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You Don't Have To Be Jewish / When You're In Love The Whole World Is Jewish (1966 Studio Cast) Cast Recording

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This CD is a re-release of two LP albums that originally came out around the same time as Allan Sherman's "My Son, the Folksinger" back in the mid-1960s. This is REAL Jewish humor --- not the nasty anti-semitic jokes that poke fun at Jews, but the types of in-jokes where we Jews laugh at ourselves and the world around us. The casting is superb, the dialect authentic, and the timing is just right. Bob Booker, the producer, says in the liner notes, "We decided to do an album version of Fiddler on the Roof-type stories, like those great bits that were sprinkled throughout the musical. I'm not Jewish, but the point is that you really don't have to be Jewish to love these wonderful stories from Jewish folklore."

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Act I: A Call From Long Island - Betty Walker/Arlene Golonka
  2. Act I: Home From The Office - Lou Jacobi/Betty Walker
  3. Act I: The Reading Of The Will - Jack Gilford/Lou Jacobi/Jackie Kannon/Arlene Golonka/Betty Walker
  4. Act I: The Diamond - Arlene Golonka/Betty Walker
  5. Act I: Quickies: The Astronaut/The School/The Confession - Jack Gilford/Betty Walker/Bob McFadden/Arlene Golonka/Jackie Kannon
  6. Act I: The Jury - Frank Gilford/Lou Jacobi/Arlene Golonka/Betty Walker
  7. Act I: The Presidents - Joe Silver/Bob McFadden/Jack Gilford
  8. Act I: The Cocktail Party - Frank Gallop/Lou Jacobi
  9. Act I: Final Discussion - Lou Jacobi/Betty Walker
  10. Act I: More Quickies: Cry For Help/Panic/Two Husbands - Lou Jacobi/Betty Walker
  11. Act I: The Convicts - Bob McFadden/Jackie Kannon/Joe Silver/Jack Gilford
  12. Act II: The Housewarming - Arlene Golonka/Jack Gilford/Betty Walker
  13. Act II: The Lucheon - Arlene Golonka/Betty Walker
  14. Act II: Still More Quickies: The Storm/The Newspaper Reporter/The Home Remedy - Lou Jacobi/Jack Gilford/Jackie Kannon/Frank Gallop/Betty Walker
  15. Act II: Conversation In The Lobby - Lou Jacobi/Betty Walker
  16. Act II: The Agony And The Ecstasy - Betty Walker/Arlene Golonka
  17. Act II: My Son, The Captain - Lou Jacobi/Jackie Kannon/Betty Walker
  18. Act II: Secret Agent, James Bondstein - Lou Jacobi/Jack Gilford/Frank Gallop/Joe Silver/Betty Walker/Jackie Kannon
  19. Act II: Enough Already Withe The Quickies: Dinner/The Elevator/Classified As, Israeli Style - Betty Walker/Jackie Kannon/Arlene GolonkaJack Gilford
  20. Act II: Goldstein - Joe Silver/Jack Gilford/Frank Gallop
  21. Act I: Would You Believe It? - Phil Leeds
  22. Act I: The Hobby - Lou Jacobi/Phil Leeds
  23. Act I: My Husband, The Monster - Betty Walker/Bob McFadden
  24. Act I: The Ballad Of Irving - Frank Gallop
  25. Act I: The Shoe Repair Shop - Lou Jacobi
  26. Act I: Divorce, Kosher Style - Frank Gallop/Betty Walker
  27. Act I: Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea - Anthony Holland/Lou Jacobi/Bob McFadden
  28. Act I: Things Might Have Been Different - Lou Jacobi/Anthony Holland/Valerie Harper/Betty Walker/Frank Gallop
  29. Act II: A Call From Greenwich Village - Betty Walker/Valerie Harper
  30. Act II: The Great Bank Robbery - Lou Jacobi/Phil Leeds
  31. Act II: Discussion In The Airplane - Phil Leeds/Valerie Harper/Betty Walker
  32. Act II: Miami Beach - Lou Jacobi/Phil Leeds
  33. Act II: Schtick: The Traveler/The Panhandler/The Cemetary - Lou Jacobi/Valerie Harper/Betty Walker/Frank Gallop
  34. Act II: The Kidnapping - Lou Jacobi
  35. Act II: The Bar Mitzvah - Lou Jacobi/Betty Walker/Phil Leeds/Anthony Holland/Bob McFadden
  36. Act II: When You're In Love The Whole World Is Jewish - Lou Jacobi


Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 13, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0000032W1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #233,085 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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This CD is a re-release of two LP albums that originally came out around the same time as Allan Sherman's "My Son, the Folksinger" back in the mid-1960s. This is REAL Jewish humor --- not the nasty anti-semitic jokes that poke fun at Jews, but the types of in-jokes where we Jews laugh at ourselves and the world around us. The casting is superb, the dialect authentic, and the timing is just right. Bob Booker, the producer, says in the liner notes, "We decided to do an album version of Fiddler on the Roof-type stories, like those great bits that were sprinkled throughout the musical. I'm not Jewish, but the point is that you really don't have to be Jewish to love these wonderful stories from Jewish folklore."
Booker himself may not be Jewish, but most of the cast are, and the material certainly is. Many of the jokes are taken from Jewish vaudeville, the Yiddish theater, the Borscht Belt, and the stetls of Eastern Europe. For some reason, this type of humor seems to have gone out of style in recent years, which is really too bad, because it's an important part of Jewish history and culture. Most of the Jews in my generation know these jokes, even if they've never heard the CD. So nu, why should the younger generations miss out on such good laughs?
In addition to classic shticks, there are some original songs that I just love. "The Ballad of Irving" (the 142nd-fastest gun in the West) pokes fun at Hollywood cowboy images, while "Things Might Have Been Different" humorously conjectures what the world would be like if various historical characters and events had been Jewish.
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The early 1960's were a good time to be Jewish in the United States. The long legacy of Anti-semitism had been washed away by the World War II, and the premiere of the hit Broadway show Fiddler on the Roof made Yiddishkeit mainstream. The invasion and dilution of the venerable bagel added to the mix, as did the tonic of the Six Day War. Dustin Hoffman was a star, as were Zero Mostel and Barbra Streisand. Bob Dylan. Don't forget Neil Diamond, although I'd love to.
Bob Booker and George Foster, neither members of the Tribe, hopped on the Zeitgeist and produced several funny albums based on Jewish stories and humor with some modernizing touches. My father loved these records and I heard all of them many times, so many times they are as much a part of my childhood as my family.
The question is, are these albums still funny? Anti-semitism is on the rise. Israel is painted as bad for defending itself against suicide bombers. Paul Wellstone goes down in an aircrash. Beck doesn't play up his background and who wants Courtney Love? Adam Sandler makes Jerry Lewis look like a genius.
So it was as a nostaglia trip that I ordered this CD. My wife had never heard it either. When I put the CD on, my heart melted, and I began to laugh, understanding the jokes a lot better at 42 than at 6. This is a funny record, still funny and dead on.
My daughter's favorite piece is "My husband the monster," as was mine. History repeats itself. Politicians and rock stars come and go, usually not fast enough, but a good laugh is eternal.
Now release "The Jewish Princess" and my life will be complete.
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There's not nearly enough Jewish humor anymore. Mike Myers' Coffee Talk from Saturday Night Live was the last great example. Not people making fun of Jews, but Jewish people celebrating the little things that make them different from other people.
Most of the time the jokes are incomprehensible to non-Jews, or people who are unacquainted to Jewish Culture, but that's okay, it makes them funnier to those who get it, like a private joke. My favorite Jewish Joke is a good example of this: A guy trapped on a desert island for twenty years keeps himself sane with his faith. He builds, by hand, TWO beautiful temples. When asked why, he explains, "This is the one I attend. I would not set foot in that one if you PAID me!"
This is a collection of some of the best Jewish comedians/actors of the time like Lou Jacobi, Phil Leeds (last seen on Seinfeld), and a very young Valerie "Rhoda" Harper. The jokes are mostly old chestnuts, but they're done with such joy that you don't mind. "The Ballad of Irving" is a classic, alone worth having the cds for.
I'm sorry they didn't make this a 3-disc set. The third album in this series, "The Yiddish are Coming! The Yiddish are Coming!" featured most of the same cast, with most of the sketches about the war in the Middle East. Perhaps a little too political (not to mention dated) but if you can score a copy of the original album, it's well worth it.
Vinnie (not Jewish, but kosher enough to pass)
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Grabbed your attention, huh?
Growing up in my family in the Canal Zone, with three older siblings, was never dull. In fact, we were what you might call a family who loved to perform. We were kind of the Jewish Partidge Family.
What did we most often perform? Shtick from this album. It seems that before I was born (I'm the youngest with siblings between 11 and 17 years older than me), my family owned a copy of When You're in Love the Whole World is Jewish, and they all committed it to memory. By the time I came along, the album was long gone, but the shtick remained.
The Airplane, the Bank Robbery, the Cemetary, the Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, these all and more flow in me like the blood through my veins. With my siblings (and me) performing these to amazed (or were they really horrified?) family and friends, these old chestnuts became part of our repetoire.
Imagine, then, my surprise to find a copy of this for sale on Amazon. I've never heard this CD, but I know it by heart. I ordered my copy today, and can't wait for it to arrive, so I can begin to educate my two children on the joys of being part of a "Whole World [that] Is Jewish..."
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