Black Sabbath: the Secret Musical History of Black-Jewish Relations

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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...
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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/14/2010
  • Label: Idelsohn Society
  • UPC: 824247020023
  • Catalog Number: 18

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 My Yiddishe Momme - Billie Holiday (2:21)
  2. 2 Utt Da Zay - Cab Calloway (2:56)
  3. 3 That Old Black Magic - Johnny Hartman (3:23)
  4. 4 Baby, Baby - Libby Holman (2:50)
  5. 5 Ich Hob Dich Tzufil Lieba - Alberta Hunter (4:24)
  6. 6 Sholem - Eartha Kitt (1:48)
  7. 7 Where Can I Go? - Marlena Shaw (2:22)
  8. 8 Exodus - Little Jimmy Scott (4:34)
  9. 9 Sabbath Prayer - Cannonball Adderley (3:18)
  10. 10 Swanee - Aretha Franklin (2:26)
  11. 11 Now! - Lena Horne (4:13)
  12. 12 Dunkin' Bagel - Slim Gaillard Quartet (2:48)
  13. 13 Eretz Zavat Chalav - Nina Simone (4:27)
  14. 14 Fiddler On the Roof Medley - The Temptations (9:44)
  15. 15 Kol Nidre - Johnny Mathis (2:56)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Eartha Kitt Source Material
Nina Simone Source Material
Irving Mills Composer
Sophie Tucker Source Material
Harold Arlen Composer
Buck Ram Composer
Slim Gaillard Composer
Roger Bennett Producer, Liner Notes
Sheldon Harnick Composer
Irving Caesar Composer
Betty Comden Composer
Ernest Gold Composer
Adolph Green Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Harry Meyerson Source Material
Jule Styne Composer
Elijah Wald Source Material
Jack Yellen Composer
James Gavin Source Material
Sonny Miller Composer
Edward Jablonski Source Material
David Katznelson Producer, Liner Notes
Max Wilk Source Material
Lew Pollack Composer
Jerry Block Composer
Chaim Towber Composer
Charles Boone Composer
Traditional Composer
Gerald Bordman Source Material
Courtney Holt Producer, Liner Notes
Ken Emerson Source Material
Isaac Goldberg Source Material
Eliahu Gamliel Composer
Josh Kun Producer, Liner Notes
Gary Hobbish Mastering
Leo Fuld Composer, Source Material
The Thomas Brothers Source Material
Alex Halberstadt Source Material
Jack Gottlieb Source Material
Alexander Olshanetzky Composer
Ernie Harburg Source Material
Eric J. Sundquist Source Material
David Margolick Source Material
David Lehman Source Material
Christopher Heimer Composer
Hilton Als Liner Notes
Michael Rogin Source Material
Jonathan Z.S. Pollack Source Material
Jonathan D. Karp Source Material
Jeffrey Melnick Source Material
Sigmunt Berland Composer
Rainer Limpinsel Composer
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