stop musical source of evidence and exploration, a single CD release that succinctly and selectively gathers together the key songs that speak to the vibrant and often dazzling musical back-and-forth between the two communities. This collection explores the myriad ways Jews and African-Americans have coalesced, clashed, mobilized, and struggled with each other through a century s worth of extraordinary and fascinating musical performance that finds Jews performing African- American music and African-Americans performing Jewish music, and appealing to Jewish audiences. It moves from early performers like Slim Galliard singing about bagels and matzoh balls and Cab Calloway mixing Yiddish into his hepcat dictionary of jive, to Sonny Berman making 40s bebop he called Beautiful Jewish Music, Johnny Mathis singing Kol Nidre, and Aretha Franklin doing a 60s take on Swanee. Indeed, while much scholarly and media ink has been devoted to the Jewish attraction to African-American music, this anthology while surely demonstrating that will also focus on demonstrating the long history of African-American interest in Jewish musical practice, performance, and composition.
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Quick service and item as described. Would recommend and use this provider again.Published 17 months ago by d.r.
The only thing good about this CD is Lena Horne and Eartha Kitt. The rest is total garbage.
And Billy Holiday -- She "KILLS" Yiddish Momma. Don't waste your money!!
I had a preconceived idea about this cd (from the title) and the real thing came up short. I would not recommend this item.Published on August 11, 2013 by Helene Penn
icouldn't make out the lyrics the sound was terrible it is really wothless and i don't play it or listen to it although the artists are one's i'd like to hear. if i couldPublished on May 24, 2013 by donald schneider