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December 20, 2011 Options
Like latkes for your ears: Have a Sonic Hanukkah!
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Artist Selection Album    (Label / Recording date)
Theme Music:
James Brown 
Cold Sweat, pt. 1   Options b/w Cold Sweat, pt. 2
(King 1967)

Pierre Pinchik  Rozo D'shabbos   Options Mysteries of the Sabbath:
Classic Cantorial Recordings 1907-1947
(Yazoo 1928)
Rabbi Naftali Zvi Margolies Abulafia  Unidentified   Options [Recorded by Harry Smith in the Rabbi's Lower East Side basement]
(Folkways 1950s)
Jacob Jacobs  Mein Teier Jackalle   Options The Best of Yiddish Vaudeville
"Prince" Nazaroff  Vander Ich Mir Lustig   Options Jewish Freilach Songs
(Folkways 1954)
Joe Maneri  Unidentied   Options tape of an unknown wedding performance
(Courtesy of Abe Maneri )
Monroe Silver  Pittsburgh, PA   Options Jewface
(Reboot Stereophonic 1920)

Talkover Music:
Steven Bernstein 
Let My People Go   Options Diaspora Soul
(Tzadik 199)

J.J. Keko et al.  Hinei Ma Tov   Options Abayudaya:
Music from the Jewish People of Uganda
(Smithsonian Folkways 2002)
Zaky Solomon Isaac  Yom SImcha   Options Shir Hodu:
Jewish Song from Bombay of the '30s
(Renair 1930)
Mildred Bailey  A Bee Gezindt (As Long As You're Healthy)   Options From Avenue A to the Great White Way:
Yiddish & American Popular Songs From 1914-1950
(Columbia/Legacy 1940)
Slim & Slam (Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart)  Matzoh Balls   Options Complete Recordings 1938-1942
(Affinity 1939)
Eddie Cano  Hava Nagilah   Options Mucho Piano!
(GNP 1962)
Blond Blond  El Blonco Hannoukah   Options b/w Kouftanek Mahloud
(Dunia )

Talkover Music:
Steven Bernstein 
Roumania, Roumania   Options Diaspora Soul
(Tzadik 1999)

Billie Holiday  My Yiddishe Mama   Options
( 1956)
Paul Robeson  Vi Azoi Lebt der Keyser   Options On My Journey:
Paul Robeson's Independent Recordings
Forgiveness (Alon Cohen & Rea Mochiach)  Alecha Hashem   Options Forgiveness
(Rawkus )
Steven Bernstein  Chusen Kalah Mazel Tov   Options Diaspora Soul
(Tzadik 1999)
Tom Jones  My Yiddishe Mama   Options Live at the Talk of the Town
(Decca 1967)

Closing Theme:
Specks Williams 
We Gave the Drummer Some   Options b/wSpecks' Blues
(Jax 1960s)

Listener comments!

  Tue. 12/20/11 5:55pm listener james from westwood:

happy tuesday and mazel tov, all!
  Tue. 12/20/11 5:56pm Doug Schulkind:

Rabbi James from Westwood!
  Tue. 12/20/11 5:58pm ndbob:

evening Doug, James - and Happy Chanakauh
  Tue. 12/20/11 5:58pm listener james from westwood:

as maimonides once said, sit down, take a load off, listen to some nice music!
  Tue. 12/20/11 5:59pm Doug Schulkind:

Howdy ndbob, not too many temples out by you I'm guessing.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:01pm ndbob:

nope - 100 miles to the nearest one
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:02pm listener james from westwood:

that could be a helluva walk. maybe a shabbos goy with a bus is in order for that area!
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:03pm Doug Schulkind:

Is that your Monides, James? I thought it was mine.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:03pm ndbob:

my guess is there are no more then 10-15 Jews here in a town of almost 15,000
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:04pm ndbob:

nice collection here Doug
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:06pm Doug Schulkind:

It's only gonna get nicer, ndbob. Guess who, later in the show, will sing "My Yiddeshe Mama," Billie Holiday or Tom Jones?!
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:07pm listener james from westwood:

could be both!
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:07pm ndbob:

I'd bet on a medley:)
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:08pm ndbob:

great to hear this - i've read about these recordings
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:09pm Doug Schulkind:

Listener James and ndbob—I love you.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:11pm ndbob:

and we love you too Doug:)
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:11pm listener james from westwood:

aw shucks.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:13pm Doug Schulkind:

Guess its just us three tonight. And the said a threesome wouldn't work.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:13pm listener james from westwood:

it's actually been a long time since i've had a latke. a jewish deli out in livingston makes lovely ones, but i always forget about them in my mad rush to the spiced, cured meats.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:14pm Doug Schulkind:

Latkes are really good with pork and shellfish.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:15pm listener james from westwood:

bizarro world kosher!
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:16pm listener james from westwood:

some folks might be engaged in hanukkah doings. others may be getting an early start on winter solstice.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:17pm Doug Schulkind:

This next track is the first I ever played live over the air from Pittsburgh.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:18pm ndbob:

any idea when this was recorded?
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:19pm ndbob:

I've read about the "Jewface" collection, but I don't have it
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:19pm Doug Schulkind:

The Joe Maneri was probably mid-'60s. Monroe Silver is 1920.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:29pm ndbob:

This is from a great collection with a very informative booklet.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:32pm Doug Schulkind:

For true.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:48pm listener james from westwood:

ahh, there's one of the covers!
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:49pm Doug Schulkind:

Oh James, you and your "one of the" covers comment! You show much confidence in me.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:53pm listener james from westwood:

if anything, i now dig paul robeson even more.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:54pm Doug Schulkind:

Look at the title I gave this playlist from 1997:
http://wfmu.org/Playlists/Doug/doug.970725.html
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:57pm listener james from westwood:

as true today as it was in the 90s.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:58pm listener james from westwood:

of course, out of reflex, i scrolled to the bottom to see the comments. d'oh! as yet but a gleam in wfmu.org's eye.
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:59pm Doug Schulkind:

OK, I held up my end of the bargain!
  Tue. 12/20/11 6:59pm ndbob:

excellent show Doug!.. and here's Tom!
  Tue. 12/20/11 7:00pm listener james from westwood:

you've done a musical mitzvah, my man.
  Tue. 12/20/11 7:01pm Doug Schulkind:

Had fun fellers! Thanks for lighting the candles with me.
  Tue. 12/20/11 7:03pm listener james from westwood:

a happy and peaceful hanukkah to all in squirrel hill and beyond. thanks muchly, doug!
  Tue. 12/20/11 9:48pm glenn:

wow. james and bob stole the show.
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