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Black Sabbath:secret Musical History CD 1 of 1
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Format: CD
Sku: 217059216
UPC: 824247020023
UPC 14: 00824247020023
Release Date: 9/14/2010
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. My Yiddishe Momme - Billie Holiday ~ Various Artists
2. Utt Da Zay - Cab Calloway ~ Various Artists
3. That Old Black Magic - Johnny Hartman ~ Various Artists
4. Baby, Baby - Josh White/Libby Holman ~ Various Artists
5. Ich Hob Dich Tzufil Lieba - Alberta Hunter ~ Various Artists
6. Sholem - Eartha Kitt ~ Various Artists
7. Where Can I Go? - Marlena Shaw ~ Various Artists
8. Exodus - Little Jimmy Scott ~ Various Artists
9. Sabbath Prayer - Cannonball Adderley ~ Various Artists
10. Swanee - Aretha Franklin ~ Various Artists
11. Now! - Lena Horne ~ Various Artists
12. Dunkin' Bagel - Slim Gaillard ~ Various Artists
13. Eretz Zavat Chalav - Nina Simone ~ Various Artists
14. Fiddler On the Roof Medley - The Temptations ~ Various Artists
15. Kol Nidre - Johnny Mathis ~ Various Artists
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Authors: David Katznelson; Courtney Holt; Hilton Als; Roger Bennett; Josh Kun.
Muze PNote Photographers: Michael Ochs; Johnny Mathis.
Muze PNote The musical relationship between blacks and Jews has impacted popular music since the dawn of the recording era, with both groups often being influenced by, working with, and borrowing from one another. One compilation can't hope to capture all the shades and complexities of these interactions. But the ingeniously titled Black Sabbath: Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations does imaginatively compile 15 tracks by top African-American artists, focusing on performances of songs with a prominent Jewish flavor. While most of these were at one time easily available on releases by popular artists (though Billie Holiday's "My Yiddishe Momme" is taken from a private 1956 home recording), they're usually among the more obscure items in their repertoire. Certainly many listeners will be surprised, and perhaps even shocked, to find that Johnny Mathis covered "Kol Nidre"; that Cannonball Adderley did "Sabbath Prayer"; and that Lena Horne set the melody of "Hava Nagila" to English words for "Now!," to take just a few examples. The selections here lean toward jazz performers, with a few more R&B-oriented artists, as well, the music is somewhat uneven but generally strong, if not always too typical of the styles with which these stars were identified. Highlights include Jimmy Scott's show-stopping 1969 rendition of "Exodus"; Nina Simone's moody, infectious in-concert "Eretz Zavat Chalav"; the Temptations' unexpectedly funky take on excerpts from Fiddler on the Roof; and Slim Gaillard's characteristically grin-raising scat jazz on "Dunkin' Bagel." Aretha Franklin's "Swanee," done in 1966 before her rise to stardom, will not exactly stand out as a high point in her discography. But such oddities are part of the fun nonetheless, if only for discovering such unlikely connections between two ethnic groups who have contributed much to popular music. Those connections are enhanced by a 40-page booklet that supplies much detailed background of how these songs and recordings came into being, and make one hope that more such material can be unearthed and documented in future volumes. ~ Richie Unterberger

Producer: David Katznelson; Courtney Holt; Roger Bennett; Josh Kun

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Josh White

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/14/2010
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2010
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : RSR018
Music Label Name Label : Idelsohn Society For Musical Preser
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00824247020023

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